STAR Chapter 352 Itinerary – The Gauntlet
MAY 11th 2013 – 133 Miles of Smiles (Helmets required)
Letters in () are points on the Google map of the route
Please meet at Foothills Motorsports (A) at 0800, kickstands up at 0830
From Foothills Motorsports we will make our way to I-85 South – we will exit after 45 miles on GA Exit 173
Turn left on GA 17, we will continue on GA 17 when it turns left to become the Toccoa Bypass.
We will bear left onto US 441 South. We will exit US 441 at Exit 27 and turn left onto Historical 441.
We will stop for our first break at a gas station at the intersection with GA 105. (B)
After the break, we will turn right onto GA 105 and follow it until it intersect with GA 115.
Turn left onto GA 115 toward Cleveland. In Cleveland GA we will turn right onto US 129.
Shortly after leaving Cleveland, we will officially be on The Gauntlet.
We will pass Vogel State Park and then turn left onto GA 180.
We will follow GA 180 until it ends where we will take our 2nd break at a small store. (C) Next gas stop 70 miles.
From the break, we will turn right onto GA 60 which we will follow until we get to Skeenah Creek Campground.
Turn right onto Skeenah Gap Rd. which we will follow until it ends.
Turn left onto Blue Ridge Highway then after 2.2 miles, turn right onto Nottely Dam Rd.
Then left onto Copperhead Way to our lunch destination, Copperhead Lodge. (D)
After lunch we will turn left onto Nottely Dam Rd. and follow it for 11 miles.
Turn right at the light onto US 19, follow it for 3.4 miles
Turn left onto Gumlog Rd. by the store, (no light or stop sign here)
Follow Gumlog Rd. to the end then bear right onto GA 66. (Do not turn right – just bear right).
Follow GA 66 to the light and turn left onto US 76. Google map problem here, ignore Deer Path Ln. – Stay on 76
Turn right at the light onto GA 288 and follow it until it ends.
Turn right onto GA 17 then bear right to stay on GA 17. After 2 miles, we will break at a gas station on the right. (B)
After 4.3 miles, we will turn right onto GA 180 (no stop sign, traffic light or landmark here)
After 11.7 miles on GA 180, turn left onto GA 348 (no stop sign, traffic light or landmark here-might be a state park sign)
Follow GA 348 to the end then a sharp right onto GA 75A. Follow 75A to the end and turn left onto US 129.
At this point, we have completed The Gauntlet.
Follow US 129 back to Cleveland and turn left onto GA 115.
Turn right onto GA 105 at the Stop / Yield. We will take our last break at the same gas station as our 1st break. (C)
After the break, head SE on US 441 Historical and then get on US 441 North.
Take the exit for GA 17 South and follow it back to I-85 North.
Bobby F. Godbee
Vets Representative and Road Captain
STAR Chapter 352
864-314-6506 (Texts welcomed at this number)