For those coming from the west on I40 East I have a gem for you. Instead of taking I-40 through the gorge (TN/NC border) take the 2nd Newport Exit and get on HWY 25/70 to I-26 East. It brings you out @ North Asheville. It adds just a little bit of time but will be an absolutely Beautiful Drive! It is alot of Mountain driving so keep that in mind. But if you take that drive, you'll thank me later.
Apologize when I'm missing something but what are you referring to? Price? Location? Don't want to step on someone's foot but the OP just gives a suggestion and info to others. I value your opinion and would like to see the price down but It Is what is set. For some is definitely worth. :rocker:
Just registered for it last night, and will be my first Overland Expo and went with the full package. For me I figured that a weekend full of classes and practical application would be worth it, especially since I am working to get myself into a position to do more and more long trips and less short weekend camping trips. I'll be making my way out from Oklahoma.
You couldn't ask for a better time of year to visit Asheville, than while attending the Expo. Fall colors will be on display for your enjoyment. From the French Broad River Valley(Expo location),to Mount Mitchell (highest point east of the Mississippi),there are plenty of places to explore and things to do. The Biltmore Estate is located outside of Asheville. There are more breweries than you can lift a pint to in downtown (find out why Sierra Nevada and New Belgium located their east coast breweries here). Known for it's restaurant scene as well, with over 100 independent restaurants downtown. Pisgah National Forest, The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Smoky Mountain National Park are all close by. That same weekend downtown are a variety of other events as well. Oktoberfest is being celebrated on October 8th. The 5 Point Adventure Film Festival will be happening from the 6th-8th. Van Life (expo for living out of any vehicle) will be held at Salvage Station on October 6th. There is plenty of things for spouses and children to do, if they are not interested in the Expo itself. I am more than happy to give local recommendations. Hope to see you there!
I absolutely LOVE Asheville. It is definitely one of my favorite places.....Asheville reminds me of the Austin, Tx "Keep Austin Weird" vibe. One small-short trip to Western N.C./ East T.N. is just not enough time to enjoy the area, especially for those traveling so far to get there.
Bought tickets this morning. We're camping at Lake Powhatan to be able to get away from the crowd for a bit overnight. It wasn't until just now that I realized Asheville is only about an hour south of my little brother in Johnson City, so now I'm super excited. Hope he'll come camp with me at least one of those nights!
I was wondering if anyone is interested for a day-run in the Yakima area "The Slab"? We ride dirt bikes over the mountains in the area in the summer. On the difficulty level it is beginner to moderate level.
I am looking to group up for any weekend for few hours runs. As of now no date...
The wife and I are looking to drive out to Sedona for a few days, probably arriving Friday nov 13 and want to get in some good offroad time. Anyone in the area that might have some offroading planned next weekend that we could tag along?
Hi all, long time no see. You may remember me as the first guy who put in an aftermarket sunroof in and posted about it: http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/socal-region/27372-got-sunroof-installed.html The pictures are broken now, but you can see the sunroof in my avatar. I will dig the old...
Planning to take my FJ on a road trip from CT to the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec. I've been looking around for info about local off road trails up there. No luck. Does anyone have experience with the area? Any advice you can offer will be appreciated!
Since buying the FJ the wife and I have been thinking about doing an extended cross country trip from NC across the southern states to southern California then up the coast to Washington and Oregon then back across the northern states back home. Figuring 5 or 6 weeks and we would like to mix...