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Author Topic: Winter Trail/Wheeling  (Read 458 times)

RockWoRM

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Winter Trail/Wheeling
« on: October 24, 2020, 11:41:52 AM »

OK. We all know it's been slow around here. And I know some are prolly looking to some snow wheeling at some time.

But... I'm getting burned out on working lately and not getting to do any real wheeling this whole year. Soooo, I've been thinking of a REAL wheeling/crawling trip later this year. Likely after New Year. Maybe Calico again. Sand Flats in St. George? I've even contemplated a Winter run to Moab!  :eek:

Calico would be decent weather... usually is during winter. Sand flats prolly not too bad... 50's/60's and dry. Moab probably cold but still sunny days if no storm in the forecast.

What say you guys??? 
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Re: Winter Trail/Wheeling
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 07:46:21 PM »

How far is Calico from you?  I could maybe do a trip like that, really right now I'm just waiting for Moab.  Sean and I were talking about doing 8-9 days in Moab then 3-4 at Sand Hollow, or some combination of.
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Re: Winter Trail/Wheeling
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 06:26:09 AM »

Calico is about 4 hrs from me. They have an RV park and basic cabins... just bunks. The town itself has a general store (mostly tourist stuff) and a breakfast/dinner place. There's enough wheeling and exploring to do in the area for a couple days if ya wanted to make a long 4 day weekend.
There is also a very cool, IMHO, museum/antique place @ the 4 corners on the way to Barstow. A ton of restored WWll Jeeps and halftracks and other stuff... plus a few classic cars.
The trails are fun and fairly tough. Gatekeeper is simply insane stupid!!!  :flipoff:
There are areas you can dry camp... but a couple miles from the town.
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Re: Winter Trail/Wheeling
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 08:51:03 AM »

I'm interested, but in the mean time what about day trips until the snow gets too deep?


For instance I'm heading up to my buddies cabin in South Lake the 6th and 7th and am going to explore the east end of the Rubicon and possibly Hope Valley to Meadow Lake.
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Re: Winter Trail/Wheeling
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 11:14:43 AM »

..... For instance I'm heading up to my buddies cabin in South Lake the 6th and 7th and am going to explore the east end of the Rubicon and possibly Hope Valley to Meadow Lake.
Hope Valley to Meadow Lake? What about Hermit Valley to Blue Lakes? Dear Valley is a pretty nice Jeep Trail.(Hwy4 was still open a couple weeks ago)  :thumbsup:
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Re: Winter Trail/Wheeling
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2020, 07:54:51 PM »

I may be up for some Deer Valley
Also looking forward to doing some snow wheeling at sour grass / boards crossing.
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Re: Winter Trail/Wheeling
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2020, 09:51:41 AM »

Calico is about 4 hrs from me. They have an RV park and basic cabins... just bunks. The town itself has a general store (mostly tourist stuff) and a breakfast/dinner place. There's enough wheeling and exploring to do in the area for a couple days if ya wanted to make a long 4 day weekend.
There is also a very cool, IMHO, museum/antique place @ the 4 corners on the way to Barstow. A ton of restored WWll Jeeps and halftracks and other stuff... plus a few classic cars.
The trails are fun and fairly tough. Gatekeeper is simply insane stupid!!!  :flipoff:
There are areas you can dry camp... but a couple miles from the town.

That could be doable on one of my 4 day weekends.  After I get the new crawler/hauler situated.
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Re: Winter Trail/Wheeling
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2020, 10:39:38 AM »

That could be doable on one of my 4 day weekends.  After I get the new crawler/hauler situated.
Sounds good. We'll try to make it happen.
Obviously I can't make any 'day' trips up your guys way. A bit far for just one day.  :ballchain:

Throw out some dates later when you think it'll work out. Then we can see if anyone else want to join in. Then we can work out the details.  :cheers:

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Re: Winter Trail/Wheeling
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2020, 05:16:11 AM »

Tim and I are now on opposite sides of the week. It can make things easier or harder, just depends on what the schedule actually looks like. Guess it's a good thing I know the guy that does it. :peep:
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