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Title: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Danny Kinder on April 19, 2017, 02:12:03 PM
GEORGIA TRAIL RIDERS - OPEN RIDE


COPPINGER COVE
FATHERS DAY RIDE


OFFICIAL DISCUSSION THREAD



Date : June 17th - Day trip

Itinerary:
Saturday 9am (Local Time) Drivers Meeting - Ride all day - Lunch on trail


Address:
Tom Henderson's house : 612 Coppinger Cove Rd, Sequatchie, TN 37374

There is room for trailers.


NOTICE **

1.) This ride is open to all GATR members, but please do not post any information about this ride publicly. We will be hosted by a local guide and do not want anyone to show up that is not checked in on this forum

2.) Please bring a donation for our trail guide

3.) Bring a "picnic" style lunch. We will be eating on the trail near the river.




GATR Ride Rules & Information : http://www.gatrailriders.com/GTRForums/index.php/topic,2396.0.html



Check in : http://www.gatrailriders.com/GTRForums/index.php/topic,16555.0.html (http://www.gatrailriders.com/GTRForums/index.php/topic,16555.0.html)
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Big Dave on April 19, 2017, 05:54:51 PM
The Cove for sale. This may be the last chance you get to ride this place with GATR.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Danny Kinder on April 19, 2017, 06:01:36 PM
Also, I spoke to Tom and he is very excited to be our guide again this year. We had an absolute blast last time we were there!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: DOUG on April 19, 2017, 06:20:32 PM
Also, I spoke to Tom and he is very excited to be our guide again this year. We had an absolute blast last time we were there!
Awesome!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Michigunman on April 19, 2017, 07:17:36 PM
Never been to The Cove, just didn't seem like my thing.  Might have to check it out this time.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: jd30005 on April 19, 2017, 07:43:42 PM
Wheeling In a cave was a unique experience.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: clark123456 on April 19, 2017, 07:45:41 PM
Never been to The Cove, just didn't seem like my thing.  Might have to check it out this time.
Last time it reminded a lot of AOP

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Title: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tcdawg on April 19, 2017, 09:20:53 PM
I sure hope I can make this. I have always wanted to check this place out and it has never worked out.  Maybe this time  it will.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Raisinhead on April 19, 2017, 10:31:41 PM
Never been to The Cove, just didn't seem like my thing.  Might have to check it out this time.

Ditto!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Chris36l on April 20, 2017, 06:02:34 AM
Damnit!!!!!! That's my daughters 2nd birthday.


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: lt99ls1 on April 20, 2017, 08:20:43 AM
The Cove for sale. This may be the last chance you get to ride this place with GATR.
Which part? The cove has 1000s of acres owned by different people and companies. I know that about 600+ acres are for sale now.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jango on April 20, 2017, 09:31:40 AM
Can someone explain this place a little? Ive always been under the impression that its one trail and if you cant make it past an obstacle then you have to turn around and youre done. Is that true or are there bypasses? Could a rig like mine make it through? skids, front locker, 35s, 2.5 lift, winch
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: patman on April 20, 2017, 09:39:01 AM
Can someone explain this place a little? Ive always been under the impression that its one trail and if you cant make it past an obstacle then you have to turn around and youre done. Is that true or are there bypasses? Could a rig like mine make it through? skids, front locker, 35s, 2.5 lift, winch

It's an old road with several water crossings and a lot of rocks. I did it a few years ago in a JKU with 35s and no lockers. It's relatively easy, but awesome scenery. I did it on a rainy day and with a few trees were down from a nasty storm.

And I do mean "a lot of rocks". This is not a dirt road, and it is not maintained by any state entity.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Cleveland99 on April 20, 2017, 09:40:14 AM
Can someone explain this place a little? Ive always been under the impression that its one trail and if you cant make it past an obstacle then you have to turn around and youre done. Is that true or are there bypasses? Could a rig like mine make it through? skids, front locker, 35s, 2.5 lift, winch
You will be fine I Have been up there on 33 open open in a tj!


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: patman on April 20, 2017, 09:43:52 AM
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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jango on April 20, 2017, 09:45:16 AM
Thanks for the input all! If I can get away from the city i'll try to make it.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Blue J on April 20, 2017, 09:47:58 AM
I had heard some landowners were not happy with all the jeeps, running the Cove. Are these trails still legal?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: patman on April 20, 2017, 09:52:17 AM
I had heard some landowners were not happy with all the jeeps, running the Cove. Are these trails still legal?

From what I understand, the trail is still an actual road, so the landowners may own the surrounding land but it's still a state road (that's not maintained).
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jango on April 20, 2017, 10:02:36 AM
What is the road named? is it Mt Olive Rd?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeeptrk on April 20, 2017, 10:03:34 AM
Cannot wait for this ride! This place is amazing!

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: inline6 on April 20, 2017, 10:12:55 AM
trying to figure out the odds of me making it on this ride or not
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: DOUG on April 20, 2017, 10:13:17 AM
The road ends on all maps so i would not say it is a county road.

The are things there for bigger rigs too but there is always the road
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Danny Kinder on April 20, 2017, 10:28:19 AM
Yes the trails we are taking are all legal. Our trail guides family has lived there since the beginning of time.

As for the trails, they are mostly mild with a lot of water crossings. There are really no big obstacles other than one short side trail and the cave opening. We will be trail riding and sight seeing all day. There are several caves that you can park and walk into. Very scenic for sure.

The last picture attached is the big caves entrance!!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Blue J on April 20, 2017, 10:32:56 AM
Yes the trails we are taking are all legal. Our trail guides family has lived there since the beginning of time.

As for the trails, they are mostly mild with a lot of water crossings. There are really no big obstacles other than one short side trail and the cave opening. We will be trail riding and sight seeing all day. There are several caves that you can park and walk into. Very scenic for sure.

The last picture attached is the big caves entrance!!

sounds great!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Danny Kinder on April 20, 2017, 10:35:43 AM
 //cheers2//
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: BeerIAm on April 20, 2017, 11:07:50 AM
This looks awesome
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: jd30005 on April 20, 2017, 11:30:27 AM
x
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: lt99ls1 on April 20, 2017, 12:02:49 PM
I just realized that it's been 6 years since I went to the cove. 
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tjsahara00 on April 20, 2017, 12:10:50 PM
I've never been and even though this is like 13 days
after Moab/Colorado trip I am going if Jeep is able...LOL
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Uncle Randy on April 20, 2017, 12:41:23 PM
I just realized that it's been 6 years since I went to the cove. 
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I'm pretty sure that's when Doug and I went with my tj.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: ATLSRT8 on April 20, 2017, 01:02:52 PM
I really like the Cove. This is the weekend after my honeymoon, so may try to make it. The little primitive cabins at the trail head are a great place to stay


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tcdawg on April 20, 2017, 01:11:01 PM
just saw that the #4x4king has checked in....going to do everything in my power to make this ride now.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Michigunman on April 20, 2017, 01:53:41 PM
just saw that the #4x4king has checked in....going to do everything in my power to make this ride now.

Yeah me too based on this new information.   //SLAMIN//
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on April 20, 2017, 02:29:31 PM
I will make this one. @gint2 AJ and I got lost there our first trip out with no guide. We ran the entire length of the trail system and ended up 40 miles on the back side of where we started in the dark. It took about 6 hours to make it out  //:o// We saw some killer rock and followed the river the entire time crossing in and out at least 20 times. Killer spot to do some light wheeling but there are some big rocks. We never did find the cave but the local gave us landmarks in the form of a beer bottle in the tree and by that tree that fell... so not like we were gonna find it. I assume a day trip but will camp up where I did last trip at shellmound campground. Nice place to relax.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Danny Kinder on April 20, 2017, 02:41:34 PM
I'd be down to get a cabin or camp
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: lt99ls1 on April 20, 2017, 03:48:13 PM
This will be my first time going in on the south side. I have always gone in the north side next to Tracey City.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on April 20, 2017, 03:55:44 PM
Danny, campground is about 10mins from where we would go in.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Big Dave on April 20, 2017, 05:11:13 PM
Great early Fathers day present. Sadly, I will be coming back from PCB on the 17th.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Cannonballkev on April 20, 2017, 06:36:03 PM
I'll camp.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: BigMike on April 25, 2017, 03:14:52 PM
Is this someone's property?  How big is it?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on April 25, 2017, 05:13:10 PM
I'm in!


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: DOUG on April 25, 2017, 05:18:49 PM
Is this someone's property?  How big is it?
Yes, very.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: wannabtraveler on April 25, 2017, 06:41:14 PM
Hello, new to the board(kinda). Been registered but didn't have a rig at that time but do now. Was wondering is there a dead line to check in for the cove event? Or can I just show up and tag along? I'm driving a tripled locked fj80 on 35"s. Looking forward to getting to know some fellow wheelers and exploring GA and TN
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: DOUG on April 25, 2017, 06:46:06 PM
Hello, new to the board(kinda). Been registered but didn't have a rig at that time but do now. Was wondering is there a dead line to check in for the cove event? Or can I just show up and tag along? I'm driving a tripled locked fj80 on 35"s. Looking forward to getting to know some fellow wheelers and exploring GA and TN
Welcome, sure join whenever you can but let someone know so they are expecting you. 

What is triple locked?

Photos of your rig!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Scott F. on April 25, 2017, 07:05:57 PM
Hello, new to the board(kinda). Been registered but didn't have a rig at that time but do now. Was wondering is there a dead line to check in for the cove event? Or can I just show up and tag along? I'm driving a tripled locked fj80 on 35"s. Looking forward to getting to know some fellow wheelers and exploring GA and TN


What is triple locked?

Photos of your rig!


Center differential lockup (aka tcase) for the full time four wheel drive.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: DOUG on April 25, 2017, 07:09:46 PM
Hello, new to the board(kinda). Been registered but didn't have a rig at that time but do now. Was wondering is there a dead line to check in for the cove event? Or can I just show up and tag along? I'm driving a tripled locked fj80 on 35"s. Looking forward to getting to know some fellow wheelers and exploring GA and TN


What is triple locked?

Photos of your rig!


Center differential lockup (aka tcase) for the full time four wheel drive.
Ahh git it thanks
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: wannabtraveler on April 25, 2017, 07:10:51 PM
Cool thx. 3x locked is just factory center diff and front and rear diff electric lockers. It's a toyota thing..lol.
I have a few more things to do to b trail ready. Here's a poser pic.
I'll definitely check in the closer it gets if I can make it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/225fe808357a064d54292b47877ddaa7.jpg)


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tcdawg on April 25, 2017, 09:28:07 PM
Cool thx. 3x locked is just factory center diff and front and rear diff electric lockers. It's a toyota thing..lol.
I have a few more things to do to b trail ready. Here's a poser pic.
I'll definitely check in the closer it gets if I can make it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/225fe808357a064d54292b47877ddaa7.jpg)


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: wannabtraveler on April 25, 2017, 09:49:52 PM
Cool thx. 3x locked is just factory center diff and front and rear diff electric lockers. It's a toyota thing..lol.
I have a few more things to do to b trail ready. Here's a poser pic.
I'll definitely check in the closer it gets if I can make it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/225fe808357a064d54292b47877ddaa7.jpg)


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Thank u sir


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tjsahara00 on April 26, 2017, 03:01:08 AM
welcome...nice rig
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on April 26, 2017, 07:38:01 AM
Welcome, looking forward to seeing you on the trails with us,.. check the cal. we have go out about once a month. 
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on April 26, 2017, 08:02:57 AM
Always nice to have something different on the trails. Welcome.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: wannabtraveler on April 26, 2017, 08:06:14 AM
Thx guys


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Sherman on April 26, 2017, 07:49:04 PM
Hey there, I would love to join this ride to the cove.  It will be my first ride with GA Trailriders and my first ride on a trail with obstacles.  Do you think it is a good beginners ride?  Either way it sounds like a great outing for me and my daughter on Fathers day weekend.  So we will be there.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on April 26, 2017, 08:08:48 PM
What is your setup? That will help determine the ride for you.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Sherman on April 26, 2017, 08:22:27 PM
I have a 2015 JKU with 3.5" lift and 34" MT's and modified exhaust. That's about it so far.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on April 26, 2017, 08:23:31 PM
You will be fine.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Sherman on April 26, 2017, 08:33:12 PM
Thanks Capt'n.  Can't wait!!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on April 26, 2017, 08:46:59 PM
We'll take care of you ;)

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: clark123456 on April 26, 2017, 08:50:09 PM
I'm in

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on April 26, 2017, 09:07:46 PM
Sweet Clark. Beast mode!

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: clark123456 on April 27, 2017, 07:17:36 AM
Sweet Clark. Beast mode!

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This presumes I don't break or roll it on the previous trip.  o.O

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on April 27, 2017, 09:59:08 PM
Looking forward to this ride.


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: spooledyou08 on May 21, 2017, 07:40:12 PM
Am I too little for this one? 29", open, will have rock sliders and diff armor on by then. I did just put on my 2.5" lift on, so that helps a little

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on May 21, 2017, 09:36:01 PM
29" tires and low, I might sit this one out. I know when I went with AJ the water crossings where up to the bottom of my doors on the TJ and I am on 35s.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Bjk77 on May 21, 2017, 10:39:55 PM
Me and my wife are gona come up. This will be our first ride..
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: spooledyou08 on May 22, 2017, 12:25:03 AM
29" tires and low, I might sit this one out. I know when I went with AJ the water crossings where up to the bottom of my doors on the TJ and I am on 35s.

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Dang. Thanks for the heads up.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: smithidaho on May 22, 2017, 02:20:56 PM
29" tires and low, I might sit this one out. I know when I went with AJ the water crossings where up to the bottom of my doors on the TJ and I am on 35s.

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So you've got me thinking now (and yes it hurts)  So I have a 2011 Jeep JK Unlimited, Open, Open, 2.5 inches lift and metric tires which are approx 32.75 according to a metric conversion site.

Should we also sit this one out unless we get bigger tires or pontoons?  Can't afford to do too much more to the Jeep currently as I bought a 73 VW Bug money pit that has been getting the attention of late, that new guitar and amp, and the boat, and upcoming Yellowstone vacation, and the dog, and and and...
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on May 22, 2017, 02:24:52 PM
I don't want to scare anybody off here. But that being said, there are 2 river crossings and depending on the amount of rain it can get really deep. I will post a video of my last trip. It was dry but you can see the depth of one of the crossings. There are some pretty good rocks to play on but open, open might be a little tricky. Last time in there was a section that could give open open guys a little trouble.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on May 22, 2017, 02:28:31 PM
Here is the video of AJ crossing the second river crossing I believe. It was dry so you can see how deep it could get. He is on 35's and 3" of lift so just depends on the conditions of what you could get.

Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: smithidaho on May 22, 2017, 02:31:37 PM
I don't want to scare anybody off here. But that being said, there are 2 river crossings and depending on the amount of rain it can get really deep. I will post a video of my last trip. It was dry but you can see the depth of one of the crossings. There are some pretty good rocks to play on but open, open might be a little tricky. Last time in there was a section that could give open open guys a little trouble.

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Thanks Ben,very much appreciated!

Kraig
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on May 22, 2017, 02:35:01 PM
No problem. Always nice to see what you will get into before you decide to come up.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on May 22, 2017, 02:52:48 PM
Like Ben said it depends on the rain fall right prior too the ride. I just saw a video where someone went last weekend and the creek crossings were very low. Now I'd imagine there flowing pretty good.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: smithidaho on May 22, 2017, 06:15:01 PM
Like Ben said it depends on the rain fall right prior too the ride. I just saw a video where someone went last weekend and the creek crossings were very low. Now I'd imagine there flowing pretty good.

Thank you Jeepster1407, also much appreciated.  So it looks like I'll be watching the rainfall in that area two or three days in advance, minimal rain we go, down pours we pass.  Unless I can find some cheap pontoons to weld onto the Jeep, then rainfall be damned
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: boxer1 on May 22, 2017, 07:18:32 PM
Pic from the very back of the cave. I'm following this thread may try to make this my first trip with you guys.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: clark123456 on May 22, 2017, 07:21:32 PM
The red lights make that a more awesome shot!

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: SemperFiArms on May 23, 2017, 01:35:11 PM
Saw this one from two years ago with the level up from rains.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: RedDragonATL on June 01, 2017, 02:25:48 PM
Once I get my rig back, I will check-in, but as long as I have an operational rig that weekend, I will be there!  TJ is still at Allsouth waiting for SYE/belly-up parts to arrive.  Hopefully getting done next week.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kvom on June 01, 2017, 04:26:24 PM
I will be in Nicaragua that weekend, so I'll miss this ride.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on June 01, 2017, 04:51:58 PM
Where is the trailer parking?


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 01, 2017, 04:56:32 PM
I imagine the guys house we are meeting at. He has a big field.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 02, 2017, 09:53:49 AM
so im bringing my son, we want to come up late friday when he gets off work, any suggestion on hotel thats close to where we all meet up?   where do we all meet up?  what time? 
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 02, 2017, 09:58:40 AM
so im bringing my son, we want to come up late friday when he gets off work, any suggestion on hotel thats close to where we all meet up?   where do we all meet up?  what time? 

Address is in first post and time to meet. It's a house. Local hotels are everywhere. I am staying in Jasper Fri night. Only 8 minutes from the spot. You can camp out at shellmound campground just off TN river as well.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: patman on June 02, 2017, 10:22:25 AM
so im bringing my son, we want to come up late friday when he gets off work, any suggestion on hotel thats close to where we all meet up?   where do we all meet up?  what time? 
The hotels next to AOP aren't that far away, iirc
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 02, 2017, 10:36:29 AM
so im bringing my son, we want to come up late friday when he gets off work, any suggestion on hotel thats close to where we all meet up?   where do we all meet up?  what time? 

Address is in first post and time to meet. It's a house. Local hotels are everywhere. I am staying in Jasper Fri night. Only 8 minutes from the spot. You can camp out at shellmound campground just off TN river as well.

thanks Ben, wife will book our room tonight someplace close to jasper. we will be getting in late Fri. he does not get off work till after 6, so  ... i be fighting atlanta friday traffic topend 285 and 75n.  .  need to bring a few extra cigars to help me get thru it.  lol
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 02, 2017, 10:40:12 AM
The quality inn Jasper TN is where I am staying. https://www.hotels.com/hotel/details.html?pos=HCOM_US&locale=en_US&hotelId=433350&tab=description&rffrid=eml.hcom.US.430.00.2017.06.01.src00.00.00.0000.0000.00.0000&intlid=Body_HotelName_H839.008.003_H3872.000.000&et_j=0&et_l=0&et_mid=0

I will spend Friday in Chattanooga doing tourist things and head to the hotel in the evening.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: BigMike on June 02, 2017, 12:36:04 PM
Who is camping Saturday night?

I had a couple of thoughts (I know, dangerous).  Would anyone be up for heading the Chattanooga (40 min) after the trails and hitting a couple of breweries and/or brew pubs?  Then find a reasonable hotel nearby. 

Discuss
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Anvilsam on June 02, 2017, 01:06:39 PM
Stay out of downtown. Hotels after tax are around 300 a night


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Lhub36 on June 02, 2017, 02:58:12 PM
If anyone is interested, the Riverbend festival will be going on Fri and sat. Good food, great music. Google Riverbend 2017.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: BeerIAm on June 03, 2017, 12:39:29 AM
Who is camping Saturday night?

I had a couple of thoughts (I know, dangerous).  Would anyone be up for heading the Chattanooga (40 min) after the trails and hitting a couple of breweries and/or brew pubs?  Then find a reasonable hotel nearby. 

Discuss
Did someone say beer?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 03, 2017, 05:06:36 PM
Got my room booked.  love my wife.  she is set me up at Hampton Inn Kimball , we are about 17-20 min from the meet place.  Looking forward to this trip, should be nice.   
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 03, 2017, 05:22:52 PM
Glad you got a room.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: SemperFiArms on June 03, 2017, 06:17:38 PM
Got my room booked.  love my wife.  she is set me up at Hampton Inn Kimball , we are about 17-20 min from the meet place.  Looking forward to this trip, should be nice.   

Sandy and I are staying at the Hampton as well on Friday night.

What time are you planning on getting there? Might catch a bite and beer together.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 04, 2017, 07:17:10 AM
Got my room booked.  love my wife.  she is set me up at Hampton Inn Kimball , we are about 17-20 min from the meet place.  Looking forward to this trip, should be nice.   

Sandy and I are staying at the Hampton as well on Friday night.

What time are you planning on getting there? Might catch a bite and beer together.

son gets off work at like 5:30. hope to be leaving snellville by 6.   have to fight top-end 285 and 75 traffic.  im guessing.  9ish.  its going to be late, but we could sit in the lobby and chat a bit over a beer.   :) 
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: gint2 on June 05, 2017, 08:39:15 AM
If you know my life... you must know I CAN"T WAIT FOR THIS RIDE!!!!!! So much to do before hand... ugg

Ben @Krawler00 , you dragging your popup?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 05, 2017, 08:43:42 AM
Nope. Wife and I are roughing it in a hotel. Easier.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 05, 2017, 08:44:16 AM
If you know my life... you must know I CAN"T WAIT FOR THIS RIDE!!!!!! So much to do before hand... ugg

Ben @Krawler00 , you dragging your popup?

Excited to see you AJ, been missing you on some rides, glad ur making this one.  ;)
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Raisinhead on June 05, 2017, 08:46:58 AM
Nope. Wife and I are roughing it in a hotel. Easier.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 05, 2017, 08:49:35 AM
Ha ha. My wife and I have not gone out of town without a child in probably 10 years soooooo I am wanting to make things a bit nicer for us.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Raisinhead on June 05, 2017, 08:56:38 AM
Ha ha. My wife and I have not gone out of town without a child in probably 10 years soooooo I am wanting to make things a bit nicer for us.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 05, 2017, 08:58:16 AM
Ha!!! My wife is looking forward to the ride. She has only been twice and loved it. But dividing kids to stay overnight is a real pain in the arse!

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Brycefow62 on June 05, 2017, 10:09:35 PM
Could we go in a 2017 4runner stock I have a lift on the way but won't be here in time


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: SemperFiArms on June 05, 2017, 10:20:30 PM
This will be my first time going to the Cove but several others have been a few times and could give you better information. You can search Coppinger Cove on you tube and see a bit of what to expect.


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: DOUG on June 05, 2017, 10:23:46 PM
Could we go in a 2017 4runner stock I have a lift on the way but won't be here in time


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I think you will  bang it around a bit and swamp it on the river crossing unless the water is very low.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Brycefow62 on June 05, 2017, 10:25:05 PM
Could we go in a 2017 4runner stock I have a lift on the way but won't be here in time


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I think you will  bang it around a bit and swamp it on the river crossing unless the water is very low.
Thanks I think I am going to pass this one just until I get everything set up


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 07:33:08 AM
This ride has alot of different things to consider. There are deep river crossings, large boulder fields, muddy sections and low hanging limbs and tight trails were scratching can occur. With all the rain we have had I bet it will be fairly deep crossings and muddy trails. If you are not locked you might want to pass as it might mean you have to get pulled around alot by a strap and that makes for a long day for everyone.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tcdawg on June 06, 2017, 08:04:21 AM
This ride has alot of different things to consider. There are deep river crossings, large boulder fields, muddy sections and low hanging limbs and tight trails were scratching can occur. With all the rain we have had I bet it will be fairly deep crossings and muddy trails. If you are not locked you might want to pass as it might mean you have to get pulled around alot by a strap and that makes for a long day for everyone.

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How will we know how deep the creeks are prior to next Saturday?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 08:07:30 AM
Just gotta keep an eye on the weather. Alot of rain up there so I know its deep now. All that water has to go somewhere. Hopefully next week will be drier.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Gerund on June 06, 2017, 09:14:03 AM
I was able to find this for the Seqatchie River which runs parallel to the Cove's waterway, Owen Spring Branch.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tn/nwis/uv/?site_no=03571000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060

It'll give some indication I think of the level. 

Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 09:17:50 AM
Upward trend with all the rain. Cool find.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 10:44:09 AM
Good vid of the place... 
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3:56 shows the deepest crossing for an idea.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jango on June 06, 2017, 11:00:28 AM
I was able to find this for the Seqatchie River which runs parallel to the Cove's waterway, Owen Spring Branch.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tn/nwis/uv/?site_no=03571000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060

It'll give some indication I think of the level. 



so thats just showing how fast their letting it flow out right?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 11:03:25 AM
Looks like it is going up to all the rain over the last few days. Not sure how much water they let out but I don't think it's like the hooch deal.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Gerund on June 06, 2017, 11:05:34 AM
I was able to find this for the Seqatchie River which runs parallel to the Cove's waterway, Owen Spring Branch.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tn/nwis/uv/?site_no=03571000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060

It'll give some indication I think of the level. 



so thats just showing how fast their letting it flow out right?

From what I understand, yes. 

With how popular kayaking/canoeing is, I'm surprised I didn't find a site with more data.    But, it's at least something.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeeptrk on June 06, 2017, 11:35:37 AM
This ride has alot of different things to consider. There are deep river crossings, large boulder fields, muddy sections and low hanging limbs and tight trails were scratching can occur. With all the rain we have had I bet it will be fairly deep crossings and muddy trails. If you are not locked you might want to pass as it might mean you have to get pulled around alot by a strap and that makes for a long day for everyone.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 11:41:06 AM
This ride has alot of different things to consider. There are deep river crossings, large boulder fields, muddy sections and low hanging limbs and tight trails were scratching can occur. With all the rain we have had I bet it will be fairly deep crossings and muddy trails. If you are not locked you might want to pass as it might mean you have to get pulled around alot by a strap and that makes for a long day for everyone.

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#4d2sdontcare

No they don't. But stockers do and this is an open ride so just trying to give everyone a heads up so they don't get in over their capability and the others don't have to waste a day winching or dragging someone around. I would rather put more info out there than not enough. I am sure some of you recall our open beasley knob rides and how much fun those were... NOT ;)
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeeptrk on June 06, 2017, 11:44:50 AM
This ride has alot of different things to consider. There are deep river crossings, large boulder fields, muddy sections and low hanging limbs and tight trails were scratching can occur. With all the rain we have had I bet it will be fairly deep crossings and muddy trails. If you are not locked you might want to pass as it might mean you have to get pulled around alot by a strap and that makes for a long day for everyone.

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How will we know how deep the creeks are prior to next Saturday?

#4d2sdontcare

No they don't. But stockers do and this is an open ride so just trying to give everyone a heads up so they don't get in over their capability and the others don't have to waste a day winching or dragging someone around. I would rather put more info out there than not enough. I am sure some of you recall our open beasley knob rides and how much fun those were... NOT ;)

i was poking @tcdawg . not saying a thing about the stockers, noone wants to drag folks around all day we all agree.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 11:48:53 AM
I figured you were... he's not even going which is pretty lame in itself.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 06, 2017, 12:43:00 PM
Well, im going to follow Ben, he is still got more belly clearance than me, but its close so if he dont sink, i should be ok..  maybe.. kind of...  sort of... hmmm, going to pack some floats just in case.  ;)
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 12:49:21 PM
Well, im going to follow Ben, he is still got more belly clearance than me, but its close so if he dont sink, i should be ok..  maybe.. kind of...  sort of... hmmm, going to pack some floats just in case.  ;)

Kent we'll be fine ha ha. Just bring your arm floaties and you should be good.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 06, 2017, 12:58:21 PM
Well, im going to follow Ben, he is still got more belly clearance than me, but its close so if he dont sink, i should be ok..  maybe.. kind of...  sort of... hmmm, going to pack some floats just in case.  ;)

Kent we'll be fine ha ha. Just bring your arm floaties and you should be good.

already packed.!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: clark123456 on June 06, 2017, 12:59:15 PM
Well, im going to follow Ben, he is still got more belly clearance than me, but its close so if he dont sink, i should be ok..  maybe.. kind of...  sort of... hmmm, going to pack some floats just in case.  ;)

Kent we'll be fine ha ha. Just bring your arm floaties and you should be good.

already packed.!
your blow up doll does not count as "arm floaties"...
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tcdawg on June 06, 2017, 01:03:56 PM
I figured you were... he's not even going which is pretty lame in itself.

I'm planning on going. 
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tcdawg on June 06, 2017, 01:05:53 PM
This ride has alot of different things to consider. There are deep river crossings, large boulder fields, muddy sections and low hanging limbs and tight trails were scratching can occur. With all the rain we have had I bet it will be fairly deep crossings and muddy trails. If you are not locked you might want to pass as it might mean you have to get pulled around alot by a strap and that makes for a long day for everyone.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 06, 2017, 01:10:45 PM
Well, im going to follow Ben, he is still got more belly clearance than me, but its close so if he dont sink, i should be ok..  maybe.. kind of...  sort of... hmmm, going to pack some floats just in case.  ;)

Kent we'll be fine ha ha. Just bring your arm floaties and you should be good.

already packed.!
your blow up doll does not count as "arm floaties"...

agree, but neither does your's., ..  Don's might, we both have the cheep version, Don and Doug buy the  top of the line one, that must act as a flotation device.  ;)
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 01:25:19 PM
Sign in Tony! Geesh! Then we can harass you more ;)

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tcdawg on June 06, 2017, 03:59:24 PM
Sign in Tony! Geesh! Then we can harass you more ;)

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Cannonballkev on June 06, 2017, 07:45:13 PM
Man, I'm really wanting to go on this ride.  Some of y'all have seen my truck on the rides at Gulches, Morris, Beasly.  Long bed Chevy K1500, 2" lift, 33's, open/open, IFS.  Not worried about scratches.  What concerns me is the high water (not to worried if water gets in cab a little).
I didn't have any issues at the parks mentioned, but i also knew where not to go and had bypasses if needed.  I don't want to hold up the trail by having to be pulled out.   Opinions?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 07:54:07 PM
Not an ideal place for a long bed full size truck that's for sure. Some spots are really tight and require good turning radious. Not sure your truck would work well here. Plus some of the drops and boulders might give that truck problems being open open. IFS as well. Alot of big boulders and such.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: patman on June 06, 2017, 07:56:50 PM
Not an ideal place for a long bed full size truck that's for sure. Some spots are really tight and require good turning radious. Not sure your truck would work well here. Plus some of the drops and boulders might give that truck problems. Alot of big boulders and such.

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When I went a few years ago, a few large trees were down and blocking the trail. I small bypass had already been cut, but it was a very tight fit and a few 4 door jeeps took some body damage. I can only imagine the difficulty of a full size trying to take that same path since there were no other options
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Big Dave on June 06, 2017, 07:59:24 PM
Kevin, its not a place that I would want to find its limitations.

Option 1: buy a TJ
Option 2: ride shotgun
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 06, 2017, 08:02:56 PM
Or an XJ.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Cannonballkev on June 06, 2017, 08:19:47 PM
XJ is the plan, but not by next weekend.  Looks like I'll pass on this trip.  I'll try and get my buddy and his TJ to go, but at this point it's more of a  mall crawler.

Thanks guys
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Big Dave on June 06, 2017, 09:47:49 PM
We need to arrange a fall trip. Lol.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Chris36l on June 06, 2017, 10:14:42 PM
We need to arrange a fall trip. Lol.
Back to the cove? If so I like this idea.


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tjsahara00 on June 07, 2017, 02:40:44 AM
Looking like I won't make it.....
Got issues from Coyote Canyon and Carnage Canyon
After I killed Coyote Canyon my transfer case is stuck
in 4lo and then broke the yoke on the rear drive shaft
at the beginning of Carnage Canyon.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 07, 2017, 09:44:51 AM
Looking like I won't make it.....
Got issues from Coyote Canyon and Carnage Canyon
After I killed Coyote Canyon my transfer case is stuck
in 4lo and then broke the yoke on the rear drive shaft
at the beginning of Carnage Canyon.

Sorry to hear this. Get it fixed and we can go back in the fall on a smaller ride ;)
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: BeerIAm on June 07, 2017, 05:46:51 PM
Hmm...well #%$&!  I don't have lockers and considering this will be my first real ride I don't want to hold anyone up. 

Might think about coming up and hopping in someone's rig if you were willing and had an open seat...
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: chopps on June 07, 2017, 07:06:40 PM
I'm a possible for the trip.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tcdawg on June 07, 2017, 07:57:40 PM
Sign in Tony! Geesh! Then we can harass you more ;)

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I'm out

I suck
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 08, 2017, 07:59:44 AM
Sign in Tony! Geesh! Then we can harass you more ;)

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I'm out

I suck

sorry u cant make it.

*side note.    i have booked 2 nights so we are staying Sat. nite , we are getting up Sunday morning and headed to Dillard, GA to meet my wife and Daughter .. its my Wife's B'day so we will have lunch at the Dillard house.  I kind of like that place.  its only like 3hr away.  so i did'nt want to drive all the way back to snellville, and then up to dillard .  .  worked out pretty good.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 08, 2017, 08:07:01 AM
Nice Kent. Tony... you suk.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Big Dave on June 08, 2017, 10:40:37 PM
Nice Kent. Tony... you suk.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: gint2 on June 08, 2017, 11:09:19 PM
Since everyone is being a wimp and hoteling it I booked Fri & Sat night at the Kimbal Hampton Inn. Stayed there several times, nice place.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: BigMike on June 09, 2017, 09:24:13 AM
I haven't decided if I'm going to get a hotel Saturday night or just drive home.  What hotel is the after ride party at?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: smithidaho on June 10, 2017, 03:45:04 PM
Color us out, not going to make it.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: BigMike on June 12, 2017, 07:58:56 AM
Looks like this ride is going to be a wash out

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/37374:4:US
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 12, 2017, 10:47:39 AM
I'm still going. I can't get out of my hotel room and it's not 100% chance of rain so either way, I am down.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 12, 2017, 11:47:44 AM
I'm still going. I can't get out of my hotel room and it's not 100% chance of rain so either way, I am down.

I will be following Ben because im in the same boat.  :) 
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jango on June 12, 2017, 01:35:53 PM
im unsure as to if my jeep is capable enough for the cove. As some of you may know, I have hydrolocked once and have been nerved by water ever since. Also wondering about capability on the trails. Can anyone shed some light for me?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 12, 2017, 01:43:49 PM
im unsure as to if my jeep is capable enough for the cove. As some of you may know, I have hydrolocked once and have been nerved by water ever since. Also wondering about capability on the trails. Can anyone shed some light for me?

If it rains it will be muddy in some spots but majority of trails are rock but that could get interesting in rain. If locked I would say you will be fine. I read your profile and locked in front on 35's you should be ok.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 12, 2017, 01:50:50 PM
I was wanting to leave most of the softtop at home, but i guess im bringing it, .. still all good.   a trail is a trail.  :)
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 12, 2017, 01:56:49 PM
I was wanting to leave most of the softtop at home, but i guess im bringing it, .. still all good.   a trail is a trail.  :)

Same here. I don't want to wheel with a top and doors but it is what it is.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: SemperFiArms on June 12, 2017, 01:57:19 PM
Still in.

Been wanting to do the Cove ever since I saw some of the videos.


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: lt99ls1 on June 12, 2017, 01:58:21 PM
I am still in.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jango on June 12, 2017, 02:18:45 PM
im unsure as to if my jeep is capable enough for the cove. As some of you may know, I have hydrolocked once and have been nerved by water ever since. Also wondering about capability on the trails. Can anyone shed some light for me?

If it rains it will be muddy in some spots but majority of trails are rock but that could get interesting in rain. If locked I would say you will be fine. I read your profile and locked in front on 35's you should be ok.

Thanks for the help. Should I be worried about water levels?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Danny Kinder on June 12, 2017, 02:48:38 PM
I might even say The Cove would be better it rains before you get out there. I love the water crossing up there
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 12, 2017, 03:15:20 PM
im unsure as to if my jeep is capable enough for the cove. As some of you may know, I have hydrolocked once and have been nerved by water ever since. Also wondering about capability on the trails. Can anyone shed some light for me?

If it rains it will be muddy in some spots but majority of trails are rock but that could get interesting in rain. If locked I would say you will be fine. I read your profile and locked in front on 35's you should be ok.

Thanks for the help. Should I be worried about water levels?

You should be fine. If it is above the doors you have good seals... right? ha ha.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on June 12, 2017, 03:57:06 PM
I'm still in!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: RedDragonATL on June 13, 2017, 10:24:28 AM
Still hoping to make it, but delays at Allsouth have me scheduled to be ready on Friday, so... who knows?  Still hopeful, but a lot less sure than before.  Will only check-in once I get my Jeep back.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 13, 2017, 10:28:00 AM
Jason keep us posted. Good place for a shake down run!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tjsahara00 on June 13, 2017, 10:57:36 AM
Still hoping to make it, but delays at Allsouth have me scheduled to be ready on Friday, so... who knows?  Still hopeful, but a lot less sure than before.  Will only check-in once I get my Jeep back.

Yes you do not want to be one of the "maybe" Mother Freakers
because some mod might call you out on it.....
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 13, 2017, 11:07:56 AM
We need a Mod for the moderators.  Geshhhh
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tjsahara00 on June 13, 2017, 11:25:51 AM
Some will get it.....LOL
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 13, 2017, 10:55:51 PM
Just a reminder to all who are coming to bring a donation to give for the ride.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tazstoy on June 14, 2017, 10:01:40 PM
Any open seats for Marie?
I can't make the ride, nephew filling in and now his wife wants to go
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: RedDragonATL on June 15, 2017, 03:23:36 PM
Looks like I won't be making this one.  You guys have fun.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 15, 2017, 03:25:05 PM
Dang, sorry to hear. Catch you on the next one.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: inline6 on June 16, 2017, 06:59:15 AM
I'm out, started a project that I didn't finish

No big surprise
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 07:08:54 AM
Weather looking much better now. Will be a beautiful day on the river.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 16, 2017, 07:15:46 AM
Weather looking much better now. Will be a beautiful day on the river.

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very nice. 
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: DOUG on June 16, 2017, 08:31:18 AM
Who is coordinating with the locals?
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 09:00:08 AM
@Doug... ?

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: DOUG on June 16, 2017, 09:03:53 AM
@Doug... ?

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The guy that showing you around that allows the trailker parking at his house.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 09:04:45 AM
That's where we are meeting. We got it handled.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on June 16, 2017, 11:00:57 AM
I'm looking forward to this trip. The Cove has been a place i have wanted to see for quite a while now.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 12:20:34 PM
You will love it. Untouched beauty with lots of rocks!

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: jd30005 on June 16, 2017, 12:28:08 PM
You will love it. Untouched beauty with lots of rocks!

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Untouched is a stretch...but it is a cool location.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on June 16, 2017, 12:33:04 PM
Untouched is a stretch...but it is a cool location.

TMI...


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on June 16, 2017, 12:33:20 PM
Untouched is a stretch..

TMI...


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeeptrk on June 16, 2017, 01:09:40 PM
You will love it. Untouched beauty with lots of rocks!

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For a Forest Service Ride....

kinda reminds me, this place was covered in beer cans and trash from idiots. Itd be nice if we could all do our part tomorrow and try to pick a few up here and there when we stop.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 01:31:09 PM
Untouched... everybody has their own take ;) natural yes. Trashy, sometimes. If you see garbage, pick it up.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 16, 2017, 04:15:57 PM
packed, waiting for son to get home.   just taking 1/2 doors and windows.  dont care if back gets wet. its a jeep.  should be pulling into southpitsburg hamton Inn around 10-11pm.  i drive slow.  maybe sooner depending on how 285 is on the topend getting onto 75n. 
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 04:43:32 PM
Wife and I got to chatanooga around 1:30. Doing tourist things now. Riding the incline railway and checking out lookout mtn.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: SemperFiArms on June 16, 2017, 05:55:00 PM
We'll be leaving in about 30 minutes. Should be at the hotel around 7:00 to 7:30 local. Probably stop for supper on the way.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 06:16:08 PM
Not a honeymoon but welcome get away.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: lt99ls1 on June 16, 2017, 06:57:56 PM
Jeep is loaded up and ready to go. Just watching the clock creep along.
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 07:01:54 PM
Just checked into the hotel. Flippin ac on high cause it's swamp butt hot up here. Headin out for dinner soon then crashin out.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: SemperFiArms on June 16, 2017, 08:07:24 PM
In Dalton getting supper now. Should be at the Hampton in two hours.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 16, 2017, 09:23:19 PM
Checked in @ Hampton INN. pushing back a beer


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 09:23:59 PM
Nice. See you boys in the am.

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 16, 2017, 09:48:56 PM
9am local right


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 16, 2017, 09:49:22 PM
Yeah

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jango on June 16, 2017, 10:28:54 PM
see y'all in the morning!!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on June 16, 2017, 10:53:53 PM
Finally loaded. I plan on leaving Dahlonega @ 6:00am and hopefully will arrive around 8:30 am local time. Fingers crossed.


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Jeepster1407 on June 17, 2017, 05:54:49 AM
Just left the house. See everyone soon.


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 17, 2017, 06:57:52 AM
Drive careful. I'm just having coffee and reading the paper


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 17, 2017, 06:58:04 AM
0% chance of rain... awesome!

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Title: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 17, 2017, 07:25:50 AM
Breakfast at the Hilton. It's a people watching bonanza lol.

Back in room waiting on son to wake    Still just 6:30.  Habit I was up at 4. Lol. Guess I could load the cooler.   


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: jd30005 on June 17, 2017, 08:06:26 AM
Breakfast at the Hilton. It's a people watching bonanza lol.

Back in room waiting on son to wake    Still just 6:30.  Habit I was up at 4. Lol. Guess I could load the cooler.   


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Go torque check the Jeep...  Have a good time today!!
Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: Krawler00 on June 17, 2017, 08:12:20 AM
Kent up early??? Nah!

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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: kent10sne1 on June 17, 2017, 08:44:21 AM
Kent up early??? Nah!

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Me and kevin have to get up early for work.  So it's habit


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Title: Re: JUNE 17TH : THE COVE - DISCUSSION
Post by: tjsahara00 on June 19, 2017, 06:47:39 AM
pictures moved to here...

http://www.gatrailriders.com/GTRForums/index.php/topic,16723.0.html