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North Bay Wheeling Trip 12/22

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by ffdawson, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Dec 12, 2013 at 4:12 AM
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    ffdawson

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    Trip was a success overall. Had fun, got muddy, met some new TW friends, wheeled her hard, had a blast!

    We didn't quite see as much snow as we had expected, as it turns out the road to Hull Mt is on a south facing slope, which puts it in direct sun. While there was plenty of snow in the shaded areas, the road up to hull was dry as a bone!

    Took a few wrong turns on the way up, but eventually made it! Thanks to CMJ, stroM-, and TacomaTSP4 for pulling through and making today an awesome day on the hill! We'll be heading up there again soon for some more fun.

    Here's my pics from the trip:

    The lineup at Badass Coffee:
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    TacomaTSP4, CMJ, stroM-, Ortlie09, FFDawson
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    Gassin up!
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    Hittin the trail
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    CMJ
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    Found some Snow!
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    A few hours later, CMJ and I made it to the summit!
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    Found some more fun trails on the way down.
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    And a little more snow :)
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    All in all a helluva fun day. we'll be back for more sooner than later! Guys post up your pics when you get em!
     
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  2. Dec 12, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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    stroM-

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    Looking forward to it dude!
     
  3. Dec 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    sub'd. maybe
     
  4. Dec 12, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    Damn you!:) this is all sorts of good for me, and close too! Family friendly is real cool cause I got a 22 month old and a 21 week pregnant wife.
    I like this idea, ill keep ya posted.;)

    Thanks,

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  5. Dec 12, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    cmj

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    I'm down for this! Can't wait to finish up with finals
     
  6. Dec 12, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    4:12 am you posted. Damn your up early.:)
    Well guess I'm usually among the living around 5am so guess its not that bad.:D

    Thanks,

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  7. Dec 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    Race line: I work nights! So 4:12am is actually "afternoon" in my eyes :) and heck yeah bring the kiddo + wifey! Congrats on the next one too :) brought my Lil one up with me last week, first trip to the snow. She loves my truck, passes out as soon as we hit dirt!

    CMJ: sounds good, I'll put ya on the list!
     
  8. Dec 13, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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    What kind of work do you do? I got to make sure I get all my christmas crap done and the 22nd is the last weekend before Christmas. The family and I are good to go other than that.

    When you say recovery gear what do you mean? Tow straps, shovel , air compressor etc? I don't have a winch or anything like that though.

    Which way were ya thinking of going? Through pillsbury? I know that way but not the lake county side? Any benefits to either way?

    Thanks,

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  9. Dec 13, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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    I may have a buddy with an xterra joining in but we'll see... His rig is in the shop getting its 4wd back right now!
     
  10. Dec 13, 2013 at 8:05 AM
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    Is that the storm trooper x guy? With the Titan kit on it? I followed his build thread, pretty sweet!

    Thanks,
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  11. Dec 13, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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  12. Dec 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    Interested, But I might be busy that weekend doing christmas stuff with the extended family. Sub'd
     
  13. Dec 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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    Nice! Sounds like there's a good group interested!

    Raceline: I work for San Francisco Fire Department on a Medic Ambulance. Might have a few buds from the station joining us. We'll see.

    Not 100% sure on the planned route yet, I think we'll wait and see if there's any new snow, and then form up a firm plan. Anyone with experience up there feel few to chime in with suggestions, I'm by no means an expert.

    As far as recovery goes, it'd be helpful if we had at least 1 truck with a winch, but shovels, straps, hard points are all necessary.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    I might be in . Put me down as a maybe??
     
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  15. Dec 13, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    I was up there yesterday, and through the night. Bring chains! :)
     
  16. Dec 13, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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    Chains... Hmmm. Did you summit Hull? I've been up there a few times in the past weeks, but only at lower elevation. How were the conditions up on Hull?
     
  17. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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    Sounds Like a fun time. Put me down as a maybe... I'm attending a Company Christmas Party the night before so if we get home early enough for me to get up there in time I'll go!
     
  18. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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    Soooooo tempting. I need to get out!
     
  19. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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    Yes, all the way. Just that last steep part in the shady grove of trees near the top, that was the only issue. But it's been 60 days/10 at night so it's solid ice until 1pm. It's supposed to warm up through Wednesday so it might be decent by the time you guys are going.

    I was coming down through Mendocino Pass (middle fork eel), taking jeep trails and it's pretty bad up there. Spent a whole night winching myself out of glacier ice.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    Thanks Jason for adding me to the list and yes I'll be in the lone Nissan lol I got Xterra back last night so I now have my axle shafts back in and new abs wire do I have 4wd.

    Maybe ill do a pre run tomorrow to see the conditions up there if any one is interested. I haven't been up there for a year.
     
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