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  • #16
    Hi Tom,

    If you're interested you can buy Delorme Street Atlas at software-maps.com for $37.95 with free shipping. Handy tool to have.

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    Jim & Delores
    2005 30RKFS
    2005 2500HD D/A 4WD ext cab long box
    Jordan Ultima

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    • #17
      With that Delorme Street Atlas software, did I understand it right, that you can create your own route on your computer and put it on a SD card and put it in your Garmin GPS and use it that way?
      Frank and Jean
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      I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was going to blame you.
      It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
      The things that come to those that wait will be the scraggly crappy junk left by those that got there first.



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      • #18
        Originally posted by Popeye View Post
        With that Delorme Street Atlas software, did I understand it right, that you can create your own route on your computer and put it on a SD card and put it in your Garmin GPS and use it that way?
        I don't know about that, Frank. I'd be surprised if you could do that. Pleasantly surprised though.

        All I do is use the nice big computer screen and mouse to get the big view of my route with distances. Then I'll punch in the major points on the GPS and check the route. Twice the work but the Delorme program is much easier to move around my route and play with it.
        Jim & Delores
        2005 30RKFS
        2005 2500HD D/A 4WD ext cab long box
        Jordan Ultima

        INEPTOCRACY: a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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        • #19
          on our drive back from western NC today on I-40 we found that the west bound lane is blocked at Exit 20 and only folks who need to get off at exits prior to the slide are allowed through .... east bound lanes are open with no problems .... no projection on the length of the clean-up

          Jim
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          • #20
            Originally posted by JEBar View Post
            on our drive back from western NC today on I-40 we found that the west bound lane is blocked at Exit 20 and only folks who need to get off at exits prior to the slide are allowed through .... east bound lanes are open with no problems .... no projection on the length of the clean-up

            Jim
            That' the exit for Pride Resort at US 276. That's as far as I need to go!!
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            • #21
              They just reported that it will be 3 months to clean it up. They said they have to use dynamite on some of the bolders because some are the size of mobile homes. The rock slide is 150' feet high and 300' wide.
              Sharon, Tom,
              Jack (the rat terrier) & Benji (the yorkie)
              at our sides 24/7 I'm exhausted.
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              • #22
                interesting link from Asheville news paper

                Jim
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                • #23
                  I'm impressed. Looks impassable to me.
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                  • #24
                    much the same thing happened in that same area back in '97 .... it took them a while to create crossovers to here they could have one lane traffic in each direction using the east bound lanes .... judging from back then and with the fact that winter is drawing near, I tend to believe that 3 months is a very optimistic estimate

                    Jim
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                    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
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                    • #25
                      Wow

                      Originally posted by BC Jim View Post
                      I'm impressed. Looks impassable to me.
                      Now thats a big rock!
                      And more just waiting to come down if they remove it.
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                      • #26
                        I saw a picture that had a damaged vehicle in it but haven;t heard if anyone was hurt in the slide. I hope nobody was seriously injured in that. A rock like that landing on you could put a big damper on your overall outlook.
                        Frank and Jean
                        Retired Navy
                        DAV Life Member
                        '09 Rockwood Roo 233s
                        '03 1500 Silverado LS

                        I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was going to blame you.
                        It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
                        The things that come to those that wait will be the scraggly crappy junk left by those that got there first.



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                        • #27
                          In my past life I worked at an oil shale processing plant in Colorado. Our access road to the Retort was about 4 miles long and kinda curved up around a mountain. One day, two electricians were going down the mountan road when a boulder fell from above and landed IN the bed of the pickup. Squished the truck right to the ground, blew the tires, broke the axle housing, bent the frame right to the ground. Of course, the electricians were not harmed (except to their underwear).

                          Point is, they would have been killed if they had arrived approximately .02 seconds later.

                          Some of the rocks in the photo above would have caused some major injury and damage. Whew!

                          Ken and Fran
                          South Plains of Texas
                          06 31BWKS Sunnybrook
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                          • #28
                            News reports put the slide around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. If it's going to go, that's probably the safest time except for the darkness.

                            If no one was there when the rocks came crashing down, did they make any noise?
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                            Jim & Delores
                            2005 30RKFS
                            2005 2500HD D/A 4WD ext cab long box
                            Jordan Ultima

                            INEPTOCRACY: a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by BC Jim View Post
                              News reports put the slide around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. If it's going to go, that's probably the safest time except for the darkness.

                              If no one was there when the rocks came crashing down, did they make any noise?
                              Well......
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                              • #30
                                I take that as a yes...
                                Jim & Delores
                                2005 30RKFS
                                2005 2500HD D/A 4WD ext cab long box
                                Jordan Ultima

                                INEPTOCRACY: a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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