Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Weird Noise in the Woods

Day 9 Adam's Xtreme Off Road Adventure

Heading out from Henry and Lisa's that morning to hit the the Trans America Trail I was filled with excitement. 

The Trans America Trail was created by Sam Correro back in the early 80's. He spent years mapping out public back roads and forest roads. Back then all the roads were gravel. Since some have become paved roads.

The TAT portion of the adventure had begun. I had the paper maps as well as the roll charts. The TAT was originally for off road motorcycle enthusiasts, but had since added other vehicles. 

The estimated time to run the whole TAT was about three weeks, however as I started on the trail we realized it could take way more than three weeks. I decided to do small parts of the trail in each state as I was eager to get west of the Mississippi.







There were some beautiful sights along the way in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. I took many stops just to take it all in.





It was time to air down our Nexen Tires and were able to leave them at that same PSI even while on the paved roads. Those tires are amazing. Nexen tire review coming soon.





The first night we camped in the Cherokee National Forest. By the time we reached our location it was dark so I set up the in a pull off just off the road. Once all tucked in for the night and I began to doze off, when I heard loud screeching noise. It scared the heck out of me as I didn't recognize the noise. 

It could of been an owl, but  as I thought to myself about the sound I knew it wasn't an owl. Then there was a light shining on the tent. It could of been a car but I didn't hear a car. I spent the next hour or so just quietly listening before I finally fell asleep.

The next morning I figured the sound must have been big foot with a flashlight. There seem to be no other solution. So it was back again on the Trans America Trail.


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