HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 Rock Slides Out East

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Carlos
Admin
avatar

Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Rock Slides Out East   Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:23 pm

Hope no one was seriously injured in the recent rock slides. Cathy and I were though "The Gorge" on I40 last spring. I sure wondered about that road then. Likely to not be reopened for months. Probably just in time for another visit by us in the spring. That Hwy 64 slide in Polk county on video is pretty impressive also.

_________________


"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Back to top Go down
View user profile
kilted1
Great Scot!
avatar

Age : 56
Location : North Georgia, USA
Registration date : 2009-01-11

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:20 pm

Carlos, the video seems to have slid off the screen Laughing
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Carlos
Admin
avatar

Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:18 am

I didn't link it. I assumed all have seen it. Hang on. I'll go get it.


http://www.wdef.com/work_crews_dodge_major_rock_slide_on_highway_64

_________________


"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Carlos
Admin
avatar

Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:24 am

I cannot find one for the Gorge on I40. Cathy said this morning, that she hopes we never have to go though there ever again. She didn't like all those steep ups and downs.

_________________


"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:16 pm

They are saying that I40 is gonna be closed for awhile because of the slide. I had to go over to Hendersonville, NC last weekend for a funeral, and went the old highway through Hot Springs....a lot nicer and prettier drive than the interstate!
Back to top Go down
Carlos
Admin
avatar

Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:56 pm

In the news they are talking months. I was looking at the maps, and it looks like alternate routes will add hundreds of miles to any trip we make out east. If we stay in Gatlinburg, to get to Atlanta area, we will have to backtrack back to Knoxville and then south though Chattanooga.

_________________


"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:24 pm

Well, if you're staying in Gatlinburg, the best route to Atlanta would be to go to Knoxville and down I75. I can tell you several ways to get from Gatlinburg to Knoxville that are quicker than the interstate.
Back to top Go down
kilted1
Great Scot!
avatar

Age : 56
Location : North Georgia, USA
Registration date : 2009-01-11

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:54 pm

Nope hadn't seen it ... WOW! affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ftrplt

avatar

Age : 71
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:41 pm

I/we travel I-40 extensively going between Raleigh and OKC. Will have to find a new route when we return to OKC the first of the year! Bummer!!!! FTRPLT
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:58 am

They have traffic detoured via I26 to I81, which is a very long way around!

The shortest route to take is to get off the interstate in Ashville and on to the old Ashville highway (US 70) and go through Hot Springs NC and over the mountain to Newport, TN. You can pick up I40 in Newport and go along your merry way.

It's a lot shorter, but there is an old, narrow bridge on this highway that is not safe for tractor-trailer traffic...that's why the DOT is not detouring traffic on that route.
Back to top Go down
ftrplt

avatar

Age : 71
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:02 pm

dt753....You're absolutely correct! My wife reminded me of this last night. We have gone that route on two occasions. Thanx for the reminder!!! FTRPLT
Back to top Go down
View user profile
puros_bran
Nightrider
avatar

Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:10 pm

I'm wondering when yall will figure out theres two different rock slides being discussed here.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
puros_bran
Nightrider
avatar

Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:25 pm

Ftr..

Just hop on 81, run it up to I-77s to US 52 S and wala right back out onto I-40.

OR Run 25/70 over the mountains... We did that back last time all that crap caved in.. It would be a blast on a scooter, maybe even in a car... sucked ass in a semi!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Carlos
Admin
avatar

Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:21 pm

Cathy didn't appreciate all the views of steep cliffs, rockwalls, the ups and downs. Not to mention the memorial markers where State Police and people have been killed on I40. So I really doubt that she would like any of the smaller two lane highways over the Great Smokies. And I really wanted to drive several of them in my lifetime.

_________________


"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ol'Dawg

avatar

Age : 71
Location : Northeast Georgia
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:26 pm

Probably the most difficult yet scenic is the southern route from Knoxville to Asheville via US 129, NC 28 and US 74. Everyone ought to drive on NC 28 (GA and SC state roads too) just to see how curvy a road can be.

Jim
Back to top Go down
View user profile
kilted1
Great Scot!
avatar

Age : 56
Location : North Georgia, USA
Registration date : 2009-01-11

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:55 am

Ol'Dawg wrote:
Probably the most difficult yet scenic is the southern route from Knoxville to Asheville via US 129, NC 28 and US 74. Everyone ought to drive on NC 28 (GA and SC state roads too) just to see how curvy a road can be.

Jim

129 going over Blood Mountain is pretty good. The drive up to the parking area at Brasstown Bald is that way, take a good look at the road and the road signs:



Believe it or not, we were driving up a very steep grade!

In The Bent Tree Community where I live there are several places where you literally cannot see the road surface past the hood of the pick up truck (because of a combination of gradient and curvature of the road) you have to keep driving and correct when you roll far enough to see the road surface again! One of those places is a 4 way stop intersection! Big Canoe has several roads like that in it as well.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Al in Canada

avatar

Age : 72
Location : Blenheim, Ontario
Registration date : 2009-04-20

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:55 am

Carlos wrote:
I cannot find one for the Gorge on I40. Cathy said this morning, that she hopes we never have to go though there ever again. She didn't like all those steep ups and downs.

Not like the winding roads climbing up the heights of Mount Pulaski ?

Take her for a vacation down to Kentucky, and you can take a day trip from Lexington to Harrodsburg, stopping for lunch in "Shakertown" and then on to Fort Harrod. Very scenic drive especially where the road approaches the Kentucky River. You have a rock wall on one side of the road and a drop off on the other, which allows you to see the scenery.

Mind you will have to take I 75 to Lexington, I asssume you remember a section of it sliding down a while back.

I saw a slide like the one in the original post on I75 down near the Tennessee border, while driving back from Florida. Happened just before we got their, had to spend the night in one of those old "motor court" style motels in some little Kentucky burg, while they tried to dig out the vehicles that were caught in the slide. Next morning they had a lane cleaned and off we went.

Guess Cathy is not a big roller coaster fan

Al (in Canada)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Carlos
Admin
avatar

Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:01 am

Vinegar Hill, upon which Mt. Pulaski sits, ain't nothing but a pile of dirt and sand to most people. Elkhart hill is a wee bit bigger. When my niece and her husband visited, they arrived very early morning and it was still dark. He said that he was positive that he drove past one single cornfield in the dark that was at least 7 miles long. He had never seen such flat ground. Laughing

_________________


"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:24 am

Ol'Dawg wrote:
Probably the most difficult yet scenic is the southern route from Knoxville to Asheville via US 129, NC 28 and US 74. Everyone ought to drive on NC 28 (GA and SC state roads too) just to see how curvy a road can be.

Jim

Hwy. 129 across the mountain has got to be one of the worst roads anywhere. It's a beautiful drive, but the curves are killer. The hardest part is navigating your way through all the motorcycles crossing over into your lane affraid

As some of you know, I'm an antique car guy. My first old car was a 1954 DeSoto Powermaster (what a laugh...it wouldn't pull a greasy string out of a cat's ass) Club Coupe. I drove it across 129 into Franklin, NC and down into Dillard, GA. By the time I got back home, my arms felt like dead weights! I have never taken any of my old cars through there since (unless they had power steering Exclamation)
Back to top Go down
bronxbill

avatar

Age : 70
Location : Triangle area NC
Registration date : 2007-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:35 am

Hway 129 is known as the "Tail of the Dragon" among motorcyclists. It's a must ride, that's why you see so many motorcycles.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Al in Canada

avatar

Age : 72
Location : Blenheim, Ontario
Registration date : 2009-04-20

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:11 pm

Carlos wrote:
Vinegar Hill, upon which Mt. Pulaski sits, ain't nothing but a pile of dirt and sand to most people. Elkhart hill is a wee bit bigger. When my niece and her husband visited, they arrived very early morning and it was still dark. He said that he was positive that he drove past one single cornfield in the dark that was at least 7 miles long. He had never seen such flat ground. Laughing

If it has ski runs that makes it higher than Mt. Dora in Florida. Mt Dora is the highest point in Florida and home of one of the largest fleamarkets/antique markets, and you can climb it with a walker, unless you also have emphysema.

My dad grew up in the Champaign area (Ashmore & Charleston specifically) and I know how flat Illinois is. and the area where i live in SW Ontario is not know for its "hills" either. I read the Mt. Pulaski entry in wikipedia and it mention ski runs and i immediately thought, someone has found a use for their landfill site.

Al (in Canada)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Carlos
Admin
avatar

Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:07 pm

Al in Canada wrote:
Carlos wrote:
Vinegar Hill, upon which Mt. Pulaski sits, ain't nothing but a pile of dirt and sand to most people. Elkhart hill is a wee bit bigger. When my niece and her husband visited, they arrived very early morning and it was still dark. He said that he was positive that he drove past one single cornfield in the dark that was at least 7 miles long. He had never seen such flat ground. Laughing

If it has ski runs that makes it higher than Mt. Dora in Florida. Mt Dora is the highest point in Florida and home of one of the largest fleamarkets/antique markets, and you can climb it with a walker, unless you also have emphysema.

My dad grew up in the Champaign area (Ashmore & Charleston specifically) and I know how flat Illinois is. and the area where i live in SW Ontario is not know for its "hills" either. I read the Mt. Pulaski entry in wikipedia and it mention ski runs and i immediately thought, someone has found a use for their landfill site.

Al (in Canada)

I couldn't find any mention of ski runs. Must be something down by the creek. Lasts all of 30 seconds. Laughing

_________________


"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ol'Dawg

avatar

Age : 71
Location : Northeast Georgia
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:32 pm

dt753 wrote:
.....By the time I got back home, my arms felt like dead weights! I have never taken any of my old cars through there since (unless they had power steering Exclamation)

My last summer job before I graduated from UGA was driving a bus for a large summer camp north of Asheville. (Camp Sequoyah) At one time or other I drove that bus on most all the roads in western NC and east TN. The bus didn't have power steering nor air conditioning. It was a real pain to navigate some of the roads by backing up and forth to get the bus around some of the turns. I can still remember the kids squealing when the rear end of the bus would be perched over a nice drop off. bounce

Jim
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Al in Canada

avatar

Age : 72
Location : Blenheim, Ontario
Registration date : 2009-04-20

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:38 am

Carlos wrote:
Al wrote:

I read the Mt. Pulaski entry in wikipedia and it mention ski runs and i immediately thought, someone has found a use for their landfill site.

Al (in Canada)

I couldn't find any mention of ski runs. Must be something down by the creek. Lasts all of 30 seconds. Laughing

Must be someone having fun with the Wikipedia entry. You can put whatever you want on wikipedia, it being an open source, and it will stand as long as no one challenges it. Someone did that to the nearest town to us, Chatham, and made it sound like one section was the black hole of Calcutta. The section they referred to has a high % of welfare families and some drug activity, but nothing horrendous, unless you believed that Wikipedia entry.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ftrplt

avatar

Age : 71
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Rock Slides Out East   Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:59 pm

Thanx to all for the good ideas on alternatre routes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers FTRPLT
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Rock Slides Out East
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Singers help to make run rock
» "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East"...
» North East Locksmith Supplies (29,000+ POSTS) (610 Members)
» Data East Boot Up Problem
» Rock Legends Cruise IV almost sold out

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Community :: The Round Table-
Jump to: