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Where Have You Off-Roaded Today? 3rd Gen

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rysingsun, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Jul 27, 2022 at 5:39 PM
    trdo-r

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    Took the kids close to the peak of Bald Mountain outside Breckinridge Colorado yesterday. I love this truck more every day.
     
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  2. Jul 27, 2022 at 8:32 PM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Two days ago. An old timer told me about a good fishing lake. I went, and it was all dried up, just shallow weed beds now. I guess he fished it long ago. So just went exploring, up 5,000ft on an old logging cut. A nice drive, nice views. One black bear, 4 deer, but all too quick for me and my camera. Found a nice spot with that view to park for lunch on the way back down. Crazy amount of black flies and horse flies that took good bites out of me for their lunch. Those flies really thrive in this hot weather.

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  3. Jul 28, 2022 at 10:51 AM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    What sort of work you doing up there? Road clearing I guess and what does that consist of?

    A lot of that here in BC, but of the chainsaw variety clearing trees from trails. Not from off road circuits, just trails to fishing and camping spots. I have several spots I go where I have to bring a chainsaw. Stops a trip fast when there are several hundred foot cedars across the path. You have to want to go really bad as that can eat up the whole day. Many spots now getting to be too much of a headache.

    A lot of remote camp spots are too dangerous now, 10 story trees coming down in storms. I will sit in my truck plannimg where to leave it when I go out fishing and it is based on the tree conditions and wind direction. Sometimes have to leave the truck far away from the nicest spots. I am sure many others on Tacomaworld run into the same situation. A week ago a guy in Kelowna at a camp spot had his truck split right in two by a massive tree.
     
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  4. Jul 28, 2022 at 12:15 PM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Hah, and we all think we “off road”. Check out this guy.

    Kicking Horse canyon,near Golden BC. To shore up the mountainside to prevent it from crashing to the highway below.

    Last November in BC massive rainfalls wiped out the 3 highways that connect Vancouver to the rest of the province. Over 50 locations were devastated. The work to rebuild those highways still goes on today, with full completion not expected until December 2022.

    The largest highway was closed for 4 weeks. So tiny little highway #3 (one lane each way, winding through the mountains) had 4,000 big rigs travelling on it every day. Big transport rigs were parked for miles due to the number of rigs crashing and stopping all traffic, and this happened every day as they worked to get highway #5 and highway #1 temporarily opened for transport truck usage only. So rigs driving through on single lane dirt roads, that were previously 4 and 6 lane highways.

    Zero cars/trucks were allowed on the highways for many weeks. If you needed to travel from Vancouver to interior BC, or vice versa, even for hospital emergencies, it was via helicopter or plane.

    There are so many guys working like this in BC every day for the last 9 months, hundreds of different crews working at sites like this. I have travelled all 3 highways since, and what a mess, mountainsides washed down to highways at so many locations. Mind blowing when you see that for miles and miles.

    What an amazing job these road crews are doing.

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  5. Jul 28, 2022 at 5:58 PM
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    Today's rainy day trip. Hurricane Pass & California Pass it's been over a decade since I did the drive over the two passes figured I'd try it in my bone stock '22 SR5 Trail edition. Hurricane Pass is situated at 12,730 feet above sea level and California Pass is at 12,960 feet.

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  6. Jul 28, 2022 at 6:01 PM
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    That's Freaking Nuts, hope he is getting an extra $1,000/hr hazard pay
     
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  7. Jul 28, 2022 at 6:02 PM
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    Pt.2 going down California Pass to the Adit.
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    At the Adit below California Pass, it's obviously flooded got a kick out of the fully kitted out overland rigs staring at me in a stock vehicle in 4H and 30psi in the tires :bananadance:

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    Last two photos are Animas Forks from above and the giant CAT Tractor they use to clear the trail.
     
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  9. Jul 28, 2022 at 8:45 PM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Actually pretty common work throughout BC with so many highways below sheer cliffsides. It is very crazy work and I am sure there is some added risk pay for that. There are tragic accidents though.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2022 at 6:58 AM
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    That sky!!!!!
     
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    I live on Hwy 3 and never think it is too bad until I drive some of our other highways. There are definitely some spots that if you fail to slow to the recommended speed you will pay a heavy price.

    I took my son to Vancouver for a Dr. appointment two days after it re-opened from the storm for truck and emergency travel only. Carried jerry cans because of the fuel rationing in Vancouver LOL. The road was nearly empty and the police roadblocks at either end were too busy drinking coffee and BS'ing to stop anyone. There were a surprising number of patrols doing speed checks. I did a few more trips over the winter and the Hope/Princeton had taken a horrible beating

    For work, I'm often the guy following that excavator you picture.

    Yesterday I went from the Coke to 5A through logging roads north of Tulameen. Was damn nice evening drive home after a 3 week stint working in the field.

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  12. Jul 29, 2022 at 4:34 PM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Yeah it is a nice area near Tulameen. What sort of work you doing?
     
  13. Jul 29, 2022 at 4:35 PM
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    Mineral exploration.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2022 at 4:41 PM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Probably run into you one of these days. I have driven most every logging/FSR and 4x4 road within 150 miles of Kelowna. Retired, and spend all of my time fishing and off-road, plus did that for 30 years with my previous 4x4's. Can't beat it. My wife cannot believe that after 35 years of this I have not tired of it.

    Where abouts are you working right now? Don't know much if anything about mineral exploration. Let me know the good spots, I'll come and steal some gold with my fathers old gold detector. :)
     
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    Most heavy equipment operators in this part of the world are used to working on steep side hills but as with any profession, some are better than others. One operator I worked with had incredible finesse on the controls. I mentioned to some folks that I was really impressed with the guy's work and was told he routinely uses his excavator to sweep the snow from his roof in the winter.
     
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    Copper is more my game.
     
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    Cleghorn a few weeks ago with my mimi me. Cant wait to install my new suspension... ended up having to stuff a towel between her head and the carseat lol

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