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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #240 on: Dec 14, 2015, 04:03:25 PM »
Nice!!!

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #242 on: Dec 29, 2015, 06:12:21 PM »
Got into some really deep snow today. It wasn't fresh though so wasn't the best for traction. We ended up breaking a lot of trail and clearing it of falls. Not the best of conditions but was a good day of wheeling all the same. We even pulled out some folks in a Subaru who were in way over their heads.




















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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #243 on: Dec 29, 2015, 07:32:52 PM »
 
                                                                       

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #244 on: Dec 29, 2015, 08:28:37 PM »
Looks like you guys need a chain saw next time
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #245 on: Dec 30, 2015, 10:27:11 AM »
Looks like you guys need a chain saw next time

Pounder has one but took it out to change the chain on it and then forgot it in his garage. Its okay the hatchet actually made pretty quick work of it. I definitely need to get a saw though.

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #246 on: Dec 30, 2015, 10:50:34 AM »
man that looks fun!
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #247 on: Dec 30, 2015, 12:24:37 PM »
Man, am I jonesin' for some sweet Snow like that!  We don't get that kind of Great stuf down here in SoCal, Dang!  Fun, Fun, Fun!
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #248 on: Dec 30, 2015, 11:47:12 PM »
Oh yea love deep snow wheelin ! Looks like your getting hooked on it now , soon you will want way bigger tires when it starts getting deeper !
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #249 on: Dec 31, 2015, 12:05:31 AM »
Out of curiosity where are you guys based? I have a buddy in Bellingham that is pretty new to wheeling and wants to get involved in a club, but with Walker Valley being the only nearby accessible option (that I know of) there don't seem to be a lot of active clubs in the north end of the state (Correct me if I am wrong on that). I talked him into starting a project then moved away to Oregon http://board.marlincrawler.com/Smileys/marlin/smack.gif so I would like to hook him up with a good group if there is anyone in his vicinity.
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #250 on: Dec 31, 2015, 12:15:38 AM »
Oh yea love deep snow wheelin ! Looks like your getting hooked on it now , soon you will want way bigger tires when it starts getting deeper !

Already on that path.

Out of curiosity where are you guys based? I have a buddy in Bellingham that is pretty new to wheeling and wants to get involved in a club, but with Walker Valley being the only nearby accessible option (that I know of) there don't seem to be a lot of active clubs in the north end of the state (Correct me if I am wrong on that). I talked him into starting a project then moved away to Oregon http://board.marlincrawler.com/Smileys/marlin/smack.gif so I would like to hook him up with a good group if there is anyone in his vicinity.

We are based all over the west side of Washington. I'm the farthest north being based in Everett. Walker is a common run for us however we run everything in the state as well as go outside of Washington.

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #251 on: Dec 31, 2015, 01:12:59 AM »

We are based all over the west side of Washington. I'm the farthest north being based in Everett. Walker is a common run for us however we run everything in the state as well as go outside of Washington.

Right on I'll  give him a heads up on this thread. I'm sure he'd love to link up for a walker run once his '85 is trail-ready.
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #252 on: Dec 31, 2015, 11:07:05 AM »
Let him know that this thread as well as our Facebook page is the best way to keep track of runs and events. http://facebook.com/washingtonwetwheelers

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #254 on: Jan 16, 2016, 10:22:03 PM »
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #255 on: Jan 16, 2016, 10:47:30 PM »
Nice  :thumbs:
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #256 on: Jan 17, 2016, 09:57:10 AM »
That's legit right there!  Y'all airing down?

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #257 on: Jan 17, 2016, 09:58:55 AM »
That's legit right there!  Y'all airing down?

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #258 on: Jan 19, 2016, 03:38:00 PM »
That's called gittin' it right there.
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #259 on: Feb 01, 2016, 12:15:21 AM »
That looks like a really great trip! I'm around Vancouver, but if I find myself up around there I'll see what you guys are doin!
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #260 on: Feb 03, 2016, 10:40:31 AM »
We are doing a night snow run on Friday up to Tonga. If you are interested and have the following let me know and I'll get you the particulars.

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #261 on: Feb 03, 2016, 01:48:31 PM »


I don't think I'll be ready in time haha... Have fun, can't wait to see some video  :thumbs:
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #262 on: Feb 27, 2016, 03:46:25 PM »
Running Reiter tomorrow to try out the new trails. If you want to come along then hit me up. In other news I finished a recent video.

 
                                                                       

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #263 on: Feb 27, 2016, 08:27:55 PM »
Nice!!!!

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #264 on: Feb 28, 2016, 12:29:42 PM »
Why was the gate closed?
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #265 on: Mar 22, 2016, 07:29:37 PM »
Why was the gate closed?

That is the gate keeper. They have a serious illegal logging problem at Walker. That gate stays closed. If you can't make it around those rocks you shouldn't be up there.

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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #266 on: Mar 22, 2016, 07:36:17 PM »
So Moab is officially one month away exactly as of today. Me and the other club members that are attending are getting last minute work done on our rigs, discussing particulars of the trip, and counting down the minutes until we leave. I made an exciting purchase today that is going to allow me to do what I think will be a first (at least I haven't found anything like it) I am going to capture point of view footage of the entirety of every trail we run. Those that follow the YouTube channel will find that I have been documenting trails in their entirety. It is something I always seek out before I run a trail for the first time so hopefully I help like minded wheelers out there.  :driving:

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« Reply #267 on: Mar 22, 2016, 07:51:14 PM »
So Moab is officially one month away exactly as of today. Me and the other club members that are attending are getting last minute work done on our rigs, discussing particulars of the trip, and counting down the minutes until we leave. I made an exciting purchase today that is going to allow me to do what I think will be a first (at least I haven't found anything like it) I am going to capture point of view footage of the entirety of every trail we run. Those that follow the YouTube channel will find that I have been documenting trails in their entirety. It is something I always seek out before I run a trail for the first time so hopefully I help like minded wheelers out there.  :driving:

Hopefully, we have some people taking shorter videos of the individual obstacles as well.  The point of view footage is excellent for research and documentation purposes, but won't really show Moab, or any trail, with perspective.  I am excited to see what you get though.  From my experience, the best footage is at least a partial side angle that isn't zoom too far in.  If you can't see the terrain and trees around the vehicle you lose the angles.  I wheeled quite a bit with a guy when I first started going to Moab and he liked to zoom in way too close so all would see what the tire or doors!
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Re: Washington Wet Wheelers
« Reply #268 on: Mar 22, 2016, 07:54:03 PM »
I think my POV videos have done a pretty good job of letting people know what they can expect out of trails if nothing else. Obviously you won't get the full experience. If you provided that then what is the point of people running the trails themselves. What it does do is let them gauge the difficulty they face, length of the trail, etc.

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« Reply #269 on: Mar 22, 2016, 09:43:29 PM »
I think my POV videos have done a pretty good job of letting people know what they can expect out of trails if nothing else. Obviously you won't get the full experience. If you provided that then what is the point of people running the trails themselves. What it does do is let them gauge the difficulty they face, length of the trail, etc.

Because the slick rock is so smooth in Moab it's very difficult to show how steep and off camber it is.  An example is a video going up Hell's Gate won't look at all steep because there isn't many visual cues since all you see is rocks and sky.    I've never seen terrain that translated more poorly to pictures and videos than Moab.  It'll be really cool to see your full length videos and after you've been there you can relive it in a way that someone that hasn't simply can't.
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