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Louisiana Overland

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Tentative planning is underway for an early to mid May 2019 Georgia Traverse trip if anybody thinks they might be interested in tagging along for some or all of it. I figure that around that time the weather SHOULD be somewhat cooperative and the Forest Service will have had enough time to take care of most of the winter damage/blockages. As of now, the plan is to start on the west end near Ft. Payne and go east. Looking at roughly three to four days for the Traverse and then heading up into the Smokies for another three to five days or so before coming back home. The timeline is still fluid at this point, but I REALLY need to burn some vacation time next spring and spending the better part of two weeks in the woods sounds like a great way to do it.
I made 4 trips last year to do the traverse. My advice is to run it East to West. The most technical portion is Trey Mountain Road and it is much easier climbing than descending. For 3 days on the traverse you can drive to Clayton Georgia and take warwoman road up to sarahs campgroundfor camp on night 1. You can jump on the traverse near there and run west. You can end day 2 and camp atop trey mountain. Continue west from there and camp day three on the traverse. This should put you close enough to jump out at the power station on the ocoee river and head north on day 4.

Im debating making a 3 day trip up there this week. I love it up there. Starting from Clayton and running west for two to 3 days will give you the absolute best of the traverse including trey mountain and several water crossings on tallulah river road.

I am currently living in gonzales....so...hello neighbor!
 
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ru108

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I made 4 trips last year to do the traverse. My advice is to run it East to West. The most technical portion is Trey Mountain Road and it is much easier climbing than descending. For 3 days on the traverse you can drive to Clayton Georgia and take warwoman road up to sarahs campgroundfor camp on night 1. You can jump on the traverse near there and run west. You can end day 2 and camp atop trey mountain. Continue west from there and camp day three on the traverse. This should put you close enough to jump out at the power station on the ocoee river and head north on day 4.

Im debating making a 3 day trip up there this week. I love it up there. Starting from Clayton and running west for two to 3 days will give you the absolute best of the traverse including trey mountain and several water crossings on tallulah river road.

I am currently living in gonzales....so...hello neighbor!
Appreciate the info! We've had a SLIGHT change of plans since I posted that, but I'll definitely bookmark the post for a future trip. We decided to go to Expo West and the Grand Canyon/Southern Utah for a couple of weeks instead since we haven't been back out west since we moved home from Wyoming in 2015. If I can swing the time away from work and the funds, we still may try to do it later in the summer as a shorter getaway. Gotta have options!

I work in BR, but am around G'Town a good bit, so I'll keep an eye out for you. Probably see you at Wally World since that seems to be the Ascension Parish meet and greet spot nowadays, lol.
 

JonathanMColeman

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Hello Everyone. I am new to OLB and to over landing in general. I live in Baton Rouge, LA. Glad to be apart of a community.
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Mike P

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You just going for the day? We are planning to go up to talledega national Forest but if the weather keeps us out I might tag along with you.
Planning on day tripping through with a lunch. If we find a camp site could turn into an overnighter. Just got my winch installed... Pretty much unstoppable!
 

rgk401

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I'm new to this club and obviously this is my first post. Live in Sulphur, Lousiana just west of Lake Charles where there is only marsh. Know guys in LC who rock crawl Sicily Island in central La, and I'm sure Kisatchie would be ok. Only five hour drive to Austin area but if y'all do anything on the eastside of the state or even Ms/Al just let me know. Like to camp, ride, and with college football starting, will be going to some games which includes tailgating. Take care.
Sicily Island is a very nice off road area. Nice camping,clean area and very fun. I did levels 1,2, and some 3’s in a stock JL Wrangler sport. I highly recommend this area for someone looking to camp and do a little playing
 

Nimrod

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Hey everyone. I live in Baton Rouge. I have done some week long trips through Texas and through Tennessee. But I’ve been interested in doing some shorter over nighters around this area. I have spent a good bit of time in the homochitto forest and know it pretty well. I’d love to do some group rides in the desoto area or kisachie if anyone is interested.
 
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grubworm

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Hey everyone. I live in Baton Rouge. I have done some week long trips through Texas and through Tennessee. But I’ve been interested in doing some shorter over nighters around this area. I have spent a good bit of time in the homochitto forest and know it pretty well. I’d love to do some group rides in the desoto area or kisachie if anyone is interested.
Same here...been hitting Gatlinberg a lot over the years and several trips out west, but would like something closer for a weekend. My oldest son is going to LaTech in Ruston, so I've seen that north of I-10 can be nice, the entire state isnt swamp. How is Homochitto?
 

Nimrod

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Same here...been hitting Gatlinberg a lot over the years and several trips out west, but would like something closer for a weekend. My oldest son is going to LaTech in Ruston, so I've seen that north of I-10 can be nice, the entire state isnt swamp. How is Homochitto?
Homochitto is pretty cool. There are a couple of places that I know of to camp, a little lake area that’s not really kept up, and some really big ridges. I need to go up there and explore more of the forest with the intention of camping instead of looking at it in a hunting point of view.
 
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Jeep with Neaux Name

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Hey everyone. I live in Baton Rouge. I have done some week long trips through Texas and through Tennessee. But I’ve been interested in doing some shorter over nighters around this area. I have spent a good bit of time in the homochitto forest and know it pretty well. I’d love to do some group rides in the desoto area or kisachie if anyone is interested.
Hey I’m in Baton Rouge also. I’m down for some trips.
 
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