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Offline Stevenp

SC through the Appalachian into KY - Yikes!!
« on: February 23, 2011, 11:00:40 am »
So, my incredible trip throughout the U.S. will be starting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From there I will be going across the northern edge of SC, through the western tip of NC, through Knoxville, TN, straight up into KY and north west from there.

So, i am starting in SC and wanting to join up with the TransAm in Kentucky. Now, I see all of those mountains there that I will be heading straight through. That looks like a lot of mountain and I am wondering how absurd my route is? Is it doable or is that insane?

Please fill me in with some good experiential knowledge.

Thanks!

Offline John Nelson

Re: SC through the Appalachian into KY - Yikes!!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 02:23:23 pm »
If cars can do it, you can do it.

Offline Blackbear

Re: SC through the Appalachian into KY - Yikes!!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 03:07:57 pm »
Steven:  I am leaving St. Louis May 14 to hit the AC ST at Murphysboro, Il then across Ky to Va to Brown Summit, NC (Greensboro). Do you know a good route from Damascus, VA (on the ST) to Brown Summit, NC?   Blackbear

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: SC through the Appalachian into KY - Yikes!!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 07:09:38 pm »
Do you know a good route from Damascus, VA (on the ST) to Brown Summit, NC?

North Carolina's DOT has a North Line route you could take from just south of Mouth of Wilson, VA, starting on NC 93.  You'd be taking US 58 east of Damascus to get to Mouth of Wilson.  You might try the Virginia Creeper trail, but you'd wind around from Whitetop back to 58.

I think other alternatives go through Mountain City, TN.  Not too bad on some days, but from there into Boone is fast, curvy, and narrow.  From Boone, though, you could pick up the Blue Ridge Parkway up to near the Virginia border, which is only bad on summer weekends and during fall leaf season.

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Re: SC through the Appalachian into KY - Yikes!!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 07:22:39 pm »
That looks like a lot of mountain and I am wondering how absurd my route is? Is it doable or is that insane?

On a motorcycle I'd love it, for sure!   :D
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Offline Tourista829

Re: SC through the Appalachian into KY - Yikes!!
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 08:46:25 pm »
Bring Halt, Bow Wow Wow especially in Ky