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High Country Adventure - Sept 1-4

#1 Post by ANDYD » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:19 pm

Hi All,

We are just in the middle of putting together a High Country run, it will depart on Saturday morning Sept 1st and return early afternoon of Tuesday Sept 4th.
It will be an off road adventure into some very remote areas so we will be far away from the crowds of the Long Weekend!
Keep the dates clear, tune up the Rover, more details will be posted on the weekend,
This will be a Rover-Landers club members only run (still time to join up if you have been sitting on the fence!)....

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#2 Post by seatosky » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:40 am

Sounds fun...was just about to check in to see if anything was planned for early Sept and here you are!

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#3 Post by bhoult » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:35 pm

Any chance there would be a chance for early release in the route? I have to be back in Seattle Tuesday a.m.

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#4 Post by Crs » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:48 pm

^ What he said!

Seriously, Tuesday 04 September? How about 31 August -> 03 September instead?

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#5 Post by ANDYD » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:57 pm

I know its a little insensitive for those who need to be back at school on Tuesday morning but by leaving on Saturday morning and returning Tuesday early afternoon it really avoids the worst of the dreadful Long Weekend Traffic! That being said, for those who really need to be back can skip last night at Blowdown Pass and can continue down the Sea to Sky and be back in Vancouver around 4pm Monday.

OK, back to the trip details, its been a few years since our last visit so the plan is to head up towards Lilooet way to explore the Stunning Ochi Basin Valley, including Molybdenite Ridge and Molybdenite Lake.
Camping in the Ochi Basin for two nights (Sat & Sun), then for those staying the extra night (Mon night) we will break the journey home up by stopping in at Blowdown Pass and camp out in the saddle and return home on Tuesday early afternoon.

What -Wilderness off-road 4 day adventure.
Where - Ochi Basin - Molybdenite Ridge - Molybdenite Lake - Blowdown Pass
When - Meet at Tim Horton's in Squamish (Note, at the Industrial Way location) at 10am on Saturday morning, Sept 1st, returning on Tuesday 4th (or Monday 3rd for the 3 day option). Please arrive earlier to fuel up and get breakfast etc.. we want to be leaving by 10.30am sharp.
What Else - This trip is into the rugged Wilderness of BC, bring everything you need for the 3/4 days with you. There will be steep high level cliff side roads that require a good head-for-heights. Note, as always some of the roads are not maintained and could be overgrown so always expect some BC pin-striping on the side of your Rover, this is unavoidable. This is one of the most amazing areas in BC, come on out and join us for the adventure. (Sorry, for Insurance reasons, Drivers to be Rover-Landers Members only). There are currently no wild fires in this area but obviously camp fires are banned. I will bring the propane fire pit along to give us something to all stare into at night!
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#6 Post by rgallant » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:12 am

At this point I am a possible, I want to go but family issues may interfere.

I will keep you updated
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#7 Post by bhoult » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:48 am

I'll come along if you'll have me. I would love to stay through Tuesday but start a new assignment that day and need to be home Monday night.

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#8 Post by Arcades » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:07 pm

Sounds great! We are in!

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#9 Post by StuartL » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:20 pm

I am in, looking forward to gett'in out of town :)
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#10 Post by acg » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:28 pm

I am looking forward to this run!
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#11 Post by Roadqueen17 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:02 pm

I’ll be there...so looking forward to Blowdown Pass!


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#12 Post by SamDemren » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:58 pm

Looks like another great trip, please count us in!

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#13 Post by bsa_m21 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:34 am

Hey Andy,

I'll be there in the Disco.

Lets pray there are no additional fires and the winds clear out the smoke before the weekend!
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#14 Post by acg » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:25 am

Hi Andy,

I have a gas guzzling 4.6 V8. Do you think I will need to bring extra petrol?

Thanks!
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#15 Post by bhoult » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:08 pm

I'm going try to work the 4th day in. It appears my client may not be expecting me on the 4th.

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#16 Post by bsa_m21 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:54 am

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Hi Andy,

I have a gas guzzling 4.6 V8. Do you think I will need to bring extra petrol?

Thanks!
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Andrew, As a fellow Disco owner, if I was you I'd ALWAYS bring extra fuel - and lots of it!! :roll:
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#17 Post by ANDYD » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:20 pm

Hi All,
Excellent to see a good group building, I'm looking forward to another exciting adventure!

Andrew, There is a gas station that we will stop at just where we turn off near Lillooet, if you fill up there you will have plenty in the tank for the trip. That being said, its never a bad idea to bring a little extra if you can carry it safely, but its not a "must have" for this trip.

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#18 Post by acg » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:39 pm

Andy,

Thanks for the info. See you this Sat!
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#19 Post by rgallant » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:59 am

Have a good trip all, I will be unable to attend.
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#20 Post by ANDYD » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:45 pm

Hey Richard,
That's too bad, its an amazing area to explore!
But ...not to worry too much I already have a few other trips in the works for Sept and Oct .... 8)
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#21 Post by Crs » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:23 pm

I'm in for as much as I can. C

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#22 Post by acg » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:41 am

Once again, a shout out to Andy for leading a great trip. Sorry I had to bug out a day earlier. I was able to make to make it to Rovalution and left the Disco there. Rob was kind enough to give me a ride home. Thanks Rob!
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#23 Post by bsa_m21 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:25 am

A GREAT trip. A bit cold up at the top of the peaks, but fantastic none the less.
Glad that Andrew made it home (at least to Rovalution) OK.
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#24 Post by rgallant » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:22 pm

Looks Like a solid trip very jealous, what happened to Andrew ?
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#25 Post by ANDYD » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:55 pm

Yes, a great adventure, fantastic area to explore. Really enjoyed the long weekend, thanks to all those who came out and joined in 8)
The full trip write-up will be in the next club newsletter.

Andrew left one day early because he had a vibration from his drive train, he was able to drive back to North Van.

Here are a couple more photos, more will be added to the gallery over the next few days,

Cheers,
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#26 Post by Roadqueen17 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:09 am

ANDYD wrote:Yes, a great adventure, fantastic area to explore. Really enjoyed the long weekend, thanks to all those who came out and joined in 8)
The full trip write-up will be in the next club newsletter.

Andrew left one day early because he had a vibration from his drive train, he was able to drive back to North Van.

Here are a couple more photos, more will be added to the gallery over the next few days,

Cheers,
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#27 Post by Roadqueen17 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:11 am

Awesome trip unbelievable scenery and a great group


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#28 Post by rgallant » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:08 am

Thanks Andy, hopefully Andrew's Disco is just the Rotoflex and nothing more serious
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#29 Post by Bill E. » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:20 pm

Wishful thinking I'm afraid. Andrew told us he already deleted the Rotoflex. Hopefully he'll dial in and tell us the diagnosis, I'm also interested.

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#30 Post by ANDYD » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:54 pm

Lots of photos are now posted in the Gallery with more to come ...
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#31 Post by SamDemren » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:23 pm

It's was another great trip. Thank you all.

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#32 Post by bsa_m21 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:27 pm

Hey all!

There are now 3 separate sets of photos uploaded to the "High Country Adventure-Sept 2018" album in the gallery!
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#33 Post by acg » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:27 pm

Bill E. wrote:
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Wishful thinking I'm afraid. Andrew told us he already deleted the Rotoflex. Hopefully he'll dial in and tell us the diagnosis, I'm also interested.
It was the transfer case which was falling apart internally. An Ashcroft replacement is on its way from the UK.
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