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#1 Qman

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:26 PM

Date; Dec. 4th 2010 (Saturday)

Time; Meet at McDonalds in Enumclaw @ 8AM, Leave @ 8:30AM for Greenwater.

This IS NOT a cruise. We drive up the same highway as everyone else. We do try to stay in a group. However, any rump roast hattery will be dealt with immediately and harshly. We do not tolerate this type of behaviour. This is a family event and must remain so. There are other people on the mountain and we MUST respect their presence as well. If someone besides myself approaches you and suggests that you might be getting a little out of hand please listen to them. It will be much better hearing it from them then me.

OK, all of that stuff out of the way.

This event has been going on for 11 yrs now. It is a fun get-together. We bring propane heaters, pop-ups, firewood for a (small) group fire, food is provided by you but we will have a couple of camp stoves to use if you'd like.

TREE PERMITS: These are available on the day we go up. The forest service sells them for $10.00 per permit. Any tree up to 12' is allowed to be removed.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: 4wd/awd IS REQUIRED! Sorry, but this is a rule that we will not alter. You must have snow tires as well. It does get icy up there and trust me, you'll want to be prepared for that. Please bring extra clothes and a couple of blankets in the vehicle for safety purposes. Gloves and appropriate clothing. Last years was very cold!

We go up to have fun and hang out with old and new friends. This is not intended to be anything but that. Please come along and have a good time. Meet some new friends and see some old ones as well.

See ya there.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:13 PM

I'm in!:banana: We're not going for a tree, just the friends and fun.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:08 PM

thisll be my daughters first snow (maybe) the Veltkamp clan is going:clap:

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:43 PM

Sounds like a great trip to "break" waterwagon3 in for the first time!

And it would be great to see everyone again :)

I can't promise anything, but I will put this on my calendar and try to make it.....

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#5 edrach

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:21 PM

Hey Austin, 'looking for more posts on your Phoenix waterwagon trip.:)

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:58 PM

last years run was the reason i started looking for a Brat, and now i get to bring one :banana:
no more bottoming out in that silly impreza
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:27 AM

Looks like loads of fun, hope to make it out.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:02 AM

Holy crap! I'm in a couple of those pics and my wagon is too :lol:.

Speaking of my wagon - it started today for the first time in a long while and may be on the road by the date of the run. I shall try to make it this year. Been a long time ('07 IIRC) since it's seen the road - let alone snow!

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:39 AM

no more bottoming out in that silly impreza
-Andy


I'll have you know that last year I made it in my lowered imp 100 yards short of where the two monster unimogs were pulling out the stuck lifted trucks before I finally high centered. :P I played tortoise and the haire with 3 lifted ea81s the whole way up the hill.

That and I feel a hundred times more in control on the drive up there in the old imp.

More pics of xmas tree runs.

I think this first one was our first year.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:46 AM

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:05 PM

This looks awesome!
I just have some questions about the vehicle requirements: You say that 4wd is required (of course) but is a D/R necessary?
And about having snow tires; is that also necessary, I have a very "hardcore" all-terrain, is that something that will work?

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:09 PM

4WD with all-terrains should be fine. As long as they have tread on them. No baldies!

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:26 PM

Carrie and I will hopefully be there in the XT6. I don't have a rack so getting a tree might be interesting!

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:33 PM

Carrie and I will hopefully be there in the XT6. I don't have a rack so getting a tree might be interesting!


Cool, we can get it down the hill for you. After that, who knows!! ;)

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:55 PM

If I bring the brat (most likely); I can bring your tree back. I might even be transporting the one for James. Come to think of it; might just be the same tree!

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:22 PM

Looks like I have an excuse to get the old wagon running again.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:25 PM

Atta boy. I got a couch if you need it.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:48 AM

4WD with all-terrains should be fine. As long as they have tread on them. No baldies!


Ruh roh! I wonder if I should dig up a set of chains for the swampers that are on Waterwagon3, they are pretty used tires, and if I remember right, Swampers don't work that well in the snow even when they are new? :confused:

here is the "worn out" rear tire tread... enough to work in the snow? I've taken much worse to these events and done pretty well... (at least I have lots of experience to help ;) )
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:28 AM

Don't worry Austin, every rule has an exception. You've got enough experience behind the wheel of a Subaru to be able to handle it I bet. SHoot, me and you were driving these things before we ever heard of any old USMB. lol

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 01:22 PM

I'm definitly making plans for this. I had a great time last year. Hey Zap, I might be able to keep up with you a little better this time with my built EA81 engine I put in my wagen. Andy, I'm sure your brat will go farther than your Impreza did last year, It'll be cool to see you up there.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:00 PM

I would be coming but my new job has me saturdays... Damn.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:15 PM

Oh nice. Get off work at 8, so I might be able to make it in time to meet up. Just need to decide which car.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:07 AM

The wife is busy this year (:banana:), and I actually have a wagon that I can take offroad, so I will be making it up this year! I will have to see if some of my buddies can roll up there with me :D This gives me a month to install my paddle shifters and stereo as well :lol: I think I can do it!

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:34 PM

Hoping to have a rebuilt motor in my car by then. I'd love to come up. Might meet up in Greenwater, my place is right across from the 'ches. Can't wait for more snow. It was snowing today!

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:55 PM

Hoping to have a rebuilt motor in my car by then. I'd love to come up. Might meet up in Greenwater, my place is right across from the 'ches. Can't wait for more snow. It was snowing today!


Cool, let me know and we can let you know when we'll roll through.




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