Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

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Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#1 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:26 pm

For any that are interested (and arriving early) there will be a Thursday night run down the Cherohala Skyway. It's a great way to kick off the weekend! A few of us did this last year... It was a bunch of fun and a great view of the sunset. We will be gathering at Tapoco Lodge the parking lot across the street from the Phillips Motel around 7pm and leaving by 7:30 to ensure that we reach Santeetlah (the highest point on the Cherohala) by sunset. We then continue on to the other end of the Cherohala (there's a great little burger stand there if we get hungry) and make the return trip in the cover of darkness. The view of Tellico Plains from the Cherohala at night is something to behold! Don't forget to bring a jacket or sweatshirt, it gets chilly at altitude when the sun goes down. Look forward to seeing you there!
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#2 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:05 pm

Did not make it last year, but have seen some photo's of this run, I am there this year 8)

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Post#3 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:31 pm

UPDATE: I have heard that Tapoco Lodge will be closed for the year, so the new meeting place for this run is the parking lot across the street from Phillips Motel. I have updated the original post to reflect this change.
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#4 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:12 pm

So YoArkiv... You took the reigns from me in organizing this drive... (lol) Quite alright. Count me in to do it. Later, James
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#5 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:51 pm

Depending on what time I arrive on Thursday, I may be interested. How far is the Phillips from Fontana?
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#6 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:32 am

Depends on which way you go....

You can:

Go past the Crossroads of Time and Tapoco Lodge

- or -

Go down Sweetwater Road to Robbinsville

Google calls them both at about 40 minutes, but it's probably closer to 30.

A new 3rd option would be to take the newly paved road from Fontana straight to Tapoco and then on 129, but the new road is still fairly bumpy. I'd recommend trying it once to see what you think of it. And, it all depends on your suspension.
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#7 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:35 pm

iceemx5 wrote:So YoArkiv... You took the reigns from me in organizing this drive... (lol) Quite alright. Count me in to do it. Later, James


Well I hadn't seen you on here yet and I figured I'd just get it going... not like it's that hard! (heh) We can always trade off the lead or whatever like we did last year, heck, I don't even mind bringing up the rear... and you're welcome to give the tour again, you did a great job last year! I'm just happy to be there.
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#8 » Tue May 05, 2009 4:54 pm

yuppers we are down for this !!!
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#9 » Sun May 31, 2009 9:42 am

We may be down for this as well....let's make sure we lock into place the time and meet-up location before mid July.
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#10 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:22 pm

This is such a fun tour... Can't wait.
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#11 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:25 pm

Here's a little teaser from last year's sunset run, just to get you psyched up.

Click on the picture below to embiggen. (It's HUGE)

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Post#12 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:55 pm

We are SO there!!! :bow:
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#13 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:17 pm

my wife and I are first timers. count us in on this run. :)

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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#14 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:42 pm

My husband & i are 1st timers this year. We are so looking forward to this run! The burger joint sounds good also. Hope to get some beautiful pics. C u there.
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#15 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:49 pm

Count us in, were staying at the Phillips, this is our 10th run, my SMILE is returning :mrgreen:
rolling in Wed. mid day sometime..... :mrgreen:
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#16 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:09 am

I am getting anxious!!!!
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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#17 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:29 pm

Dman.... I may just have to Not have any Jack with dinner...... Dman.

Maybe......

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Re: Thursday Night Sunset Run on the Cherohala Skyway

Post#18 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:54 pm

We may join you as well. We are coming up Wednesday this year.

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