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    Big Savage Tunnel Winter Detour

    Does anyone know of an offroad winter detour for the tunnel? I am cycling through in early Feb. for my sons' Parris Island graduation. I have looked at maps, blogs, and every other resource that I could google. I am thinking about just crossing Big Savage but thought I would ask here first. Thanks, Dennis

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    http://shaw-weil.com/linkup/detoursavage.htm this worked before the tunnel opened but it was STEEP!

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    Thanks...I found that one but it won't be steep for me as I am heading east. I forgot to mention that...oops. I appreciate your help. I am looking for something more offroad near the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    Thanks...I found that one but it won't be steep for me as I am heading east. I forgot to mention that...oops. I appreciate your help. I am looking for something more offroad near the trail.
    You don't have many options. Meyersdale is the last town of any size before the tunnel. Between Deal (trailhead) and Frostburg is nothing but rolling tableland, stream crossings, and the mountain.

    Keystone Viaduct:



    And getting around Big Savage isn't an easy task. Are you prepared to hike a bike over the mountain?



    I suggest either the road route that Mary Shaw's book describes, or contacting someone in Cumberland, Frostburg, or Meyersdale to shuttle you around the tunnel.

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    Great pics...I figured hiking over would be my only option. I may take the road route, just looking for input. Hiking isn't out of the question as camping on top of Big Savage seems interseting. I'll just make my decision when I get there. Thanks again.

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