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Unlimited 04-16-2007 01:58 PM

WF-SoCal: Big Bear Run - April 21st: Check-In
 
We will be meeting @ 9:30am at the Fire station in Fawnskin and plan on hitting the trail by 10:00.

Current plan is to: 1) Drive up to the fire look-out on Butler Peak, then: 2) Run Holcomb Creek / Lower Larga Flats trails.

RedRubi has graciously offered to host an after-run dinner/beverage get together at his place in Big Bear.

I just spoke to a Ranger up there and he says that the roads are all open. They are expecting a light dusting of snow on Friday night and a high temp of 50 on Saturday.

So, who's in for the run and who's in for dinner?


I'm in for the run and 2 for dinner (thanks RedRubi)

emills 04-16-2007 02:58 PM

I'm in for the run. Dinner will depend on how long the run takes and how cranky my daughter is by then.

Eric

tiny terror 04-16-2007 03:13 PM

I'm in with my two goofy boys and we'll stay as long as it's not too late and I don't have to drink any of that bathtub beer y'all make ;)

Rawkon 04-18-2007 12:39 AM

im there, not sure if i can do dinner. ill find out what the wifey is up to.

compshooter 04-18-2007 11:30 AM

Would love to but my spousal unit has me committed to other things (anybody know what "chores" means?). Post pics after the run.

emills 04-18-2007 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by compshooter (Post 72812)
Would love to but my spousal unit has me committed to other things (anybody know what "chores" means?). Post pics after the run.

I know what chores are. My wife will be busy doing them while I am out wheeling!! :D

*looking around cautiously to make sure she isn't gonna read this over my shoulder* :eek: :eek:

04moneypit 04-18-2007 11:00 PM

Can't make it, fundage just too low right now. Lots of pics please.

Rawkon 04-19-2007 05:29 PM

Bens Weather Forecast Updated Thu, Apr 19 @ 10:15
A fairly strong late season low pressure system will move through the area on Friday with colder temperatures, gusty winds and more precipitation. Snow levels could drop as low as 5,000 feet where several inches of new snow is quite possible. Clearing Saturday before a weaker storm moves through on Sunday threatening us with a little more rain & snow. Fair, dry & warmer weather next week.


PLEASE COME PREPARED, extra clothes, water, etc..etc.. weather looks rough this weekend. anyone need a rear tow point for there jeep??? i have a stock rear hook available.
i would also plan on adding another 30minutes minimun to your drive.

RedRubiTJ 04-19-2007 10:00 PM

Jeep is done, for now. Flares are on. Brake lines done. I got my gears done yesterday, which kind of sucks because I am supposed to stay off the freeway for 500 miles. Driving from Chino Hills to Redlands on surface streets tomorrow afternoon then up the hill. If anybody needs it, PM me for my cell phone or cabin phone number/address.

Who cares about the weather? I'm going wheeling this weekend! Woohoo! Running up the hill in rain and snow with a safari top sounds fun, but I will make a concession and run full doors. Nice thing is that at least we won't be eating dust the whole day Saturday.

Long day today. Time for a beer and some TV.

Rawkon 04-19-2007 10:13 PM

The weather only makes things better in my opinion. im just sayin come prepared.

tiny terror 04-20-2007 09:56 AM

I hate snow. Bleck. :D

jeffwen02 04-20-2007 01:32 PM

What consists of coming prepared??

Unlimited 04-20-2007 01:45 PM

Current conditions at our meeting location:

LIVE FAWNSKIN WEATHER:
Station Temp: 32°F
Butler Peak Temp: 27°F
Humidity: 00%
Wind (mph): 13
Date: (04/20/07 11:40 AM)

Tomorrow's forcast: Clearing, partialy cloudy, projected high: 47°F

RedRubiTJ 04-20-2007 02:02 PM

Necessity: recovery points, warm clothes, extra clothes, food, water, blankets, trash bags, tools.

If you've got it: recovery gear, spare parts, fluids, first aid, fire extinguisher.

Don't currently know chain requirements.

I went out to check the "bath tub brews" as tiny so eloquently put it. They are not ready yet :(. I'll pick up some micros from BevMo while I am out and about today.

It's raining cats and dogs over here. Had to put the hard top on - first time since I bought the Jeep, I'm very sad :(.

So far just not my day, but it will be all better soon.

tiny terror 04-20-2007 03:07 PM

Is there a possibility of needing chains? Cuz... I don't have any.

Rawkon 04-20-2007 03:14 PM

Ive never needed chains in the jeep goin up.

but as of right now they have only recieved rain up there.

Bensweather.com has live pics

RedRubiTJ 04-20-2007 03:15 PM

I've been listening to the radio and I haven't heard any mention of it. Usually as long as you have a 4WD they are much more lax about it. Sometimes they check and just want to make sure you have some with you but they don't even bother checking the size. Give me a call in the morning and I can let you know for certain.

RedRubiTJ 04-20-2007 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rawkon (Post 73772)
Ive never needed chains in the jeep goin up.

Out of many trips up in the snow, I've been checked only once in the WJ.

Silent 04-20-2007 03:39 PM

yay! i can finaly sign on to the darn website.. i get back on and tiny is calling me GOOFY!!! :flipoff: your son is like that becuz your like that :p and i just droped got one many tooo times:eek:

and im in for going for dinner and a beer after :cool:

Unlimited 04-20-2007 05:12 PM

Hey Redrubi and Rawk, ya think we'll have any problems with crossing Holcomb creek?

RedRubiTJ 04-20-2007 05:27 PM

I don't know, I've never been on Holcomb this close to after a storm. I'm not paticularly worried about it though, we can let one of the big dawgs go through first and see how it looks. If it's too bad we can always turn around and pick another trail. Rawk my be right in preferring to run Holcomb Creek first though as it may surprise us and I'd rather not get stuck on it with almost stock vehicles after dark if its particularly nasty.

Unlimited 04-20-2007 05:32 PM

I agree completly about doing Holcomb first. I was going to suggest it tomorrow morning. The last time I was on Holcomb, we hit the trailhead at Midnight, ran it east to west, and finished just after 3:30 am. It's a very different trail after dark!

tiny terror 04-20-2007 05:39 PM

Aw man guys, am I stocker you're worried about? I don't wanna hold anyone back.

Silent 04-20-2007 07:23 PM

tiny i know your not going to let anyone hold you back. i've known you for a long time and no ones ever held you back or you've never held back on a challenge... get that ego and adrenaline going!!:mad: :eek:

Rawkon 04-20-2007 09:26 PM

you will be fine Tiny, Im up here right now and the snow didnt stick up here. towards the bottom of the mountain they recieved more snow then the big bear valley. we will see what tonight brings us. I think conditions are gonna be awsome. nice and wet. my cell numbers are 714-496-2646 and 714-225-9831 feel free to call me if you need any help on anything.

do you all have CBs??? Ill be on channel 22 in the mornin.

Silent 04-20-2007 10:43 PM

make sure you get your cb Tiny. and I HATE THE SNOW! i was hoping to never see it again after growing up in it.

and i know its a change of subject but i can care less but tiny i got your tires on my explorer. they look alot better and the underbody is painted its looking better and better everyday. i also got my new shackles on. and the engine has full power now. it sounds like a beast!!

tiny terror 04-20-2007 11:15 PM

thanks Rawk. :)

Like I'd forget my CB Silent. :p Coolio on the beast. Glad they fit.

Silent 04-20-2007 11:22 PM

thanks again.

and those pics i took on tues of the brick are tiny i can still put them on here but they are the size of a cell phone screen. i never changed the setting to make it take pics bigger.

Silent 04-21-2007 04:40 AM

hey tiny if you get this in the mourning have jon call me about 6 or 615 to make sure my butt is up


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