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Unread 12-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #16
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I guess I have a good trip for the summer (or possibly fall)...thanks for the info!

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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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Pete's route is the one, there is another way(the old FR41 that takes you to the bridge in the earlier pic), but that's an officially closed route, wink wink. There are bypasses to washouts for trail rigs, but it might be washed out again. A few years ago someone made a new FR41 route over Beeler Pass which had an intimidating off-camber burlap layered hill, but that one too washed out. I swore I had found another FR41 route , but couldn't find it last attempt. It can get dicey up top north of Twin camp in the snow. All routes N-S are not doeable during the winter due to snow depth. 1st pic is May and we couldn't make it over nothbound due to snow, and the 2nd was late Oct. which we made it over.
I was on that section that day. Recall it well. That's where/when I met Tim/TrailJunky, too. So what are you saying, Andy? Is it doable, (summer) or is it not?
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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #18
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Sounds like its doable when the snow is melted
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Unread 12-10-2013, 12:59 AM   #19
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Pete's route is the one, there is another way(the old FR41 that takes you to the bridge in the earlier pic), but that's an officially closed route, wink wink. There are bypasses to washouts for trail rigs, but it might be washed out again. A few years ago someone made a new FR41 route over Beeler Pass which had an intimidating off-camber burlap layered hill, but that one too washed out. I swore I had found another FR41 route , but couldn't find it last attempt. It can get dicey up top north of Twin camp in the snow. All routes N-S are not doeable during the winter due to snow depth. 1st pic is May and we couldn't make it over nothbound due to snow, and the 2nd was late Oct. which we made it over.
how do ya like wheelin in the snow?
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Unread 12-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #20
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how do ya like wheelin in the snow?
Snow wheeling is awesome. I look forward to it every year. Make sure you go with at least one other rig.

Even on Forest Service roads, things can happen.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #21
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Snow is more forgiving than rocks & roots and things that find their way under our heaps. But it takes a skill that's not easy to identify. I've wheeled with someone who is a master at snow. His skill has everything to do with the lack of throttle. Not a swinging Richard sort of a guy. Finesse comes to mind.

That said, the "right" kind of snow is critical. Wet snow like we get here on the west side of the Washington Cascades isn't it. The dryer stuff typical of the dry side of Washington State, like where TjDave wheels a lot of the time, is what I'm talking about. Day & night. Day & night.

Given the opportunity to go "snow wheeling" with someone experienced at it is the place to start. Humility is high on the list, too. None of us know what we don't know, until we know it. And be prepared to screw up a lot! It's so much fun, just a whole different perspective on "wheeling"...effin' love it.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #22
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I love snow wheeling, but I agree dry snow on the east side is way better than the wet snow on the west side!
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Unread 12-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #23
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I was on that section that day. Recall it well. That's where/when I met Tim/TrailJunky, too. So what are you saying, Andy? Is it doable, (summer) or is it not?
Yes John, a walk in the park during the summer.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #24
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Ain't that a daisy....
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I like walkin' in the park. Will have to find it this year.
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