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Stetson
09-13-2008, 02:00 AM
Wandered up the South Chilcotin for some riding and camping. . . . . and a small surprise. ..

Some pics on the way up .. . . . . .

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Had the scare of my life, with all seriousness. If it wasn't bad enough, I blew what I though was the thought bearing on the clutch on the way up, but long story short after arriving back home, turned out to be the thrust washer/beatings on the crankshaft. So drove 850 kilometers without using the clutch, and towing 2000 pounds through the mountains.

If that wasn't bad enough. . . . . . . . The intermediate shaft let go from the "U" joint where it comes out of the fire wall. . . . I was shaking for at least an hour. Lost control at about 50kmph on the gravel road, went off and into the ditch, and put the truck almost on the side. All I wanted to do was take the family out on a trip. I was soooooooo sosoooooooo sooooo thankful as bad as the situation was that it happened where it did, as the next 60 km was over 3000-4000 feet in elevation, with no banks, no rails, in high mountain gravel passes. We got lucky. . . . .

on with the pics!

the on-looker as we unload.

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our camp! oh so beautiful!!!!

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morning coffee. . . . . the best!

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morning sunrise at 8:00 am. . . .its already almost 30 degrees!

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my beautiful, but not yet knowing wife to be.....

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on one of the most amazing rides ive done! beautiful mountain meadows, creeks, to my sneaky destination. . .

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and my destination! 7000ft

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atop the mountain with a wine and cheese picnic, she said YES! ya i know the ring was a little small :dontknow: who knew?

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the view!

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china head mountain

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the tired trooper

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and on are way back to camp. . . . .made alot of stops for snacks and drinks

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the dog carrier, dont even say it, in fact, piss off! . . .. . you never saw this .. . it works

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oh that lake looks good!

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so had to stopp for a swim, now in the low 40 degrees, and the water was like a bath tub!

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and another stop at the lake for some r and r . . . . . just cause

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and an electrical storm to top of the night!

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one of my favorites

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another of my faves!

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on the way home!!!

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more to come later. . . .

A6D9
09-13-2008, 05:29 AM
very very very cool, looks like you had an awesoem summer.

also congrats on the wife to be, you sound very happy and she is all smiles :)

Mudgirl
09-13-2008, 07:15 AM
Congrats Mike!!


I know where the last one is - did you just go further north in the area?

Apathy
09-13-2008, 07:27 AM
nice dude!

Larry
09-13-2008, 08:23 AM
Great Pics. Looks like your summer kicked ass!

Congrats on the engagement. Looks like a really happy lady you got there!

Have you picked a date yet? Im getting married in 7 days!

lizard
09-13-2008, 08:30 AM
great area , Iave been up top of chinahead , theres a trail linking a few Mts up in subalpine.

scary with the truck , most all the roads there have no ditch just cliff

UU
09-13-2008, 08:47 AM
Awesome pics Mike, thanks for sharing [cheers]

It sure is beautiful country up there, I'm glad everything turned out OK and nice hat by the way [f]

Oh and congratulations

keegs
09-13-2008, 09:51 AM
nice pics, shitty to hear bout the clutch

OldEnuff
09-13-2008, 09:58 AM
Awesome pics Mike and congrats to you and your lovely lady [cheers]

Truckstuff
09-13-2008, 09:59 AM
Excellent Pics Mike.
You sure had a fun filled summer.
Thats a excellent way to pop the question. Congratulations.
Thanks for sharing.

[cheers]

whazhappenin69
09-13-2008, 10:43 AM
congrats.......[cheers]
Looks like it was a great trip. Nice pic's

Stetson
09-13-2008, 01:54 PM
Congrats Mike!!


I know where the last one is - did you just go further north in the area?


Thank-you! to all!

Went to Carpenter, then north about 100km. If you ran the road that we took in May and had the bbq at south mud lakes, go about another hour past. Well have to go up again next year, the territory and alpine up past where we went is incredible!

Stetson
09-13-2008, 01:55 PM
Great Pics. Looks like your summer kicked ass!

Congrats on the engagement. Looks like a really happy lady you got there!

Have you picked a date yet? Im getting married in 7 days!


Congratulations! Best on luck on your big day! [cheers]

RebelAngelle
09-13-2008, 02:22 PM
Cobgratualtions to you and your fiancee!

Looks like you had a stellar summer...







































And nice dog carrier [f]



What... someone had to :P

Shera
09-13-2008, 03:37 PM
awesome pictures Mike ,

kootenaycat
09-13-2008, 11:45 PM
Incredible pics! Looks like gorgeous country. And congrats on the engagement!

dirka dave
09-15-2008, 03:26 PM
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and congradulations !!

[cheers]

LuckyBains
09-15-2008, 03:28 PM
Nice pics. Congrats. I'll be usher ha

Trailjunkie
09-15-2008, 05:40 PM
stave mud wedding??? lol congrats.