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MikeWild
12-14-2009, 09:21 AM
Well we wanted to hit up the Chehalis/Statlu area for some snow wheeling yesterday. But someone took out the power pole right before the Sasquatch Inn turnoff.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s316/dawebpics/sylvester001.jpg
They said the road would be closed for 2 - 3 hours.
We swung around and decided to hit Sylvester instead. Airing down at the trailhead
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0105.jpg
And we're off
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0108.jpg
I lost 4 wheel drive trying to get up an icey hill, so while I was making repairs to fix it, Indir had to find the deepest puddle to drive into.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s316/dawebpics/sylvester002.jpg
Believe it or not, but theres a 36" irok under there somewhere
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0118.jpg
Time for some winching
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0117.jpg
Lots of smoke on start up, I thought he might have cracked a head
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/th_101_0123.jpg (http://gs165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/?action=view&current=101_0123.flv)
Tom using his winch to try and get him out
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/th_101_0122.jpg (http://gs165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/?action=view&current=101_0122.flv)
Wil brought his truck around to add an extra winch to the efforts
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0126.jpg
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/th_101_0127.jpg (http://gs165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/?action=view&current=101_0127.flv)
Well I guess thats one way too cool down a dana 44
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0130.jpg

I decided not to try the icey hill a 4th time as I'd seen Factor was up there, so who really wants to make up that hill just to have to talk with THAT guy! :D

And off we go again. This trail was taken out by a landslide
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0131.jpg
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0135.jpg
it's a long way down if you mess up
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0134.jpg
We turned around and decided to stop for a bbq lunch.
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0137.jpg
Riley eyeballing one of Wil's gourmet burgers
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0140.jpg
After lunch we were off again. We scooted around a rock that said bridge out.
We walked the trail to get an idea of where to go, first through here
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0142.jpg
then across that
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0143.jpg
and back up to where the bridge met the trail, piece of cake
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/101_0144.jpg
Tom decided to give it a try
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s316/dawebpics/sylvester003.jpg
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/th_101_0145.jpg (http://gs165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/?action=view&current=101_0145.flv)
We didn't figure the ice at the beginning would prove to be so difficult
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/th_101_0146.jpg (http://gs165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/?action=view&current=101_0146.flv)
Tom going nowhere fast
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/th_101_0147.jpg (http://gs165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/?action=view&current=101_0147.flv)
And one last try before we call it quits
http://gi165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/th_101_0151.jpg (http://gs165.photobucket.com/groups/u73/LZ9UZSISQF/?action=view&current=101_0151.flv)
And that was it. We called it a day.
Was a fun day out, but we really needed to find more snow. Oh well, there's always next time.

dirka dave
12-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Nice to talk to you to Mike....

And I agree, who wants to talk to factor.:dontknow:

dari
12-14-2009, 09:59 AM
just a little icy thanks for sharin

bakelite
12-14-2009, 11:49 AM
:cool: Thanks Mike [cheers]

DIRTDIGGLER
12-14-2009, 12:38 PM
Nice hole beware! Nice pics and vid.[cheers]

lincoln locked
12-14-2009, 01:43 PM
cool pix looks like a good time

Trailjunkie
12-14-2009, 01:53 PM
thats the ent to cypress . just a little slick eh! i winched those logs over last year ,its a gooder trail man

rockycotton
12-14-2009, 02:43 PM
Great pics and Video ... Wish I could have been there ... [36]

Lazybaka
12-14-2009, 02:50 PM
looks like fun ...any day wheelin is better then any day starring at a broken heep

vajayjay
12-14-2009, 04:17 PM
Saw you guys up there, was fun up in the hills

Tinker
12-14-2009, 04:44 PM
Saw you guys up there, was fun up in the hills

[stupid] :D passed you on ur way out!

harvester_sorrow
12-15-2009, 12:26 PM
Thanks for the play by play. looked like a good drop off into the pond.

SHITTY
12-15-2009, 04:04 PM
sweet pics and vids . i like that cruiser pretty nice looking

UU
12-15-2009, 04:07 PM
we found lots of snow [22]


still looked like a good day out

MikeWild
12-15-2009, 08:08 PM
we found lots of snow [22]

still looked like a good day out

asshole! :D


I was so looking forward to Statlu, we found some really good snow up there a few weeks back and was wanting to do some more exploring. Where'd you guys wind up? I saw the pics and was jealous! [cheers]

In The Zone
12-17-2009, 10:38 AM
Looks like u had fun Mike... good write up..