My daughter is home from WWU for spring break so we took the Jeep up to Larch Mountain for a little puttin' around. Ran into a little snow as well as a pretty intense snow/hail/rain squall on the way back down the hill.
My better half is taking a week-long vacation to Texas to visit family and friends, and she's taking our two youngest. That leaves me with a bit of free time. And I have a good family friend who is back for two weeks from Iraq who wants to get out and do some wheelin.
If you have the time, and want to go, let's see if we can arrange it. We could either do Larch Mountain (you lead, I've never been there), or run the power lines at Brown's Camp. Here's what that looks like:
The power lines trail is pretty easy, but some of the side trails get more technical. Nice thing is, there are trails for every rig there. On the downside, it's about an hour drive, and gas is getting expensive. I imagine Larch Mountain would be closer, and just as scenic.
Anyway, there it is. Cheers!
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Yeah, there were a few people up there doing stupid stuff and getting stuck in the snow. But they were mostly people in cars and 2wd trucks. The deepest snow I ran into was only about a foot and a half deep, no problem in the Jeep as long as you don't to something stupid
Yeah, it's a real shame we have to pay the price for a few duechebags. I always take the time to pick up my shells when I'm shooting and always bring a garbage bag to clean up messes people leave. Pretty hard to keep after it when they are leaving huge piles of crap though.
We really need to get all off road users to get together and at least send emails to local politicians. The tree hugging anti-everything crew is leaps and bounds ahead of us. They do nothing but back groups like Sierra Club and generally try to shut everything down from dirt bikes to 4x4's to even using horses on some trails!