Flat Tops 11/16/13

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Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by coluke on Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:31 pm

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We left Glenwood at about 9am.. starting the trail there was little to no snow, as we climbed the snow got deeper and deeper with some nice mud holes on the way. Finally about 6-7 miles into the trail (A little over 10,000 feet) I finally got stuck in the snow, the trail was slightly off camber and I slid side ways into the deep stuff. I was stuck in the snow up to the frame.

Walt and I worked for about 45 minutes and finally, we got the my Jeep unstuck. The snow was coming down pretty good and we were sure it only got deeper so we turned around and headed back down.

Going back down was even more interesting. The trail was slick with fresh snow and we both took turns sliding our Jeeps back down the trail! Brakes were worthless at times.  We managed to make it half way down and out of the snow safely, now the trail was pretty muddy but uneventful.

Despite the trail run ending short we still got about 5 hours of Jeeping in, (Hour of recovery) no major damage, well Walt broke his front bumper, and I broke a tow strap.  It was a blast in the snow, and mud!

My MTR's proved not to be the best in snow, even after airing down to 10psi, they still did not float well in the snow, the aggressive tread just wanted to dig.  Lockers and snow make things interesting, of course you get more traction, the trade off is when you slide you go sideways.  Walt seemed to actually do better with less aggressive tires.

Looking forward to getting back up there in the spring!

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Re: Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by streetglideok on Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:40 pm

Looks like it started to get kind of nasty up there. At least you went in a pair and were able to get unstuck

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Re: Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by Walt on Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:50 am

It was a fun time. A Squirrel with a nut was carefully observing us as we were doing the get unstuck bit.
Didn't realize a tow-strap could do that to steel - found a replacement bumper on Craig's list
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Re: Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by Walt on Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:41 pm

Bumper has been replaced - now with tow hooks Very Happy 
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Re: Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by BFYTW on Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:32 am

Yeeeeeaaaah. I don't do that whole snow wheelin thing. Thorn goes into hibernation till spring. Pretty though.
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Re: Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by coluke on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:59 pm

BFYTW wrote:Yeeeeeaaaah. I don't do that whole snow wheelin thing. Thorn goes into hibernation till spring. Pretty though.
Hibernation! Boo! Its a Jeep!! Very Happy 
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Re: Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by BFYTW on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:38 pm

coluke wrote:
BFYTW wrote:Yeeeeeaaaah. I don't do that whole snow wheelin thing. Thorn goes into hibernation till spring. Pretty though.
Hibernation! Boo! Its a Jeep!! Very Happy 
Well..... Yeah. It's a jeep. But that whole "we dug in the snow to get unstuck" crap is exactly what happens when snow wheeling. Not my idea of "fun". Smile I'll stick with the snowboard for the white stuff. Haha

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Re: Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by Dankiswess on Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:06 am

two things: Winch and Chains

Makes Snow wheeling WAY better Smile
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Re: Flat Tops 11/16/13

Post by coluke on Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:10 am

Dankiswess wrote:two things: Winch and Chains

Makes Snow wheeling WAY better Smile
Both would have helped a lot!
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