Mt. Sicker Run Sunday November 4th

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Mt. Sicker Run Sunday November 4th

#1 Post by cbalme » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:54 pm

Hi Guys

Discussed at the pub night were plans for an offroad day on Sunday, November 4th. The plan is to head up Mt. Sicker and out via Hillcrest to find some easy trails for beginners who are new to offroad, but it should be fun for all. The entire route can be done in a stock Land Rover.

We will meet around 8:30 for a hearty breakfast at the Red Rooster Cafe (8432 Trans-Canada Hwy, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K4) and leave at about 9:30 from there into the mountains for some fun, we should be back on the road no later than 4:00.

There are plans for a convoy up from Victoria as well, but nothing is decided yet.

And as per the usual bring a lunch, chair, shovel, camera and radio if you have one.
Colin

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#2 Post by island dormy » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:58 am

Hi Colin

Marg and I are in. I need a ride as usual ( 2 Rovers but neither one is running).

I have made a reservation up there for 10 people so if your coming please reply as soon as possible to this forum. The Breakfast is excellent highly recommended.

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#3 Post by Landsdowner » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:03 am

Colin and Victor,
Would love to join in, but sadly we will be in Vancouver that weekend... damn! Enjoy, look forward to seeing some photos! Doug


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#4 Post by Christopher Lang » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:56 pm

We will be there. Leaving Brentwood around 7:15am I guess?

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#5 Post by franko » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:14 pm

I’ll be there, excited for this run first time getting poppy out in the dirt.
I’ll be leaving Brentwood as well around 7:15, might bring my 5 year old along as well.
Chris we should plan to meet up.

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#6 Post by jonnykilo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:35 pm

I am 50% thru getting my hardtop back on. If all goes well, I will be there; likely to bring my 4 year old too :)

Will look to convoy from Victoria (Fernwood)


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#7 Post by Christopher Lang » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:42 pm

I sent you a PM with my phone number Franko.

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#8 Post by andrewd » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:15 pm

Hi Colin,

I got the day off work so I will be there and will likely bring my son (assuming he gets his homework done). If the Victoria folks are interested we can meet up in the parking lot at the 6 Mile Pub at 7:45am for the trip over the Malahat.

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#9 Post by franko » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:54 pm

Also don’t forget everyone about the time change!!

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#10 Post by dixono » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:04 am

I’ll be there. I think my buddy will bring his rrc aswell

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#11 Post by island dormy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:03 am

Hi everyone

Maybe bring a good flashlight alone as well as all the other usual 4x4 supplies, if we are going the way I think we are there are a few neat mine shafts to look in.

Victor

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#12 Post by andrewd » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:51 pm

Hi everyone,

Bad news. I took a short trip in the Disco today and saw steam coming out from under the hood. Popped into see my mechanic and it appears I have blown a gasket. Of course, it isn't available locally and has to be ordered through the dealership! Sadly that means both Rovers are off the road and I'll have to miss the trip on Sunday. Better it happened today I guess rather than atop Mt. Sicker on Sunday but frustrating nonetheless. Have fun and I'll join you next time!!
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#13 Post by Shifta » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:52 pm

Hey,
Paul here, exploring Mt. Sicker sounds like a great opportunity to try out my new rig. My 5 yr. old boy may be coming but otherwise I will have empty seats so anyone looking for a ride is welcome.
See you at the Rooster!

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#14 Post by dixono » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:34 am

I’m on call this weekend so unfortunately I can’t make it

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Mt. Sicker Run Sunday November 4th

#15 Post by jonnykilo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:16 am

I am heading out shortly, solo, no kid. Might be a few minutes late at the 6mile r/v. If I miss everyone there, will see you up island.


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#16 Post by jonnykilo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:16 pm

Image

Thanks so much to everyone for their patience on my first day of wheelin’. I had a great time, and made it back on time - so I should be allowed to go again sometime.

More pics to follow.


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#17 Post by franko » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:47 am

Had a blast as well guys, thanks Colin for giving us the tour. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

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#18 Post by DrRangelove » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:59 pm

Who's that taking a cheeky wee to the left of the picture in the clearing?

Or is it a Sasquatch??? :shock:

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#19 Post by cbalme » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:25 pm

It may or may not be the ghost miner of Lenora...

But most likely it was the guy on a motorcycle driving around the pit.
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#20 Post by jonnykilo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:24 am

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#22 Post by jonnykilo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:32 am

Hey folks, I uploaded about 50 high res photos JPEG to the following Google Drive. I didnt have a ton of time to do any post production, so they can use some tweaking. Please feel free to copy, save and enjoy - all I ask is for photo credit: J.A. Kouwenberg. If you have a hankering for any of them in RAW, contact me directly.

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#23 Post by Bill E. » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:37 pm

It looks like you all had a great day out over there. Nice to see a good active group over on the Island still. Thanks for posting the photos.
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#24 Post by andrewd » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:21 pm

Hey everybody,

Looks like you had a great time! I'm very sorry that I missed it. Great job on the photos - almost like being there!

Cheers,
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Re: Mt. Sicker Run Sunday November 4th

#25 Post by Christopher Lang » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:49 pm

We had a great time on the outing, thanks to everybody there!

Thanks for the photo links as well!

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