How far along the first road is the parking area? Is the Upper Cold Water FSR marked? is it my first fork?1badfordtruck said:Take the last exit before the tollbooth (Falls Lake, exit 221), left at the stop sign, go under the highway, follow road up to parking area, look for road going up the hill on the north side of the parking area, follow road until you reach the Upper Cold Water FSR, turn right, follow this road until you reach the highway.
I may have missed something in the directions, but it should be pretty close. Someone else on the board may have more info to add. Have fun!
About 1 kmsaxonthebeach said:How far along the first road is the parking area?
I can't remember if Upper Coldwater FSR is signed or not. I'm pretty sure it is.saxonthebeach said:Is the Upper Cold Water FSR marked?
I don't recall seeing a fork anywhere along the bypass, maybe a couple of spur roads along the sides.saxonthebeach said:is it my first fork?
So did you guys make it all the way up to Wilson, or you couldn't get around the Subaru? Where was the owner, or was it abandoned?chris said:funny you should say a subaru Leo. Guess what we found half way(well maybe a quarter) up Wilson Lake. A Subaru with a flat tire. Here we are in 4 wheel low scrapin on rocks and a damn Subaru is wedged on some rocks in front of us. Either its stolen or the owner really really likes fishin.
I would say that we are foolish to take our trucks to a lot of the places we do, and we DEFINITELY don't save money by doing so...but its fun and that's why we do itI think it would be foolish to take a car up there. You may save $10 but you will almost certainly do some kind of damage unless you're really really REALLY careful. It's not difficult, just rough.
I would ammend this to maybe into October. I do a lot of work at elevations up to 1800m (bypass goes to ~1400-1500) and snow is generally pretty transient up to the start of October. Of course you have to use your head, I've seen snow on the Coq in every month of the year...Do note that this route is only possible in July, Aug, and maybe into Sept depending on the year. Very high altitude.