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Unread 03-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #121
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So does Walker require a Discover Pass or a NW Forest pass?
You'll need a Discover Pass. Here's a list of vendors in Whatcom County that sell the Discover Pass: http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/county/WHATCOM/

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Unread 03-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #122
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Damn, looks like I may have to back out. I have a hot date lined up Saturday...

I kind of want to level out my front end first before I do any trails anyway. I was rubbing quite a bit the last time out, so much that I yanked out a fender liner without realizing it until some guy behind us caught up to our group. It should go fairly quick with the ACOS, but since I'll be bringing it up about 1" or so, I'll have to redo the track bar, drag link, discos, adjust the long arms + uppers accordingly for caster and make sure my steering is still straight.

Not a big fan of the new Discover Pass system...I have an annual NW Forest Pass from REI for all of the hiking, snowshoeing and rock climbing I do, plus it works at Evans Creek, Naches and everything east along I-90. And the day passes are only half as much.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #123
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So I was heading up northbound I-5 in the Lake Samish area yesterday around 5pm. When we were passed by a couple of TJ's that had Walker Valley red dirt on them..... was that anyone from here? They got off on the Samish way exit. Nice Rigs BTW
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Unread 03-18-2012, 12:48 PM   #124
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You'll need a Discover Pass. Here's a list of vendors in Whatcom County that sell the Discover Pass: http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/county/WHATCOM/

You can buy them at Mayberrys by the High school also. Do not by them from any State parks, they record their sales and will try to lobby for more of the share of the pie. The Discover pass will soon be transferable between to rigs now instead of one.
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Unread 03-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #125
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You can buy them at Mayberrys by the High school also.
That was in the link I posted.


They're only $30 for a yearly pass at any of the DNR offices, but if you buy them from any of the vendors it's $35.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #126
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That was in the link I posted.


They're only $30 for a yearly pass at any of the DNR offices, but if you buy them from any of the vendors it's $35.
So it is.....
I was not aware that DNR itself was selling them at their offices, Good to know.
Thx.


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Q. Where can I purchase the Discover Pass?
A. You have several options for purchasing a pass:
  1. In person at any of nearly 600 sporting goods or other retail stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses.
  2. In person at State Parks headquarters and region offices and in state parks as staff is available.
  3. Online through WDFW's online recreational licensing system.
  4. By phone at (866) 320-9933.
  5. When you renew your vehicle license. (Your pass will be mailed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and should arrive between 7 to 10 business days of the purchase date.)
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Unread 03-20-2012, 12:46 AM   #127
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So it is.....
I was not aware that DNR itself was selling them at their offices, Good to know.
Thx.


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Q. Where can I purchase the Discover Pass?
A. You have several options for purchasing a pass:
  1. In person at any of nearly 600 sporting goods or other retail stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses.
  2. In person at State Parks headquarters and region offices and in state parks as staff is available.
  3. Online through WDFW's online recreational licensing system.
  4. By phone at (866) 320-9933.
  5. When you renew your vehicle license. (Your pass will be mailed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and should arrive between 7 to 10 business days of the purchase date.)
You can buy them at any of the DNR Region Offices listed here: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/Regions/Pages/Default.aspx
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Unread 03-22-2012, 12:02 AM   #128
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I no longer have my XJ since my move to Bellingham last year, but Hello to everyone in Whatcom County anyway!
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Unread 03-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #129
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As some of you know the North Fork area of the Nooksack has had some controversy over the years. Having been a premier wheeling spot years ago, it was closed because of a few irresponsible ORV users. The Mt. Bike community moved in and took over various trails for their use. Fast forward a few years. A co-operative group was started to open communications with various user groups who had interest in both the N.F. area and Sumas Mt. An understanding was reached that each group would keep to their own and share information with each other so that no toes would be stepped on. In theory it would have worked like a charm. However, some one on the ORV side of the group stirred the pot with DNR about the Mt. Bikers on N.F. and brought thier "activities" to DNR's attention. Fast forward to the last 60 days. Someone has again brought the "activity" at N.F. to the attention of higher ups in Olympia along with an unofficial threat of a law suit. So DNR will be gating the road up to Slide Mt. at the lower gravel pit. The are also stepping up enforcement on both Sumas Mt. side and the N.F. areas with signage posted at the entrance of every trail entrance. The are also taking crews up to remove and destroy structures and reclaim trails like they have at Rieter. Dollars are spent on something that need not have happened if mouths were kept shut. So now there will be no more snow wheeling on the roads up slide. A lot of access has now been lost due to the placement of this gate.

So be warned, if you frequent these areas they will be stepping up enforcement.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #130
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Hi there everyone! My husband and I live in Whatcom county and were looking for some fellow Jeep enthusiasts to be able to meet up and play with some time and while google'ng Jeep forums I came accross this one. Read though some of this thread already and it seems like you guys try to get together in multiple places and we would really like to get involved too :-)
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Unread 03-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #131
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Bienvenidos!!!! Definitely keep checking back and we'll let everyone know when we go.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #132
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I'm already starting to think about another run to Walker Valley towards the end of April or beginning of May.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 08:26 AM   #133
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Hi there everyone! My husband and I live in Whatcom county and were looking for some fellow Jeep enthusiasts to be able to meet up and play with some time and while google'ng Jeep forums I came accross this one. Read though some of this thread already and it seems like you guys try to get together in multiple places and we would really like to get involved too :-)
You are just a couple miles up the road from me, I'm near Mosquito Lake Rd. I Go up North Fork rd quite a bit, as well as the trails behind the beer shrine.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #134
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You are just a couple miles up the road from me, I'm near Mosquito Lake Rd. I Go up North Fork rd quite a bit, as well as the trails behind the beer shrine.
Yeah we go up North Fork often also. We have been doing the NFD RD 37 (just past Glacier) The past few weeks just cause it is a great place to run the dogs :-) We heard that up NFD 39 in the summer time (cause winter its mostly for Snow mobiles) You can go all the way up to a clearing where you can feed the birds and they sit on your hand. But not sure that it offers any good trails. Went for a drive today and checked out the road behind the Beer Shrine and wow could we get lost up there if you don't remember what way you went at each Y... only saw 3 places that we would fit though off the main road so maybe we can run up with you sometime Samsonite and you can show us around.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 10:22 PM   #135
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Word has it North Fork is going to be gated this coming Monday. The gate will be going in by the first little gravel pit. It will be closing off all the roads to Slide all the way up to the towers. So enjoy it while you can. Also DNR is going to be stepping up enforcement on Sumas as well make sure you have your Discover pass. Expect to see DNR's LEO Ron Whitehall up there more. He will give tickets if you are caught offroad on trails. This was discussed the other night at the meeting with the Mt. Bikers and DNR reps.

Just letting ya'll know. Happy wheeling.
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