Mud Lakes, Poison Mountain, China Head - 6th-7th-8th August

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Re: Mud Lakes, Poison Mountain, China Head - 6th-7th-8th Aug

#16 Post by Arcades » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:42 pm

I put out feelers for info from some folks that were up there this last weekend....I will update if I hear anything.

On another note: is anyone heading out Friday morning?

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#17 Post by Crs » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:52 pm

I'm in! :alien:

Andy, Arcades, Acg - I;m also interested in teaming up on Friday to convoy up. I'm flexible as to departure time. Please let me know.

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#18 Post by acg » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:39 pm

Crs wrote:I'm in! :alien:

Andy, Arcades, Acg - I;m also interested in teaming up on Friday to convoy up. I'm flexible as to departure time. Please let me know.

This will be my route:
https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Chilliwa ... 50.7890833

Andy:
Are you planning on going on Hwy 99 and through Whistler? If yes, I will meet you either at the campsite or Lillooet on Friday evening since I am taking a different route.

Craig:
Your Surrey location means you are between Andy and my respective departure points in Stevenson and Chilliwack. It is best that you decide for youself if you would like to convoy with Andy or me. I am planning on leaving around noon on Friday from Chilliwack.
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#19 Post by ANDYD » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:50 am

Andrew / Craig,

I am leaving Vancouver around 2pm, probably shoot up the Sea to Sky up to Lillooet. Makes more sense for Andrew to head up highway #1 as he is out in Chilliwack. Craig, its about the same either way for you, so probably depends more on your departure time. Sounds like Andrew will be a couple hours ahead of me with his departure.

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#20 Post by Crs » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:44 am

Thanks, Andy.

Andrew? Google maps shows it's better, time-wise, to get to Lillooet via Hope than the Sea2Sky.

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#21 Post by bsa_m21 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:45 am

I plan to leave between 1-2pm Fri and take the Hwy 12 route. Will leave my tow vehicle somewhere in Lillooet (still to be determined) and drive the 80" from there on.

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#22 Post by Arcades » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:24 pm

info from those that were up there last week:

"Roads were fine, creek crossings were no problem. You should carry a chainsaw. We didn't need one, but trees come down.
We had rain off and on, sometimes a bit heavy, and always enough to make the tents wet just in time to pack up, of course.

Can't go up the China Head road that goes to the peak, the ridge road is OK. That's cause of the elevation restriction you mentioned. Keep to the main road through the area and you will be OK.

And try not to show up at the Big Bar reaction ferry near lunchtime. He really doesn't like it, especially with 13 vehicles!"

Looks like we will be fine... bring rain gear though!

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#23 Post by WGCManson » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:27 pm

Hi Andy..

In addition note that there is an on-again-off-again roadblock/protest camp stopping traffic on the Yalakom River road near Junction Creek. This group is not sanctioned by the Bridge River Indian Band.

Who's the area provincial representative?

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#24 Post by chrismac » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:28 am

Weather forecast looks good. I'm looking forward to this trip. Pippa and I will be leaving around six....save us a camp spot please.
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#25 Post by Bill E. » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:53 am

WGCManson wrote:Hi Andy..

In addition note that there is an on-again-off-again roadblock/protest camp stopping traffic on the Yalakom River road near Junction Creek. This group is not sanctioned by the Bridge River Indian Band.

Who's the area provincial representative?

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#26 Post by ANDYD » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:15 am

Post Trip Report;

10 trucks headed out for 3 days lost in the wilderness....
Right up to the last day the weather was very good to us and we were treated to a spectacular BC experience.
A wonderful friendly group of Rover-Landers with lots of enthusiasm and entertaining camp fire chat that went well into the night!
I will post a few photos to give you a taste of how the trip went, lots more will be in the gallery later in the week.

Cheers, Andy

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#27 Post by ANDYD » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:23 am

A few more photos ...
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#28 Post by ANDYD » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:28 am

... Big Bar / Chisholm Canyon
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#29 Post by Arcades » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:28 pm

wow! great shots Andy! Thanks to everyone who organized this amazing trip. The boys and I were amazed at one breathtaking vista after another. The best thing of all was getting to know everyone better.

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#30 Post by bsa_m21 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:09 pm

I agree. Great trip and great meeting everyone.

Trip home yesterday was interesting.
My wipers decided that manual operation was the way to go. Not fun in the pouring rain on tight steep terrain. But we made it to Lillooet without incident.
And when I got home later I found out that the front passenger side, axle oil seal had started leaking (and I just replaced it a few months ago, sigh), and I discovered why my truck kept pulling a bit to one side. It appears that the centering pin for the passenger side rear leaf spring has sheared off and the rear axle is now way out of alignment. So..... I have to pull my front pass side hub to redo the oil seal and clean the brakes, and replace the axle centering pin for the pass side leaf spring. Might as well do both sides, and maybe new bushings as well. Always something...... :)

Here are a few of my pics:

Turning off the Carpenter Lake road.
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Looking up to Poison Mountain:
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At the top of Poison Mountain
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#31 Post by bsa_m21 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:16 pm

More Poison Mountain:
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Climbing the ridge along China Head:
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Spectators admiring the view:
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#32 Post by bsa_m21 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:22 pm

Descending into the Fraser Canyon to catch the Big Bar Ferry:
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Pres Andy way down below:
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#33 Post by bsa_m21 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:30 pm

After climbing part way up the other side of the canyon :shock: :
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Land Rovers climbing the escarpment:
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Enjoying good company and a well deserved rest at out final campsite at the base of Pavilion mountain:
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I also have about 1.5hr of video that I need to edit down to size and try to filter out my tranny whine, tire whine, rocks banging against the underside of the 80" and lord knows what else. Will take a week or so to do. :lol:

Great to meet everyone and have a truly excellent adventure.

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#34 Post by Crs » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:47 pm

Fantastic trip! Thanks to Andy and all for all the hard work and organisation. :D
Thanks to all for making to so friendly and so much fun!
Good luck with the repairs, Marty, Dave & Russ. :(

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#35 Post by acg » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:03 pm

James, Daniel and I were happy to have met and enjoyed had a great time with you! Special thanks to Andy, Chris, Dave and Craig for organizing and leading the event. As well as the friends who salvaged my freeze dried food experiment. You saved my relationship with the boys :)

Here are some videos I took with my iPhone....

Sat morning (behind Bob's truck and heading out of campsite):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j4y3129a8ztfm ... 4.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcpkje78hx61i ... 0.mov?dl=0

Sat morning (behind Bob's truck and climbing up and down the first peak):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ishedqs4nzx59 ... 7.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdv6wg3v0paqa ... 9.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/73c96bmn8l7ho ... 7.mov?dl=0

Sun morning (behind Mark's D90):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rs903m9z4bai5 ... 5.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ryepdf5hfovo5 ... 2.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d1j4pycd3mi3 ... 7.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/76sif2rhe06i4 ... 9.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ky271lj2znj8 ... 7.mov?dl=0

Sun afternoon (behind Marty's Series and headed down the Canyon to the ferry):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r39m473uewjxc ... 2.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6dste21axwt64 ... 5.mov?dl=0
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Ferry crossing (Marty and Andy's trucks):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rqku8himmgkbo ... 1.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b0ltfgvf9oux1 ... 3.mov?dl=0

Ferry crossing (Russ' truck):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hcj9e2jbn583q ... 7.mov?dl=0
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Ferry crossing (Bob, Tony and Mark's trucks):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rt4qvlgaf1tt4 ... 9.mov?dl=0

Ferry crossing (Dave, Chris and Craig's trucks):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/toutpcqhhd00z ... 6.mov?dl=0

Climbing out of canyon to Kelly Lake:
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/vex1ytthpxiji ... 7.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkiteiq70wmep ... 9.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uqsmw7z2ezmij ... 3.mov?dl=0
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#37 Post by bsa_m21 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:40 pm

Hey Andrew,

Great video's!!!!

Thanks.

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#38 Post by Arcades » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:57 am

Great pics and videos posted both here and in the photo area! Thanks to all who take the time.

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#39 Post by ANDYD » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:23 pm

For those who are interested but haven't found them yet, more photos are in the Rover-Landers gallery

http://roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/view_ ... e=album608

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#40 Post by acg » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:42 am

Thanks Andy! I always enjoy your photos!
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#41 Post by bsa_m21 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:16 pm

I finally got around to posting a few video's.

A short one of Andy D going up to and down the slope where the white 110 unfortunately "fell over" right behind me. No video of that.

https://youtu.be/DYd6XMaX3LI

And a long one of my trusty 1952 80" climbing Poison Mountain.

https://youtu.be/hWiJUKnxU6U

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#42 Post by ANDYD » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:44 pm

Andrew / Martin,
Thanks for sharing your video and photos, really brings back those great memories.

There are a bunch of new photos from Martin now added to the Gallery here;
http://roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/view_ ... e=album608

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