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APRIL 5, 2014: We are now open full time for 2014. Josh and Leighann are ready, so plan to stop in and say hello. The road is in good condition and the weather is gradually warming.

Lots of Wookies in the Woods this week-end. Weather looks like perfection so come on out.

MARCH 30, 2014: We are now open full time for 2014. Josh and Leighann are ready, so plan to stop in and say hello. The road is in good condition and the weather is gradually warming.

The road was a little trashy last Friday morning after a minor storm passed through. By afternoon it was nearly cleared of limbs and leaves. Looks like a great week coming with temps in the 70s and clear skies. Get some riding in before the growds come.

MARCH 25, 2014: We are now open full time for 2014. Josh and Leighann are ready, so plan to stop in and say hello. The road is in good condition and the weather is gradually warming.

A veteran stunt pilot died Monday when his airplane crashed within 2 miles of the Tail of the Dragon Overlook at mile marker 8.8. A recovery operation was set-up at Calderwood bringing a multitude of officers from various LEO agencies. The crash site is in an extremely remote location in the Cherokee National Forest.

MARCH 17, 2014: It was a slow weekend with a rain-out on Sunday, but we opened the Tail of the Dragon store on Friday to start to get things organized. We will be opening full time for the entire season on Friday March 21, 2014. Josh and Leighann are ready, so plan to stop in and say hello.

Remember the Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb is coming this week-end. It is held at the Maple Springs dead-end near the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Entrance. We hear there will be an electric car taking part this year.

MARCH 9, 2014: Perfect riding weather this past weekend and it looks like it might hold for the coming week. Only saw a few bikes on the road which included some French Canadians making their annual BMW assault on our roads.

We plan to open the store Friday, March 14 for the weekend and should be open Friday March 21 full time barring unexpected storms. Josh and Leighann are ready, so plan to stop in and say hello.

FEBRUARY 27, 2014: Warmer and drier weather here. Hopefully we can get things going soon. Looking like another big year at the Tail of the Dragon, so make your plans to head this way. We strongly suggest reserving your accommodations if you plan to stay more than a day or two.

We plan to open the store on weekends in late March depending on the weather conditions. Full opening in April.

FEBRUARY 18, 2014: Well the temps have moderated and the snow is mostly gone, at least below 2000 feet. Sure wish we could get a week of decent weather to let the ground dry out. The roads look a little ragged with the remains of chain sawed trees leaning precariously towards the asphalt.

Hopefully we can have some early spring weather for those of you heading to Daytona in a few weeks. We plan to open the store on weekends in March depending on the weather conditions. Full opening in April.

Watch our web cams below for all the action.

FEBRUARY 1, 2014: Wow ... talk about global warming. We'd hate to imagine what the weather would be like without it !!

Lots of white stuff and below freezing weather for the past month. Lots of new records set. Hoping it will break for a while. Haven't seen any motorcycles on the road for weeks, but today it hit 60 degrees and saw four riders headed for the Cherohala. Better wash your wheels when you get home.

JANUARY 5, 2014: Looks like some serious weather headed our way over the next couple of days. Sunday night snow with temps dropping into the teens. And then Monday night we'll see -4 (yes negative 4 degrees). No significant warming until Wednesday. Watch our web cams below for all the action.


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