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Mountain Drive - 3/13/11


Last year some friends and I did a couple group mountain drives and had a great time. The nice weather is back and we wanted to plan something again. The last time we did this, it was a "spirited" mountain drive. Some of us work on Saturday so we figured Sunday might work better. This is an open event so invite whoever you want (just please refrain from inviting whiners).

For those who are local in the Charlotte Metro area – the plan is to meet early Sunday morning at Sharon Shopping Center parking lot behind Harpers Restaurant in SouthPark. There's a McDonald's and gas station next door if you need to grab a quick bite or fill up gas prior to the drive.

We'll depart at around 7:45 AM and drive about 120 miles (2 hours) on US-321 N and I-40 W towards Marion in Western NC. We’ll stop at Fatz Cafe in Marion NC for lunch. After lunch, we’ll head towards Little Switzerland Inn and stop for photos. From there we'll start the scenic 30 mile mountain pass loop through the Pisgah National Forest on what's called the Diamondback Route (45 minutes). And then head back home (2 hours approximately to Charlotte).

If anyone has questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to post them here or send us a message. Looking forward to the drive and meeting you all!


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You should consider modifying your route one year to include state road 80. That has some of the best banked curves in the whole area. Really fun road to drive on.
 

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I'm in. I'll be @ Rich&Bennetts St Pattys crawl Sat night (supposed to be 9000+ people) so I may meet up with the group later. May drag a friend of mine out in his modded Z06.

-Wes
 

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