View from Windrock Mountain

View from Windrock Mountain

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Arete

Charlotte, NC

#1 Dec 6, 2011
I am posting a youtube video I ran across.

I don't live in East TN/Oliver Springs anymore.

However, this video made me sad when I saw it.

There is so much potential in Tri County/Oliver Springs/Windrock.

To see people driving ATV's through our scenic mountains and to see the amazing and majestical mountains of East TN.

This is not what our forefathers, Native Americans, and GOD intended for our sacred mountains.

When are people going to regain pride in what is sacred and good about being East Tennessean?

I grew up in Oliver Springs and the quaint town I remember that had so much pride in being clean, drug free, and friendly seems like a memory.

Maybe it's the generation of greed, self serving, and where America has lost it's innocence.

What's it going to take to become proud again?

Being the town of ATV's is not our answer. It's a short term fix that only helps a select few.

Oliver Springs has the ability to transform Windrock mountain into a resort ( not gatlinburg like), but a place where people can vacation, bed and brekfasts, hotels, and be a clean destination that would actually employ hundreds of locals assisting in bring the quality of life.

Take a look at these views. How do we get people to come spend their money here, lodge at nice hotels, build nice summer restaurants, and make Oliver Springs more than a gas guzzling destination.

It's morally correct we reverse what we've done and assist as many people in Oliver Springs in raising the quality of life.

Here is the video:

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nicole

United States

#2 Dec 11, 2011
I like windrock the way it is because I love to ride atvs with my family
CoalGuy

Albemarle, NC

#3 Dec 11, 2011
Did you ever stop to think that Windrock Mountain is private property? What's done with that mountain isn't up to you.

Windrock is part of over 70,000 acres owned by the Coal Creek Company.

Get off your high horse and think about how many families have been fed over the years thanks to that mountain. Think about how many people visit now to ride the largest privately owned OHV area in the Unites States, and how many buy food, gas, and other supplies in Oliver Springs. Think about the hotel / motel tax money it generates and how much will come in when a motel is eventually built.

I'm glad you like the view. I hope you bought a pass. If not, you were trespassing!
imsickofittoo

Paducah, KY

#4 Dec 11, 2011
its funny how they can get away with making trails and the destruction of our mountains like that, and yes I said our mountains cause I am one of the Ancestors that was here long before you people with your destructive ways came and stole our land from my forefathers White people will never learn how to take care of the lands in which god gave to us instead the come and abuse it and just take away all the beauty that was there for so many years. Who cares about the money that Oliver springs makes from those lowlifes who how come and destruct? As for the hotel Motel taxes it generates Oliver springs see none of it that's Oak Ridges lil baby do you think Oak Ridge would let people come to destruct their town? I don't think so! Think of all the pollution that comes from this and to see the mountain with trails from a distance is appalling. What will be left for our children's children to see let me guess just a ragged out old hill with trails all over them pathetic I say.
Henry Farmer

Magee, MS

#5 Dec 11, 2011
I think the mountain should be left alone and keep all the four wheelers off it.
Jason

United States

#6 Dec 11, 2011
I have zero interest in riding ATVs but as someone else said, the mountain is private property. They can do whatever they want. They can turn it into a landfill if they want to. You can try to organize a boycott of their business and their local partners to try to hit them in the wallet but I don't see you really being able to make any kind of real impact. Something could have been done back when the land was up for sale but the horse is out of the barn now.
WHAT

Oliver Springs, TN

#7 Dec 11, 2011
Riding 4-wheelers is great and you old fuddy duddys need to try it sometime. Yes the views are great up there so let people enjoy what beauty OS has.
CoalGuy

Albemarle, NC

#8 Dec 11, 2011
Your racist comments aside, I just have to ask if you enjoy heat in your home, lights to read by, electricity to power your computer, and hot water when you take a bath? If so, there is very good chance that some If that electricity came from the coal, natural gas, and the largest wind farm in the southeastern United States, all on that mountain.
Regardless, you still talk of this like it's public land. Would you like for someone to tell you what to do with your property?
If you don't like four wheelers, don't ride one. If you don't like Windrock Mountain, stay off of it.
Henry Farmer

Magee, MS

#9 Dec 12, 2011
That's a lie. They all pollut
good thing

Franklin, KY

#10 Dec 12, 2011
It's funny how many local people keep calling it the Mountion & there woods & trails & blaming the trash & drugs on outsiders .. I'm sure outsiders carry the couches & the full size freezers from there house to throw out up there & how many locals don't buy a pass cause they think there aloud up there since they live close & they don't think they r trespassing I've had a few tell me that & u can't tell them other wize cause they know it all .
pittsburgh polly

Santa Barbara, CA

#11 Dec 12, 2011
i don't live in tennessee but i have a sister who lives in tuckertown. she says there is so much noise from 4 wheelers she's thinking about moving.
CoalGuy

United States

#12 Dec 12, 2011
If she wants to move, that's her right. I hear Antartica is a quite place to live.
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Franklin, KY

#13 Dec 12, 2011
pittsburgh polly wrote:
i don't live in tennessee but i have a sister who lives in tuckertown. she says there is so much noise from 4 wheelers she's thinking about moving.
Were does she live I'm looking to buy a place down there so I don't have to haul my stuff back in forth all the time
pittsburgh polly

Santa Barbara, CA

#14 Dec 12, 2011
she won't sell to any druggie idiotic 4 wheel riders get that out of your thick skull.
good thing

Franklin, KY

#15 Dec 12, 2011
pittsburgh polly wrote:
she won't sell to any druggie idiotic 4 wheel riders get that out of your thick skull.
U mite want to watch what u say ! I'm far from a druggie !!! & I don't ride 4 wheelers !! I have rock crawlers .. & what wld it madder who bought it if she is moving out of there anyways ?
CoalGuy

United States

#16 Dec 12, 2011
You don't want to live in Tuppertown anyway. It's clearly the grumpy old man / woman part of town.
For real

Hendersonville, TN

#17 Dec 12, 2011
CoalGuy wrote:
You don't want to live in Tuppertown anyway. It's clearly the grumpy old man / woman part of town.
I think only the people that have lived here in Oliver Springs should have a free pass to drive, ride, walk or run on that mountain absolutely free of charge. When you have lived here long enough to remember the coal trucks and your father leaving at 5am in the morning to go work up there all day and come home and the only thing you could see were the whites of his eyes when he came in the door. I think you should be able to visit that majestic mountain anytime you please. My uncle and my brother both have died on that mountain. So I really don't want to go up there, but if I did I should not have to pay a dime for it.
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Franklin, KY

#18 Dec 13, 2011
CoalGuy wrote:
You don't want to live in Tuppertown anyway. It's clearly the grumpy old man / woman part of town.
Ok ... Thanks for the info
Arete

United States

#19 Dec 27, 2011
The posters championing atv's and how great they are remind me of people who have only gone thru McDonald's drive thru.

They claim the dollar menu is the best dining experience in the world.

Why?

They don't know any better because that's all they know.

And FYI, I have traveled the world and I'm young.

Money can't buy you class and culture and neither can three gallons of gas on an ATV.

Why not take a hike, run, or enjoy the mountains real bikes.

Rednecks on ATV's is not a celebration of East TN Mountains.

You can put lipstick on a pig all you want, but it's still a pig.
Arete

United States

#20 Dec 27, 2011
nicole wrote:
I like windrock the way it is because I love to ride atvs with my family
Try hiking, walking, cycling, or running.

It would be of more value to America, your family, and the mountains.

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