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Georgia road trip idea:

Discussion in 'South Central - USA (TN, MS, AL, GA)' started by Gatorrari, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Gatorrari

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  2. DefunctNeurons

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  3. 4right

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    Sounds like a great trip! Count me in.
     
  4. F355Bvc

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  5. DefunctNeurons

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    I like everything about this except the possibility of hiking and no mention of lunch. So if those are negotiable I’m in.


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  6. BT

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    I don't think those could all be hit in one day. Maybe over 3-4 days (consecutive weekends?). I would definitely change the route to include more interesting roads. US 23 is terrible, and GA 197 runs almost parallel to go up to Rabun county. Great BBQ place in Clarksville called Hawg Wild at the south end of 197 also.

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  7. rquad

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    My wife loves waterfalls, and we live in GA, so this is a possibility.
     
  8. DefunctNeurons

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    I don’t really know the roads up there - care to design your favs on a map for us?


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  9. BT

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    Fchat doesn't let me upload photos without a URL anymore, but the basic thing is to go up GA 400 / US 19 to US129 north over Blood Mountain, take a left on 180, then left again on 60, then back up over Blood on 129 (this is the Suches Loop), then take 129 up 180 going right (east), then right on 348, left on 75A to Helen, then 17/75 north to 515 / US 76, right past Hiawasse, then right (south) on 197 to Clarksville. From Clarksville take the easy way (115 to US 129 to US 19 to GA 60), the north on GA 60 up to Morganton, and then go south on 515 / 575 back to the humans. This will hit all the major good state roads up there. I have a different route that I prefer, but it has too many small roads to describe it here. The fun roads you are trying to hit are: 129 over Blood Mountain, 180 west between 129 and 60, 348 (Richard Russell scenic highway) from 180 to 75A, 17/75 from Helen up to 515, 197 from east of Hiawassee to Clarksville, and 60 all the way from the rock pile on US 19 up to Morganton. To hit them all without stopping is probably 5-6 hours depending on your speed.

    :D
    BT
     
  10. aslowdodge

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    So is this a road trip being planned?
     
  11. steved033

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    This, until it stopped letting me add destinations... I sent the loop to my phone, so if anyone wants it, PM me and I'll text you the link.

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  12. BT

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    I go drivig in the mountains about every 2-3 weeks. I can post it up here if anyone wants to join. Went last weekend up to NC and did some great roads west of Murphy and between Andrews and Hayesville. The weather is about to turn perfect, but I am out of town the next 3 weekends.

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  13. ATLdoghouse

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    This little route includes the Amicalola State Park stop, a stop at Gibbs Gardens, Town of Jasper, and my mountain house (the red pin). Any of the four could be a stop for a meal and refreshment (brunch or lunch or whatever) one weekend. It's an easy drive, the only catch is the road into my house is gravel, but I take my Ferrari's on it without trouble and my 348 is low ;)

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  14. aslowdodge

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    That would be fun.
     

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