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  • #302866
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Here’s a covered bridge tour in the Lehigh Valley PA.

    Web site: https://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/103/play/covered-bridge-tour/

    Or download a printable brochure: http://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/files/CoveredBridgesofLehighValleyPrint.pdf

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #302870
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Didn’t they do a covered bridge tour a couple of years ago at Carlisle? I think that’d be cool.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #302876
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Thanks for posting that, Paul. I think I want to do it…

    And yeah, Allen, there have been a couple cruises from the Carlisle field that included covered bridges. Probably time to resurrect.

    #302877
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    That Lehigh Valley tour looks pretty cool. We should consider that. A bridge tour from Carlisle sounds promising as well.🚗💨💨

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #302886
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    It would depend on the schedule of course, but participants in a Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge tour could end up dining in my back yard and swimming in my pool. There’s even room for a few of ya’ll to sleep over, and plenty of reasonable hotels in the area as well.

    Of course, if I’m not home, I guess I’d never know if you used the pool anyway!

    Bridge

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #302891
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    That settles it! Paul, where’s your house on this map? And when are you going on vacation, so we can all show up, empty your freezer onto your grill, and lounge in your pool?

    #302904
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Oh Ed, Ed, Ed….Look again, it’s not on the map. But if you look near the top right, you’ll see a bright red arrow that says Paul is “6 miles that-a-way”  ➡

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #302908
    Bob
    Participant

    @lrh

    Hey Paul, that looks like a quick and easy tour with all those covered bridges so close together.

    When I saw the two at NW part of the map I almost didn’t think it strange how the route backtracks. Had to see if it was for a reason I encounter here, closed roads and the general way these kinds of bridges can be in rough terrain.

    Looking at maps.google.com using satellite view they apparently aren’t cut off from surrounding roads, so I wondered why your map goes back out and around to the NW? Unless for a more scenic drive.

    I was looking at how there’s a zoo between those bridges and to my surprise I saw a “ford”, a roadway going through shallow water. Is that really intended to be driven through all the time? If you know what I’m talking about anyhow.

    Bob

    #302912
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Bob,

    I just took a look at Google maps. It appears to be just a matter of distance.

    If you cross the Geiger Bridge, the drive to Schlicher’s Bridge is nine miles.

    If you backtrack as the brochure map recommends, it’s 2.7 miles.

    And apparently, the Jordan Creek Ford at Trexler Nature Preserve is meant to be driven across! Take a look:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UaIGCnuEac

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #302919
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Thanks for the clarification, Paul.

    I gotta say…regarding that ford…I did not see any sports cars in the video.

    #302920
    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Didn’t see any Fords either. Just a Subaru, and a couple of other cars. No Ford. BUT…I did see a Fjord.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #302921
    Bob
    Participant

    @lrh

    Bob, I just took a look at Google maps. It appears to be just a matter of distance. If you cross the Geiger Bridge, the drive to Schlicher’s Bridge is nine miles. If you backtrack as the brochure map recommends, it’s 2.7 miles. And apparently, the Jordan Creek Ford at Trexler Nature Preserve is meant to be driven across! Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UaIGCnuEac

    I’ve never seen a place made to be able to do that, on purpose anyway. Drove a ’69 Toyota Corona across the rocky shallows of a river once with a couple girls on the roof to get across to a gathering of people with 4X4’s. I’m seldom that brave but the water only reached into the floor of that little car and I had the extra weight to help me.

    I’ve seen now that “The Ford” water crossing is a One Way drive, but still possible to go to Geiger’s Bridge and turn around in the parking lot on the other side then backtrack out to head north on Game Preserve Rd to Trexler Nature Preserve, which eventually goes to Game Preserve Rd again after The Ford crossing. Follow that west and south to Schlicher’s Bridge and continue from there out to the route your map shows.

    Not only would I like to see those bridges if I ever get up that way I would have to drive through the water just to say I had done it. Better yet if in the MGTDr.

    Bob

    #302924
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Took another look, the first (Bogert’s) and last (Kreidersville) bridges on the tour are pedestrian traffic only.

    So there is a minor backtrack to get to my place, putting me about 9 miles away, not 6.

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    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #302946
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    That ain’t even bad though. We gotta do it.

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