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by christensent
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Mattracks vs Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

Re: Mattracks vs Tires

I asked someone who has them how they compared them to wheeled vehicles (he traveled with wheeled vehicles as he didn't know anyone else who had them). He said he has never been outdone by any wheeled vehicle including buggies on 44"+ tires, and the difference is huge and those vehicles don't e...
by christensent
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Last weekend would have been so amazing. There were feet of fresh soft snow at Stevens, but was busy skiing it instead. I went out today on Pilchuck up towards Bear Lake. Made it up to 2800ft which is lake elevation but stopped half a mile short due to a small downed tree that I didn't want to deal ...
by christensent
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Oh, I didn't even know that Green Mountain existed. Ok, see you then!
by christensent
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Sure... but if you're starting in Stanwood and we're going to Green Mountain, are you sure you want to meet there? Unless there's a different Green Mountain or route I'm not aware of
by christensent
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Want to meet at Darrington Shell station? You can pick a time. Jeep is good to go.

Another option out of Darrington to get well over 4000ft is the road to Whitechuck Mountain (NF-2435), very scenic road up high. Green Mountain works for me too though!
by christensent
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Ok, sure I'm in on that... I'm good for going as far north as Iron Mountain, but also interested in other locations. Haven't been to Rat Trap or Green Mountain. We'd need to get above 3000ft to be on more than an inch or two of snow. However, I'm going to go do some work on the Jeep right now and co...
by christensent
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

If anyone is still out there, I'm going to take the family out for a bit on New Years day. Not expecting anything great, but hopefully enough find a sledding hill. Do you know where? Not sure exactly where you live, if it's not too far from me I'd probably be in on it if not starting too early. Don...
by christensent
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Nice... I’m pretty bummed I missed out on that early snow this year. I still haven’t been out. I figured the conditions weren’t all that great with the cold we’ve had. Let me know if you want get a run in up here. The Beckler area is pretty decent. Plenty of side roads to find fresh snow. Did you s...
by christensent
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Went up Tinkham on I90 on Saturday morning. Rutted to I think around 4000ft. Beyond that it was impassable heavy snow on unpackable sugar. Couldn't even pound the snowpack, just stopped like hitting a brick wall. With low expectations, today I went up some side roads on Beckler River Road toward Jac...
by christensent
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 17735

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Drove up to 4700ft on the road to Whitechuck Mountain trailhead. Except the last 0.1 miles it was rutted with some fresh storm snow on top, but it seemed to have been run by vehicles with a wheelbase a good 1.5 feet wider than mine so still a bit of work getting up (presents some unique challenges)....