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Old 11-29-06, 02:56 PM
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DANIEL RIDGE TRAIL? Wazzup WNC riders?

Has there been a "new" addition to this trail that connects it to the Cove Creek Group Camp since the Pisgah USGS maps were put out?

This is gonna sound stupid I guess but I was trying to ride Cove Creek (Caney Bottom) starting at the Cove Creek Group Campground off of FS475. (I know. The other way up 475B is prolly better but whatever.) So anyway, I started at the campground & stayed to the left figuring this was the "bikes allowed" section. On the map it looks like if you go right it's hiking only & it doesn't show ANY connection w/ The Daniel Ridge Loop. But next thing I know, there's Daniel Ridge Falls on my right & a trailhead sign for Daniel Ridge Trail. ??? And there's the bridge that got washed out! ..***** of a climb (mostly pushing) until I reached the Farlow Gap intersection. Stayed on Daniel Ridge and before long I was right back at the campground where I started. No question about it. I had just done the Daniel Ridge Loop starting at the group camp instead of where the guide books (Parham & Muth's) and the map say to start further up on FS475. *On the map this doesn't even look possible.

I guess my question is: Is there a section of trail that runs parallel to FS475 at the Cove Creek Group Camp that leads to The Daniel Ridge Loop that isn't on the map? (I mean, obviously there IS but, has anyone else experienced this?)

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You found an old road bed that connects the two. Its not on the map. You can also get from the top of Caney over to the top of Daniel using an old logging road. Oh yeah, you climb the FS road and decend the singletrack down to the campground,thats the best way to do it.
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You found an old road bed that connects the two. Its not on the map. You can also get from the top of Caney over to the top of Daniel using an old logging road. Oh yeah, you climb the FS road and decend the singletrack down to the campground,thats the best way to do it.
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Thanks man.

Actually I'm not from around there. I live in Louisiana but my in-laws have a cabin about 20min. west of Brevard so I get to ride up there about 3 maybe 4 (if I'm lucky) times a year. Lately, for some reason I've taken on a big interest in the Davidson River & Cradle of Forestry areas. After Daniel Ridge killed me I drove a little further up 276 & rode The Pink Beds. Much more my speed. Thinking of trying something out at Turkey Pen next time. What do you think?

Oh man. Also if you don't mind, have you had any experience w/ those Harvey Cycles they sell at Back Country Outdoors? I rented one over the weekend ("The Laurel Mtn". frame) & I think I really liked it. For the $$ I'm starting to seriously think about getting one built up w/ LX. Don't have much experience w/ dualies though. ya know.

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Originally Posted by slowchris

have you had any experience w/ those Harvey Cycles they sell at Back Country Outdoors? I rented one over the weekend ("The Laurel Mtn". frame) & I think I really liked it. For the $$ I'm starting to seriously think about getting one built up w/ LX. Don't have much experience w/ dualies though. ya know.
if you check it out, the Harvey Cycles DSF is the same as the Sette Riddik and the Harvey Cycles Bennett Gap is the same a the Sette Relic. when I checked out the Harvey page I noticed the Bennett looked so much like the Relic it was uncanny.

my guess is, that both PricePoint and Harvey buy their frames from the same frame producer
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Turkey Pen is OK but you're missing a ton of good riding. I sent you a PM.
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