Trail Report – Turner Run/Gauley Ridge – Explore

February 9, 2017

Tuesday was so nice, turned out, so was Wednesday.  So back to the trails I went.  

This time I parked midway up Gauley and rode down Turner Run. Down the hill I saw a dog a little farther ahead.  Which put Simon on alert.  The road splits and we went right, and along the camp area (and really crazy deep ruts full of mud) and along a trail at the end, cross crossing the creek.  The trail eventually had a big tree down that was impassable so we turned around.   The map shows a white line (road/trail) off this area but I did not see it.  

The left fork of the road ends quickly at a camp spot.  The little trail continues ahead (and is marked as a fire road that loops back down) but it peters out very quickly.  

We saw the dog again. He popped out of the creek but would not approach me.  And was not too excited about Daisy approaching him.  I reported him to a lost pet network just incase.  But he looked healthy so could just be exploring from a near-by-ish home.  

There are two trails that head back up to Gauley Ridge, although neither are particularly clear or awesome.  

Simon and I zipped around these trails and up and down the road a bit and then headed back to where we parked.  Just to the side of the parking area (to the left in the photo) is a trail that goes on back, and it wraps around a ways and interests with several other lightly used trails and no longer used logging paths.  We spent some time exploring around there, saw some deer, and then called it for the day and headed back.  It was al a bit over grown. 

And now the cold rolls back in :0) 


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  1. Frances Zaun

     /  February 9, 2017

    What app are you using? Frances ZaunFeb 9, 2017 10:33:48 AM, comment+pf0o33tfupic2kvoakq0aw2@comment.wordpress.com wrote:

    riderofchaos posted: “February 9, 2017 Tuesday was so nice, turned out, so was Wednesday.  So back to the trails I went.   This time I parked midway up Gauley and rode down Turner Run. Down the hill I saw a dog a little farther ahead.  Which put Simon on alert”

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  2. I need more detail on the stuffed horse in the woods?????

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    • riderofchaos

       /  February 9, 2017

      lol I was riding down Turner Run FR and the stuffed horse was up on the side to my right. There is also an over grown trail that goes parallel (at this point) to the fireroads and directly behind the stuffed pony, like right behind his tree.

      Riding down the FR (when I took the photo) Simon about jumped out of his pants at it. On the way back I was on the trail behind the pony and Simon and Daisy stopped to sniff it, Simon pushing it with his nose and Daisy attempting to dog mark it so I assume it was peed on. Some stuffing was pulled out and it looked weathered.
      It was just randomly there. In the middle of the woods. Which deserved a photo. Lol.

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