Another visit to a great area - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Travel Log & Trip Reports For all your trip reports and the where to go along the way topics.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: GA.
Posts: 132
Another visit to a great area

Last year a friend from Conn. (Glenn) and I joined up and rode in Virginia and West Virginia. Even though we had a lot of rain, we still had a great time. We wanted to ride the area again so we made plans for a trip this year. Glenn’s buddy Brian joined us late last year with his new-to-him DRZ400 and was ready to do the trip with us this year. We picked a date to meet in W.Va. where we would decide where to ride as the trip unfolded.
I left around daylight two days before we were scheduled to meet.

A nice way to begin a trip



Va. Has beautiful valleys to ride through




Nice streams and rivers along the way




The ride was full of scenes like this




I camped the first night near this stream.




The next morning started out nice other than clouds and a few sprinkles







Last edited by MacG; 06-23-2013 at 03:26 PM.
MacG is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: GA.
Posts: 132
This was unique,the KLR is a speck near the flag




The weather was nice when I rode along this lake, but not long after the rain came in and stayed




I met with Glenn and Brian that evening, the next morning we took off for the back country. One of many dead end paths we took




We camped near this lake the first night




The lake had plenty of fog the next morning




We saw some movement on the lake out in the fog




This doe was just across the road from us near the camp


Last edited by MacG; 06-23-2013 at 03:25 PM.
MacG is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: GA.
Posts: 132
We came across this observatory and stopped for a closer look. Here is a link to more info on the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.





We couldn’t get closer without taking an hour long tour so I zoomed in to get some details






A close look shows walk in doors and stairs to give an idea of the overall size








The whole area and grounds were clean and well kept, us…not so much


Last edited by MacG; 06-23-2013 at 03:25 PM.
MacG is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: GA.
Posts: 132
The next two nights we camped near this stream



These flowers were all around the area




Last year we found a jeep trail but due to time limits we couldn’t complete it,this trip we made it a point to tackle the trail
Glenn with a bit of speed on the rocks




Brian works the DRZ through a drop off



Glenn and Brian walking up to the bikes before we came down through this section



The top of the ridge provided an excellent view of the valley.
Two great guys to ride/hang out with


Last edited by MacG; 06-23-2013 at 03:28 PM.
MacG is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: GA.
Posts: 132
Thursday morning it started raining around 0430 and didnít quit. We packed up in the rain and took off




With the rain continuing, Brian decided to head back North to visit his parents so Glenn and I went south. Foggy and wet the whole day




Beautiful country,even with the rain




The forecast showed large amounts or rain for the area so the next day I headed South towards home and Glenn went on North.

I only took one pic on the way home




Another great trip back to an area that has great riding of several types. I've been in the area 6 trips,it's always a great ride regardless of the weather.
MacG is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 04:48 PM
1st Gear
 
Troutangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Posts: 35
Nice pics. Being a Va. native, you're right about the scenery. I have the Blue Ridge Parkway in my backyard, doesn't get a whole lot better.
Rick
Troutangler is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 06-23-2013, 06:07 PM
3rd Gear
 
acidman1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 901
Looks like an awesome ride! Thanks for sharing!

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/acidman1968/avatars/vendetta-4.jpg
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
acidman1968 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 06-24-2013, 06:29 AM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: ajax
Posts: 108
I have driven through the area many times in my cage,beautifull and very scenic for sure.
nearace is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 06-24-2013, 06:49 AM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,157
Great ride report, MacG!

Join us, riding some of the same trails, on the Shenandoah 500 dual-sport ride, first weekend in October, 2013!

Thread from last year's event:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819589
Damocles is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 06-24-2013, 12:02 PM
4th Gear
 
Scrapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Deming New mexico
Posts: 1,009
yeah great pics you guys had fun. in 011 i did the whole blueridge and skyview? skywalk? cant remember the name but ended up going a little over 6k miles and saw 20 states in 21 days, would have been 21 in 21 but there was a fire in az that forced me back south.

Never ride faster than your angels can fly
Scrapper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ME visit this fall? sammy Northeast Riders 1 09-11-2012 07:48 PM
VISIT THE PHOTO ALBUM klr650 KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 6 12-15-2011 01:32 PM
Psychiatrist Visit planalp Jokers Lounge 1 11-12-2011 12:05 PM
Great Pegs, Great Price $13+Shipping DXKLR KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 31 02-10-2009 05:05 AM
VISIT THE GARAGE klr650 KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 4 09-29-2006 02:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome