|04-17-2014 11:24 AM|
|muddinmatt||Correction : I was last at Horse Creek on 10/2013. Sorry about that.|
|04-16-2014 09:24 AM|
I'm in Johnson City also. I have talked with FS office and it really sounds like they are trying to keep people out of the woods to me.
Stoney Creek has been closed. You can travel up gravel road by Blue Hole but back side is closed off.
Bumpas Cove is closed until further notice.
Little trail I call Dark Hollow (long branch road) in Erwin ... closed due to "storm damage"
There was a write-up in Kingsport Press and JC Press about Bays mountain. Been some offroaders in there cutting trails and doing damage. Report didn't say it was closed but said they would be watching it. From what I understand the Kingsport side has been closed for years and people was going in on church hill side.(Never been there myself)
Buffalo Mtn. (Off Dry Creek) in washington co. has been open from time-to-time and it is now gravel road, all branch-off trail are not legal.
Horse Creek (Greene Co.) was open last time I was there 10/2014. Its a nice ride for a stock Jeep and has a few small challenge spots. With that said : I also noticed some people had been climbing a few places off the trail. If you want to ride it ... better do it soon because I feel that with it being the only open local trail ... It will get more traffic and get shut down also.
Beauty spot (Erwin) is a gravel road all the way across. I have heard they close it when it snows now due to people having to be rescued in stuck vehicles.
I know this is not happy news but hope it answers some questions.
I did see a ton of Jeeps at a steakhouse in Kingsport few weekends ago .. Was that any of you guys?
|04-05-2014 08:03 AM|
|04-05-2014 08:01 AM|
|Cpt. Longhorn||me and a few buddies are going to browns mtn ohv tomorrow if anyone would like to go|
|04-04-2014 02:29 PM|
I have a brand new rig and pinion set for a dana 30. Iv had too long so 4wd wont let me return them. Asking 150$ they are literaly brand new never used.
Also a dana 35 rear ejd from my 94 yj. Stock gear ratio asking 200. Give me a pm
|04-03-2014 08:30 AM|
|YJkiddo||Any place known for selling decent off road tires? At a good non brand new price? I have 33/12.50 BFG-A/T and would like to trade for 35" mud terrains of some sort.|
|04-02-2014 08:41 AM|
DiabeticHero- JC resident also here. I've seen your rig around town. Not many of the Commando Greens around here. I've seen yours, another JKU Sport, and then mine.
|03-29-2014 11:16 PM|
|Ptw5182||Kingsport here. Anyone doing meet and eats this year?|
|03-20-2014 08:36 PM|
|tennesseegator||No problem. A forest service map is always a great thing to have too. You can buy them at the ranger station in Erwin.|
|03-20-2014 08:29 PM|
|YJkiddo||Hey thanks for the info★ I plan to go ridin on leave this july|
|03-20-2014 06:18 PM|
I don't know what their name for the Bumpus Cove trail is, so I don't know if it is open or not. For the past several months the only places to go have been out by Holston Mtn or past Blue Hole. Yawn.
Longhorn, I can't help you with Bays Mtn. I still haven't been up there, and the guys in the Tri-Cities Jeep Club haven't been going up there at all, I think a pretty good part of the trail is illegal.
|03-08-2014 09:17 PM|
tried to find the bays mountain trail today and failed, any help would be appreciated!!
|03-04-2014 10:50 AM|
|YJkiddo||White top is a lot of fun. Only been when it snowed real good tho|
|03-04-2014 10:33 AM|
|Double_a914||Bumpus cove is the closest legal wheeling that I know of. I wish there were more spots.|
|03-04-2014 07:10 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 04:15 PM|
|YJkiddo||Wish I was back home fellas, and/or ladies (just in case I'd love some wheelin|
|01-21-2014 01:39 PM|
|12-21-2013 09:54 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 09:23 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 09:20 AM|
|12-21-2013 07:38 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 08:50 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 11:17 AM|
|Jaysrubi||How do you get to the Beauty Spot also? Thanks|
|12-20-2013 07:02 AM|
|tennesseegator||How do you get to Bumpus Cove?|
|12-19-2013 06:33 AM|
|11-21-2013 07:23 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 08:34 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 10:25 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 03:39 PM|
|11-20-2013 03:21 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
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