With 1 week until Sequatchie Valley Days IV, I wanted to re-visit a trail/road that me and friends did not finish....to see if it could be included in the fun!
Before I get into the day's events, I wanted to explain why a scouting trip on a specific trail was not completed. It was getting late on that day of riding, and we had just seen the FAA tower and decided on our way down to stop by the old cemetery. I got a pic of Mark with my bike in the foreground. Afterwards, we checked the maps/GPS and noticed that there was a trail going south that might be a through route. We checked it out and had a good time on a jeep trail. At one point, we stopped to check out a cool rock ridge and take a break. As we were talking, a guy and gal on a 4 wheeler comes up a side trail. They stop and we hee-haw a bit. One of us (can't remember who) asked if we could continue going south and it come out. The boy said that he didn't like going out that way because of a Meth house was that way. Well, that didn't bother me, but one of the other guys with me didn't want to go.......so...........we turned around and went back the way we came.
It has bothered me for 5 years that I didn't get to see how the road came out.......and seeing how I would love to get this worked into the Sequatchie Rally for anyone wanting to detour through this jeep trail..........I decided to finish what I started and see just how bad this Meth house is!
I got a late start.........but got out to Farley Gap around noon! I wanted to go down the Farley Gap Rd. like we did 5 years ago! Hwy 30 can be seen through the trees on the left, while I am going right!
I only got down the road a little bit and noticed it was not being maintained. There are water tanks on this roadbed, but found out later in the day that since they weren't being used anymore, the county wasn't keeping the road up. I actually have already gone down this washout and ran up on a large tree that I couldn't get around.....so back up over this wash I go.
I go back to Hwy 30.........drop down the mountain to connect to East Valley Rd. This was not the first time to see a cow in the middle of this road. I am used to helping my dad with his cows, so I ease it back to the fence and stop by a nearby house to let them know it was out.
This road is on Saturday's ride during SVD........so come out and enjoy!
Our old friend harvickdaman29 (Scott)'s dad's house is on this road!
I stop by to say hi........but nobody was home.
I sent a couple of pics to Scott to play with his mind! Love this property!