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    Green River Game Lands Group Ride 7/21 @ 2pm

    The Green River Game Lands are open to mountain bike travel now

    I plan on checking out the trails on my bike this Sunday.

    If you want to join me meet at the Long Ridge trail head off of Big Hungry Rd. at 1:45pm, rolling out at 2pm.

    Four hours or so.

    Mountain casual pace. You are responsible for yourself.

    A heads up that you are attending would be great (as nobody ever comes on my group rides). Post here, pm me, or email me at clayfaineATgmailDOTcom

    Hope to see you there. Gonna be Epic!
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    Is this off Upward Rd, past the waterfall and down by where the kayaks let in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Is this off Upward Rd, past the waterfall and down by where the kayaks let in?
    I'm not sure where the kayaks let in.

    Take Upward Rd. to Big Hungry Rd. Go .5 miles and take a left to stay on Big Hungry. Go .3 miles and make a right to stay on Big Hungry. Go 4.6 miles and there will be a small parking area off to the right. If it is full go on down to the end of the road and park there. Don't block any gates.
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    Ok, it has been a few years but I used to live on King Rd right off Big Hungry. I have hiked a little bike there and vaguely remember it. I will probably come check it out with you.
    Looks like it is a little less than 10 miles. Wanna do it both ways?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Ok, it has been a few years but I used to live on King Rd right off Big Hungry. I have hiked a little bike there and vaguely remember it. I will probably come check it out with you.
    Looks like it is a little less than 10 miles. Wanna do it both ways?
    I have a few different loop options in mind but aren't attached to anything so we can figure it out as we go. See you tomorrow.
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    Yup, I will be bringing 1 maybe 2.
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    Good meeting you dude. Those trails are going to be nice after some of the down trees are gut away. Matt and I may be going through there soon with hand saws. Thanks for taking us through.
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    Green River Game Lands Group Ride 7/21 @ 2pm

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Good meeting you dude. Those trails are going to be nice after some of the down trees are gut away. Matt and I may be going through there soon with hand saws. Thanks for taking us through.
    Cool. So it was worth the trip? How many miles?

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    We only did 8.6 miles but there was 1455 ft of elevation gain in that.
    It is steep and technical in some spots and needs a lot of saw work.
    The single track is nice and narrow and much of it runs right along the river.

    They are planning on doing some races in Sept so I have a feeling the trail work that is much needed will be done soon.

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    I liked it. Interesting and challenging terrain. Most of that elevation gain came in a two mile stretch. I'll be back out there again soon to check the rest of the trails out.

    Thanks for making it out kjlued!
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    new to me. Is Big Hungry a deadend rd? any chance these trails are accessible from Green River Rd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by driftwood View Post

    Thanks for making it out kjlued!
    Thanks for showing me around.

    I think Matt and I plan on going out there with some saws soon to start clearing some of the stuff that can be hand cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedchick View Post
    new to me. Is Big Hungry a deadend rd? any chance these trails are accessible from Green River Rd?
    Yes, Big Hungry Rd does dead end.
    Before you get to the end, you will probably see a bunch of cars parked along the road. The Pulliam Creek trail head is there. That is where we went in but drove down a little further where their was a small gravel lot to park.

    You can also go down to the end of Big Hungry and you will see a gated lot with a gate. On the other side of that gate is a couple piles of gravel. That is the Long Ridge trail head. That is where we came out.

    Not sure, but looking at the map I am posting and comparing it to Google Maps, it looks like the parking area for the Green River Cove Trail is right off Green River Cove Rd in Saluda next to the Wilderness Cove Tubing place (possibly in their lot).

    Here is a map to help you out.

    http://eco-wnc.org/images/greenriver_gamelands_map.pdf

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    I got a little but washed off with Technu lotion when I got home.
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    Yes, you can park off Green River Rd.

    I hope to get back out there tomorrow after work if anyone is interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Not sure, but looking at the map I am posting and comparing it to Google Maps, it looks like the parking area for the Green River Cove Trail is right off Green River Cove Rd in Saluda next to the Wilderness Cove Tubing place (possibly in their lot).
    The trailhead on this side is quite hidden. I had to look a few minutes when I first went there. Its just past the bridge on the left and the sign is covered up in the woods unless that has changed.
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    Check, good to know but my buddy lives on Big Hungry and it is closer to my house so I imagine I will park there.

    There is also a spot where Kayakers go in for Green River Kayaking and I know there are a couple trails back there that go along the Green River and probably connect to the trails off Gallimore Rd which is off Big Hungry.
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    I'm excited to check out these trails on the bike. Never been other than for the Green race.

    I signed up for their trailwork list a month ago but haven't heard anything. I'd love to fire up the saws and help take care of some of those trees.

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    I signed up too but have not heard a thing.

    That being said, I doubt anyone will say a word if you ride through there with a saw and start cutting. We moved a few small trees the other day but didn't have a saw. Plans changed so this weekend is out for me, but next time I ride though there, I am going to carry mine with me to cut the smaller stuff (up to 6"). Hopefully next weekend I will be able to spend a day out there cutting and moving.
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    FYI-just got an email from John Grace

    Trail day sunday, aug 11 at Pulliam creek, 9 am. I'll be out west but figured I'd spread the word.

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    I saw that.
    They will be clearing drains.

    I don't think I will be able to join them but I may go out there and slice some down trees up later with a friend.
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    Rode GRGL again today with mattnmtns and removed about half the trees that would cause anyone to get off their bike on Pulliam Creek, Green River Cove Trail, Bluff Trail and Turkey Gut Trail. What we didn't remove will mostly need chain saws.

    Saw the drain work done on Pulliam which I imagine was done by John Grace and crew. Thanks to those who did it.

    Met 3 other riders who stopped and helped us clear one of the larger trees we could clear. Thanks for the help.

    Fun trails system and I think in time it will get better.
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    Pfftt we were just sanitizing the trails.

    Lots of potential out there. Wish we didn't climb out of the clear cut section, but that was my fault. The downed trees are an easy fix. Lots of drainage issues on that trail top to bottom and back up. That is going to be harder.

    Hopefully someone has taken some before pictures as to how bad the tread and erosion is BMB(before mountain bikers). The trail is literally a creek in lots of places.

    Just glad there are some additional trails instead of losing some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnmtns View Post
    Pfftt we were just sanitizing the trails.

    Lots of potential out there. Wish we didn't climb out of the clear cut section, but that was my fault. The downed trees are an easy fix. Lots of drainage issues on that trail top to bottom and back up. That is going to be harder.

    Hopefully someone has taken some before pictures as to how bad the tread and erosion is BMB(before mountain bikers). The trail is literally a creek in lots of places.

    Just glad there are some additional trails instead of losing some.
    I took lots of pictures when I was out there last week as I'll be interested to see how the trails change with mountain bike traffic. There are some problem areas as well as some really nice long stretches of really tight single track. I hope the single track remains.
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    Thanks for the map, and thanks for the PI warning. I am very suseptible. Looking forward to checking these trails out after a hard frost!

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    Man, if anybody that knows it wants to do a loop out there, let me know and I am down.
    I am dying to learn the layout of these trails.
    This place is so close to my house. And I am down to help clear the trails there as well.
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