Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

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Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#1 Post by ANDYD » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:58 am

Whipsaw - Off Road Adventure - Oct 22nd - 23rd (updated dates)

Hard to believe the end of the season run is already upon us, this is likely the last overnight run for 2016.
Here is the general itinerary;

Saturday 22nd Oct;
Meeting at the Whipsaw Creek turnoff on Highway #3 at 11am, ready to run the legendary Whipsaw Trail.
An option is to meet at Whatcom Road in Abbotsford at 7.30am (departing at 8am sharp) for those who want to convoy up.
Note; the last fuel is at Eastgate just after Manning Park on highway #3, Another option would be to head up Friday afternoon and camp out at Copper Creek which is only a couple of km's from the Whipsaw trail.
Saturday night at Lodestone Lake with a BIG camp fire, Note - prepare for cold weather, likely a new layer of fluffy white snow at the camp!

Sunday 23rd Oct
Pack up camp and head West along the Champion FSR arriving at the Coquihalla (highway 5) near the old toll booths around 1pm.
Heading for home down the Coquihalla to Hope and home.

Come on out and enjoy Beautiful British Columbia in the Fall, lots of orange, red and green with a splattering of new fluffy snow!
Its important to let us know if you are coming along and where you plan to meet the group.
Post up here with any questions,
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Re: 3-5-1 Whipsaw & Cabin Lake Off-Road Adventure Oct 15th-1

#2 Post by StuartL » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:11 pm

Perfect...I am in, I have been hoping to try out my new 12V electric blanket!
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Re: 3-5-1 Whipsaw & Cabin Lake Off-Road Adventure Oct 15th-1

#3 Post by Bill E. » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:03 am

Hey Stuart, don't forget your jumper cables.

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Re: 3-5-1 Whipsaw & Cabin Lake Off-Road Adventure Oct 15th-1

#4 Post by StuartL » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:23 am

It shall be a test of my fancy smancy dual battery charging system and I don't have to worry about my fridge. I always carry jumper cables & chains 8)

Are you coming along Bill?
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Re: 3-5-1 Whipsaw & Cabin Lake Off-Road Adventure Oct 15th-1

#5 Post by acg » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:10 pm

I am in, assuming there are no issues with my return flight from the States on Fri evening.

I live in Chilliwack. I will wait for the caravan along the Hwy 1 shoulder in Chilliwack (just after exit 120) if this is okay with everyone.

I will have my mobile ham tuned in to 146.460
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Re: 3-5-1 Whipsaw & Cabin Lake Off-Road Adventure Oct 15th-1

#6 Post by Crs » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:51 pm

I'm in. :D 2 day only :(

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Re: 3-5-1 Whipsaw & Cabin Lake Off-Road Adventure Oct 15th-1

#7 Post by ANDYD » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:01 am

Hey Guys,

It looks like there is a typhoon fueled wind and rain storm heading towards BC on Thursday and may continue through the weekend.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/ ... oast/72975
We will be watching the forecast through the week to see how this develops but there is a chance that we will have to reschedule this trip, maybe to the following weekend? Keep your options open if possible, no point being huddled inside your truck all weekend with the wind and rain lashing around us!

UPDATE - Confirmed, this trip has been postponed, possibly to the next week if there is interest.

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Re: 3-5-1 Whipsaw & Cabin Lake Off-Road Adventure Oct 15th-1

#8 Post by David V » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:39 pm

Hey Andy,

Have you thought about alternative destinations for the run? Three days of rain down here (this weekend) could be three days of snow up thar! It gets cold in Princeton mid week next week.

I'll be checking out my chains for fit with the skinnier tyres.

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#9 Post by Helibike » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:57 pm

I think we can make it again due to the postponement. I have a truck bed tent on its way that I cant wait to try. Probably bring a kid or two and maybe even the wife.
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Re: 3-5-1 Whipsaw & Cabin Lake Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd-

#10 Post by ANDYD » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:35 pm

The forecast is looking much better for next weekend, if we have some interest we will run a slightly modified plan, just moved to Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Oct. (see edited original post)
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/we ... /princeton

So who is in?

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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#11 Post by Helibike » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:39 pm

Ill go,

Me and one kid. Probably meet at the trailhead so I don't pollute the convoy of LandRovers with a Ford :roll: . haha

have my new rock sliders coming on Friday. Hope to not need them.
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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#12 Post by David V » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:43 am

I'm in. Probably meet you at the turn off Saturday morning at 1100. I'm really slow up "tham thar hills" so I'll head out a little earlier; save me beating myself to death trying to keep up.

I'm working on Bill. Any slagging from Stuart and Andy is gratefully accepted.

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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#13 Post by acg » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:34 am

I am in. Just me this time without the kids. I will wait for the caravan along the Hwy 1 shoulder in Chilliwack on Sat starting 8.00 am if this is okay with everyone. This is just after exit 120.
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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#14 Post by ANDYD » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:04 am

Hi Andrew,

Yes, we be departing Whatcom Road at 8am, getting back on highway #1. I will call you on the radio as we depart Whatcom.

It looks like we have half the group meeting at Whatcom Road (7.30am) and half the group meeting at the Whipsaw FSR turnoff (11am)
Weather still looks good, should be a great weekend. Bring an extra blanket for over-night!

See you there ....

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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#15 Post by David V » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:46 am

Hey Andy,

I couldn't convince Bill to come out this weekend. His truck has a clutch master cylinder issue and he's actually up to his armpits in alligators with work so I'm not mocking him too much. Especially as me and Stuart jammed out of the Oregon trip with him 'n' Bernie/April this summer. Oh wait! so did you.....

David :roll:

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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#16 Post by Helibike » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:06 pm

Nuts, my rock rails were in a shipping vehicle accident and are delayed to Monday delivery. Now I have to wait until after Whipsaw. :bounce:
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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#17 Post by ANDYD » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:38 am

Hi Carl, Just to confirm, are you coming along with or without the rock sliders?

The weather is looking better and better .... 8)
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/we ... /princeton

Looks like we have a group of 6 so far ... come on all you "couch sitters", the sun is coming out for you, this is the "End of Season" run, you can all curl up for the winter after this weekend! :occasion5:
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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#18 Post by Helibike » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:11 pm

Yes, still coming!

I just wont slide on any rocks. :)

Bringing an extra kid now too.

So excited about the weather. Box tent is really neat too.
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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#19 Post by acg » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:17 pm

Excellent advice on the extra blanket. Looks like Danny will be joining me. See you tomorrow!

ANDYD wrote:Hi Andrew,

Yes, we be departing Whatcom Road at 8am, getting back on highway #1. I will call you on the radio as we depart Whatcom.

It looks like we have half the group meeting at Whatcom Road (7.30am) and half the group meeting at the Whipsaw FSR turnoff (11am)
Weather still looks good, should be a great weekend. Bring an extra blanket for over-night!

See you there ....

cheers, Andy
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#20 Post by Gulliver » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:54 am

We will meet you at HWY 3 and Whipsaw turnoff before 11:00. Maroon Defender 90 2001.

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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#21 Post by ANDYD » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:16 pm

Home safely after a amazing weekend on the Whipsaw. One of my favourite runs through the Whipsaw. Lots & lots of snow to make it very scenic but not enough to stop us getting through. Great group to share the experience with 8) thanks for coming out.
More photos coming soon....
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#22 Post by acg » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:40 pm

Andy, thanks for being the guide extraordinaire! Certainly an enjoyable weekend, albeit a few hairy moments :)

Looking forward to seeing some of the pics.
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#23 Post by Helibike » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:10 pm

Nice run!

Thanks all! Kids had a blast too.
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#24 Post by ANDYD » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:13 pm

As promised, a ton of photos now in the Gallery here; http://roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/view_ ... e=album615

Yes, lots of action, lots of fun and a few hairy moments ... :bounce:
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Re: Whipsaw Off-Road Adventure Oct 22nd- 23rd

#25 Post by withabix » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:10 pm

The last one....

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