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Old 01-02-2007, 09:37 AM
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Wow! That's deep. Wondering if my skinny 31's are going to be enough? I guess if I'm at the rear of the group the rigs with bigger tires can maybe break through. It's supposed to be warmer all week, so the snow should settle down a bit.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:49 AM
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Darn, I don't think we will get passed Wild Rice's tracks. Especially a week later when the snow gets more crusty.

This could get ugly for a large group of rigs. Perhaps if we by-passed this section? I think that's what Ric's group did. I try to get more details from him.
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I think thats you're best choice! If you continue North on the road from the cemetary instead of taking the left cutoff you will still have enough snow to make for a very long day. Treeroot and Brendon made furthest track on that road and worked hard for every foot! Heck, the parking area was a lot of fun after unloading! With this week of warmer weather and sun the snow might shrink and pack which will be good! Not only were we in 30" - 4' deep snow the entire time but it was dry powder with solid layer of ice under it. Good time for sure! If the winds come in the drifts up there will be insane!
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:02 PM
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[quote=treerootCO;23599]Made it about a mile in. (why did it link those? Wes ....)

Hum... I'll have to find out, most likely something in the upgrade

Looks like a fun time in the snow otherwise.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:24 PM
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Ric tells me they took the by-pass and had a jeep on 37's breaking trail and were only able to make it 200 yards in deep snow over hard ice past the top intersection. Sounds like perhaps Treeroot made it further up their tracks?

So it looks like we probably won't get very far breaking trail, and it would require the larger rigs to do that. That's ok and would be fun following their tracks. But, it changes the whole complexion of the run.

A large group would be a concern. In terms of trying to get everyone turned around on a trail like this. And stock vehicles may not have fun. Clearance, tires and\or chains will be key.
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wow... I don't think I am going to get far, no chains...
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looks like fun to me

gonna try to make it
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I went down the bypass road to the right of the turnoff all the way to the turn around past the campground. I have pics, let me find one for you.

Turnaround on the road to the right.

I am dragging my ass with 37s but as long as you have a capable rig up front, you should be fine. Allow for turnarounds though, there is no was you could get 30+ rigs turned around on the trail.

The numbered route in the one pic is the road I was calling the left route. UB is running 37s and the snow is about 40" at the turnoff. We went about mile up this road and it never let up, only got deeper. At one point Robbie was pushing through snow that was over 4' deep and it wasn't a drift!
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:19 PM
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Word.. WR and ROOT kicking some a$$. Those are some Great pics!
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:22 PM
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and Robbie



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http://www.root45.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=47124

These are compressed 50% by size and 75% JPEG resolution. If you would like a full rez, let me know.

Full resolution pics are 12MP, 4256x2848, and about 4.5MB.
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