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Snow wheeling 11/9/08 sort of

Put your pic's here

I know some of you have pics I forgot my camera though and all I have is a pic of us posing on bill more and a short phone vid of hi-lift winching Troy. have em up by morning though.

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We had about 12 to 15 rigs on this trip. We started out at Red Elephant hill and were going to do the Empire Loop but we hit a few "snags" along the way Decided not to do the loop since it was getting late in the day.

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Nice cant wait to see pics.




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we didn't see any snow until the very end of the trail and the three of us that went on to bill moore lake had some decent snow but not enough to call it snow wheeling.

here's some crappy cell phone pics
I shot too early but this is us coming up the hill towards Dumont



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Kevin, as soon as I a get a chance I will post up the few pics I have of the actual "Snow" wheelin part of the trip. Too bad we couldn't make it down to Bill Moore lake.... but night wheelin in the snow was fun

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how did troy do that?
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I had a great time with you guys! I too wish we could have made it all the way to the lake, but it just wasn't in the cards....this time. We would have been coming out to empire pretty late though.

how was tommy knockers? those of you who went.

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good to meet everyone! it was a fun run. stubby has a bunch of pics.
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good to meet everyone! it was a fun run. stubby has a bunch of pics.
Seems like every trip report is always waiting for stubby to post pics...

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Great trip, fun meeting everyone, and Sam, totally sorry again for the rocker ding.

Troy did that because the trail was very steep, with loose dirt and rocks, and he was taking a harder line. The truck just slipped off, and then trying to drive him out, he went farther over.

The handwinch was fun, actually, but I need to practice it a bit more.

On another note:

This is most definetely NOT a snow run. I posted in the planning thread about offcamber with steep down hills, and I guess it was missunderstood.

This trail will be downright dangerous in the snow. We had three trucks slide off in dry dirt. Add ice and snow to that, and you may not stop when you slide off. We were on less off camber stuff on upper carnage in the ice, and the trucks were trying to pitch off the edge. It was NOT fun.
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Good warning.

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Troy did that because the trail was very steep, with loose dirt and rocks, and he was taking a harder line. The truck just slipped off, and then trying to drive him out, he went farther over.
Yep. The lack of traction was unbelievable. Even with front/rear lockers there was more than once where I was like "WTF mate?!?!" It was all about momentum in several spots.

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Hagan34 has a crap load of pics. I love that camera Mike! got the specs on it.

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Ok. First off it was great to meet new people and see everyone again that I have met before. This was good day we had sun, we had snow, and we had Hi Lift Winching 101 hosted by Eric, Troy, and Isaac. Thanks Troy for donating the test rig for this class. I will never say I didn't learn something from this club. Now let's see some pics shall we:

Here are the peanuts in the gallery

Eric made this look easy but we all knew it was his inner Hulk that pulled the truck up

Ashaman inspecting the brute force that Eric used on Troy's rig

View to the front of the pack from my truck

View to the back of the pack from my truck. Everybody say hi to Kevin!!!

Ahh Kyle never listens to a spotter

Ashaman doing a little dusting with his rig

How do you fit 14 rigs into a tight forest...... like this


Look at the snow. It's time to go snowboarding.

It started snowing as Poorboy, TacoBlanco and myself left the pack to go up to Bill Moore Lake

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

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Coming down Bill Moore in the dark


Poor Poorboy. He got foiled again trying to reach the summit of Bill Moore Lake. We came across a group coming down that told us there was a nicely iced over spot that would require winching to get out. None of us had winches so we decided it best to head back.

All in all Petra and I had a good time. I do believe that the discussion that came up late about splitting into to different groups with this many rigs would have been a great idea.

Oh and Sam when I did this trail earlier in the year with Hurley and others most of these obstcles were not as exposed or difficult like they were yesterday. This trail has changed dramatically throughout the summer. While I will say that this trail is not for stock rigs you did fairly well. However I think your passenger will never ride with you again and her need for a code 110 with be scarred in her mind forever!!!

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How long did it take to recover Troy's rig? That's quite a bit of ground to cover at a steep angle....

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I think about an hour after we/he realized he was in a bad spot and needed help. Wasn't too bad though. Hindsight being 20/20 maybe half the group could have continued while we worked Troy out. Good times though. Some of us took advantage of the down time to eat and B.S./goof off

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I had a great time! I finished removing the front shock that I ripped off on Red Cone back in September, and since my other one was blown out (and is now making entertaining clanking noises), I was catching air under my front tires whenever I bounced over a rock. I don't know if that was a culprit or not, but it turns out I shredded my passenger side CV boot as well. Found some leaking grease on my idler arm too, so the repair/replace list so far includes both front shocks, a CV, and some steering parts. Oh, and a ring job. Sorry to everyone who got smoked out whenever I nailed the gas. Found a hundred-dollar pair of sunglasses on the side of the trail, though, so it wasn't all bad.

It was great to meet all the folks I'd seen post but had never met, and wheel with those who I'd only met before. Thanks to Troy, Isaac and Eric for expert spotting, and to Troy and Kevin for keeping my rig from toppling over the edge of the mountainside. Glad we got such a great turnout for what is, for me, probably the last run of the season.

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Looks like you all had a blast! Sorry I missed it but neat to see the pics!




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Brian: I have a half shaft if you want it.

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Not too many pics to offer up. I seemed to be busy doing other things most of the trip!

Skills practiced on this run:

1. Hi-lift winching
2. Strap pull
3. Double-line winch pull
4. Working as a team to get everyone through
(5. Navigation)

Lessons learned:

1. The Hi-lift as a winch is a wonderfully simple and effective tool.
2. Traction is required for effective strap pull... duh.
3. As I have experienced before: DO NOT use aspen trees as a winch anchor point (yes, it would have fallen directly on top of my rig!); adjust the angle of the winching rig to limit friction, spooling onto one side of the drum and to avoid pulling the winch vehicle off it's own wheels
4. We have a great crew Lots of good chatter, spotting, and all-around desire to get everyone where they wanted to go no matter what it took.
(5. Sorry about the spur detour. It was a great logistics exercise getting all of us turned around on a narrow shelf road Next time Kevin is leading so we don't make the same mistake a 3RD time! Remember, left, left, RIGHT, left, left...)

Isaac, thanks for playing again. I always learn something new when you're around Let me know when you want the UCAs to tinker with.

Troy: Ron always keeps it interesting It was nice to have you back on the trail, but missed Molly, so we'll have to do it again soon!

Kevin, Eric and Co., sorry I couldn't stick around to run up to Bill Moore with you guys. I think this was the first run I can remember that I promised I would return from at a certain time. Now we both owe each other the Loop and Bill Moore!

Sam and Amber, it was a pleasure. Watching your rig reminded my of the '96 Runner I put 175K on and was my first "built" rig with a winch bumper and 1" progressive springs It took me lots of places open-open, so I think you'll have plenty of fun. We just need to get Amber a manual 4WD and you'll be golden

I'm not remembering everyone! Damn, I was going to try. It was nice to meet new folks and old alike, and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

The high-country is ready for winter, but the weather was perfect for a workout... er-um, trail run...


I don't know why the Jeep didn't stick with us It looked like he was doing great and we coulda used that winch backing us up!


The aforementioned crew (Amber is hiding behind the camera...)


Sam working down the backside of Red Elephant (um, yeah, that didn't sound right...) This was the most snowpack we saw on the trail, with the exception of Kevin, Eric and Co who headed for Bill Moore further down/up the trail


Fuzzy moon as we aired up in Downieville


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Nice pics, Eric, especially the last one!

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Eric, always a pleasure wheeling with you. Glad I can teach, though not sure what I did.

Its always an exciting trip with Ron.

This was my final trip. It was a good one with all the company!
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(disclaimer: CoTacoTRD, I am in no way attacking you or trying to bash anyone here. I'm simply using this post as an example for my ensuing diatribe. I post this before my post simply because it has been my experience that many things on the net are taken out of tone and expression, since the internet conveys neither, and I in no way wish to offend anyone with my statements.)

Actually, in this case, Kyle's spotter wasn't doing his job.

Its a common misconception that a spotter picks a line. A driver picks his/her line, a spotter helps him/her stay on it, and if they bounce or hop off the line, the spotter helps the driver with the recovery of that line. The driver, and only the driver, has final say, and should be conversing with the spotter on strategy, not simply obeying.

The exception to this is someone who is brand new. They often need a few extra pointers and assistance, but they too should never be afraid to say, "hey, I'm not comfortable, and I want to try this....".

I should have stopped kyle once I found that he wanted to try the rock instead of going around it, and discussed where he was trying to go. I tried to do it on the fly, and that's never a good plan of attack.

I've actually had words with folks spotting me (not from this group) because I completely ignore a spotter until I'm ready to be spotted. I know my truck, and I know my comfort level, and I know my limits. I decide how the truck goes up something, and ask for advice on my choices, or after I'm stuck .

You, as a driver, should be in control.

I encourage anyone who is driving while I'm spotting to have zero problem with telling me straight up, "hey, I don't like what you are doing, I'm not happy with this, and this is what I want to have happen next." I would never be offended or hold it against anyone if they told me I had no idea what I was doing, and that they wanted someone else.

A spotter is an aid to your wheeling experience, just like a winch, or a locker, or a transfercase.
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(disclaimer: CoTacoTRD, I am in no way attacking you or trying to bash anyone here. I'm simply using this post as an example for my ensuing diatribe. I post this before my post simply because it has been my experience that many things on the net are taken out of tone and expression, since the internet conveys neither, and I in no way wish to offend anyone with my statements.)

Actually, in this case, Kyle's spotter wasn't doing his job.

Its a common misconception that a spotter picks a line. A driver picks his/her line, a spotter helps him/her stay on it, and if they bounce or hop off the line, the spotter helps the driver with the recovery of that line. The driver, and only the driver, has final say, and should be conversing with the spotter on strategy, not simply obeying.

The exception to this is someone who is brand new. They often need a few extra pointers and assistance, but they too should never be afraid to say, "hey, I'm not comfortable, and I want to try this....".

I should have stopped kyle once I found that he wanted to try the rock instead of going around it, and discussed where he was trying to go. I tried to do it on the fly, and that's never a good plan of attack.

I've actually had words with folks spotting me (not from this group) because I completely ignore a spotter until I'm ready to be spotted. I know my truck, and I know my comfort level, and I know my limits. I decide how the truck goes up something, and ask for advice on my choices, or after I'm stuck .

You, as a driver, should be in control.

I encourage anyone who is driving while I'm spotting to have zero problem with telling me straight up, "hey, I don't like what you are doing, I'm not happy with this, and this is what I want to have happen next." I would never be offended or hold it against anyone if they told me I had no idea what I was doing, and that they wanted someone else.

A spotter is an aid to your wheeling experience, just like a winch, or a locker, or a transfercase.
Really, it wasn't a big deal. I wanted a challenge, saw the direction you were pointing me, and refused. I took Eric's comment as a joke, since we all know that I wanted to do my own thing, and it wasn't a "lack of attention" thing on my part. Generally my style is to go on my own until I get stuck, and then discuss a plan of attack with my spotter, whether that's an intelligent thing to do or not...

It really worked out fine, since I was only stuck for less than 2 minutes, suffered no damage, and went well on my way. Had I been unsure about the situation, I would have followed your every move. I had spent some time looking at the rocks before, and felt that I could handle it no problem. Really I think I did decently well, except the way the rear end slipped and got me hung up. Really, no worries what so ever.
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That obsticle gave us all a run for our money locked or not. I hate that loose dirt on rocks CRAP up there. It makes for a super big challenge that I would take on any day of the week. I love a good challenge no matter how bad I complain or fight it. It always pays off.

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I will add to clarify one of my previous posts:

This is my final trip, this season. Got stuff to get done, so I gotta spend my weekends not wheeling.

Kyle, you were all good. I was just using the post above, as I said, for a basis to comment on a trend I've seen a lot this season. Your situation, and Eric's comment, were only peripheral to my point.

In fact, I liked your line enough to drive it myself.
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