|03-04-2014 11:50 AM|
|YJkiddo||White top is a lot of fun. Only been when it snowed real good tho|
|03-04-2014 11:33 AM|
|Double_a914||Bumpus cove is the closest legal wheeling that I know of. I wish there were more spots.|
|03-04-2014 08:10 AM|
|DiabeticHero||So I am in Johnson City and was wondering what is open now? I'm dying to go some places soon with who ever would also want to go.|
|01-21-2014 05:15 PM|
|YJkiddo||Wish I was back home fellas, and/or ladies (just in case I'd love some wheelin|
|01-21-2014 02:39 PM|
|12-21-2013 10:54 AM|
Ok, I thought beauty spot was the first turn off and the second one was named something else. Either way. I went to the ranger station in Unicoi to pick up a map and they said that the rangers were out closing gates...not sure how many they could find to close since most of them are closed all the time anyway!
So do I look for a road called Bumpus cove? I guess ill do some google earthing in that area.
|12-21-2013 10:23 AM|
|JTTJ19||Bumpus cove is a road off of the river road you can find it with a GPS. It would be a lot easier then me trying to explain it the redneck way lol|
|12-21-2013 10:20 AM|
|12-21-2013 08:38 AM|
Directions to Beauty Spot:
Take Interstate 26 to Exit 36 (Erwin). Turn toward Erwin at end of exit on Harris Hollow Rd. At stop light turn RIGHT on N. Main Ave. Turn RIGHT at stop light onto Highway 395 (Rock Creek Rd.). Take Rock Creek Rd. to North Carolina State Line. Turn LEFT on gravel road (there is a small parking area where you turn onto the gravel road). Stay on gravel road for 2 miles until road forks. Stay RIGHT and arrive at Beauty Spot.
Now hopefully someone can share directions to Bumpus.
|12-20-2013 09:50 PM|
|Double_a914||If anyone knows address to these two or any spots I can get directions to I'd appreciate it|
|12-20-2013 12:17 PM|
|Jaysrubi||How do you get to the Beauty Spot also? Thanks|
|12-20-2013 08:02 AM|
|tennesseegator||How do you get to Bumpus Cove?|
|12-19-2013 07:33 AM|
|11-21-2013 08:23 PM|
Lol sounds that way. She had claimed the white one as soon as I pulled off trailer but we agreed she can have my daily tj long as I paint it pink first for her lol.
And by that time a jk should be had for reasonable as I am curious to get one for a daily just due to comfort and I do like the looks but I'd never part with my tj's. I just can't justify 30k for a new jeep when I have my daughter to take care of.
|11-21-2013 09:34 AM|
Good project for the winter. Is your daughter going to help wrench on it? I've had my boy working with me on my truck since he was about 3. My daughter helps a little but she mostly just wants to watch dad. Enjoy.
The other nice thing about this is that you get to keep your TJ in good condition and ready to hand over to the little one once she turns 16. Around that time you will be due for a new 2025 model year. That's how I did it with my wife in convincing her I needed a new Jeep now. An investment for the future. 10 years from now I can hopefully hand this over to my son. That will leave the minivan for the daughter in 12 years. I wonder if I am setting myself up for a sibling fight over this?
|11-20-2013 11:25 PM|
|crowe||Did some trading on it and it needs quite a bit finished up and general maint as well before it'll be ready but gives me something to do this winter and now I don't have to mess up my other wrangler w/ lift and taking offroad as it's very clean for older tj.|
|11-20-2013 04:39 PM|
|11-20-2013 04:21 PM|
Just bought another jeep for my weekend warrior.
Gm 1/2 ton front axle
Ford 8.8 rear with Detroit locker
Disc brake all around
Dana 300 transfer case
Dual shift 4wd
5.5" spring lift with long arm
1.5" body lift
Blisten 5100 series 14" shocks
38" tsl swampers
More to come as I get finished
|11-20-2013 02:45 PM|
There doesnt seem to be much around this area, surprisingly. You would think that an area like this has dirt roads and jeep trails all over the place, but nope. I have a stock 14 JKU, and I've only found a few places just to get into the woods.
You can go up past Blue Hole, there is a few side roads that I haven't checked out due to usually being by myself and having pretty crappy tires. There's the road that goes up to the Pinnacle fire tower, but there is absolutely nothing up there off of the gravel. There are what looks like ATV trails near the gravel road at some points, but from what I've seen they are too narrow for trucks. There's also the road that goes up to the Beauty Spot outside of Erwin...I don't think there's anything up there either besides the views.
There are a couple of places that people talk about: Bumpus Cove (which from what I've gathered is not the best place to take a stock Jeep), Stoney Creek, and Bays Mtn. I haven't been to any of these places. The Jeep club here seems to go to Bays a lot, probably just out of convenience. The pictures I've seen make it look kind of gnarly, and I've heard that 1) the trail is really short and 2) something about the Bays Mtn people really not liking the 4x4 traffic.
To be honest, I've been trying to even figure out where these places are, and I've seen many other people ask for specific directions, but never get them. Not sure why people are so tight-lipped about it.
|11-20-2013 12:26 PM|
|Original_Junior||Nothing yet but honestly have not looked much. I will check with some guys I know that take their bikes out on local trails to see what they know of.|
|11-19-2013 04:21 PM|
|20Jeep06||New to Johnson City, most if not all trails listed on here are closed off. Anyone know of trails that are still open? Mostly stock 06 X|
|11-08-2013 10:15 AM|
|Original_Junior||Just moved up from GA to Johnson City. I heard about the fire tower. Where is it? I heard it is a nice hike for the family.|
|09-10-2013 02:40 AM|
|custer3_5||Right outside of abingdon va. Anybody know of some stock capable trails around here. Nothing to extreme as ill take the gf with me. But something fun|
|08-22-2013 12:53 AM|
|biker boy||johnson city here. not many trails closed most down.87 wrangler mostly stock.|
|07-28-2013 12:43 AM|
|gbendezu||limestone TN! just moved here a week ago!|
|07-06-2013 09:52 AM|
|Ckincaid1404||Any good places to buy some stuff for my jeep in the area?|
|06-03-2013 07:49 PM|
Bristol here just bought my 4th wrangler and my favorite so far. I am needing a front driveshaft for a 2.5 5 speed if anyone happens to have one to sale?
|05-16-2013 12:59 PM|
|Sparkplugg||It is very capable as it is.|
|05-12-2013 09:05 PM|
|Charlie Joker||Stock so far. Gonna start out pretty simple. I don't have a lot of $$ to sink into it plus I ain't taking my $40k Jeep extreme offroading but I would like to get it a little muddy from time to time.|
|05-11-2013 01:26 PM|
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