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A quick trip to Bramwell, WV after Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Eastern Regional Rides and Events' started by My 660, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. My 660

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    That Gyrene and Myself slipped off to Bramwell this past Friday and rode some new areas. The Friday ride was concentrated on the areas west of US 52 and the Saturday ride took us over the Pocahontas, VA to one of the Spearhead Trails called the "Original Pocahontas Trail". Both days were absolutely great, especially riding the Spearhead Trail. It was vastly different from the average Hatfield and McCoy Trails. Very little flat terrain, mostly ups and downs. Even this time of year many of the trails were almost completely covered with vegetation canopy. AND, for those of the more technical nerves, there are some black diamonds that are just that. It is not a real large trail, but a fun trail. We stayed in Bramwell up over one of the eateries, so we were not far from from food and good food at that. The Friday ride was as good as it gets also with That Gyrene playing Gill Favor and leading the way...MD

    I do believe I must have clicked something too many times and some are doubles. Please remove the doubles if needed...MD

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    can you ride from Hatfield and McCoy trails to Spearhead Trail ?
     
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    some of the pics triple posted
    I see y'all made it to the mud pit
    I ain't been to places that are in the pics
     
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    Looks like a good time, and beautiful country. Were those livestock guard-dogs with the cattle?
     
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    Jeep98 asked,
    can you ride from Hatfield and McCoy trails to Spearhead Trail ?

    My 660 replied,
    You can indirectly. The Trail Head for The Spearhead "Original Pocahontas Trail" in Pocahontas, VA is 3.5 miles by road from Bramwell, WV.

    Bramwell has a Trail Head for the Hatfield/McCoy Pocahontas Trail. Both towns are ATV friendly and are welcome to travel the short distance at will.

    There is no official connecting trail between the two systems, but it couldn't be any easier the way it is...MD
     
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    Timmi commented,
    some of the pics triple posted
    I see y'all made it to the mud pit
    I ain't been to places that are in the pics

    My 660 Replied,
    Yep on the photos. I must have clicked when I shouldn't have. I don't post enough for it to be routine I guess.

    We did make it to the MUD PIT. The nice lady gave us a couple of stickers and showed us where the (4) new cabins are going to be built across the parking lot from the store soon.

    The places you haven't been are all on the west side of US52 going towards Gary, WV. They were new to me also. That Gyrene has friends in high and low places and sends him telemetry using mind over matter of how we got there. I sure look forward to going back again real soon...MD
     
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    Kenny G asked,
    Looks like a good time, and beautiful country. Were those livestock guard-dogs with the cattle?

    My 660 replied,
    I was shocked when we rounded the corner and there was the cattle and was welcomed by the two large white protectors. There was a smaller brown noisy protector also but didn't make the photos. It was a great day of riding in West Virginia, where one never knows what be around the next curve in the trail...MD
     
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    Great pictures Mike!
    You're right, that Gyrene knows all the trails!
     
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    Looks like you were all smiles in the T2 Mike! Those places all looked new to me too, if Timmi hasn't seen them I'm sure I haven't either. I heard you mention black diamond trails, that got my attention! That's the main reason I haven't ridden in WV for a while the HM trails that we usually end up on are a little tame for my tastes, trips to WV are mainly social ones to see all the great folks. I'm sure there are some challenging trails in the HM network but it seems we rarely make it to them. Windrock is my favorite place to ride, if only we could get the guys from WV to come ride with us in TN then it would be epic!
     
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    I'm hoping to get in a ride up there with yall next year..Windrock.. I think me and you have hammered all the Black trails we could find in WV. Will be interesting to hear about these new found ones..wahoooo
     
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    I'm not into the black trails so I don't think windrock is for me. Jesse, you said it, rides for me now are more for social visits.
     
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    Great pics!! Looks like ya'll had a great time!
     
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    Bluesman,

    This Spearhead Trail is actually a smaller trail and wouldn't warrant you traveling that for for
    . But if you were down the HM McCoy way, it would certainly be worth a short ride over that way. The Black Diamond Trails even looked evil, which is what you and others would enjoy.

    I will have to say Ditto to Timmi's comment. As you know I wouldn't ride the trails you and others in your technical group ride at Windrock. When I go to Windrock, and we do from time to time, I ride the more moderate to easy trails and look more for the miles, the scenic overlooks, and the other sites along the trails. Then to get back to camp and enjoy the camping experience...MD
     
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    If there are enough trails to ride that would be worth the 4+ hour drive for me that would be an option. The scenery looks awesome.
     
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    The place is 72,000 acres Timmi, there's plenty of anything and everything you could want there. Halfmoon Campground is a great place to stay and take it all in too.
     
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    Yeah timmi you could spend a long weekend up there and have plenty of good riding and taking in the scenery!!
     
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    They also have the huge campground and cabins also. It is neat sitting on the porch and watching the campground police chase down the speeders. They have several different size cabins for those that don't enjoy sleeping on the ground. I've never been to the Half moon campground, Bluesman do they have cabins also? I bet there is 100 miles of service roads in the park including the one that leads to the wind machines and a great overlook of the campground and local areas...MD
     
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    Yes and alot of these roads, as well as many other side trails, are unmarked on the map, so there really is no telling how many miles of actual trail/roads there is up there!!
     
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    Half moon does have cabins, but I don't think that they have plumbing. However the bath house is top notch!
     
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    I'm thinking the cabins are full service Jack but I'm not sure since I've never stayed in one there.
     
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