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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: PNW Winter Trail Bash Reply with quote

Anyone interested in meeting up for a PNW winter backroad bus get together? The Olympic National Forest has some great, off the beaten path, type roads. There are lots of opportunities for adventure with miles of fire and logging roads. Depending on the conditions these roads can be a mellow afternoon cruise or a white knuckle, sheet-ice experience. Rather then driving in circles I was thinking of setting a goal, Quilcene Wa. to Sequim Wa through the park for example. This route would take us over 2 passes, including Bon Jon which should prove to be technically challenging.
There's no shortage of free camping up in the Olympics if people are interested in spending the night up there somewhere and driving to the top of Hurricane Ridge on day 2. I was just up there and it's a great place to spend an afternoon, tons of snow, a large heated lodge, back country ski/snowboard/sled/snowshoe terrain ect.
I was thinking the weekend of January 15th-16th might be good, that Monday (17th) is a Holiday for lots of people.
If people are interested I will post links to NPS topos ect.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm game. Where and what time are we meeting in Quilcene?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for giving me a head up about this yesterday, Aaron. I'd be going for sure if I was still in Oregon. It's awesome that you're organizing a trip like this, I hope we'll see a bunch more expeditions of this type pop up around the country, soon.

For those of you in the Northwest that don't know him, Aaron's a great guy with lots of experience exploring the Washington peninsula in a split, any trip he organizes is sure to be one to remember.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fun, too bad my splity isnt road worthy and my fastback is too low.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fun!
If my truck is running at that time, I'm in!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmmm....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to sound lame,I could probably get one of my trucks done in time. I will try. Please keep me posted. You never know!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a running splitty right now, or I would consider the drive over. Maybe next time.

So the thread title says February, but the text says January. Which is it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm game. Where and what time are we meeting in Quilcene?

That's the beauty of this, just like the Love Boat it's "exciting and new". What do you think Greg, mid morning, crack of 10am? Unlike the other winter bus outing that shall remain nameless, this is in my backyard, I'm perfectly happy to adjust the start time to whatever works best for those traveling from further away.
I can offer yard camping Friday night for anyone that needs it.
In terms of where, Loggers Landing, it's a greasy spoon on the South end of town (East side of hwy 101).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't have a running splitty right now, or I would consider the drive over. Maybe next time.

So the thread title says February, but the text says January. Which is it?

Embarassed I was just checking to see if you were paying attention, ok you're hired. January 15th, thanks.
There's gotta be a "runner" in the East Side mix that you guys/gals could all pile in and bomb out here in.

blitzkrieg59 wrote:
Thanks for giving me a head up about this yesterday, Aaron. I'd be going for sure if I was still in Oregon.

Thanks Adam, it would have been cool if you could've made it.

RyanRodman wrote:
Sounds fun, too bad my splity isnt road worthy

You've got time to make it happen, what does your bus need to get on the road? Let me know if I can help.

mr white wrote:
I could probably get one of my trucks done in time. I will try.

I'll dig that early bus rim out for you. You can pick it up while you're up here.
j.pickens wrote:
Hmmmmm....
Now we're talking, come on Pickens.
Saul Koll wrote:
Sounds fun!
If my truck is running at that time, I'm in!
Cool, it would be great to get some OR. crew up here.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

j.pickens wrote:
Hmmmmm....


Let me know if I should have the velvet green '65 roadrunner camper roadworthy for you before then. I drove it to the gas station and back for the first time today, and having it ready for a 2-400 mile roadtrip in a week and a half should be no problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaron wrote:
campingbox wrote:
I'm game. Where and what time are we meeting in Quilcene?

That's the beauty of this, just like the Love Boat it's "exciting and new". What do you think Greg, mid morning, crack of 10am? Unlike the other winter bus outing that shall remain nameless, this is in my backyard, I'm perfectly happy to adjust the start time to whatever works best for those traveling from further away.
I can offer yard camping Friday night for anyone that needs it.
In terms of where, Loggers Landing, it's a greasy spoon on the South end of town (East side of hwy 101).


Sure, that sounds great. Should we meet for breakfast at 10am or should we plan to be fed and ready to depart at 10am?

We'll probably either drive up that morning or camp South of there Friday night.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would love to go but the dd is having some major issues right now and wouldn't make it maybe next time

i will try to talk damon into taking his mango
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:46 am    Post subject: PNW Winter Trail Bash (01/15/11-01/16/11?) Reply with quote

Gee, maybe next year after I trade my DC for a camper. One with a gas heater! These old bones still yearn for the desert heat and don't like the cold.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

campingbox wrote:
j.pickens wrote:
Hmmmmm....


Let me know if I should have the velvet green '65 roadrunner camper roadworthy for you before then. I drove it to the gas station and back for the first time today, and having it ready for a 2-400 mile roadtrip in a week and a half should be no problem.

We'll see.
I'll let you know by Friday this week.
Thanks for the offer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saul Koll wrote:
Sounds fun!
If my truck is running at that time, I'm in!
If I am off work, I will be your navigator Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

campingbox wrote:
Should we meet for breakfast at 10am or should we plan to be fed and ready to depart at 10am?

I think if we're planning on camping Saturday night then we can take our time. Meet at 10am, eat breakfast, look at maps, ect. That will also give anyone running late time to get there.

Here's a link to the NFS site for the area. Their site has maps of the roads within the Forest boundary, the fragmented format makes them not so fun to look at.
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic/maps/MVUM2009/index.shtml
The Olympic Peninsula Recreation Guide Map (#1806) is a more user friendly map to use. The Quilcene ranger station will have them for sale.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

j.pickens wrote:
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j.pickens wrote:
Hmmmmm....


Let me know if I should have the velvet green '65 roadrunner camper roadworthy for you before then. I drove it to the gas station and back for the first time today, and having it ready for a 2-400 mile roadtrip in a week and a half should be no problem.

We'll see.
I'll let you know by Friday this week.
Thanks for the offer.
j.


oh damn! when is this event? eh greggah, you may have to make two buses ready...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a lifted bus (or a split for that matter) but this sounds like a sh*tload of fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willing and able........bit like many, (too many) others "Old Paint" isnt running right now.
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