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JadeRunner
12-14-2008, 08:00 PM
So the snow conditions up Yankee Hill are good now but getting worse fast. It seems like the 2nd half above the "Poser" parking lot is now out of reach for normal rigs like me, yet the bottom sections are light and fluffy with only about a foot of snow.

I could lead a run on both Jan. 3rd and Jan.17th. Both are Saturdays. We won't know how much new snow will fall but my gut feeling is by Jan 17th we will be struggling on the very bottom road like we have on the last several runs which I would like to avoid.

So I would like to propose a few options.

A. We do it on Jan 3rd while we still have a chance of getting around.

B. Someone else leads it on another weekend. I'm totally open to someone else leading this.

C. We run if on Jan. 17th and do the best we can like in years past. I know more people would be available at this time.

Red_Chili
12-14-2008, 08:03 PM
I'd be interested in the 3rd... work permitting :(

theboomboom
12-14-2008, 09:29 PM
3rd for me aswell (work permitting), i'll bring my v8 to the party :hill:

nuclearlemon
12-14-2008, 09:35 PM
3rd

PhatFJ
12-15-2008, 07:54 AM
3rd. sounds good to me... Bringing chains and hot Green Chili... (sorry Bill) :)

RockRunner
12-15-2008, 11:54 AM
Either and or any work for me. Now that I know my tire gauge is way off I can adjust my tires correctly and float like Bill did last year..................I hope.:o

Green chili sounds good, as a matter a fact I am eating a bowl at work right now. We may bring some too, sure to keep you warm and the nose running.........:thumb:

Hulk
12-15-2008, 12:25 PM
Rats. I can't make either date. :(

Jacket
12-15-2008, 12:51 PM
I might be down for the 3rd. I need to outdistance the 1/4 mile I traveled on last year's run......

mtncrsr
12-15-2008, 03:53 PM
Double Rats!! I will be out of town the 3rd and have my daughters bithday party on the 17th.

RedCreeper
12-15-2008, 07:03 PM
This sounds like fun. I may be in have to see what the schedule looks like. I like the 3rd so far. Have to see how it goes the next few weeks with my PUP. But would like to make it.

Kenny

Bikeman
12-15-2008, 07:16 PM
If folks are having issues with the dates, might I suggest Sundays?:D

JadeRunner
12-15-2008, 07:27 PM
Well I looked it up and we did do the last Pizza Run on the 1st weekend of Jan. It sounds like that would be the best option this year also.

Glen
12-16-2008, 03:53 AM
Sounds like a good time. I'd like to make it if work permits. This'll be my first run with ya'll if no one minds.

subzali
12-16-2008, 06:50 AM
Sunday the 4th or 18th would work for me too, Saturdays don't work.

JadeRunner
12-16-2008, 08:23 AM
Sounds like a good time. I'd like to make it if work permits. This'll be my first run with ya'll if no one minds.


Welcome Glen. Look forward to meeting you and seeing another sweet 3rd Gen.

If we move it to Sunday, my experience is we would have about the same amount of people would would prefer Saturdays.

Glen
12-16-2008, 10:16 AM
Welcome Glen. Look forward to meeting you and seeing another sweet 3rd Gen. Thanks! I'll try and keep up!

RockRunner
12-16-2008, 10:32 AM
If we move it to Sunday, my experience is we would have about the same amount of people would would prefer Saturdays.

I agree, Sundays are bad on several levels for more people I think. You have church, football, family gatherings and of course the lazy day!:rolleyes:

I am good with the 3rd or the 17th, just let me know.

JadeRunner
12-16-2008, 10:58 AM
I just posted the run for the 3rd in another thread. It's a sticky in this section.

LARGEONE
12-18-2008, 06:49 PM
I'd be up for this is my vehicle has what it takes. I don't know anything about this run or what my vehicle should have? I would have to either buy some tire chains or borrow from someone (285/75/16). If my unlocked 80 can do it (by your estimations), I'm in for the 3rd.

Thanks.

Glen
12-18-2008, 07:30 PM
I'm in the same boat with you. I'm open with 33s so if you can't make it neither can I.

FJBRADY
12-19-2008, 10:22 AM
I love driving in the snow, but no winch. Lifted, locked and 33's, but no winch. Maybe Santa will bring me a winch....maybe not.

I am in as a 4,300 lb snowplow only....do you need a snowplow?

I am looking forward to it.

Happy Holiday's

LARGEONE
12-19-2008, 05:09 PM
I'm in the same boat with you. I'm open with 33s so if you can't make it neither can I.

It doesn't help that I only have about 5/32s left on my 33 BFGs, either.

corsair23
12-19-2008, 05:58 PM
I'd be up for this is my vehicle has what it takes. I don't know anything about this run or what my vehicle should have? I would have to either buy some tire chains or borrow from someone (285/75/16). If my unlocked 80 can do it (by your estimations), I'm in for the 3rd.

Thanks.

Here is the "report" from last year...One thing to note...80s sink :hill:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=5688&highlight=pizza

Rzeppa
12-19-2008, 06:22 PM
Here is the "report" from last year...One thing to note...80s sink :hill:

No Kidding they do. And a 4000 pound 40 has a heck of a time yanking Oleg's 6000 pound 80 out of a snowdrift, but I've done it.

I would prefer the 3rd also.

And from what I've seen and heard, if REALLY deep snow, chains may actually cause more problems than they help. Never tried them myself on my Land Cruisers - used to use them on my F*rd F150 2WD on snow and ice packed roads though. We use them on our 4WD ATV at work for plowing. They work good in less than a foot. I would guess than when you get over that snow depth a bit of float is probably not a bad idea, and chains dig you in, down deeper until you high center.

JadeRunner
12-19-2008, 07:20 PM
There is no one answer to the chain thing. Good, bad - I don't know because there are so many variables.

I just got my new Micky Thompson's put on today so I ain't chainin' up.

FJ40zen
12-19-2008, 07:42 PM
:wav:A few of us from Horsetooth 4x4 will be joining you all on the 3rd. :thumb:

RockRunner
12-19-2008, 09:56 PM
Looks like we will have another great turn out.

No fair buying new tires Scott...................We'll be playing catch up now:p:

Mendocino
12-19-2008, 11:12 PM
Still lookin' for a ride...:D

Will pay for gas...

If I can get my 6 year old son in the rig I'll pay for all the gas...

...have radio will travel...:)

LARGEONE
12-20-2008, 09:22 AM
[QUOTE=Mendocino;92495]Still lookin' for a ride...:D

Will pay for gas...]

Corsair23...thanks for posting last year run. I would definitely be in over my head, pun intended!!!

I'm out with my truck, but would love to go if anyone needs a "snow digger" or if the group wants a historian (picture/video taker)? I am very new to a lot of this and would love to learn more about winching/recovery if you guys are willing to have a newbie tag-along. Just let me know if you're willing to have a co-pilot (and, unfortunately, extra WEIGHT in your vehicle). I am also willing to pay for gas.

Gerdo
12-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Hi. I'm new to Rising Sun. Glen forwarded this thread to me and I'm interested. Hopefully things (work and personal life) will allow me to make it.

RockRunner
12-20-2008, 11:21 AM
If my wife decides not to go I will post up the empty seat. This may be last minute hopefully it will work. There are some 80's going that have lots of room maybe one of them will come to the rescue................just be ready to shovel:D