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one of the eb guys just got back from rattle rock at the coal creek complex...
any of you east coast guys been down there yet? it looks pretty bad.. lotsa rocks and downed trees...
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now here a good east coast trail <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0">


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Damn, that looks cool!! I have been all over Wind Rock,aka Coal Creek, and haven't found anything that cool. That stuff looks fun. You should check out Coal Creek it it well worth the money for a permit.

[ 10-21-2001: Message edited by: scoutman ]
 

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Is that trail numbered? I've been there once and didn't see anything near that good.
 

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Jw - Wow, does that bring back memories. That was part of my territory back in '82. Had alot of wildcat operations in that area back in those days. This was taken near Wind Rock; my partner and I were about to hike into an illegal site.
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I had Anderson, Campbell, and Claiborne Counties. Some more really good wheeling is in Royal Blue (I've heard that it has been turned into a 4x4 recreation area?), No Business along Tackett Creek up into Claiborne County, and Rose's Creek. We used to call Rose's Creek Varmint County because both adjacent Sheriff's departments said they wouldn't back us up in there. You talk about some wild country! You'll also get your ass shot off if you stumble onto the stills. There is an interesting natural bridge back in there also. You used to be able to come out all the way up in Jellico, KY, but it took alot of winching to get through.

We went on a raid back in there once and they had buried boards with nails in a couple creek crossings. 10 flats out of 12 tires! Shut us down quick!
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Check out Rose's Creek. You won't be disappointed with wheeling.
 

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i think im gonna move to eastern TN just so i dont have to drive across the state to wheel. nothing in wetsern TN but mud and some ditch/lake banks.. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

that trail is called rattle rock and they just opened it.. i think that was the first run... most of those rigs were all running 40"+ swampers.. i bet its all kinda fun with 35s <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">

ill be sure to shy away from the stills.. 10 outta 12 aint bad with spares you could still drive one truck home <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> sounds like my kinda job...

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Wind rock is some great wheeling. Not a lot of rock crawling, but that rattler trial seems to have changed that. But wind rock has lots of great hill climbs, mud bogs, and just fun obstacles. I would call Jim's Off-Road before you head up there, 865-482-6912. You need a permit now, and he sells them. Also Jim leads trial rides about every weekend and they go up to wind rock pretty offten since it is soo close to Oak Ridge and Knoxville. I'll dig up some of my pics and post them later on tonight.

[ 10-23-2001: Message edited by: scoutman ]
 

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Info on Coal Creek

On the weekends you can get your permit at the main parking area from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Part of the money raised from the sale of permits by Windrock ATV Club is returned to the club for trail maintenance and creation.

Rattle Rock starts off of trail 15 and comes out on top at the intersection of P1 and G2. We've got some folks out scouting for new rock trails. I ride an ATV but love to watch the guys break parts on the rocks. You know they're having fun when they have to break out the portable arc welder!

Come check out Rattle Rock and some of the tamer trails,
 
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