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Mt Hood ride this weekend - who's in

Discussion in 'North West' started by mountainwolfpup, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    Bored? Looking for something to do this weekend, tomorrow actually.. well the weather is great and the mountain is calling. Lets ride.

    Meet up 9AM Saturday (tomorrow) in Govt. Camp in front of the Huckleberry Inn. We'll caravan from there to the trailhead (info on the Badger Lake run is below and I'll print up some good maps for everyone as well). Post here if you're planning to go.

    Badger Lake. Oh man, this is one awesome drive!! Check it out -->

    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail...lid=HGW258-003

    Corrected URL:
    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGW258-003

    I can assure you I've seen plenty of 2WD Prerunners do it with no problems. All that is required is some decent traction on your tires and a minimal lift for that extra inch or so of ground clearance (mainly for the last 6 miles which are pretty rocky). It's about a 50 mile trail ride and so scenic and remote and ends at a beautiful alpine glacier fed lake. Well worth it and a lot of fun getting there.

    The snow is all but gone now around Govt Camp area so it's a perfect muddy ride!!!

    Who's in on this?
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    not a bad idea, but pretty short notice. I'd be down to go, but live just north of eugene, and thats a pretty good drive for that then another 56.X mile trail ride, then the drive home.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    Agreed, pretty short notice. But hey, it's spontaneous :)

    I have to thank rvcahawaii808 for the idea as I got it from his post, and was disheartened to see that after 2+ pages of replies nothing had been set - not destination, date, nothing.

    And add to that that the weather is great. The weekend is expected to be clear and should be beautiful up on the mountain.

    Hey, you could always do a 1/2 day ski/boarding at Meadows afterwards?

    Come on. It'll be fun. It's an amazing drive, and challenging without much danger of getting stuck. We'll have lunch at the lake. There are actually 4 remote camp sites there, pit/vault toilets, picnic tables, and we always have our tailgates :)
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Lol, tomorrow I was going to scout out stuff for rcahawaii808 for that exact post.

    How tough is that last part you are talking about? If I don't hear back by tonight I'll head out anyway, I hate missing an opportunity. I'd just rather have a good idea of what I should expect.

    Did you PM RVC? He might not get email reminders... I'll send him one now
     
  5. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    I wish I was already up there. Hopefully you guys plan a trip when I am living up there.

    Let me introduce myself. I'm Steve, I will be moving from San Diego, Ca to Camas, Washington and working in Portland in July, August. I am in the Navy, decided on taking some orders there. I am really excited about the move. Hope to meet some of you. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    Sounds Fun. I have 4x4 with 50% tread and no lift. Is that going to be a problem? Let me know. I could bring the grill and do some bbq for lunch. Come on NW!! Where you at? :D
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Chickenmunga, how fortuitous. Great, hope to see you there tomorrow.

    Yeah the trail is not one that will bang up your truck or where you'd likely get stuck. In the summertime guys get back in there in cars. Honestly I don't know how they pull it off but I've seen it. So the ground clearance isn't that bad.

    The wildcard factor here will be the snow level. I've been checking and all my resources indicate the snow is totally gone now in Govt Camp. However this trail is a rutted dirt road that winds through a deeply tree shaded area at a slightly higher elevation then Govt Camp. So, I'd expect to find patches of snow here and there still, maybe? Certainly lots of mud. Yes, I said mud :)
     
  8. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Nice to meet you Steve. You'll be living just down the road from me. I'm in Vancouver WA. Give me a shout when you get here and we'll do some rides.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Will do! I plan on having my truck finished with mods before I get up there. I am going to wait to do rims and tires when I get up there. I don't want to get less MPG for the drive up there. 1000 Mile. Should be fun. :eek:
     
  10. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    OK then I'll bring some dogs and buns. Don't NOT show up man.. or forget the grill or we'll all be stuck eating cold dogs, ugghhh.

    Anyway, looks like there will be at least 3 of us going now. Wooohoooo!
     
  11. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    Haha Better get pre cooked ones. J/K See you there. Let's go get muddy!!
     
  12. Mar 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    damn this sounds really fun. but my girlfriend has been nagging at me for like a month now to take her snowboarding, and i have been putting it off and going with friends cus shes so bad. haha. so yeah i promised id take her tomorrow. probably gonna finish riding around 3-4ish if you guys are still around grilling and stuff.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Dude. You should go on the ride with us in the AM, bring the GF. It's a good ride. not too extreme and very scenic. Then, do the 1/2 day pass and board all afternoon.

    I might do that myself, hmmm.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    If you guys all go, Watch out for Mountainwolfpup! He's pretty crazy off road! :p
     
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    The crazier the better. Normal people dont have fun or any good stories!:D
     
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    True that! He should have a shit load of good stories :p


    Dwight, Take lots of pics!!!!
     
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  18. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Thanks Chris for the vote of confidence :) We'll take lots of pics and post em up to TW Sunday.

    Cheers!
     
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    any other food related items needed? I can pitch in on cost if nothing else.
     
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    Bring a bag of chips Mike. That would be cool. Adam has the grill covered and I'll get the dogs and buns (and I've got the condiments in my fridge already).

    See ya at 9.
     
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