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    Dual horse accident at Corn Mill Shoals crossing in DuPont

    While eating lunch on the side of the water just below the Corn Mill Shoals crossing after a fun ride in DuPont on Sunday afternoon I witnessed two horses and riders tumble down the short falls and become stranded in the water and unmanageable slick rocks. I attempted to help them get the horses out of the water, but to no avail and I headed to the road to call for help. It was a well burly pinch these folks were in last I saw them, one of the horses was bleeding from the mouth and I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least one broken leg in the mix at the very minimum. We were having one king hell of a time getting the horses to even budge once they got to a spot in the water where they weren't being deluged and could stand up without slipping. They really took a tumble down the slick rock shoals, and had it even worse slipping and falling on the rocks as they tried to get out of the current. Did anyone else run across this situation on Sunday afternoon 2-ish and can report on what finally happened? I really hope someone was able to help them out and everyone survived with only adventure stories. When I called 911 they said that they already had had a report and were dispatching someone there, but I don't know any more than that, hence this post. Any information would be welcome, thanks.

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    I hope everyone is ok but in all honesty this is natural selection at its best.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Re: Dual horse accident at Corn Mill Shoals crossing in DuPont

    This isn't the first time this has happened. I hope this doesn't mean a bridge in on the way...
    He/she who works the trails does so in their own image.

    Speed just slows me down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bfluid View Post
    This isn't the first time this has happened. I hope this doesn't mean a bridge in on the way...
    I doubt it will but I wish it would.
    They really should put one there.
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    Re: Dual horse accident at Corn Mill Shoals crossing in DuPont

    I used to feel the same way. But I think I prefer less traffic on the South side.

    And having an easy way across means I would probably ride the river less, which I do enjoy. But it does give some extra incentive not having another option. Besides going around of course.
    He/she who works the trails does so in their own image.

    Speed just slows me down...

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    If I am looking for less traffic, I don't go to DuPont (or Bent Creek).
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    Bent creek is tooooo crowded.

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    Re: Dual horse accident at Corn Mill Shoals crossing in DuPont

    A bridge would be nice during the winter.

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    It is more fun walking across the water in winter and seeing the looks on peoples faces thinking you are absolutely nuts. lol
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    I wish there was a bridge at Corn mill shoals
    It makes it hard to do large perimeter loops when the weather is way too cold to be in the water.

    I fell down at that crossing one time several years ago and my bike went down stream
    You have to wade up stream far enough that the current is not trying to knock you down.

    I don't ride Dupont that often but I was out there with my buddies that ride cross bikes and Dupont is great for that sort of bike

    Dupont is fast and fun but I prefer Pisgah
    The dog Nazi's are out in force at Dupont and I like to ride with my two dogs
    I rarely see anyone on my rides in Pisgah

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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    I wish there was a bridge at Corn mill shoals
    It makes it hard to do large perimeter loops when the weather is way too cold to be in the water.
    When is the weather way too cold to cross?
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    When the horses are walking across Fawn Lake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    When is the weather way too cold to cross?
    Winter and when the temps are in the 40's or lower
    Riding with wet clothes in cold weather is not fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by El34 View Post
    Winter and when the temps are in the 40's or lower
    Riding with wet clothes in cold weather is not fun
    I cross it all year long even below the 40's
    Just have to be smart enough to be prepared and you won't have wet clothes.
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    That's good for you

    In the winter I have leg protection and multiple layers on
    I don't want to strip down to keep from getting wet

    I just ride out of fawn lake, buck forest or the farm parking lot and do big loops
    I still can access both sides of the river no problem

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    You guys who ride across, do you ride down low where the moss is? That's certainly where I've found it most stable to walk across, but couldn't get the nerve to ride it.

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    Hurt horses makes me sad, but hurt dummies that rode them into that position does not. Since deciding to walk that crossing in socks, it has become 100% easier and now I don't mind. As far as winter is concerned, I'm wet anyway from sweat, so I don't mind my lil' toseys getting a little more wet.
    ​mountain biking is fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docter_zab View Post
    Since deciding to walk that crossing in socks, it has become 100% easier and now I don't mind. As far as winter is concerned, I'm wet anyway from sweat, so I don't mind my lil' toseys getting a little more wet.
    Wool socks makes wet feet a minor issue at most
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    ... your idea of technical may be much different than other peoples idea of technical.

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    I spare pare of dry socks in my pack make wet socks zero issue.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I just try to grow enough foot hair to not need socks.
    ​mountain biking is fun.

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    That is bad ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BermReynolds View Post
    Wow I wish I had got to see that I hate horses
    So you are saying that you would like to see horses get seriously injured? That's sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I spare pare of dry socks in my pack make wet socks zero issue.
    What does that even mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjanes View Post
    What does that even mean?
    It means I was drinking the night I typed that. lol
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    yep, leaving the socks on makes crossings much easier. i can't say how many times i have almost lost it crossing the Little River before trying it in socks. now its a piece of cake.

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