Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2016/2017

Discussion about deep snow wheeling, vehicle builds, trip reports, etc
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macelius wrote:Tinkham and Denny Creek are still blocked, but Hyak is not, and covered in fresh snow. I could only get so far in before i started sinking off the sides of the packed tracks under the fresh. It's all fresh up on NF-9070-120.
Isn't Hyak a groomed ski trail?
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I don't think so, Hyak Drive East connects to Nf-9070-120 but i've never been up there in the snow.

Took the fam sledding off exit 42 today. Checked out tinkham and loaned a strap to some guys pulling a jeep back out of the ditch on the side of the berm. Then a big jeep and yota made a bit of a show going straight over them. We actually checked out 47 on our way up the pass to eat just in time to help a renegade that was stuck on the bridge that leads to tinkham (dunno wtf they were doing there) get moving back towards the overpass, and witness the jeep and yota take the berms on the north side, I was pretty amazed they made it through.
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macelius wrote:I don't think so, Hyak Drive East connects to Nf-9070-120 but i've never been up there in the snow.

Took the fam sledding off exit 42 today. Checked out tinkham and loaned a strap to some guys pulling a jeep back out of the ditch on the side of the berm. Then a big jeep and yota made a bit of a show going straight over them. We actually checked out 47 on our way up the pass to eat just in time to help a renegade that was stuck on the bridge that leads to tinkham (dunno wtf they were doing there) get moving back towards the overpass, and witness the jeep and yota take the berms on the north side, I was pretty amazed they made it through.
No pictures? Sounds like a good show. I'd like to see those berms.
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Got a little pre game snow wheeling in on Sunday. The snow was great. :cool:

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Went up Tinkham to the pit, beyond there ruts were only in for another few hundred feet. It was absolutely impossible to break trail. I had no expectations for the day, snowpack was deep bottomless unconsolidated water-saturated slush with a few inches of fresh snow on top. Always a good day when it's snowing though.

Tinkham is now blocked by 4 berms, one small one at the exit and a series of three at the road entrance. There is a slightly off-camber bypass that's not too bad. I imagine DOT will take care of blocking the bypass after the next storm.

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Finally got around to the pics from the last trip.

Gallery: http://www.snowtrek.org/snow-wheeling-20170205/

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Wearing my MSR snowshoes with the flotation tails, I was still stinking almost to my knees.
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trying to get out in the snow every weekend. pictures go back as far as the 3rd week of dec. to last week. Most pictures are in Gifford Pinchot National forest south of Mt st Helens and west of Carson.

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Welcome to the forum. Keep 'em coming! :cool:
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here is a few from last Sunday .


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Do you have any video of tackling those sidehills?
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