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Crazy Hube
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PostSubject: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 10:47 pm

So after talking to Larry in G'boro, I decided I wanted to give this place a shot.

I am thinking sometime mid-late spring, like May or something. It's a bit of a drive, around 4 hours from Raleigh.

I am planning on running half the trail, camping, then finishing the trail the following day.



So...any takers?
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 11:00 pm

got a link to it and or directions? more info??
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 11:02 pm

Unfortunately there is not much info surrounding this place.

IN terms of difficulty, a stock vehicle will have trouble completing the trail, from what I have read.

It is located in Jefferson National Forest.
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 11:18 pm

i looked it up on youtube...and only found 2 vids...looks like they may have filmed in the tough places...but the whole thing may be tough...or the whole thing may be easy...looks fun either way....
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 11:18 pm

I'm always down for something new.... Job,,, depending on availability
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 11:21 pm

Larry said he had fun there. SO, if Larry had fun, then I can anticipate a challenge.
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 11:38 pm

have you compared Larrys truck to the VAST majority of what we have?? LOL....
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 11:42 pm

LOL, yea but he wasn't saying it was the hardest place, but a good trail with awesome scenery
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2013 11:47 pm

im game either way...
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 11:03 am

A lot would depend on the date. May is busy for us.
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 9:25 pm

I'm in. The trail is a really fun trail with difficult bypasses. The main trail has a few rough spots and it gets a little tight at the top. Opens up in march or April, I would be down to show you the trail head, it's pretty difficult to find.
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 9:28 pm

Good to hear Larry, well as it gets closer we will hammer out a date, make sure to stay tuned
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:14 pm

Is this the trail?
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=200510395652488080876.00049f7e17cb6dd0e881d&t=h&ll=37.619466,-80.106039&spn=0.063634,0.119562&z=14&vpsrc=6&iwloc=0004b9a79ef2c1829dd3c
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:18 pm

Yes, start at 617
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:19 pm

how long is that trail? looks pretty long..
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:44 pm

It is pretty long, which is why it will be broken up into two days
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:46 pm

Yeah, best way to do it is to leave NC Sat morning, about a 2 hr drive from Greensboro, wheel half the trail up to the large camp spot, setup camp, and finish the rest of the trail sunday morning and head back home around lunch.
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:49 pm

Can't find this map online, but here's a screenshot from youtube.
Potts Mountain Trail ScreenShot2013-01-21at84613PM_zpsd218d447
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:56 pm

i think the camping idea and splitting it into two days sounds fun...
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:57 pm

bigdogdewey2 wrote:
i think the camping idea and splitting it into two days sounds fun...

That was my thought, the first "real" overland experience I will have had
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2013 10:59 pm

i agree...think it would be fun...take your time enjoy it....
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeTue Jan 22, 2013 1:22 am

Camping does sound like a great idea
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2013 6:52 pm

When you want to go?
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2013 7:11 pm

I think sometime after the Windrock trip, like July, although it may be hot
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PostSubject: Re: Potts Mountain Trail   Potts Mountain Trail Icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2013 7:28 pm

maybe the last weekend in July...25-27 maybe?
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