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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Mt Withington Snow adventure. Feb 3rd-5th New Mexico Reply with quote

You're all invited to the 1st annual Mount Withington Snow adventure.
It's 300+ miles through rugged snow-covered terrain in South-Central New Mexico.
Challenge yourself and your driving ability while simlutaniously driving through some of the best scenery our state has to offer.
Multiple water crossings, mud holes, snow covered "roads" and more await the fearless traveler.
We will be snow camping at least once on the trip, so come prepared.


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For more details, please see the following link and join the conversation:

http://www.facebook.com/events/210454785698025/


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like a great trip! did something similar many years ago. truly impassable "roads" that look clear at lower elevations only to become buried deep with snow higher up, great views, cold cold cold, etc. bring a shovel!

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p.s. your disgracebook link doesn't work, and no, i still won't sign up there.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to go Mike, will be looking forward to seeing your trip develop.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jon and Brian.

The link works if you copy and paste the whole thing.

I can't make Shasta happen this year, so we're doing something similar A LOT closer to home.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hazetguy wrote:
Did something similar many years ago.

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I saved this pic 11/30/05. Its gotta be at least six years old. Wink I joined in 05 and this pic was one of the first pics in my now very large photo collection of VWs taken off this site. This pic served as inspiration for several mountain bus adventures over the years in my bay. Kudos!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY cool. I'm glad to see more of these SST type events popping up around the country. Can't wait to see the photos and read the trip report!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoo - Hooo!!!!!!!!!
have fun and stay warm. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have family in New Mexico that won't be home for X-Mas. My head is now spinning with ideas about a bus trip!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trailjunky wrote:
hazetguy wrote:
Did something similar many years ago.

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I saved this pic 11/30/05. Its gotta be at least six years old.


that pic is at least 14 years old. i'd have to dig it out to find the exact date, but it was taken sometime in the late 1990's. that was on the way back down from the camping spot shown in the other pics, on mt. whithington. i just wish the roads would have been as clear as the pic Mike posted, we could have gotten a lot further up the mountain!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. That looks tempting, splits only or are fat chicks welcome?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manfred58sc wrote:
Hmmm. That looks tempting, splits only or are fat chicks welcome?


The trip is open to all VW's. What you drive doesn't make you cool. I know some people who drive splits who are dicks.

Don't be a dick. Dicks will be sabotaged and left for chupacabra food.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hazetguy wrote:
i just wish the roads would have been as clear as the pic Mike posted, we could have gotten a lot further up the mountain!


The idea is to Crest the mountain in buses and board / tube / sled down. We'll see how that works out...

There IS a forest road that goes all the way to the top. It's listed as 10,119 feet. There's a fire lookout that I want to climb around in up there. We'll see how far we can go!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news on the route?

60 to the 52 or the 107?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting at Bernardo, NM. Detailed, lamintated maps will be available at the starting point.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me in!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant wait!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the trip giving some modivation, working on your ride in the cold alone busting knuckles is a drag.

I dont have a shop to offer a pre trip wrench-a-thon, but if anyone needs help getting their ride ready shoot me a PM and I will be glad to lend a hand.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope this isn't one of those unacceptable questions to ask, but is anyone looking for a copilot on this trip? My split is in the paint shop and I doubt the engine in my bay would even make It the 6 hours to the starting point! I have always wanted to do the SST, and would absolutely LOVE to do this trip! If anyone wouldn't mind me tagging along, I'd drive down there for the weekend!

Next year we should do the west Texas edition! Hundreds of miles of straight highways, no turns, no altitude change whatsoever! Should prove to be a tough challenge! Who is in? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure there's someone you can hitch a ride with. I might have a passenger seat open. All depends on if I can con someone into being a cameraman.

I also just picked up a wicked on-board air compressor and some tractor inner-tubes... Now all we need is a rope with a handle...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeaaaaaaaaaaah Booooooooooooooy
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