October 21, 2014, 09:01:27 PM by PAULRIDES
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MTN ROADS and you do not have to go far to find one around here. (some color -- not to great at higher elevation, Ober Area) Amazing thing is
- I have never done this one before. Runs between the Spur and Ober in MTNS just north of Gatlinburg. Dan mentioned it the other day as a route to Ober when I was heading there for the Oct Fest with the WI folks. I did not do it then because I was not sure how steep, curvy, etc. it was, had concern to take them and Betty on it as first trip.
I have been saying for sometime there should be some good Mtn Roads in that area and NEVER took the TIME to check it out. SO - I left home about 1PM and was just riding, got on the Spur and happen to think about that road.
I went higher than Ober, then back down to Ski Mtn Road and up to Ober.
Pulled off in a driveway to take a picture of one switchback. Several on this road.
Go down awhile and then back up.Then a road that goes up above Ober (one view shows the ski slope at Ober).
Ober Ski Slope below picture with a part of a rail. Not too many places for views from the road. There was a building here (some sort of apartment with a parking area in front) that had a No Trespassing Sign. I pulled up to this rail for a view and took a picture. Guy stuck his head out of a door (couple doors down) as I was leaving.
Coming back down that same road after I reached a dead end (some decent color) and two view areas (over hosue roofs).
Later, I intersected Ski Mtn Rd and decided to ride up to Ober Parking Lot. No charge for MCs to park (cars are $5). This picture from Parking Lot shows houses up where I was riding. Several picturwes from there 9one shows the hosues in area I was at before looking down on Ober). Tram on way down just after leaving the station and a two picture panorama.
Final -- Harvest Fest display on Old knoxville Hwy.