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post #91 of 256 Old 06-02-2013, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Update on Pre-Run:

I did the pre-run to Snow Mountain on Friday, May 31st. The route I planned took much longer than I had anticipated so this will be an overnight run. The first day we’ll leave from the Chevron Station in Upper Lake (corner of Hwy 29 and Hwy 20) at 9:30AM on Saturday, June 22nd. We’re going to loop around the North side of Snow Mountain Wilderness area, coming out at Stonyford, then through Bear Valley and out onto Hwy 20 at Hwy 16. There’s a lot of great views and beautiful country on this trip.

It will take us about 4 hours (approx 44 miles) to get to Bowery Flat where we’ll camp which has a small creek. Once we leave the main Bear Creek Road, the remaining 30 miles will be much slower because we’ll be in first and second gear.

There are no facilities at Bowery Flat but there is one at West Crockett camp which is about 2 miles from our camp. I chose Bowery Flat because there’s a nice open meadow where we will have plenty of room. Once we get to our campsite, there are numerous trails to explore if you want to keep wheelin after you set-up camp. There’s also Bear Wallow trailhead that goes into the wilderness area for those of you that like to hike (approx 2 miles from Bowery Flat).

On Sunday, June 23rd we’ll leave Bowery Flat at 9:00AM. It will take us approx 6 hours from Bowery Flat to Hwy 20 and 16. We can stop in Stonyford for those that may need gas (it’s 73 miles from the starting point at the Chevron Station in Upper Lake to Stonyford).

Total miles from the Chevron Station in Upper Lake to Hwy 20 and 16 is approx 103 miles. You may want to bring extra gas if you plan on exploring some of the other trails once we get into camp. I’ll have a map to show you the extra jeep trails right outside of camp. For those of you that may want to hike into the wilderness area, I can show you that on the map as well.

Pictures to follow.

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post #92 of 256 Old 06-03-2013, 08:23 PM
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Hmmm, if there's no way to break off and head back Saturday night I may have to re-think if I can make this run (sigh, two runs in a row down then since I missed Cow). I'm not totally opposed to camping with the dog even though it will/would be his first run, and I can always toss him to the pet sitter for the weekend if I need to. However I was going to be bringing a friend along and I don't think he's up for overnight and/or camping.

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post #93 of 256 Old 06-04-2013, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Here's some photos from the pre-run on Snow Mtn. this last Friday and Saturday.
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post #94 of 256 Old 06-04-2013, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a few more from the pre-run.
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post #95 of 256 Old 06-04-2013, 09:45 PM
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I just dropped my jeep off to have a new cam put in along with a whole lot of electrical work, hopefully I get it back in time to do some test runs and we can join in. I've been wanting to do an overnight camping trip for quite awhile
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post #96 of 256 Old 06-06-2013, 12:54 PM
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16 more days!!
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post #97 of 256 Old 06-06-2013, 01:02 PM
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Hey Goldie:
Last week I heard from RParky. He will not be attending this run due to too many conflicts at home that weekend.

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post #98 of 256 Old 06-06-2013, 02:03 PM
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16 more days!!
I wish I could make the two day trip but work at this time just won't let me.

"follow at your own risk" or "trail? What trail? We don't need no stinking trail"
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post #99 of 256 Old 06-06-2013, 06:58 PM
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Goldie- the area looks very nice- like Tito says too much to do- looking to do Slick rock though.
Have fun and remember to keep the shiny side up.
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post #100 of 256 Old 06-06-2013, 07:38 PM
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Add me and the jeep dog to the list! A special thanks to jimbob, broncobrian and rosajeeps for all the work on my rig :-) I can finally quit the heroine i been using to numb the pain of jeeplessness this last month....
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post #101 of 256 Old 06-06-2013, 08:47 PM
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We'll be there contingent on my jeep running. We won't be able to meet you guys in the morning but will catch up to you on the trail!
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post #102 of 256 Old 06-06-2013, 09:26 PM
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Add me and the jeep dog to the list! A special thanks to jimbob, broncobrian and rosajeeps for all the work on my rig :-) I can finally quit the heroine i been using to numb the pain of jeeplessness this last month....
No problem my friend anytime. If anyone else wants or needs parts please let me know I work for a jeep dealership!! Even if you want a new one!! Great deals
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post #103 of 256 Old 06-06-2013, 10:10 PM
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Add me and the jeep dog to the list! A special thanks to jimbob, broncobrian and rosajeeps for all the work on my rig :-) I can finally quit the heroine i been using to numb the pain of jeeplessness this last month....
I'm not sure who was more excited to see your jeep leaving under it's own power! Glad I could help a fellow jeeper, and a good friend!

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post #104 of 256 Old 06-07-2013, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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I wish I could make the two day trip but work at this time just won't let me.
Sorry you can't make it Gene.
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post #105 of 256 Old 06-07-2013, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Goldie- the area looks very nice- like Tito says too much to do- looking to do Slick rock though.
Have fun and remember to keep the shiny side up.
Thanks for letting me know, hopefully you can make the next one.
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