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  • #198897

    Guy Miner
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    Ed & Ole – looking at the map – I think there is a decent campsite, not too far up Swakane, at:

    47.597244 – 120.383577

    And of course just looking for the little white Jeep and the campfire should work too.   🙂

    I won’t be more than a few miles up the canyon since we’ve got to get in there. probably at night, and we’ll need to get up and out reasonably early, to stay on track to meet everyone in Rock Island at 9:00 on Saturday morning.

    Guy

    #198905

    Ole Hellevik
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    Since I’m coming from the wet side of the mountains, do you recommend driving up fro 97A or would coming up Nahanum Canyon Rd from Cashmere work just as well?

    #198906

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    In the dark, if you’re not familiar with the roads, I’d recommend going all the way to 97A and coming up Swakane Canyon.

    Guy

    #198907

    Ed Amdahl
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    Premium Member

    In the dark, if you’re not familiar with the roads, I’d recommend going all the way to 97A and coming up Swakane Canyon. Guy

    Guy – I’m planning to leave home around 3:30PM, which should put me in Wenatchee around 6:30PM.  I’ll likely gas up then head up to meet you, I’d guess my earliest ETA would be 7PM.  I never count on having cell coverage (t-mobile) but I’ll have my InReach and will text you if I’m straying too far from that timeline.

    #198908

    Guy Miner
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    Area Coordinator

    Great! Thanks Ed.

    I think I’ll have my camp set up in Swakane by about 5:00 pm, 1700 for you military types. 🙂

    Once the sun sets, I’ll get that campfire blazing. Should be pretty easy to find. I’ll set up as close to the Swakane Canyon dirt road as I can.

    Guy

    #198909

    Keith Murray
    Participant
    Basic Member

    Hi guys.

    I’m out for this weekend. I’m going to continue to heal up and gear up so I can enjoy future trips. Have fun!

    #198910

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    We will miss you Keith, but I completely understand.

    Really glad you made it to our get-together in Cashmere!

    Guy

    #198915

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    Weather forecast for the Waterville area has moderated somewhat.

    We should still get some chilly, damp weather, maybe even some snow.

    Guy

    #198919

    Aaron Kravik
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Weather forecast for the Waterville area has moderated somewhat. We should still get some chilly, damp weather, maybe even some snow. Guy

    We’ll send some cold thoughts down from the great white north 😉

    #198923

    Ray Tennal
    Participant
    Premium Member

    Looking forward to running with you all.

    #198925

    Paul Robertson
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    Basic Member

    Sean and myself and the two ankle bitters are coming from Seattle tomorrow morning. Were are aiming for 9 am, its gonna be an early morning!

    Cheeers

    #198955

    Paul Robertson
    Participant
    Basic Member

    Thanks for a great trip, here are the pics I took during the trip.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/w9KVqLw2UH71FoKY2

    We did some additional unplanned overlanding on the way back and managed to bypass the entire I90 blockage buy using frintagea roads, an access road beside the railroad tracks between Nelson Siding road and NF-4828.

    Cheers

    #198956

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    Cool. You took great photos! The boys sure seemed to have a good time!

    Guy

    #198961

    Sean Harris
    Participant
    Basic Member

    If ever you have Paul in the navigator’s seat, trust in the man’s ability to read a map.

    “Left! Take this left right here.”
    “Here?”
    “YES!”
    “But that’s a BNSF service road.”
    “It connects. And since when are you the voice of reason?”
    “Ooooooookay then.”

    We pass SO much traffic just sitting at a standstill on I-90. And NF-4828 is a gem of a road. Great discovery. We skipped the part that goes to the summit of Mt. Amabilis, but it looked really neat. If anyone wants to try that road with us in the near future, let me know!

    #198962

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    By the way – there’s also a thread on this down in the Trip Reports section:

    Trip Reports

     

    Guy

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