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12-04-2012 12:43 PM
Overthink Choccolocco Mtn. has their Christmas ride this weekend. The have lots of moderate trails there..great place with lots of amenities. I'm going up on Thursday and getting a full hook up at the campground.
11-05-2012 09:36 AM
BamaRolln I just recently ordered and received the National Geographic Alabama Recreation Atlas from Amazon and I highly recommend this atlas. Check it out: National Geographic Maps | State Recreation Atlas - Alabama

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.
09-10-2012 10:29 PM
Sottyman Not many when I was out there. Hell, I might have been the only one. Plenty of ATVs/dirt bikes/side by sides, but the SUVs and Jeeps were hen's teeth. I saw maybe one or two other "regular" vehicles, but I was the only Jeep. Having said that it's a big property so who knows? If my plans this weekend fall through I might just have to join you in GA!
09-10-2012 07:10 AM
Originally Posted by Sottyman View Post
Made it out to Stony today- weather was PERFECT! Didn't spend all day out there, but got a lot of the advanced and some extreme trails in- my stock TJ on 31's did just fine. If anyone wants to meet up sometime just PM me. If I'm free I'll make the drive from B'ham!
Were there many Jeeps at Stoney? Sunday afternoon is a good time to go. When I was there last week the Rhinos were driving a wee bit too speedy on the main road. I had to go buy some higher reach jack stands for a spring swap I attemted Saturday but the rear springs were not a matched set from the Sahara take-offs I bought on eBay, found an odd one though for another FIFTY DOLLARS! Trying to get ready for a meet-up north of Atlanta next weekend, that is if I can get my work done. SAE 2012
09-09-2012 10:47 PM
Sottyman Made it out to Stony today- weather was PERFECT! Didn't spend all day out there, but got a lot of the advanced and some extreme trails in- my stock TJ on 31's did just fine. If anyone wants to meet up sometime just PM me. If I'm free I'll make the drive from B'ham!
09-07-2012 07:18 PM
Sottyman Anyone up for Stoney this Sunday if the weather holds?
09-06-2012 11:14 PM
Sottyman SaltRiver- Looks good man!
09-05-2012 07:36 AM
Lineville AL Heritage Days Festival 11/05/12

This is a great festival on the east side of Mount Cheaha on November 5. They have a small music stage and you can walka 4-block area and visits shops. We sat down for lunch with the mayor at the Fire Department fundraiser BBQ. You can mix some light gravel road touring in if you approach from Talladega via Skline Drive and then cut down to Lineville by taking a right where the pavement up to Mt. Cheaha starts.

Lineville Merchants Association Heritage Day Festival - Sweet Home Alabama

And the pictures are of Nubbin Creek Trail same day just North of Mt. Cheaha. Nice easy hike with some water falls at 0.75 mile and another at 1.0 mile.
09-05-2012 07:15 AM
Cullamn County Oktoberfest & Stoney Lonesome OHV Park

If you want to make a weekend out of it or just a day trip check out the Cullman County Octoberfest and visit Stoney Lonesome for a few hours also! We went to the opening ceremony last year on a Sunday at 1:30 and were on the trail at Stoney Lonesome by 3:30. Opening ceremony this year is Sunday October 7 at 1:30 PM and the festival runs from 10/06/12 to 10/13/12. Pictures below are of the selection of the Oktoberfest Queen (decided by which young lady gets the cupcake with the ring in it) and dancing.

09-04-2012 07:15 PM
Sottyman Bama-

2.5 Ton Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®
6 Ton Jack Stand Set

Just picked those up over the weekend. Might be something you'd be interested in.
09-04-2012 09:37 AM
BamaRolln I need a taller floor jack. I have to put mine on a piece of 2x10 to get it to raise my tires off the floor.

Originally Posted by JustAMe View Post
Take 280 towards Sylacauga, turn right onto Co Rd 55. Go a few miles and turn left onto Co Rd 51. A mile or three in it will turn to dirt. Tons of offshoot logging roads and trails from there. Just watch for hunting club signs and no trespassing ones.
I had about an hour and a half on Sunday afternoon and I took a ride down Co Rd 51. Every side road seemed to be gated and marked with hunting club signs. When I came back out on paved Co Rd 61 I just looped back around to 55 and headed home.

It was still a nice ride on some paved country roads but there wasn't much ridable (is that a word?) dirt down there.
09-04-2012 08:18 AM
Saltriverfolk Very productive weekend! Isn't Sears great? If tehy only had a Jeep section . . .
09-03-2012 01:18 AM
Sottyman Sorry I missed you guys. Spent the day appliance shopping with the family >_>. At least I got a good deal on some jack stands and a floor jack this weekend. Put my coil spacers on the front and my TJ is sitting nice n' level now. Also replaced headlights. Turned into a maintenance weekend. Fun, but not as fun as it could have been lol
09-02-2012 10:51 AM
Saltriverfolk We'll be at Stoney Lonesome today around noon. The newly graded and banked trail 411/411b/412 entrance near landing zone 12 all the way at the back of the park is the one to do - as long as you have good tire tread! If it is your first time at Stoney Lonesome, set aside 20 minutes to fill out the paperwork and watch the safety video. Cost is $10+$5 per person and there will be plenty of folks riding today. You can download a couple of the forms ahead of time. A little less crowded on Sundays about 3. Maybe be a little rain coming in late afternoon.
08-28-2012 11:30 PM
Sottyman Work on it. I'll go alone if I have to, but I'd like to meet some of you guys. Keep me posted.
08-28-2012 10:47 PM
BamaRolln Wife's family will be at our house so..... YES. But I probably can't get a kitchen pass.
08-28-2012 10:32 PM
Sottyman Anyone thinking about heading out this weekend?
08-19-2012 03:11 PM
RecycledTeen You can check on some pictures of Stony Lonesome on the Jeep Jamboree USA website under the discussion groups. The ride there is Cullman but takes place at SL ORP.

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08-19-2012 12:43 PM
Sottyman Have you been to Grey Rock yet? It's around exit 275 off 65, with Stoney Lonesome being around 299. A few miles closer to B'ham if that's where you are.

I haven't been to either place, so it looks like I have a growing to-do list.
08-19-2012 09:56 AM
Central Alabama Off Road Society

I generally take the better half for good company but would also go if I had another Jeeper to ride with on the trail. I think I am about ready to join the Central Alabama ORV club. In fact, making out the check today. | A 4x4 club in the Birmingham, Alabama area!
08-19-2012 09:50 AM
BamaRolln I had to get an automatic because my legs are too short to push the clutch all the way down.

Do you guys ride alone or do you take any family or friends along?
08-19-2012 12:46 AM
Sottyman You must be hella lucky to be driving as a 9yr old. Pretty well spoken for, too. Had me fooled
08-18-2012 11:38 PM
BamaRolln Can't make it tomorrow but my problem is going to be 9 year old Fall Baseball and Flag Football through October. Football games are on Saturdays and baseball on Sunday afternoons. There may be some time to take a ride on a afternoon if we have football early or no baseball on a Sunday. I have to just play it by ear.
08-18-2012 10:40 PM
Sottyman BamaRolln & Saltriverfolk - let's get somethin' together in the next weekend or two? I haven't had much fun since Moab back in March...
08-18-2012 10:28 PM
Saltriverfolk I'm game for Stoney Lonesome tomorrow if anyone is up for it.
08-18-2012 08:47 PM
BamaRolln I've been trying to find time to go check that place out. I just haven't been able to fit it in.
08-18-2012 06:49 PM
Sottyman Anyone wanna hit up Stoney Lonesome around Cullman sometime?
08-15-2012 08:58 PM
BRAVO TANGO Lots of old mining trails in brookwood. A little ways from bham though but I think it's worth the drive
08-13-2012 09:30 PM
Saltriverfolk Do the Skyway Motorway from US Highway 431 near Oxford to Highway 148 East of Sylacauga. You can also hit the middle off of Highway 77 East of Talladega. Takes about 2 hours start to finish but you should get the Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer Alabama Topographic Map Book which you can get for $20 at most large book stores. Street tires are fine when it is not raining although get ready for a bumpy ride and the road is not marked well in come cases where it crosses the paved roads. You have to dogleg a little around Chandler Springs and look/listen out for dirtbikes and ORVs around the corners!
08-09-2012 12:54 PM
Harshat I'm gonna check this out! Was out in the Harpersville area last weekend, but ran out of time, and had to get back home before I found more than dirt roads.

My stock 06 Rubi needs some 4x4 time :P
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