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PostSun May 05, 2019 5:09 pm 
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So I gave Red Top (Teanaway) at try today. At approximately the 5.5 mile (from the pavement) I ran into this snow spot on a climbing left hand turn.  I suppose I could have four wheeled over it but you can see one vehicle actually started to go over the edge.  I decided brains were more important than balls and I turned around.  Im going to give Pete lake a try in a day or so.


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PostFri May 10, 2019 11:56 am 
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How did you do up there Tom
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PostFri May 10, 2019 5:52 pm 
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Yep.  Classic 4WD sucker trap.  Been there but never again. Good call.
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PostFri May 10, 2019 6:38 pm 
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Good decision.  So far my brains have always won in similar situations.  Those things are like quicksand but they pull you sideways.
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PostFri May 10, 2019 7:02 pm 
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I fell into a similar trap yesterday in a small patch of snow. It took me two hours to get unstuck and I finally had to jack up my car and put rocks underneath the tires for traction as it was high centered. Only 50' more and I could have made it. I learned my lesson.  doof.gif

The snow patch where I got stuck. 50' more and I would have made it. There were no more snow patches for three miles after this. Onward for an 18-mile bike ride.
The snow patch where I got stuck. 50' more and I would have made it. There were no more snow patches for three miles after this. Onward for an 18-mile bike ride.

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PostFri May 10, 2019 9:02 pm 
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What road was that Rich?

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PostFri May 10, 2019 9:46 pm 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
What road was that Rich?

This is over in Idaho. Emerald Creek near Clarkia which heads up to Palouse Divide.

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PostSat May 11, 2019 8:27 am 
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Be sure to post how pete lake is thinking about heading that way in a week or so.

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PostSat May 11, 2019 8:44 am 
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Ill get up there today or tomorrow and post a report.  Yesterday I thought Id try the Twin Lakes hike near Hyak.  Im not sure how close I got to the trail head BUTT I ran into snow even on that road.

Twin lakes road Sno Pass
Twin lakes road Sno Pass

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