After leaving Deal's gap we stopped in at Wheelers to have a look around.
He had a nice KLR that he had tuned with a K&N Filter, Jardine muffler, 18 inch motard front rim, and tuned the carb and an Acerbis Front Fender.
I decided I liked the front fender, the owner said he could get another in by noon the next day, but our intentions were to be in Tellico then and not make any stops on our way back to Pigeon Forge that next day. So he let me have the fender off that bike and ordered a silver one that he had wanted instead. So, out with the tools and on with the new fender. I like it.
After getting directions to Tathams Gap we headed out to explore this road. It goes from blacktop to gravel and climbs steadily with some steep steep drop offs and turns. Here are a few of the views before getting to the top.
at the top you will see this sign, you can then turn right and it will take you to the top where you will come to a locked gate, they have towers with camera's and equipment.
the roads were bad dusty
Views up to the towers. That is Anderson down in the valley. Tathams gap will bring you directly to 129.
This is a gas mart at the bottom. That is 129 heading towards Nantahala, NC, and the Stair Steps road that was our next destination.