View Full Version : Snowy Sylvester

12-14-2009, 10:21 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.
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
And we're off
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.
Believe it or not, but theres a 36" irok under there somewhere
Time for some winching
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/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

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
it's a long way down if you mess up
We turned around and decided to stop for a bbq lunch.
Riley eyeballing one of Wil's gourmet burgers
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
then across that
and back up to where the bridge met the trail, piece of cake
Tom decided to give it a try
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, 10:25 AM
Nice to talk to you to Mike....

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

12-14-2009, 10:59 AM
just a little icy thanks for sharin

12-14-2009, 12:49 PM
:cool: Thanks Mike [cheers]

12-14-2009, 01:38 PM
Nice hole beware! Nice pics and vid.[cheers]

lincoln locked
12-14-2009, 02:43 PM
cool pix looks like a good time

12-14-2009, 02:53 PM
thats the ent to cypress . just a little slick eh! i winched those logs over last year ,its a gooder trail man

12-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Great pics and Video ... Wish I could have been there ... [36]

12-14-2009, 03:50 PM
looks like fun ...any day wheelin is better then any day starring at a broken heep

12-14-2009, 05:17 PM
Saw you guys up there, was fun up in the hills

12-14-2009, 05:44 PM
Saw you guys up there, was fun up in the hills

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

12-15-2009, 01:26 PM
Thanks for the play by play. looked like a good drop off into the pond.

12-15-2009, 05:04 PM
sweet pics and vids . i like that cruiser pretty nice looking

12-15-2009, 05:07 PM
we found lots of snow [22]

still looked like a good day out

12-15-2009, 09:08 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, 11:38 AM
Looks like u had fun Mike... good write up..