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(Completed) many days and nights exploring DBNF

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by ETB1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:41 pm

Ok. I’m going to start by saying that this is a culmination of many trips. I work 3 days a week( Thursday, Friday, Saturday) so that leaves the rest of the week to travel. Between the mid may to aug 15( kids started school). We traveled 66 days and nights. I would leave after I got off work at 7pm and not return until weds evening to get ready for work week then we were off again. I spent most of that time exploring the Cumberland ranger district of Daniel Boone National Forest(DBNF). I ran the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway(dbbb), and various forest roads and non maintained county roads. We did dispersed camping the entire time. I have also helped map trails to be added to the DBBB. Here is some photos.

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by ETB1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:56 pm

A few other pics.
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by ETB1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:16 pm

Trail mapping days.
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And we stopped in to a local court hearing to support keeping some roads open.
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by itsatruck » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:42 pm

There's some really cool stuff on that trail. I love that bridge and the shot of the TB on the cliff.
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by ETB1 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:32 pm

Thanks.
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by Trail X » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:35 am

I like that river crossing. Reminds me of one that we ran through during the early TECORE trips. That trail is now closed... :(
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by ETB1 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:15 pm

Thanks. That was on the dbbb, and we have 5 that I have found within 1 hr of my house
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by Trail X » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:04 am

The only thing I hate about water crossings is that they eat wheel bearings... so I try to stay out of them now.
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by ETB1 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:49 pm

Thanks to cheap ones having lifetime warranty lol.
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