End of Season Run Oct 20th-21st

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End of Season Run Oct 20th-21st

#1 Post by ANDYD » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:12 pm

Hi All,

Each year we have an End Of Season Run which is often the last over-night run of the Season. This will be a 2 day off-road run into the wonderful wilderness of BC. This year it will be held on the weekend of Sat 20th - Sun 21st October, it will likely have a Hot Dinner included at the overnight camp and a pancake breakfast for Rover-Lander members and their companions.

Placer Mountain - Ashnola Traverse - Oct 20th-21st 2018

What - Two day run, overnight camp out & end of the season dinner (details below).

When - Saturday Oct 20th and Sunday Oct 21st 2018

Where - 9am Saturday Meeting at Whatcom Road at A&W/Tims just off highway #1 at Abbotsford. 9:30am departure, heading towards Manning Park on highway #3, (last fuel is at Eastgate, just before Copper Creek). Turn off at Copper Creek, winding our way across Placer Mountain to the Ashnola River. Back on the highway#3 near Hedley at 2pm (ish) Sunday. Back at Abbotsford by 5pm (ish).
Note - Friday night option to camp out at Copper Creek and meet the group at 12 noon on Saturday.

What Else - This is a two day, one night off-road trip. Wilderness camping, bring everything you need with you. The road conditions will be mainly small FSR with a few narrow and steep sections, nothing that a stock Land Rover can not handle. As usual, there could be possible BC pin-striping from overgrown sections (but not much expected on this run). Possibly a couple inches of fresh snow at the peak.
We plan to have a big campfire and our annual club "End of Season" dinner/BBQ besides the Ashnola River where the overnight camp will be. The dinner and breakfast will be provided by the club. Bring your own drinks.
The loop eventually brings us out near Hedley on highway #3 around Sunday lunch time, where we head back to Vancouver and home.

Please post up and let us know if you are coming (we need a dinner count)!
Cheers,
Andy

Photo- Last Years "End of Season run" up to Cabin Lake.
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#2 Post by SamDemren » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:26 pm

Already marked in my Calendar! waiting for details ...

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Re: End of Season Run Oct 20th-21st

#3 Post by Roadqueen17 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:34 am

Hi Andy...sorry have to pass on this run as I will be in China/Tibet. I’ll think of you guys as I trek thru Tibet


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#4 Post by bsa_m21 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:09 pm

I'm in!
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#5 Post by Crs » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:48 pm

Sounds good. Where are we going?

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#6 Post by David V » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:24 pm

Hey Andy,

I'm planning on coming out for it and I believe Bill E too. I should have son Ben along at the very least. If he gets his truck ready, would he still be welcome if he and a friend come too? Ben is working on a Suzuki Samurai which will either show us up, or be a source of mockery and derision if he brings it. He will contribute $'s if the Saturday evening meal is going ahead.

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#7 Post by shawn doherty » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:58 am

Hi Dave . I remember Ben , a handsome lad that takes after his mother. He's welcome of course. We are almost finished with the planning and will let everyone know what's up soon.
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#8 Post by David V » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:36 pm

Thanks Shaun,

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#9 Post by Crs » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:52 pm

Hi All,

:oops: Forgot. I thought I had already RSVPed. I'm in. 8)

I think the Samurai should do very well. They're very light, and skinny enough to fit anywhere.

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#10 Post by scraig » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:34 am

I’m in and looking forward to it!
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#11 Post by ANDYD » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:24 pm

See my first post for more trip details now added, The long range forecast is looking good!

Make sure you let us know if you are coming along, we need a Dinner & breakfast count... (don't make the cook angry, he may start shaking and explode :shock: )
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#12 Post by Cam » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:17 pm

I've got a new (new to me) toy, I'm in with Matthew.

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#13 Post by chrismac » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:01 pm

Pippa and I will be there.
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#14 Post by SamDemren » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:40 pm

Hi Andy, count us 3 as usual please.

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#15 Post by Bern B » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:44 pm

Well there is a Quilt Show on that weekend,so hard choice :?:But If Bill E is going,and David V, some of my good buddies to drink Plunk with, then I'm in, the Dreamcatcher need one last run before being put away for the winter. :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :1tonpull: :police110: :police110: :police110: :police110: :police110: :P :P :lol:

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#16 Post by cbalme » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:28 pm

I will be there along with my dad.
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#17 Post by David V » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:50 pm

Hey Andy,

I'm bringing a co pilot, plus Ben in his Suzuki Samurai and his friend Mike. They are all anticipating contributing to the meals costs so there will be four including me coming out Saturday morning.

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#18 Post by StuartL » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:12 pm

If Bernie's going with Dreamcatcher I have to go....

See you Saturday morning!!
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#19 Post by rgallant » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:24 pm

looks good for me I am in
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#20 Post by ANDYD » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:04 pm

Hey, the weekend is nearly here!
Looks like the weather should stay sunny for the weekend, but on saying that be prepared to expect it to drop to 0 deg's at night. Bring along that extra sleeping bag and a few extra layers.
I haven't heard from anyone going up on Friday and meeting the group at Copper Creek so I'm expecting to see everyone for breakfast at Whatcom Road,
see you there....
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#21 Post by BlkP38 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:37 pm

Have a great weekend folks. End of season run is special.
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#22 Post by StuartL » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:18 pm

Thank you Andy and Shawn for a great trip and wonderful meals....everything seemed to be perfectly organized and went off without a hitch...or a winch.

Driving back today on the Hope-Princeton, up and down and through all those twisty turns I was reminded of a story relating to that drive. Dr. Bill Low was the second owner of the Grizzly Torque and used it extensively in his work as a naturalist. In his travels, he came across a lone Eagle chick which he adopted and it became his constant companion.

Bills brother tells a story about how unnerving it was to drive the Hope-Princeton with Bill and the Eagle. The Eagle would perch on the bulkhead behind the front seats and as the Land Rover would lean into the turns the Eagle's beak would brush Bill's brother's ear.

Here is a very poor picture of the Eagle in it's favourite traveling perch in the Grizzly Torque, the rather large and wild bird would make me nervous also in addition to navigating the Hope-Princeton in the early 60's.
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#23 Post by cbalme » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:35 pm

Had a great weekend guys even though we did not prepare for sleeping in the cold.

The mines were definetly worth the drive to the top. The barb wire was removed and we would've been able to drive in but another group made a big fuss about there not being enough room even though there was plenty. I think the wire was in place to keep the cows out.
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#24 Post by ANDYD » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:48 pm

Hey Stuart, that's a cool story about the Eagle, I hadn't heard about that part of the GT story before.

Hi Colin, yes it was a frosty night! I guess you didn't see my last post about bringing the extra sleeping bags lol...

A wonderful trip, a good mix of off-road fun, great views, sunny weather, big camp fire and a tasty dinner.
Thanks to everyone who came along to celebrate the End of Season run.

A couple of photos here, more coming soon;

Cheers, Andy
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#25 Post by obalme » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:33 pm

Hi Andy,

We did read the post about being ready for extreme weather, but didn't realize how unprepared we were. I have not done a lot of camping and never at -5c.

Thank you for putting on the trip Andy and also to Shawn for cooking a great breakfast and supper, as well as all the other volunteers that made this trip happen.

I enjoyed meeting with everyone.

Cheers, Oliver

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#26 Post by ANDYD » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:01 am

It was great to have Colin and yourself along, very impressed that you came over from the Island for the run.
Nice job with the fire wood chopping & sawing and yes, I will bring my chainsaw over to the June Rally and take up your offer of a free sharpening!
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#27 Post by ANDYD » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:22 pm

Hi, for those interested, here are more End of Season run photos added in the Gallery, click here http://roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/view_ ... e=album669

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#28 Post by StuartL » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:15 pm

For those of you on the run and offered assistance will my black smoking gutless 300TDi, I thought I would share with you what the problem was...

After changing all filters, both fuel and air, checked all the hoses for leaks and interior delaminations I discovered the rod between the wastegate and the wastegate actuator had become unhooked. Upon further investigation, it would appear that the wastegate had become frozen, probably rusted up and because it wouldn't move the actuator rod had flipped off. So after two days of applying WD40 rust remover is loosened up and then reattaching the actuator rod with the wrong circlip it is all better, no smoke and lots of power. Just something new to be aware of.....
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#29 Post by ANDYD » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:05 pm

Hey Stuart,

Thanks for sharing the update. Good to hear it turned out to be something simple!

Cheers,
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PS Here is a video of old-school "bridge Load Testing" ...must be at least 1000lbs of old Rover-Landers on the bounce! :shock:
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