Where Did It Begin
Two years ago, Road Rash embarked on a thrilling 4-day expedition through North Georgia, braving the challenges of The Georgia Traverse. Accompanied by a group of 8 fellow Jeep enthusiasts, our journey led us through some of the most breathtaking and picturesque landscapes in the Southeast. If you would like to watch The Georgia Traverse adventure video, CLICK HERE. Despite the incredible sights, we realized that our primary focus during the initial trip was conquering the Georgia Traverse itself. In the process, we missed out on fully immersing ourselves in the exploration of the surrounding countryside. Determined not to let these opportunities slip away, we made a pact to revisit some of our favorite sections of the Traverse and delve into their rich history. In our latest adventure, we are exploring Cooper’s Creek, uncovering the hidden stories and secrets embedded in this fascinating region.
Escaping Chattahoochee National Forest
Embarking from the foot of Springer Mountain, our journey unfolds as we head north. Although Springer Mountain isn’t officially part of the Georgia Traverse, it serves as an ideal starting point for our venture towards the Cooper’s Creek trailhead. The serendipity of discovering Springer Mountain over a year ago adds a touch of spontaneity to our route. I stumbled upon it by accident while exploring a nearby trail system. A stroke of luck occurred as North Georgia was blanketed in a pristine layer of white snow during my visit, creating one of the most picturesque scenes I’ve encountered in years, however regrettably, as the sun dipped below the horizon, the snow began its transformation into ice, prompting a rapid shift in plans. Faced with unfamiliar territory, a solo expedition, and an unprepared rig for overnight stays, I had to make the tough decision to postpone the ride. Determined to conquer Springer Mountain, I headed home that day, vowing to return and complete the journey on another occasion. For those curious about this adventure, feel free to watch the video capturing the essence of that unforgettable experience. CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH OUR NIMBLEWILL GAP YOUTUBE VIDEO.
Exploring Cooper’s Creek
The vast expanse of the Cooper’s Creek Wildlife Management Area makes it one of Georgia’s substantial wildlife management regions, covering over 30,000 acres within the Chattahoochee National Forest. This expansive area features a well-designed road system that winds through the forest, crossing numerous creeks along the way. Offering a blend of thoughtfully located dispersed camping spots and well-maintained campgrounds, Cooper’s Creek provides an ideal setting for nature enthusiasts. Exploring this remarkable area reveals a network of offshoot trails leading to hidden gems, including an ancient cemetery dating back to the 1800s and concealed campsites. My mission is to uncover these intriguing discoveries scattered throughout Cooper’s Creek, immersing myself in the exploration of its diverse landscapes and historical sites.
New Overlanding Tech by COROS
Embarking on this thrilling journey, I joined forces with COROS, a company that recently unveiled their latest innovation – the Vertix 2 Adventure Watch. Eager to put this new device to the test in real adventure scenarios, I set out to evaluate its capabilities. The focus was on examining its seamless integration with GAIA GPS, ensuring precise navigation through the utilization of all five major satellites, assessing its durability in rugged conditions, and scrutinizing its impressive battery life. The adventure became not only an exploration of the captivating landscapes but also a rigorous trial for the Vertix 2, as I aimed to determine whether it could truly stand the test as the ultimate adventure watch.
Join us on our journey as we explore the stories and history concealed within the landscapes of Springer Mountain and Cooper’s Creek. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of this captivating adventure.