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#22013 - 06/17/12 11:05 PM Big foot moutain? potter county pa??
rjk2k7 Offline
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Registered: 06/17/12
Posts: 37
Hey guys quick question I was hopeing someone could help me out, was up at potter this last weekend at my cabin(Denton Hill Area) put on about 160 miles or so, I ran into a local aroudn the town of oswayo, he did not have time to show me, but he was telling me about a place called Bigfoot moutain or bigfoot hill, It is from what he told me an old abandonded cabin that has a check in/notebook to put your name in and is always open to people, it sounded like an urban legend to me, he gave directions but I did not have time or enough gas to check it out. has anybody ever heard of this place? I did a search on the net could not find anything. If anybody knows anything about this let me know please it sounded really neat! Thanks Rich

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#22015 - 06/17/12 11:36 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: rjk2k7]
4x4dad Offline


Registered: 08/06/10
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Loc: Butler , Pennsylvania , USA
Irih3wheeler , Mud Duck or Wildhorse should be able to find out . They frequent Potter alot right in that area . Good luck .

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#22027 - 06/18/12 04:58 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: 4x4dad]
mikeexplorer Offline


Registered: 10/28/10
Posts: 705
Loc: Northeast, PA
Plotting the two points on my topo program, that is some distance from Denton, looking around the map, there is no mountain or hill with that name so it must be a local name. If you have the directions, I could plot it out and determine where it is. I also noticed an abandoned railroad that runs through the town of Oswayo, do ATV's use it?

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#22030 - 06/18/12 06:52 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: mikeexplorer]
rjk2k7 Offline
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Registered: 06/17/12
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Yes it is a pretty good hike from denton hill, and I think it must be a local name, if it helps I just checked out a map on google and I believe the roads where I ran into the local was at G Grippen road and Brizzee Hollow road. We ran the roads from the old railroad bed that goes past the golf course that was shut down (could be the same r-road bed into osawyo?) Thanks for the help.

Rich

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#22037 - 06/19/12 05:46 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: rjk2k7]
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Registered: 10/28/10
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Loc: Northeast, PA
The railroad bed by the golf course is not the same one you saw in Oswayo. Here is a map, CPPA is "Coudersport & Port Alleganey Railroad" The other one is "New York & Pennsylvania Railway" both listed as abandoned. Their connection is in Genesee but I am sure there is an ATV path that connects the two long before that.

This year I plan to rie the CPPA more and explore it, accessing it from the fields after the Irish Farm road by the campground. Looks like it goes for quite a ways in both directions and we spotted some neat stuff last year, but was in a group ride and couldn't investigate.

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#22066 - 06/20/12 04:14 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: mikeexplorer]
JWB Offline
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Registered: 06/20/12
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Loc: Manheim
I have ridden snowmobile from above Gold to Coudersport on CPPA railbed. There is a connecting trail to the Potter co. Snowmobile Club house. It's possible this is open to ATVs. There is a website called swedenhillsnocam.com, there is a trail map link on the side bar which shows local snowmobile trails and roads around this area. One map shows trails from the railbed to Oswayo boro and Shinglehouse. I don't get up there to ride ATV but I have ridden my sled up there for the past 30 years, snow permitting of course. I know there are many ATV marked road signs in Potter. Does anyone know if the county has a listing of legal township roads for ATV's? If so, this could help make the connection. John

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#22067 - 06/20/12 04:22 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: rjk2k7]
mikeexplorer Offline


Registered: 10/28/10
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Loc: Northeast, PA
I wish there was a list/map of the ATV roads, would make things better
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#22068 - 06/20/12 04:41 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: mikeexplorer]
JWB Offline
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Registered: 06/20/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Manheim
Well for what it's worth it is possible on a sled and there is gas in Shinglehouse if I remember correctly. I do most of my ATV riding on SSRTA but it would be nice to get the Kingquad up to Potter sometime.

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#23662 - 08/31/12 08:34 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: rjk2k7]
jays375 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/11
Posts: 188
Loc: Northeastern Pa.
Anybody have some updates to this?

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#23663 - 08/31/12 08:43 PM Re: Big foot moutain? potter county pa?? [Re: rjk2k7]
Swampcat07 Offline


Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 197
Loc: NEPA
Mike I have a listing of the ATV Roads, I brought them with us last time we were up there. They are not continious but you have to connect from road to road with trails.

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