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Old 09-23-2015, 01:54 PM
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Here is another route we did during RTD 2015. Pretty long route but worth the driving. When you get to TN-32 at the end of the twisties the pavement ends just turn around and go back thru it. Make sure that all cars are going in the same direction on that road. Tn-339 is another Foothills Parkway with some good curves and great pull offs for some great pictures. NC-209 is one of the best roads in that area. You will enjoy the road period. Enjoy people!!!




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Originally Posted by Bama Dave View Post
Here is another route we did during RTD 2015. Pretty long route but worth the driving. When you get to TN-32 at the end of the twisties the pavement ends just turn around and go back thru it. Make sure that all cars are going in the same direction on that road. Tn-339 is another Foothills Parkway with some good curves and great pull offs for some great pictures. NC-209 is one of the best roads in that area. You will enjoy the road period. Enjoy people!!!




https://www.google.com/maps/dir/35.4...06dc5f!1m0!3e0
I found TN32 on the map a couple years ago, but never made it over there. Glad to hear it's worth the trek.
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Another day of driving during DFR 2015. The day we found NC-209 and then headed south of Waynesville to do NC-215 and NC-281. NC-276 too is a great road to drive on. The bypass around Waynesville is a must. We were caught in all the local and tourist traffic thru downtown. We did this in around 5 hours and still headed to Wayah Rd and a did it too. Enjoy people.




https://www.google.com/maps/dir/35.4...692665!1m0!3e0


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Originally Posted by Bama Dave View Post
Another day of driving during DFR 2015. The day we found NC-209 and then headed south of Waynesville to do NC-215 and NC-281. NC-276 too is a great road to drive on. The bypass around Waynesville is a must. We were caught in all the local and tourist traffic thru downtown. We did this in around 5 hours and still headed to Wayah Rd and a did it too. Enjoy people.




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Dave, how was the pavement condition on 215 north of the blue ridge parkway intersection?

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Originally Posted by darcyw View Post
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Another day of driving during DFR 2015. The day we found NC-209 and then headed south of Waynesville to do NC-215 and NC-281. NC-276 too is a great road to drive on. The bypass around Waynesville is a must. We were caught in all the local and tourist traffic thru downtown. We did this in around 5 hours and still headed to Wayah Rd and a did it too. Enjoy people.




https://www.google.c...3692665!1m0!3e0
Dave, how was the pavement condition on 215 north of the blue ridge parkway intersection?

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The pavement was in good condition but not great, that must be the area under the forest canopy. We did the road last fall in the rain and it was ok then.
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Here is another of my favourites from 2015 RTD. Leaving from Fontana going to Tellico plains for Lunch then down to the Olympic rafting site, up to candy mountain road and Hiawasee dam, then back home. If you have the time, Wayah road can be incorporated in as well.

This is an iron butt drive.

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If ever on 276 near the falls you will encounter S type turns but be aware.. These turns have some potholes, I wasn't aware until I saw them and almost spun out. Overall the pavement on 276 is okay, Lots of gravel on the road so be mindful if you are following someone, rock chip central.
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In case anyone is curious about the "Road to Nowhere," here is a brief article about it:

https://nchistorytoday.wordpress.com...-to-nowhere-2/
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Originally Posted by DARK_S2000 View Post
If ever on 276 near the falls you will encounter S type turns but be aware.. These turns have some potholes, I wasn't aware until I saw them and almost spun out. Overall the pavement on 276 is okay, Lots of gravel on the road so be mindful if you are following someone, rock chip central.
Our group generally does at least 1000 miles of twisties when we come down for the event. We try to stress that every or any corner can have pot holes, rocks, bricks, leaves, mud, gravel, tree branches, motorcycle parts and misc. other gems. They are public roads and change from year to year , heck, day to day. Drive accordingly and take the good with the bad in search of the GREAT
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