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07-08-2010 04:24 AM
Igrok I'd love to get over there with y'all, but I'm working weekends the whole month of July, however, August is fair game!
07-04-2010 02:31 PM
EdJonesJeeper Axle on and ready to wheel! I'm down for as soon as July 10, the 17 is our meet and greet. Anybody think we can get a group that quick!
06-23-2010 04:37 AM
tarheel Looks like a great place!

Remember to teach them young that seatbelts are a must even on beginner trails. You'll be glad later when it gets more difficult.
06-15-2010 09:00 AM
drivebytruckerz Neat looking trail.
06-15-2010 08:40 AM
Seawalker .
06-14-2010 03:29 PM
EdJonesJeeper Glad to hear its not just a dirt road and there is some difficulty to it. I like that!
06-14-2010 02:33 PM
Seawalker No finding it was easy. Just past the 8 mile marker west bound on I-40 at the end of the guard rail you turn off onto a gravel road. After about 1/4 mile the gravel ends and it is just dirt to the top. I read where this is considered a beginner trail if that is true than I am not up to the beginner level yet. But we had a great time and will definitely do it again. Good learning experience.
06-14-2010 02:06 PM
EdJonesJeeper Pics look great! Wish I could have made it. Did you have any difficulty finding it?
06-14-2010 09:45 AM
Seawalker Ww went to Hurricane Creek on Saturday. We had a great time . There are many water crossing and a lot of good climbs. Here are a few pic's. [IMG]

2002 TJ 5 4.0 5 speed
06-09-2010 11:51 PM
EdJonesJeeper 33s on 3.5" RE superflx
Dana 44 3.73 LSD rear
xrc 8 winch
no locker yet up front
06-09-2010 09:36 PM
jeep trip

Thanks for the reply, where do you live in arden,the place where I stay is a house at Luthridge off of Hwy 25. My Tj is on 33's with a 2" lift, no lockers or anything hope to have a winch and front locker by then. Hows your Tj set up.
06-09-2010 08:54 PM
EdJonesJeeper Def. Man no prob. we'll get the dates ready and convoy. Had too much fun! Mostly a bunch of buggies there so we have to keep the jeeps toghther!
06-09-2010 06:55 PM
Question for Edjonesjeeper

Edjonesjeeper I met you back on Memorial Day weekend at a gas station on the exit of The Flats. Don't know if you remember a guy talking to you about The Flats. I live in Ga but have access to a house in Arden to stay in from time to time I'd like to try out the Flats in Sept just dont want to go alone looking for someone to meet up with to go if you are going I would like to meet up with your group to go then.
06-09-2010 03:30 PM
ashevilleyjmike I'm not gonna make it either....I say postpone for now?
06-09-2010 09:07 AM
Seawalker What is the Exit # for Hardees in Biltmore? I'd like to join you.
06-08-2010 04:27 PM
EdJonesJeeper Aaehhh!!!! Axleshafts backordered till 2nd week July! I'm totally screwed. Hate I'm gonna miss this trip.

Mike u can still borow tire if needed. We should meet at fat cats and have a beer anyway.
06-07-2010 08:38 AM
ashevilleyjmike Glad you found the place. I'm not sure about that turn you made...I've only been there once and we went the downhill direction. If you'd kept climbing, it pops out on a farm, which leads to pavement on top of the mountain. That road takes you down and back to 40. From the topo map (look up a Google satellite image) and what I remember, you follow the creek the whole way in either direction.
Other trails around Asheville: If you know anyone in Candler, there are many miles of 4x4 trails there. You'd have to go with a "local" as a lot of it goes on private's all around the base of Mt. Pisgah. The "locals" I know are crazy rednecks and I'm not going wheeling with them.

EdJones: We can postpone this trip Saturday if problem.
06-06-2010 09:54 AM
Originally Posted by ashevilleyjmike View Post
There is Hurricane Creek near the TN line. It's close to the Fines Creek exit off of 40. Creek crossings, mud holes, climbing, etc. I took my stock Ranger there a few years ago and it did okay. I'd like to do that again. It's about 45 mins. from Asheville.

I really appreciate this information. My friend and I departed N Asheville yesterday and we found this trail. There was a light drizzle and the creek was moving pretty fast. I had some "concerning" moments in my stock 1995 Wrangler Sahara, but overall she did very well.

There is a point where the road forks left or you can go straight. We kept straight in an effort to keep climbing the mountain, but we were unsure we made the right call and turned around once the rain picked up. It was late in the day and we didn't want to spend the night because we got stuck in the thick mud or crossing the growing creek.

What is at the end of that trail? Can you recommend any other trails around Asheville that you can have tried that you think a stock Wrangler could handle? I have four fairly new Goodyear Fortera 75R15 on it.

Again, I appreciate all of the info...take care.
06-06-2010 12:20 AM
APPSTATEwrangler no promises yet but this might be a go for me.
ill have to check on the latest updates this comin week but ill let yall know
06-05-2010 09:40 PM
cabnboy I hope y'all get to go and will post trip stories.
06-05-2010 01:24 PM
EdJonesJeeper I'm down in Arden as well, right off sweeten creek. My axle shafts didn't come in yet so I might be pressed for time. Might have to leave work early one day and put it all together! Friend supposed to let me borrow that SWR thing sometime this week.
06-02-2010 09:07 AM
ashevilleyjmike EdJones - Too bad about your 35, let me know if you can still make it.

Who else is coming? Biltmore Hardees is out of our way (Arden/Bent Creek) so I was thinking meeting somewhere further down 40, like Candler or Canton?

If we get done early enough, I may head up to Max Patch before going home.
06-01-2010 08:40 PM
EdJonesJeeper Sheered 3 teeth off spider gears in my Dana 35 at the flats last weekend. Got a 44 going to pick up friday. Have to put axle shafts in it and bolt it in this weekend (hopefully). If all goes well should have no prob still making it to hurricane creek. Noticed couple guys going to Uwarrie that same weekend. Think I'll wait to put in front locker before that trip.
05-22-2010 10:04 AM
EdJonesJeeper Well can everyone meet in Asheville and convoy. I know AppSt prob can't but we can still meet him exit b4. Meet at hardees in biltmore 10 am?
05-21-2010 08:39 AM
ashevilleyjmike Yeah, we could get breakfast before and have lunch out on the trail somewhere. My buddy will be out of town, so no after-ride cookout. Real nice stream and I hear there's good fishing in it.
05-20-2010 04:42 PM
EdJonesJeeper Great map Mike! We should plan to meet at the exit before the trail and grab a late breakfast or early lunch.
05-20-2010 12:08 PM
Sandymess Not sure if i'm scheduled off that weekend yet, should find out this week. If so, the JK and i will be there!
05-20-2010 11:10 AM
ashevilleyjmike Scanned from Gazetteer.
05-20-2010 11:10 AM
EdJonesJeeper Yes it's on my old stock 5 hole jeep rim. And I'm all about sum grill!
05-20-2010 10:19 AM
ashevilleyjmike Well then, if it's 5x4.5 pattern it looks like we're in business. I might take you up on that if I don't have one by then.

I'll mark it on the calendar and round up a buddy or two. My friend Howie lives right over the mountain on Fines Creek. Maybe I can set up a cookout afterwards?.....he'd love that.
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