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Sunday I decided it would be a good day to go for a ride so I headed out to the Talladega National Forest. I ended up heading north on Co Rd 6000-1 off Hwy 148 east of Sylacauga (33.195523,-86.063322). Took it all the way to where it ends at Hwy 77 (33.316893,-86.022713).
Its about 12 or so miles long with elevation of 1800 +/- according to my gps and has some nice views. Its pretty rocky but nothing any stock jeep couldn't handle. There were a couple of mud puddles but nothing significant.
I didn't have time to do any more exploring but I want to cross Hwy 77 and get back on top of the mountain on Skyline Dr. the next time I get a chance to get out.