Friday, January 1, 2016

And the Adventure Continues......

With the Rocky Knob Show and Shine behind us it is now time to start looking to the 2015 camping season.

Our first full season of camping brought a lot of new and familiar faces, from those who had heard about Durham Town Tellico opening just down the road and wanted to test their endurance and skills on the most challenging trails to those who have always found Crawford’s Campground a favorite for getting away from the phones, TV’s and Internet even for just a weekend.  For others it was the enjoyment of the back road riding that seems to have made the Murphy area the starting point for Dual Sport, Big Bikes and Jeep riders that are headed to the Tail of the Dragon or just a days ride over the Cherohala.  For more local scenic drives, Davis Creek was reopened after the forest service closed Tellico to ORV and made the trail more accessible to those who want the experience of off road adventure without the risks that are inherent to extreme off road riding. 
Also reopened is Tatham Gap Road, which was closed for several years due to areas where the road needed major repairs.  The roads are now in great shape, and the scenic views are spectacular.  A portion of it was called the “Old Army Road” which was the “Trail of Tears”; there are some markers that provide information about this part of the trail. The Forest service have also reopened some of the original Tellico Trails, but have made some changes that makes them more accessible to the non-extreme vehicles. 

So all and all our first season was eventful and rewarding….