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Old 10-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:02 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Thumbs up The memories!!!!!!!!

OMG!!!!!! The memories, the friends, the views and times in town. I miss TELLICO very much but i am glad i spent 8 years going to events up there. I went 19 times in those years and was able to do some trails in my brand new 03 rubicon. That was my dream come true and bucketlist item so i can say i did it. Then I went to MOAB and did "LIONS BACK" 2 times before they shut that down for good too.

I would have paid $5 a gallon to be able to fill up my rig at that little mart and go 40 times in those years if i knew what would happen to that place.

Funny thing. In my 19 times there i NEVER saw more than a handful of yokle locals fishing in that stream. And no one around that hatchery place. Never saw a single person catch anything or spend $1 at the green cove lodge or mini mart.

I have wonderful memories from Tellico. I will have to find a way to post up pics i have from there soon. There were no SD cards back when i took pics. I had to go home and have 5 rools of film developed. LOL!!!!

This is why its SOOOOOOOOOOO important to support travel show up and wheel and make memoreies as fast and often as you can. You only live once and life is short and things dont last!!! Seize it while you can!!
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:38 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Me and some buddies were reminiscing this past weekend about Tellico. Something that was always present but most forget to mention was that this place was in BFE. If you broke you better have your shit squared away. Extra parts, extra fluid, spare tires, spare everything. I once spent the night on top of that mountain because of my dumbassery. If you broke you were walking miles down the mountain and then a few more miles to get to a town unless you had people with you.

It wasn't just the trails but it was a test to see if you could make it in the woods. I remember at one point in life that if someone was sitting on the side of the trail everyone would stop and ask if they were OK and if they needed something. Nowadays most places can be readily accessed by gravel roads or bypasses and if you shit the bed you can still make it out with relative ease. Handing a man a extra u-joint or axle shaft on the trail meant saving the guy his whole weekend.

It was a different place with a different attitude. Tellico wasn't just a place to wheel it was a place to get the dumbass out of your system and train yourself on how to make it without a trailer 100 yds away.

OK, my nostalgic moment is over

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Old 12-05-2013, 12:04 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Me and some buddies were reminiscing this past weekend about Tellico. Something that was always present but most forget to mention was that this place was in BFE. If you broke you better have your shit squared away. Extra parts, extra fluid, spare tires, spare everything. I once spent the night on top of that mountain because of my dumbassery. If you broke you were walking miles down the mountain and then a few more miles to get to a town unless you had people with you.

It wasn't just the trails but it was a test to see if you could make it in the woods. I remember at one point in life that if someone was sitting on the side of the trail everyone would stop and ask if they were OK and if they needed something. Nowadays most places can be readily accessed by gravel roads or bypasses and if you shit the bed you can still make it out with relative ease. Handing a man a extra u-joint or axle shaft on the trail meant saving the guy his whole weekend.

It was a different place with a different attitude. Tellico wasn't just a place to wheel it was a place to get the dumbass out of your system and train yourself on how to make it without a trailer 100 yds away.

OK, my nostalgic moment is over
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Tellico, the reason there's a compass installed in the Jeep.

you only make the mistake of getting lost once.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:34 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:59 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:56 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Handing a man a extra u-joint or axle shaft on the trail meant saving the guy his whole weekend.
I know it's an old post...but I did that. Had a 1310 joint on board that I gave to a guy busted on the side of whatever trail it was that headed up towards Slickrock, and ended up trading contact info and he signed up on our regular forum at the time and I still keep in touch with the dude 10 years later. While he was fixing his junk we helped get some gigantic military Dodge thing with manual steering down the same trail...I remember we had everybody from our group that would fit hanging off the damn steering wheel trying to get around some of the corners.

I drove down 800 miles for that trip with a knowingly broken transfer case, because one of the other guys I was meeting there had a part that I needed, and I pulled the damn case out and rebuilt it by the campfire at Crawfords so I could go wheeling the rest of the time. Drove down on 30" all-terrains with a little utility trailer hauling my 33" TSLs, cooler, and toolbox.

Dammit...
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I drove down 800 miles for that trip with a knowingly broken transfer case, because one of the other guys I was meeting there had a part that I needed, and I pulled the damn case out and rebuilt it by the campfire at Crawfords so I could go wheeling the rest of the time. Drove down on 30" all-terrains with a little utility trailer hauling my 33" TSLs, cooler, and toolbox.

Dammit...
My first time in a transfer case was frankensteining a 242 back together using grand cherokee parts, since that's all that was available in the area on a saturday, and my brother was driving it home the next day. Making memories with a transfer case taken apart on a picnic table.

I had driven down there on 31" street tires with 34x9.5 TSLs in the bed for the weekend. I had to pound the bed rails back down flat to get the fiberglass topper back on for the return trip.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:49 PM   #110 (permalink)
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You guys the pics were awesome,i too was a hard Tellico junky living right here in murphy.If you can see some of my other post about the new durahmtown Tellico, it is as close as we will ever get to the original Tellico.I am trying to get more people going to this new park before it goes belly up from lack of Support.Just keep in mind the best way to shove back at the USFS is to go wheeling on the same watersheds and headwaters they vowed to keep us locked out of!!!!GIVE ME A HELL YA
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Im only 16 and never had chance to go down to tellico, however my dad has gone multiple times with our Jeep club and we have boxes upon boxes of vcr tapes and pictures of tellico. Its really a shame that I never got to see it, I'll never get to go on Lion's Back either, my parents and my siblings have done it 3 times.
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