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Old 11-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #31
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what are the directions to these dirt trails? and there is also mud trails and mud holes behind eastside hospital on tree lane, off of Ronald Reagan and 124.i go there pretty often and know a lot of people that do and we havnt had any problems yet.

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Old 06-08-2014, 03:38 PM   #32
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If you are interested in getting added to my Google Map that shows all the locations I've collected, please just email me at joel@brainslap.com and I'll add you.

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Old 08-10-2014, 10:44 PM   #33
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If you are interested in getting added to my Google Map that shows all the locations I've collected, please just email me at joel@brainslap.com and I'll add you.

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Joel, you added me to your Goofle Map and I went to check out the location offf Lville Suwanee rd awith my pup and we got our first bit of ga mud. It was so good that my fiancee and I drove up to Charlies Creek in Hiawassee today. loved every minute of it!

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Old 08-11-2014, 09:23 AM   #34
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Awesome! Good that your fiancee had a blast too... that could be a deal killer if she didn't.

Also, do you have a location for the Charles Creek road? If so, I'll add it to the list.

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Old 08-15-2014, 02:39 PM   #35
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I just emailed you Joel!
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:55 PM   #36
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I know this is an old thread (lol, I started reading it just now and saw things like, "Let's meet up next Wednesday at the so-and-so" and started getting excited. Then saw it was from 2011! )

Anyway, funny story about the Sugar Hill power lines. I am shopping for my Wrangler in March. I have a fatherless kid I mentor every week who lives in Sugar Hill. So I'm driving with him towards Mall of Ga and see a Jeep dealer. Stop in and they have a JK 3.6 with 6 speed manual, which I haven't been able to find anywhere for a test drive -- all autos.

Salesman tosses me the keys, and me and the boy go for a test drive. We're just cruising around the backstreets, paying no attention to things (I don't know the area all that well.) Come out at a parking lot next to the big old building that used to be a foundry or mill or something and is now a collection of shops, I guess. I turn into the parking lot and just cruise through. It's dark out, raining slightly, parking lot empty.

I cruise to the back of it, notice a slight part in the bushes. I nose the Jeep up into it and suddenly, like the Pevensie children stepping through the Wardrobe and into Narnia, I found myself in an off-road wonderland! I started easing down into the dirt and went about halfway down the first hill before realizing I was going to make a terrible mess of somebody else's Jeep and I didn't want to do that.

So I took it back and bought my own from him. On the way home from picking it up (I had to order so didn't get it till May 3) my first stop was at the power lines! Been back several times since. I like most of it, but that narrow bridge at the low point, when it's wet, pretty easy to slide off sideways and have to winch yourself out. (Just sayin'...
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:18 PM   #37
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:53 PM   #38
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Got my Jeep in March (06' Rubi), live in Lawrenceville. Only place I've gone so far is Tray Mountain in Helen. Love that area, but would like something closer to home when I need my mud/trail fix. lol Also, kind of new to the area, Only lived here a little over a year. So any trail locations, info, etc.... would be awesome guys! Thanks!!! email me: mikedesignking@gmail.com
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I want to know more about the "powerlines" area. Wife does our grocery shopping there at the Wal-Mart between Sugarloaf & L'Ville Suwanee... it's around that area right? Where would I find an entrance? Is it legal?
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I think you may be talking about something that will be on the right if you're driving towards that walmart from old norcross on Lville Suwanee. If that's what you're talking about then I've driven past it for years always curious about what's back there. Satellite image indicates that there's very little. Honestly it's probably not legal and that's why I've never ventured back there. Other trails in the Hiawasee area are Charlie's creek and bell Mtn. Near dawsonville there is sheeps wallow. Do a quick search and you'll find info about them. The Jeeps on Trails website has them documented as well.

Edit: as far as gwinnett goes, there's really nothing that's legal.
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Yes I agree with you , There really isn't a lot in Gwinnett.
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I want to know more about the "powerlines" area. Wife does our grocery shopping there at the Wal-Mart between Sugarloaf & L'Ville Suwanee... it's around that area right? Where would I find an entrance? Is it legal?
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The power lines are not legal and I am sure Gwinnett County PD and Ga Power Security will let you know when they catch you. It is private property owned by Ga Power.
I have seen jeeps towed away at owner expense by the Mall of GA power lines. I assume ticketed also.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:14 AM   #43
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Agreed, anything that says "No Trespassing" is off-limits and you could pay the price if you're caught there. I wouldn't do it. There are however many dirt roads and open or somewhat open (overgrown) trails you can find if you look closely. Some are gated and obviously off-limits; others aren't and are publicly accessible. When you have a Jeep, if you aren't afraid of some scratches, there are lots of old dirt trails you can find.
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Lack of No Trespassing signs or gates really doesn't mean anything. If you are not on a known public roadway you need to know who owns the property and have their permission to be on it. Power Lines and property behind "X" establishment are clearly not legal.

We have enough problems with reputation in the Off Road community. As a group we need to be responsible and stick to the legal stuff. No matter how harmless dodging down that wooded trail you find may seem, we must resist the urge.

I know some will continue doing what they do, but I at least needed to say it.
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Lack of No Trespassing signs or gates really doesn't mean anything. If you are not on a known public roadway you need to know who owns the property and have their permission to be on it. Power Lines and property behind "X" establishment are clearly not legal. We have enough problems with reputation in the Off Road community. As a group we need to be responsible and stick to the legal stuff. No matter how harmless dodging down that wooded trail you find may seem, we must resist the urge. I know some will continue doing what they do, but I at least needed to say it.
To add to this I know of people who have taken "no trespassing" signs down so that if someone shows up they can say it wasn't marked. Just because it's not marked does not mean it's ok to explore. Yeah it sucks that many of us don't have places to ride close by but we should be responsible in order to protect what places we still have to ride on.
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It's hard to imagine that an area like the Suwanee/SugarHill power lines, with two clear entrances and no other way in, and with the most obvious evidence in the world that people are wheeling on it all the time, wouldn't have at the very least a No Trespassing sign at those two entrances IF the owner cared to stop people from driving it. I'm not saying he legally HAS to have that, but for Pete's sake, there comes a time when Public Domain law comes into play. If people are obviously using the land as a pass-through for 7 years, and the owner has made no efforts to stop such use, even going so far as to post a simple sign at the entrances, then the owner can lose the right to block public passage in the future.

But I'm not here to argue law -- only the fact that Ga Power sure doesn't seem to care as far as I can tell.

But hey, stay away if you want to! The fewer people who enjoy the powerlines, the more pristine it will be for me. (Enjoyed an hour up there this afternoon.)
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Where is the entrance to the powerlines? I mean, IF I wanted to drive up there and check it out, not to do illegal wheeling....Just saying....
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Where is the entrance to the powerlines?
Send me a request to joel@brainslap.com and I'll add you to my map of Off-Roading Sites on Google Maps. That has the locations in the area you are talking about. However, if they are now marked No Trespassing or there's some other reason why it may be illegal to enter, then don't go there. Also, if you do find a gate or something else to prevent you from entering, tell me and I'll update the map to that effect.

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OMG I had intended to be done posting in this thread. But seriously you think it takes a sign or gate to make it illegal?

It's amazing we have any place left to ride with that kind of thinking.
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OMG I had intended to be done posting in this thread. But seriously you think it takes a sign or gate to make it illegal?

It's amazing we have any place left to ride with that kind of thinking.
I am never amazed anymore.
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So...I got the map. Thank you, Joel. But I have to ask this again, because I'm just not seeing it - entrance to the powerlines? Like street, cross street, that kind of thing.

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