Day 128


August 1st, 2010

The bridges weren't even closed! Never trust a sign.


  1. Blistery Bob says:

    Way to go Matt……follow your instincts……may just be surprised what the road leads to…..

    Great adventure

  2. Candice In Alabama says:

    Glad you’ve confirmed that! By the way – to anyone traveling to Cade’s Cove the in the Great Smoky mountains, there are 2 primitive (not as primitive as this) roads that lead out of Cade’s Cove. They are worth the bumpy ride!

  3. Jeff says:

    What is a primative Road? Is it a road made in the time of Australopithecus robustus? That would be primative.
    these things just dirt roads.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Well, primitive in that they aren’t modern and paved? That’s what I would guess. Anything not modern is primitive. Just like out houses are primitive because of no running water and plumbing. So, my question then would be, are we primitive if we don’t have a computer and all the latest gadgets and technology? ha ha. I would be prehistoric if that is the case!!! lol.

  4. MN Roxanne says:

    Hopefully, this road is better than the last primitive road and not so rocky…

  5. Andrew in VT says:

    Dorinda and Jeff: for a clinical definition of primitive road see

    We have Forest Service roads here in Vermont, too, that are considered “primitive.” They are often the subject of debate between motorized-recreation advocates and conservationists who would prefer to limit or prohibit motorized travel. While most of these roads were built to facilitate commercial logging or for fire control (historically the primary activities of the Forest Service), Matt’s trip certainly seems an appropriate, if unusual, use. It’s kind of cool that he was able to include them in his route.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Thanks Andrew in VT I didn’t know that. I appreciate the education I get on here every day.

  6. charlie says:

    talk about yer ‘road less traveled’!!

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