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post #1 of 66 Old 05-24-2010, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for wheeling this weekend. PDX area

Anyone wanting to get a day run up for Sunday or Monday? I'm thinking about Fort Stevens and Strawberry Knoll, if ArmymanYJ is available.


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post #2 of 66 Old 05-24-2010, 04:01 PM
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I'll let you know by Thursday(tomorrow if i get a definitive answer then) for sure. I have an interview tomorrow and if they give me what I want I have to make sure I am not working this weekend lol. Assuming I am not working I am down. Their are good clam tides this weekend I believe, So i probably will head down early do the tide, and then fart around on the beach. then try to go play on strawberry knoll when you show up.
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I'll let you know by Thursday(tomorrow if i get a definitive answer then) for sure. I have an interview tomorrow and if they give me what I want I have to make sure I am not working this weekend lol. Assuming I am not working I am down. Their are good clam tides this weekend I believe, So i probably will head down early do the tide, and then fart around on the beach. then try to go play on strawberry knoll when you show up.
Sounds good.

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post #4 of 66 Old 05-25-2010, 03:54 PM
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Im off work for 6 days starting Friday. So, I can join you guys . My GC is stock, so I wont be able to tackle anything crazy
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Interview went well, I think I got it. He told me he would let me know tomorrow. If that happens I will ask him about this weekend. I am sure I will be available for at least a day trip since it is for a graveyard job anyways though

Welcome to join bullblaster, don't worry about being stock we will mainly just hang out on the beach and chill, we may take off up strawberry knoll but it isn't that deep so your welcome to ride along and park the GC at the entrance if you don't think you want to try. However I have taken stock vehicles before just make sure you got up the more mild entrance. haha since their are close to ten.

Moose you should ask Brandon if he wants to drive out, Sand is a great place to learn because it is much harder to get body damage, but much easier to get stuck. lol.
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post #6 of 66 Old 05-26-2010, 01:35 AM
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Whats strawberry knoll i dont think ive ever heard of that one?
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post #7 of 66 Old 05-26-2010, 02:07 AM
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Im in for Monday

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Whats strawberry knoll i dont think ive ever heard of that one?
Ok I just did some digging, Strawberry knoll is also known as DeLaura Beach to some. However all the locals call it strawberry knoll. I asked my parents if their were any other names for it (they have lived in Astoria for over 20 years, and my uncle for over 40) however none of them knew.. So I got on google earth and found it. and alas the name DeLaura beach arose, go to google maps click satellite and then copy and paste this in the search bar.

46.149996,-123.963305

Here is a bit of history/ reading on the area as well.
http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/Assets/D...ra%20Beach.pdf

Don't ask anyone in town the help you find it though, it seems all of the natives know strawberry knoll.

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Ok I just did some digging, Strawberry knoll is also known as DeLaura Beach to some. However all the locals call it strawberry knoll. I asked my parents if their were any other names for it (they have lived in Astoria for over 20 years, and my uncle for over 40) however none of them knew.. So I got on google earth and found it. and alas the name DeLaura beach arose, go to google maps click satellite and then copy and paste this in the search bar.

46.149996,-123.963305

Here is a bit of history/ reading on the area as well.
http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/Assets/D...ra%20Beach.pdf

Don't ask anyone in town the help you find it though, it seems all of the natives know strawberry knoll.


Where are you planning on claming? Up by DeLaura or at Gearhart? I wouldnt mind joining you in the AM for the tide then wheelin

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Interview went well, I think I got it. He told me he would let me know tomorrow. If that happens I will ask him about this weekend. I am sure I will be available for at least a day trip since it is for a graveyard job anyways though

Welcome to join bullblaster, don't worry about being stock we will mainly just hang out on the beach and chill, we may take off up strawberry knoll but it isn't that deep so your welcome to ride along and park the GC at the entrance if you don't think you want to try. However I have taken stock vehicles before just make sure you got up the more mild entrance. haha since their are close to ten.

Moose you should ask Brandon if he wants to drive out, Sand is a great place to learn because it is much harder to get body damage, but much easier to get stuck. lol.
1. Good luck with the job.

2. anyone is welcome, BB. Getting a bone stock rig is the best way to learn techniques. If you have all the equipment, you get to depend on it, rather than your own skills. None of us are THAT built anyway. That said, a CB is almost a neccessity. And a 2 meter HAM is really nice.

3. I have already told Brandon to plan on going...lol.

4. Thanks for doing the leg work, Ben. When you know for sure what day you can go, we'll make solid plans.

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Where are you planning on claming? Up by DeLaura or at Gearhart? I wouldnt mind joining you in the AM for the tide then wheelin
I clam 2miles north of peter ire dale(shipwreck) and that is on the same beach as Delaura just further north. I'll check my tide charts, You said you fine for monday, if monday has a decent tide I should be fine with that.

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1. Good luck with the job.
Thanks
2. anyone is welcome, BB. Getting a bone stock rig is the best way to learn techniques. If you have all the equipment, you get to depend on it, rather than your own skills. None of us are THAT built anyway. That said, a CB is almost a neccessity. And a 2 meter HAM is really nice.
I still need to replace my CB attenna(broke it off in december) so it is just a PA for the moment, I have a 2 way radio though.. sigh
3. I have already told Brandon to plan on going...lol.
Lol, Nice
4. Thanks for doing the leg work, Ben. When you know for sure what day you can go, we'll make solid plans.
If I don't get a call back by midnight, I should be good on all 3 days. and if he calls after that I will just tell him my starting date will have to be tuesday at the earliest as I had previous arrangements.
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Ok, that was fast, just got a call. I got the job, start on Tuesday. and much closer to home then Beaverton like currently. So I am good to go whenever. Looks like most people are good for Monday, so does that work for everyone?
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BenjaminPSYJ-YJ
sdmoose429-TJ
Bullblaster-WK
SmashinTJ's-TJ
AniesR-WJ
xjlover99(brandon, maybe)-XJ
MissKays01WJ-(maybe)WJ

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I'll be in Seattle for the weekend. but will be in town late Sunday. So monday sounds good.

As for basic stuff, lol :

Shovel, 5 miles radio, tow straps, and a couple of small 2x4
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post #14 of 66 Old 05-26-2010, 07:22 PM
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Those are some good basics to bring, lol.

Oh and your stock GC can probably make it. I took my old YJ up their before as well. Depends on your driving and determination. I sank my jeep down to the frame and had to dig myself out with a shovel and nothing else. no one to pull me. However that was when I was trying to get it stuck to see if i could.


Although I filled it full of sand.. this picture doesn't do justice



I know they are not pictures of the dunes themselves but my buddy wanted to ride along not hang back and take pictures for me.. and didn't know i would need them. lol
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looks like a minus .4 tide around 1130ish so on the beach around 945ish. i think that works well for me. if something comes up i will let you guys know. Meeting place?

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