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post #25441 of 40891 Old 01-03-2012, 11:39 PM
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The Ice was good today!






my climbing partner Getting IT

Looks good. I hope they get some snow up there soon. In fact, I hope we get snow here are well. I'm planning on some Sierra trips this year and need water in the rivers.

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post #25442 of 40891 Old 01-03-2012, 11:42 PM
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I unfortunately didn't take a pic of the stairs. I'll check with my friends to see if they did.
I was up three stairs, my front and rear tires were against steps equally. I was just spinning tires on all fours. So I rolled back a hair and stabbed the throttle. It went up the step but not without a loud bang. I couldn't figure out what broke at first because the front axle was still pulling me up (locked). I stopped and rolled back and heard the drive shaft flopping around as I backed down.
The notches are really fun at night. some of them are real tight with a turn in them You scrape your mirrors if you aren't careful. Great play area.
Well, it sounds like we have a new obstacle to conquer. When are we going???
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post #25443 of 40891 Old 01-04-2012, 12:06 AM
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Looks good. I hope they get some snow up there soon. In fact, I hope we get snow here are well. I'm planning on some Sierra trips this year and need water in the rivers.
I hope the snow holds off for another month. that will give me a chance to go up and climb ice in tuollome meadows since Tioga pass is still open

and the later the snows come, the bigger the rivers will be in the summer... that means I will definitely be doing some whitewater rafting this year
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I hope the snow holds off for another month. that will give me a chance to go up and climb ice in tuollome meadows since Tioga pass is still open

and the later the snows come, the bigger the rivers will be in the summer... that means I will definitely be doing some whitewater rafting this year
I'm just looking forward to some good fly fishing this year. Not sure I could go back to rafting after being a kayaker for so long. It would be like going from being an A-list porn star to just another fluffer
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I'm just looking forward to some good fly fishing this year. Not sure I could go back to rafting after being a kayaker for so long. It would be like going from being an A-list porn star to just another fluffer
I need to brush up on my kayak skills if I am going to try and ride any high sierra water.

it would be fun in duckees though!
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post #25446 of 40891 Old 01-04-2012, 11:01 AM
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Tempting. Very tempting. There were 45 motorhomes with the Jeep club I went to Truckhave with this weekend. I'll bet I heard at least twenty "jokes" about burning motorhomes directed at me. Good thing I have thick skin and a good sense of humor. It's funny how creative people get with one subject. Good times.
I saw a group of about 15 mostly JK's lined up ready to hit some trails in OW. They said they belonged to an RV group too. The trail leader was a guy named Kim Pollock. Is this the same group you're with?
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post #25447 of 40891 Old 01-04-2012, 05:46 PM
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That accident happened literally one block from where my motorhome committed suicide. There have been several accidents in that one block area and three fatalities in the last year.
Where is this said stretch of road? I would like to avoid it and every road in the area just to be safe?

I bummed I didnt meet up with you guys, sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. I shered the bolts holding my front shaft to the tc so I had 2wd all weekend.
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post #25448 of 40891 Old 01-04-2012, 08:57 PM
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Well, it sounds like we have a new obstacle to conquer. When are we going???
I would do another trip there but on a less crowded weekend. It was dusty and busy over New Year's weekend.

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I saw a group of about 15 mostly JK's lined up ready to hit some trails in OW. They said they belonged to an RV group too. The trail leader was a guy named Kim Pollock. Is this the same group you're with?
No doesn't sound familiar but there were a lot of people in the group that I never met even while we were there.


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Where is this said stretch of road? I would like to avoid it and every road in the area just to be safe?

I bummed I didnt meet up with you guys, sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. I shered the bolts holding my front shaft to the tc so I had 2wd all weekend.
It's in Murrieta next to the goat farm. It's like a Bermuda Triangle or something.

Next time. Sucks you broke too. In our group several people broke and a few ont the first day. Two got loaded back into the trailers the second day. Built rigs too. They just pushed them too hard.
Oh well. We kind of expect carnage of some sort otherwise we aren't playing hard enough.

BTW I don't know if any of you know that the three water crossings up above Borrego Springs no longer exist. They re-routed the river and the road both. There are no water crossings at all and the road now can be traveled by a Honda Civic or an H2 up to the shale pile.

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BTW I don't know if any of you know that the three water crossings up above Borrego Springs no longer exist. They re-routed the river and the road both. There are no water crossings at all and the road now can be traveled by a Honda Civic or an H2 up to the shale pile.
I'm glad they re-routed the river, it wasn't a good idea to drive through it anyhow... but sucks about making the road easier... is the bypass over the hill still fun? last time I went I was able to make it on 30"s with a bit of trying.
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post #25450 of 40891 Old 01-04-2012, 09:12 PM
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BTW I don't know if any of you know that the three water crossings up above Borrego Springs no longer exist. They re-routed the river and the road both. There are no water crossings at all and the road now can be traveled by a Honda Civic or an H2 up to the shale pile.
You mean Coyote Canyon??? If so, that kinda sucks. I really enjoyed the trail the way it was.
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Yeah Coyote Canyon. I didn't go but that is the report I got from the group that went and was very disappointed.

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I'm glad they re-routed the river, it wasn't a good idea to drive through it anyhow... but sucks about making the road easier... is the bypass over the hill still fun? last time I went I was able to make it on 30"s with a bit of trying.
I understand the need to avoid driving in running water environment issues and such, but still a bummer that trail was fun for an easy day.

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Meh... I drive in running water every time it rains. The water ends up in the riverbed. So what's the difference if I drive in the rain or the riverbed?
I'm just passing through it not dumping my crankcase in it.

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post #25454 of 40891 Old 01-04-2012, 09:52 PM
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I understand the need to avoid driving in running water environment issues and such, but still a bummer that trail was fun for an easy day.
yea, I enjoyed that water crossing plenty of times. my np242, didn't

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Meh... I drive in running water every time it rains. The water ends up in the riverbed. So what's the difference if I drive in the rain or the riverbed?
I'm just passing through it not dumping my crankcase in it.
the difference is rik, when you drive through running water when it rains, it ends up getting diluted in the ocean... not ideal but certainly much better than than contaminating the only reliable fresh water source in that desert.\
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The runoff here doesn't go to the ocean, it goes to the river, then seeps into the ground where the wells suck it back up again and turn it into drinking water.
That river up there is only for agriculture not drinking water. They have a pipe that runs from the spring to a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for the area. The part we drove through is just runoff that goes to a catch basin for irrigation. You pass the catch basin on the way to the trail.
They probably re-routed the creek because at times the water is so deep it is impassable and the fire department and the Rangers use that trail too. Speculation. I don't know what the reason is. Could be a Sierra Club thing. Could be they hate Jeepers. Could be they wanted to expand the camping areas and the river was a threat during storms.

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