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post #11 of 21 Old 12-10-2013, 09:47 AM
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We love riding the mountain trails....and ride the Cohutta's somewhat frequently.

Have you ridden any of the trails north of you out of Lost Coral in Gee Creek State park? There's still some up that way I haven't ridden yet...

Also, Ft. Mountain is close to you....and farther south, Garland Mountain...

Dry Creek is also a nice ride, and on Lookout Mountain, the Lula land trust....this is an area I plan to ride more in as I haven't rode a lot of the trails in NW Georgia....Cloudland Canyon, and Pigeon Mountain.

Here's the Gee Creek loop:
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post #12 of 21 Old 12-10-2013, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for replying Gunslinger, you would have lots of great trail ideas for her. I am a little more south of her so Cohutta is about as far north as we would go for just a day ride. We have ridden Dry Creek ,Garland Mountain. I have never ridden at Fort Mountain, we drove up there and was not impressed with the drive up nor the stables that give guided tours.

Dry Creek for us is just 30 min away so that is our "GO TO" place. Garland Mtn. is south of us and an easy drive but about 45 min from us.

It is good to hear from you Gunslinger. we need to get together and ride some...

Rhonda

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post #13 of 21 Old 12-11-2013, 02:53 PM
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It is good to hear from you Gunslinger. we need to get together and ride some...

Rhonda
Yes we do...DW has had the crud for about a month now....upper repository thing....and it's been raining so hard I've had to stop work on the ark....looks like more rain this weekend...I haven't been out on the trail now for about a month....very unusual for us to go this long...

Miss Lacy's starting to get depressed and all she wants to do is stand around and eat hay all day....we're well over due for a ride....the days are so short now it would be hard to get a decent 15 mile loop in before dark....with out being out at the crack of dawn...

Ya'll been riding much?

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post #14 of 21 Old 12-11-2013, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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We have gone to some places around here close by so we could at least get in a short 4-6 hour ride. Mostly Road Riding... (gravel/dirt).

Probably if the rain doesn't lighten up, our next trip to cohutta will be park at Sylco Campground, ride up to Big Creek Campground.. a total road ride, but still pretty and can have lunch at Big Creek. Can do a little "gaiting". Will let you know when we plan on that one!

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post #15 of 21 Old 12-11-2013, 04:53 PM
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I think that spot on Big Creek is one of the prettiest places in the forest....might have to leave DW at home if she doesn't improve...It would sure be a nice Christmas gift is she'd quite smoking...I'm really starting to worry about her...

Also, next time you're in Chattanooga there's a new Boot Barn store that opened up next to Dicks Sporting Goods...at Hamilton Place...no tack to speak of but nice selection of boots and western duds....carhartt's etc...

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post #16 of 21 Old 12-12-2013, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hay Gunslinger, with the chance of rain at 100% on Saturday, I suppose I will have to force myself to go Christmas shopping!!! (I really do hate shopping)
We will be going to Chattanooga so I will check out the boot barn.

Hubby wants to go new car shopping... his Toyota Van that is 21 years old, (we did buy it new) and has 300,000 miles on it... is about to bite the dust...I hate new car shopping also, because I get the fever and want to BUY NOW!!! He is looking for something smaller like a Rav 4 or something similar. I don't care as long as I don't have to get DOWN to get into it.. I have a Honda Van that I love and will keep, it is 9 years old and still going great. I just hate having to go DOWN to get into a vehicle. I like sitting up more!

Anyway....Maybe next Saturday!!!!

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post #17 of 21 Old 12-12-2013, 05:41 PM
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Rainy Saturdays...

I think I'll go to the shooting range and put some holes in some paper.....then come back and crank up the Dillion 650 for a few minutes and start the whole process all over...

DH sounds like me....I bought a new Nissan Altima back in March...my everyday vehicle, a Nissan hardbody...was 17 years old, had 270,000 miles on it and started blowing oil out the top end.....the Altima gets me a solid 36 mpg almost every tank.....so I'm set for another 17 to 20 years in that regard...or at least I hope so...

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post #18 of 21 Old 12-13-2013, 07:06 AM
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You are lucky to live in TN which is now where I want to move. Checked the weather a couple days ago and it was 39 and no snow.. here is is frigid and snow covered, I was hoping to get 700 miles on our non gaited horses this year but so far I beat my record of 663 miles but not by much. I would have reached 700 if the weather was better!
Enjoy reading about your adventures! thanks for sharing.
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post #19 of 21 Old 12-13-2013, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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hi Garlicbunny, I love living where we can ride in the mountains... here you can take a easy hilly ride or a treacherous Cliffside mountain ride. Different strokes for different folks... as they say!! But from what I have read there is some great riding up your direction...

When my son lived in Columbus, OH. I kept thinking we would take the horses up and do some of the riding I had heard about up there.. but we never did.. now he lives in Tampa.. since we have gaited horses I want to go to South Georgia or North Florida where it is flat and sandy and ride.. but until I retire, we probably won't even try....

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post #20 of 21 Old 01-19-2014, 08:24 PM
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Ride Cohutta

Saw your post. Do you guys ever ride during the week? I work weekends, usually trailer in on Sunday afternoon and camp a couple of days at Cottonwood patch. My wife doesn't like me to go alone but my schedule doesn't work for most people. Thanks.


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