December 25, 2017
Amazing! When I was at CFM in the late 90's early 00, we started riding on A Co STX lanes. Up the Etowah almost to Blackfarms. We crossed the "creek" and headed back towards the airfield on the opposite side of the river and finished on the down wind side of the track. That was my last ride in 2001, End-Oed heading back to the "Keyhole"
Now that Camp Frank D. Merrill (CFM) is owned by the Army there are property lines between CFM and the National Forest. The way we rode this in the end of the last century, We always did the Montgomery Trail ride first. Coming down the mountain we would head north up the airfield towards the keyhole. Cross the foot bridge to be on the East side of the river. The rest is the same as already written. Riding down "Hightower Express" would be quite hairy IMHO. If you have access to CFM you can ride past the motor pool to the end and pick up the trail as described. Commonly referred to as Black Farms Turn Around.