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Morman Emigrant Trail 3/13/16

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BEAR

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Hello everyone. David (OB 0001) and I (OB 0032) will be leading a little day trip on the Mormon Emigrant Trail ( MET) on March 13. This is near Placerville so it will be a snow run if there's any snow left. Like I said its just a day trip and all rigs are welcome. My friend is bringing his new Cherokee Trail Hawk. Its bone stock and he just wants to get out and see what its all about. I'm not sure how far we will get but its all about having fun. David has a winch and we both have some recovery gear. we will be meeting at the Arco station in Fairfield at the corner of 680 and 80 at 0900 in the morning.

105 Lopes rd
Fairfield CA 94534


Items to bring:
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water
  • recovery gear if you have it
  • spare parts for your rig
  • air compressor or C02. We have both if people need it but if you have it bring it
  • Layers of clothing
  • boots for snow/cold weather
  • spare socks
  • Tools for your vehicle
  • spare tire. (full size is best)
  • The ability to get along with others.

I'm sure there is more but I cant think of it now.
 

Wooks

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Given the heavy rain this weekend you may want to trade that Trailhawk in for a canoe! :)

GL and have fun!
 

SLO Rob

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You guys should have some "adverse road conditions"! If we got dumped on in San Luis, you should see plenty up there...have fun!
 

maktruk

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I need to talk to the wife but you may just see me at that Arco tomorrow AM...
 

BEAR

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On Sunday despite the torrential down pour we were getting here in the Bay Area the MET mission was still a go. We had 5 rigs with us by the time we all caught up with each other on the freeway. David, myself and my friend Dave met in Fairfield and then like a Airforce mid air re-fueler we met up with two more friends from my Land Rover club on Highway 50. We had A Range Rover Classc, two LR3's A LR4 and A new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. We got to the trail about 11am and got a little worried when we didn't see snow, but we kept heading up the trail and it started getting deep. There were already some some tracks in the snow but we quickly caught up to the culprits. There was a Land Cruiser and a Jeep Wrangler that had gotten a jump start on us but they were stuck already. we passed them and started blazing trail. It wasn't long after like a few seconds later that we came to a unplanned stop. Our Jeep Cherokee got stuck and then I got stuck yanking him out with the ARB Snatch Strap. I then got pulled out and headed up the hill while everyone else got unstuck, Including the Land Cruiser and Wrangler. We then broke for lunch and I tried to get some snowboarding in. After everyone got to the top we then started blazing trail again. I got stuck in a snow bank on the side of the road and it was so deep that I had to climb out the window Dukes of Hazard style. At this point I was proper stuck. Nick in his Range Rover eventualy had to winch me out. I learned a great recovery tip that day. When your wheels are spinning in the snow your rig will just want to slide to the side. I had to let the winch pull me up and out of the snow bank. We then turned around and headed back. The trail quickly turned into something out of Mad Max. All different kinds of makes, models and years of vehicles were coming up the trail, including a Army Duce and half (2.5 ton) 6x6 truck. I guess the owner has plans of mounting a living quarters box on the back. We eventually navigated through the maze of vehicles. I had a close encounter with a Ford Diesel. Some of their group had to push on my hood so I could slide passed them. We then found a place to air up and let the kids play in the snow/ slush again. We had a great day. It snowed the whole time and everything was so clean, crisp and beautiful. On our way home it poured rain the whole way.



















 

stoney126

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Great pics, I'm hoping to catch the next run you guys do. Loving that 2.5 ton
 

Rubilocal

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Sorry I missed this post! That's my backyard. I think I may have seen the rover's in the pollock safeway parking lot. I will have to pay better attention, if I want to play next time. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for the pic's