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Sycamore Sidetrip
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:38:57 pm »
After leaving Jake and Lorraine's place we traveled North toward the Smokey Mountains.  The first night we stayed on Black Rock Mountain which is the highest mountain in Georgia.  We cruised on in to Pigeon Forge the next day for some shopping.
 

 
Afterwards we made the move to Cade's Cove for some quiet time.
 

 
The Cade's Cove Loop is always nice.
 

 
And we did get to see a bear with a couple of cubs.  She was feeding on fresh greens.
 

 
Only the cub's ears showed above the weeds.
 

 
 

  
Cantilever construction on the barn.
 

 
The Grist Mill was operating and grinding corn.
 

 
Another cantilever barn.
 

 
 

 
 

 
It was nice to drive the Cherohala Skyway from Robbinsville, NC, to Tellico Plains, Tn, again and it proved to be a beautiful drive.
We stayed off of the Interstate Hwys. as much as possible during the entire trip. 

I will be back to unpacking and reloading the sawmilling tools tomorrow afternoon.  I got two sawmilling calls on the cell phone and there were two more on the answering machine.   ::)
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Re: Sycamore Sidetrip
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 09:40:13 pm »
MM,

Actually, Brasstown Bald is the highest mountain in Georgia.  Black Rock Mountain is a cool place for sure, though.  I have good memories from my wife's girl scout troop days.  I was the designated "Toter". 
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 09:48:41 pm »
Obviously I musta misread and the sign probably said; "highest state park in Georgia".
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 09:52:42 pm »
It is a nice park for sure.  Did you walk the hiking trail?  I love that part of the world. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 10:49:54 pm »
Did you walk the hiking trail?
  No, it was flooding when we got there and we left kinda early the next morning.  The poor folks next to us 'bout got drowned.  They were a pitiful bunch with wet everything.   :-\
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 10:53:09 pm »
What's with the barns? Why that way?
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 07:58:08 am »
Your guess is as good as mine.  Cade's Cove is the only place that I have ever seen cantilever designed barns.  It sacrifices "barn space" and creates the open shed area all of the way around.  Unusual is why I shared the pictures.
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Re: Sycamore Sidetrip
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 09:22:48 am »
I would have not left town without knowing. :D :D
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 11:03:47 am »
So, Peter, are you heading to Cades Cove to find out  ???

 :D :D
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 11:31:37 am »
I think that is a fairly common barn style found in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 01:42:24 pm »
That barn is really interesting...but why?  It would make a handy place to park or store stuff mainly out of the weather.
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Re: Sycamore Sidetrip
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2014, 01:50:10 pm »
So, Peter, are you heading to Cades Cove to find out  ???

 :D :D




Something that odd , I would have stoped at a store or gas station a restaurant, and asked someone about it is all.
Maybe someone on the FF knows?  :D
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2014, 02:25:59 pm »
  I would have not left town without knowing. :D :D 
  I have left Cade's Cove many many times without asking.  I just take it at face value.  It was what the landowner/builder wanted at the time, and they did not have sheds like WDH.   :D
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2014, 09:26:12 am »
You were in my back yard. My land is not far from Tellico Plains. I'm known to shop at the Save A Lot there and hang out at the beach. The Cherohala is one of my favorite rides.
Was Cades Cove busy? Normally the traffic is bumper to bumper during peak times.
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2014, 02:09:29 pm »
Nope, not busy at all.  There probably was no more than a dozen campers at the campground and no traffic on the loop.  We hit it right.

On prior trips we have stayed at the campground on the East side of Tellico Plains just before the Cherohala.  This time we stayed at Indian Boundary.  It's also a pleasant drive along the river going East from the fish hatchery. 
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2014, 06:56:41 pm »
You were in my back yard. My land is not far from Tellico Plains. I'm known to shop at the Save A Lot there and hang out at the beach. The Cherohala is one of my favorite rides.
Was Cades Cove busy? Normally the traffic is bumper to bumper during peak times.


So what do you know about the barns with the overhang?
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2014, 07:31:56 pm »
I bet that he left, too, without asking. 
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2014, 01:57:13 pm »
  What's with the barns? Why that way? 
  Google "why cantilever barns in cade's cove".  Here is one answer:  Cantilever Barns  &  Pictures
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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2014, 11:18:37 pm »
Thanks for the info. The barns are over the top :D
I don't know if I like them or not.Will have to think on that a little :D :D
I bet they don't take a snow load well :D :D
The timbers must be hard wood. Some do overhang a lot :o
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2014, 08:12:40 am »
Yes, all hardwood.
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2014, 09:13:14 am »
Magicman,interesting, with 110 families that was big,I would feel. We have a little history here,on the hill,school house,post office But nothing of that size. As stated in the link,people did not travel like we do now. First off they did not really have the means and they did not need to. Everything they needed was in a few miles of them.
When we go to Lancaster County,PA I have noticed the cantilever on barns. These are all old barns too.I don't really want to say cantilever barns because it is only on one side or end of the barns.
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« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2014, 01:58:00 pm »
  I don't really want to say cantilever barns because it is only on one side or end of the barns. 
  The way I read Wikipedia that is cantilever:  cantilever
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2014, 06:59:15 pm »
When we go to Lancaster County,PA I have noticed the cantilever on barns. These are all old barns too.I don't really want to say cantilever barns because it is only on one side or end of the barns.

   I'm just across the river from Lancaster Co and we have lots of old barns with the overhang on one side, in fact my barn has it and I was told this barn was built in 1904. I've always thought it was to leave the doors open into the livestock area without getting rain and snow in. But then what do I know.
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2014, 08:49:48 am »
Lynn, I forgot to mention the museum in Tellico Plains has hundreds of old telephones, switches, operator stations and gear. They also have a nice collection of guns.
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2014, 05:24:18 pm »
Sounds like I need to slow down when I go back through.   ;D
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2014, 09:06:37 am »
Yepper, there's actually 2 buildings and it's free admission.
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