Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

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Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#1 Post by ANDYD » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:05 pm

After all that extra turkey & chocolates its time for some good mountain air...

What - An off-road run in the back woods of BC
When - Meet at 9.30am at Timmy's at Whatcom Road turn off of Highway #1 on Sunday 31st December.
Where - Chilliwack area, starting from Cultas Lake to heading to Foley Lake.
What Else - It should be a Winter Wonderland, the run is flat and level so although there is new snow progress should be steady.
Arrive at the meeting spot a little earlier if you need fuel / breakfast / lunch. Good off-road tyres will be required, bring snow chains if you have them. Family friendly, come on out for some good mountain air and enjoy the sunshine. (bring sunglasses 8) its going to be sunny). Aiming to be back on the road at 4pm.

Post up if your coming so we can look out for you, we will be departing Whatcom Road at 9.45am sharp .....
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#2 Post by Roadqueen17 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:14 pm

This will be a " learning curve" for me as my first off road run! Talked to Chris and he thinks I should be OK.....lots of help around if I get myself into trouble!
So I will be there.

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#3 Post by Crs » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:09 pm

I'm in. Did some vehicle work today. :D :D :D

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#4 Post by scraig » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:12 pm

I’ll see you there! :D
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#5 Post by Cam » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:57 am

Is the run flat enough for a truck to run it?

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#6 Post by ANDYD » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:58 am

Hi Cam,

The run is flat (ish) as far as steep elevations and hill climbs go but there are still a few cross ditches and irregular terrain. If it has low plastic parts front and back I wouldn't recommend it. If it's like Bob's "sled" he seems to go everywhere with that truck.

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#7 Post by rgallant » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:42 am

I am a possible, depends if any more branches/tree tops come down in the yard today.
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#8 Post by Cam » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:21 pm

Okay Andy thanks

I'll give it a miss then.

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#9 Post by ANDYD » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:45 am

Well, it was certainly a "Winter Wonderland" out in Chilliwack after the heavy snow and ice rain the week before.
A good turn out, a keen 10 vehicle convoy set out from Tim's on New Years Eve to explore the local mountains.
A good mix of vehicles, 2 Defenders, 3 Discovery's, 1 Range Rover and 3 LR3's ...and 1 Land Cruiser.
The sun came out as forecasted and scenery was spectacular. A couple of interesting snow challenges but generally a nice relaxing route. Good to catch up with everyone over lunch in the warm sunshine, last run of the year to close out 2017.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Cheers,
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#10 Post by rgallant » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:57 am

Thanks for setting it up Andy that was a lot fun
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#11 Post by Roadqueen17 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:51 pm

Thanks Andy for a great " first" outing for me...I had a great time! Thanks everyone for their words of encouragement and advice on lines to take! I'm looking forward to many more outings! Was great to meet some more members of the Rover Landers.

Any chance of getting a copy of the picture of me coming up the "hill"?
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#12 Post by ANDYD » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:38 am

Hi Deborrah,

You did awesome on your first off-road adventure, maybe you will inspire more Lady members to take on the adventure challenge.

As requested, here is you on the "Hill" .... (plus another one of James at the bottom showing how big the climb was!)

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#13 Post by Roadqueen17 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:22 pm

Andy thanks for the pictures and the words of encouragement!!

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#14 Post by ANDYD » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:03 pm

There are a bunch more photos of this run now in the Gallery... click on link;

http://roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/view_ ... e=album642

If you have some photos to share please send them in to roverlanders "at" shaw.ca
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Off Road Run - Sunday 31st Dec

#15 Post by scraig » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:44 am

That was a lot of fun - was very nice to get out! Thanks Andy for setting that up!
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