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Tellico Reopening!!!!

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by OffTrac, October 15, 2013.

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    1. OffTrac

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      I got this email from Durhamtown yesterday::bounce:






      Official Press Release for Durhamtown Tellico

      On October 25th, 26th and 27th there will be a limited Inaugural ride at the new Durhamtown Tellico Park located in Murphy NC which is approximately 2 hours north of Atlanta.

      About the Park
      Durhamtown has partnered with landowners whose property adjoins the Original Tellico ORV and includes some of the private trails that were above the original ORV Park known as upper Tellico.

      The facility will be managed, organized, and will not be a free for all riding park like the original ORV Park was operated. The disorganization resulted in the Park being closed by government officials due to damage of the natural ecosystems. All riders must stay on designated trails and these rules will be strictly enforced. Currently, there are approximated 4000 acres of mountainous trails and rock climbing.

      Many trails will be 2-way, used with caution, and not a high speed facility! The areas consist of over 40 miles of existing trails. More are being added as the leaves fall to expose many old logging trails with many challenges. There are waterfalls and many mountain tops with 270 degree panoramic views. We have a 50 acre area that was clear cut 4 years ago with access to some very large and promising challenges including many large rock faces. The locals have called it:
      “School Bus’s Granddaddy” For those of you that don’t know; School Bus is famously known Rock Crawl.

      This area has many boulders ready to climb and more will be cleared when the leaves fall and we can see them more clearly. There is a 13 mile trail that travels along the ridge tops that begin on the main tract and end at Tellico’s old trail # 4. This trail is one of the most exciting trails I have ridden in a Side by Side.

      This property consists of some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southeast and has been managed for 15 years as a trophy trout destination. We will continue to maintain the standards as planned. There are 5 trout ponds and 4 miles of managed streams; with one stream designated as a catch and release only for 18”-26” Rainbow Trout.

      Camping is permitted in designated areas along the streams at no charge for the Inaugural Ride Weekend. Camping is Primitive with: No power, fresh water in the streams and a port a potty will be onsite for Campers.

      We will be enhancing the camping sites over the next few months and fees will be charged for Camping at that time.

      The closest lodging is in Murphy at Motels but those needing reservations should call immediately due to prime leaf turning season in the area.
      The Inaugural Ride Info and Reservation
      The inaugural Ride:
      For this event we are limited and all of those that interested in participating will need to contact Mike directly.
      Reservations Contact:
      Mike McCommons
      The best way is by emailing Mike with “Tellico” as the subject line to: mikemc@durhamtown.com or you may call him at the office 706-486-4603 or 706-486-4664


      For the 1st ride, only a small group of riders will be permitted, to show the land owner we can ride respectfully on his land and continue to enjoy it by not throwing trash on his property and staying on designated trails. We are looking forward to many years of developing one of the best off road destinations on the east coast.

      Cost for this 3 day ride is: Paid by Credit Card in Advance (1st Come, 1st Serve)
      $50 per registered Rider
      $10 for any passenger or guest

      Once registered, you will get a confirmation, info, and directions etc. We will provide maps on site at our designated meeting point.
      Looking forward to seeing you there!

      Mike McCommons
      Durhamtown
       
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    3. OffTrac

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      For those looking for the quick, important info:

      The first ride is Oct. 25-27 and requires preregistration.
       
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      Glad to hear this. Trout fishing & Crawlin, just can't get any better.
       
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      This is really good news....
       
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      I wonder if they will "unpave" Trail 1...
       
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      We need to keep our eyes on this place. Hopefully the first run will go great and they will open up full time or at least seasonally.

      Then we need to go!!!
       
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      I can't go to this one with the short notice but I fully intend to do a spring/early summer run if they open full time.
       
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      I cant either but when they get things going it would be a wonderful start to Summer 2014.

      Lets continue to watch it and if they get it running out there. I sent a email to let them know that we have an interest in the park opening full time and that we would like to have an EF run at the park.
       
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      my god. over 500 miles... :( id love to join one day.

      what happened to the uwharrie runs btw?
       
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      Very good to see! I'd heard mention of it but no more than that.

      Xeek, our offroad club goes to Uwharrie every fall. The only thing is that it really is a trail ride park as there's really only 2 trails that locked/35s have difficulty with. And a lot of us don't like to make the drive from Clemson. SC rigs don't seem to like roads as much as the rigs from VA haha, then again with 2.5s and 44s not sure how much pavement yours will see either without a trailer.
       
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      haha yea it wont see much pavement at all anymore. is there really not that much difficult trails at uwharrie? i swore there was a few
       
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      I just saw this. This IS NOT the trail system you all know as Tellico. Those trails have been destroyed. We went to this property (Snowbird) a couple of years ago and it has tons of potential.

      As far as Uwharrie, we quit doing that when Burns moved, but I think he's back now? I talked to him not long ago about getting together soon.
       
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      Oh don't get me wrong Uwharrie is one of my favorite places I've been. I think theres 4 trails that have difficult sections. Being open/open I'm sure I could find some spots to get stuck pretty easily. Last time we went we spent a lot of time on Kodak and Daniel.
       
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      Any update on the event held in October and how things are progressing?
       
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      There was another ride that I believe was this past weekend. I meant to post about it but kept forgetting.
       
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