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Crack
03-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Bought a new camper last week so decided to try it out this weekend. Headed up to the north end of chehalis. Got up there and started to set up camp... some other randoms showed up in a basically stock ranger and patherfinder and drove across the river to camp in the old camp ground.... as soon as they did that I knew saturday was going to be interesting.....
Friday night was calling for heavy rain... which arrived... and man was it heavy. Haven't heard it rain that hard for that long in a very long time. All night long. Huge wind storm too... ripped apart all my tarps.
Anyway... get up in the moring and the river has come up at least a foot. I see them across the way taking down their stuff as fast as they can...
The river has split into 3 forks at the mouth now. Didn't get a video of them crossing the far part.... looked fairly deep but not too crazy. Middle was shallow... then they got to this side.

First guy to cross.....

https://youtu.be/LGCZqH3BOxk

He came close to floating away.... his friend in the ranger decided it wasn't a good idea to cross and went back to the island. His friends left... he sat there for an hour or two... then decided to try to cross it with no one there but me.....

https://youtu.be/sZW-m3amgGg


As you can see... worked out well for him. High centered in the middle of the river. I had no way to do anything for him...
I could hear people shooting way up the road. I jogged all the way to the old bridge where they were shooting. Found his buddies and a couple other people... brought them back...
AS you can see the one guy in the red almost gets swept away... and we missed him going in.. but the ranger driver almost goes down river too....


https://youtu.be/1Z4tWtAgvQ4

and finally...

https://youtu.be/05QVC-d_YWE



Lesson... don't cross rivers when its supposed to dump...


And finally... here's a couple random pics..

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_103942_zpsuphjtrly.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_103942_zpsuphjtrly.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_103953_zpsjbjszkh2.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_103953_zpsjbjszkh2.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104026_zpszmhfq55k.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104026_zpszmhfq55k.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104123_zps7lyktb1r.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104123_zps7lyktb1r.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104143_zps00c1fvjj.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104143_zps00c1fvjj.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104149_zpsnv7fs6au.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104149_zpsnv7fs6au.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104214_zpse9kgwsvi.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104214_zpse9kgwsvi.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104217_zpssejksjhj.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104217_zpssejksjhj.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104219_zpsxvbsyefw.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104219_zpsxvbsyefw.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104222_zpsgifnfc3a.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104222_zpsgifnfc3a.jpg.html)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Easy124/20150315_104224_zpsstigkddn.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Easy124/media/20150315_104224_zpsstigkddn.jpg.html)

vajayjay
03-16-2015, 08:43 PM
HAHA idiots, they're lucky they didnt swamp they're motors diving in like they did

hoser
03-16-2015, 08:48 PM
Damnn thats some crazy shit..:eek:

Justin_B
03-16-2015, 10:05 PM
That's the luckiest and dumbest group of ppl lol, so close to going in the lake.

Honky
03-16-2015, 10:12 PM
Wow. ...thanks for posting that!

I would have waiting an extra day

And normally gunning it through water doesn't end well

dirka dave
03-16-2015, 10:12 PM
Looks like fun. [36]

harvester_sorrow
03-17-2015, 01:11 AM
Wow is all I can say. They got lucky

DIRTDIGGLER
03-17-2015, 02:00 PM
Dam that place got shit kicked from all the storms

Always broke
03-17-2015, 02:39 PM
Time to get a lottery ticket they were so lucky!!

redman
03-17-2015, 02:55 PM
I now many others who have been in the same spot as them, me being one of those people.

On this trip i went out with very little gear for an overnight er which turned into a gong show almost going of a cliff and crossing the litte one inch creeks at hale that were raging rivers five feet deep....

glad those guys got out!

http://www.funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85028&highlight=tunavision

96_z71
03-17-2015, 04:29 PM
Good way to hydrolock your motor. Guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

Nice lookin rig by the way.

Trailjunkie
03-18-2015, 02:40 PM
no comment. lol

Happypants
03-18-2015, 03:24 PM
lollol buddy falling in the river, priceless hahaha, idiots,

doit
03-18-2015, 06:34 PM
I'm guessing the bridge is gone now ? Is that y they went through the river ?

SuzukiSamurai
03-18-2015, 07:11 PM
Bridge has been blocked for almost a year now

harvester_sorrow
03-18-2015, 08:58 PM
Bridge has been blocked for almost a year now

It's fiddy - able. ...

Stetson
03-20-2015, 01:36 PM
Wow they had some horseshoes up their ass that day. I cant believe they made it across, and cant believe they didn't suck in water and stall their motors out.