Rode two great outlaw trails near Hilltop this Fourth of July weekend. The first one is what I dubbed the Windmill Gap Trail. It is 15.8 miles long and goes from Windmill Gap Rd to Trail 46 of the Hatfield McCoy Indian Ridge trail system. I’d give it a blue rating on the Hatfield McCoy rating sytem. It had challenging mud holes and mud hole bypasses for those who didn't want to get too dirty. I have two waypoints for you to find it – WindmillGapRd and Trail46.
The second trail is a good candidate for the much anticipated connector between the Hatfield-McCoy Indian Ridge and Pinnacle Creek trail systems. The trail is not marked. It starts across the street from the Northfork Trail Head of the Indian Ridge trail system and takes you to a place called Tinys which is a stone’s throw from Trail 23 of the Pinnacle Creek trail system. It is 8.2 miles long and is a green trail.
You are the master on GPS maps and tracks. I like your idea of having a session on editing and uploading tracks. I barely know how to use Garmin's MapSource program. Its not easy to use for me. I do my own tracks because I have a terrible sense of direction and I like to know where I am and where I've been. I've been totally turned around before and was only able to get out of the woods because I had my own tracks. You are right about the Garmin Nuvi series. I have a Nuvi 1400 for the car. I use the Garmin 60CSx when ATVing. I can upload and display maps, but it won't display tracks I upload on the Nuvi. Its funny that the Nuvi can show you bread crumb tracks (tracklogs) that show you where you've been, but it won't let you display your own tracks.
I totally missed telling everyone about the most exciting part of the whole trip this weekend. I saw a bear. A real live, wild bear!!! Really! It was all black. It was lopping on the trail in front of me. I happened to be leading on that part of the trail. I was on the creek trail between Wagon Wheel and the bottom of Stair Steps. At first I thought it was a large dog, only the size was about twice the size of the biggest dog I'd ever seen. Its gait was different from a dogs as well. I was screeming and yelling into my walkie talkie so much that Tom D, who was behind me, was so concerned, he thought the bear had already pounced on me. Eventually, the bear made a right angle off the trail onto a 70 degree slope up the mountain. When it got to a ledge, it paused and stared back at us.
franciscoc: Hello everyone, first time UTV owner (2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE) from Chapel Hill. I have read the new members info., application form, etc. and I am very interested in joining your club. I am looking forward to the chance of meeting you all. Thanks
Jul 8, 2018 19:22:57 GMT -5
kevinb: franciscoc, Good choice on a machine, we have several Wolvies in our group. The next meeting should be on July 17th. Stay tuned and Lonnie (our president) will post up info on the meeting.
Jul 10, 2018 7:30:43 GMT -5
Lonnie W: Yep, the next meeting is July 17. See ya there.
Jul 12, 2018 9:39:15 GMT -5
awesomeatvrentals: Looking for an ATV trail near Union or Mecklenburg County
Oct 14, 2018 12:09:12 GMT -5
jim: I have a Cam-Am 650 Outlander 2 up only has 92 miles for sale. Asking 8000. Email me if interested email@example.com
Mar 7, 2019 18:42:34 GMT -5
John S: Need to find some folks to ride with. Live in Raleigh but love to ride WV
Jun 27, 2019 12:23:12 GMT -5
Randy_R: Just thought I'd post something here. lol
Jul 31, 2019 21:32:25 GMT -5
Wiley M: Yep not much going on in the shoutbox! We have a meeting tonight.
Aug 20, 2019 9:38:37 GMT -5
David B: Let’s go ride in the snow!!!
Dec 12, 2019 19:54:45 GMT -5
John S: Hope everyone has a safe holiday. I hope to see more of WV next year. Merry Christmas to all!!
Dec 22, 2019 13:18:56 GMT -5
me109: New to the forum - from Carroll County MD.. I joined because I'm looking for information on "Bob T" maps..
Feb 25, 2020 9:46:49 GMT -5
tnmax: A great TN howdy to you all!
Jun 12, 2020 9:44:09 GMT -5
timber: Hello all. New here. Looking forward to hitting the trails with you all.
Sept 17, 2020 8:29:02 GMT -5
John Savarese: Hi there! Just joined the forum. I'm just outside of Charlotte, looking for an active riding club that's not 4 hours away. You guys popped up in my search.
Nov 2, 2020 15:19:11 GMT -5
bigk: Hey all. Just joined, anyone from Morganton, NC here?
Dec 15, 2020 9:37:38 GMT -5
Mike F: Most of the folks are from Winston Salem, Charlotte area. But people are everywhere, I am in Catawba/Hickory not far from you. We normally ride WV Hatfield McCoy Trails/ Outlaw Trails. Some go down to Carolina Adventure World for short day trips.
Dec 15, 2020 14:29:58 GMT -5
bigk: Anyone planning a short trip in February?
Dec 17, 2020 8:06:48 GMT -5
onedollar: Hello, New Here. I ride SXS in WV a lot and have my own place up there. Looking forward to meeting some of you and hitting the trails.
Sept 15, 2021 13:26:49 GMT -5
PD: Hello everyone hope to ride with y’all . I’m in moyock nc and have razor Xp 1000 and love to trail ride .
Nov 28, 2021 20:01:40 GMT -5