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Bowman Lake camping run

Discussion in '4Runners' started by Bawlzdeep, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Bawlzdeep

    Bawlzdeep [OP] I'm dropping the hammer

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    Just got back from our trip to Bowman Lake. It was me Stokes and Rob. This was our second attempt to make it to the lake. The trail was pretty clear for the most part besides the soupy snow patches. It was still a couple feet deep toward the top and gave us a welcome challenge. I was able put the new front locker to use blazing a trail over the last hill top. It was worth ever penny. Thing is like a tank now. I love it!

    We hit Gaston Rd in Washington around noon and pressed North East. We found the snow after we turned onto Meadow Lake Rd. The views were awesome and the trail was fun. It won't be any challenge once the snow is melted. Bowman lake is beautiful. The water is crystal clear and there's plenty of camp sites.

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  2. Bawlzdeep

    Bawlzdeep [OP] I'm dropping the hammer

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    whiteboy Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome! What tires are those? Can't make it out on my phone. How does only having a rear locker do in snow? Still able to plow through no problem?
     
  4. Bawlzdeep

    Bawlzdeep [OP] I'm dropping the hammer

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    Both those answers are in my signature:facepalm:

    35x12.50R17 Pitbull Rockers- they are awesome

    Having a rear locker helps get you a lot further than w/o. But having locked front and rear is more comparable to having a tank in the snow. There's no way we would have made it to Bowman w/o using my winch if I didn't have the front ARB.
     
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    whiteboy Well-Known Member

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    On my phone it doesn't show sigs :)
     
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