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post #11 of 33 Old 09-15-2009, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Yeah I have a Gazattieer. The problem is it doesn't distinguish secondary roads from dirt and gravel. I go up around Marshalls Creek and up around Honesdale. What I am tryin to do is to have a general idea as to where these roads are before I get there and not spend days lookin for them. I got a hold of a guy from Lacawana county this afternoon and he said he has a map that shows dirt and gravel roads but I would need a county map to figure where these roads are. I know there are a ton of these roads I just would like to have a handle on where they are before I set out for a days ride. From where I am Marshalls Creek is about an hour and a half and Honesdale is another hour or so. Its kinda a haul even before I get there. LOL

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post #12 of 33 Old 09-15-2009, 05:52 PM
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Gary,

A nice weekend trip or maybe a three day extended ride would give you plenty of time to see the Pine Creek Valley. That is where Slate Run and all those roads are at.

Take 476 up to I80, take I80 West to the I 180 exit to Williamsport, Stay I 180 right through Williamsport until you reach the Rt 44 North exit at Avis Pa. Rt 44 will be one of the best rides you've been on.

Take the Rt 414 exit from 44 to Camel / Slate Run area and you can ride that as far as you want. 414 will take you up to Rt 6 and you can ride Rt 6 all the way back to Honesdale if you want. If you were to do this I would plan on 4 or 5 days. It is an incredibly beautiful trip.
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Hey thanks. I'll keep that trip in mind. As a matter of fact I am headed that way on Friday. My buddy and I are headed to Hammondsport NY. That is where the Glenn Curtis museum is. They are goin to fly a rep of the America on Saturday. We aren't takein the bikes but we are goin right through Williamsport. I've been out there a couple of times but again not on the bike.

I thought gettin maps that show unimproves or dirt roads wouldn't be that hard. I guess I was wrong. LOL

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Open a new tab and type in Slate Run. Choose the google map, use the satellite option with labels. Zoom in, look for Slate Run Road, follow it north to Francis Rd. this is the gateway to some great country. Zoom in and drag the map around, Morris Run Rd. Bear Run Rd. it seems never-ending once you are there.
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[QUOTE=thumbs;51163]Hey thanks. I'll keep that trip in mind. As a matter of fact I am headed that way on Friday. . . .We aren't takein the bikes but we are goin right through Williamsport.
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Indirectly he seems to be pointing to to the REAL question . .

A LOT of people have the pleasurable situation of being only a relative few miles from the 'trailhead'. When the urge strikes, it's just 'dress & go' {after work, a Saturday morning, whatever}.

Although the machine will get the rider almost anywhere {'an ADVENTURE bike'} it's still a pain to have to ride two hours {there & back} for an hour of riding !! [I went through the same thing when I kept a boat at a yard on the Sassafrass River in Maryland] .

Planning a 'few day' trip is out of the question, and the simple answer of keeping a bike trailer handy presents another whole set of problems !!

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Thumbs, I am in Bethlehem,PA I can agree with all said it is tough- if either of us find something -maybe give the other a shout. Thanks

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I use my GPS maps to identify areas where roads appear in an older version and don't exist in the newer version. Often these roads are abandoned but sometimes a land owner has assumed ownership of the road and put up a gate. Only way to confirm their existance is ride them and see what's there.

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Thumbs, 3 of us are going to take an early AM ride soon in S. Jersey. Our fearless rider knows "all those trails". When this is happening I will invite you.

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