Originally Posted by threeb
Okay is there anyone going that is close to Marshall/ Hotsprings? If so I think it would be good to check the "gate" of forestry service road 422A. One time we tried a night run and the hate was locked and rest is history. I'll go check it on Thursday if no one is closer and somebody covers my hotdogs.
FS website says its open from 3/15 thru 1/18.
Check out this bit of info i read on their website:
Motor vehicle use, especially off-highway vehicle use,
involves inherent risks that may cause property damage,
serious injury, and possibly death to participants. Drive
cautiously and anticipate rough surfaces and features,
such as snow, mud, vegetation, and water crossings
common to remote driving conditions. By your participation,
you voluntarily assume full responsibility for these
damages, risks, and dangers. Take care at all times to
protect yourself and those under your responsibility.
Much of the Unaka Ranger District is remote. Medical
assistance may not be readily available. Cellular telephones
do not work in many areas of the Unaka Ranger District.
Take adequate food, water, first aid supplies, and other
equipment appropriate for the conditions and expected
weather. Many designated roads and trails may be passable
only by high-clearance vehicles or four-wheel drive vehicles.
Maintenance of designated roads and trails will depend on
available resources, and many may receive little maintenance.