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Old 09-04-2017, 10:50 PM   #676
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not sure when the orig tunnel was built (late 1800's maybe?), but they left the first timber framed tunnel and put this concrete one over it later in '49. i climbed up to the roof and could see the orig tunnel threw a bunch of holes. don't ya just love (NOT) the fairy little graffitti some loser did on our history.....
when they stopped using the line, for safety's sake (?) they tried to blow the mountain down over the tunnel, which didn't really work so they filled up the tunnel instead, again for safety, their theory they will never be liable if the tunnel falls in on some poor slob walking threw it. now, you have to do an extremely dangerous climb over the tunnel, which i guess they figure is safer (?)
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as you can see, extremely steep and loose ground every step
going up beside the tunnel
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:57 PM   #677
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as you can see it's pretty much strait up and down
there is no way you could climb this loose dirt without the wire strung up there
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not a lot of room at the top, got to watch my son on this loose stuff- prob about 350 feet down to the creek.....
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:01 PM   #678
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i'm guessing around 350 feet cause there is the bridge, it's around 250 feet off the creek and we're 'bout a 100 feet above it
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:13 PM   #679
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unfortunately this was as far as i could let my son go. he's got quite a collection of conquered peaks and is real agile and good in the bush, but it was a reverse slope with a real loose surface going directly into a 350 ft fall down the mountain, with no gear to stop. belive me, it is worse than it photo's.
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we tried everything we could, but that slope was just too slippery. we even tried going up over what was left over the tunnel, but we only got as far as the trees up there, the whole side of the mountain has come down, also took out part of the lose slope trail, we're not going to cross it without a rope
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:22 PM   #680
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i've been climbing mountains and roofs for 40 yrs, so i slid myself down to the slide and got some bridge pics. my son was very disappointed, can't blame him, we got right to it.......
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so close, yet so far.....we will be coming back with some of my safety gear from work. dont know if i could handle having my son tumble down the mountain to his death, especially with school startin' tomorrow....
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:36 PM   #681
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come across this...
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we hiked 2/3's of the way back to the truck and then found this. we actually went back to the tunnel a second time, but it was too short, and when i tested it, it just snapped in half. if we only had had a rope with us....
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cooling the feet and refilling water bottles in Ladner
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and when we got home, well we could'nt get home. our house is like a block from where a rv slammed into a house and ruptured a gas line. we had to wait about 45 mins
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http://www.theprogress.com/news/gas-...neighbourhood/
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:35 AM   #682
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Here's a quick report of a run I made a couple of weeks ago with some friends, my wife and son as well as my Nephew. He's in the Black Rubicon and had not wheeled off road as a driver before. He's ridden with me, but never drove so he wanted to come out with us.

We hit 3 trails over three days. Day one, Tincup pass. Day two, Reno Creek/Italian Divide. Day three, Pearl Pass. Each day the trail got progressively harder.

The other two rides with us are friends of ours, the red Jeep we had just added a 2.5" lift and a fresh clutch a month earlier. Other than that it's stock with a 4 banger and open diffs front and back. The Yellow TJ is loaded with ARB's front and back and all the other goodies.

Airing down on Tincup.

100_1213 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Climbing.
100_1220 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Summit.
100_1232 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

View from the top.
100_1238 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Mirror Lake below Tincup pass.
100_1269 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Campsite #1
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Heading up Reno Creek.
100_1286 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

What a view.
100_1287 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Getting close to the top on day 2.
100_1289 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

American Flag Mountain. Look close and you'll see a truck still on the side of the mountain.
100_1293 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

100_1295 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Start of Pearl Pass.
100_1302 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Climbing throught the trees.
100_1306 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Valley of green.
100_1307 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Pics really don't illustrate how steep this trail turned into. Glad I'm running fuel injection.
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Nearing the top.
IMG_20170820_113233258_HDR by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Looking back towords Crested Butte to the west.
IMG_20170820_114108502 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Still got snow in mid-August. Actually this pass doesn't really open until this time of year due to snow on the trail above this area.
IMG_20170820_114541951 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Summit at 12,705.
IMG_20170820_120714906 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Not much parking up here..
IMG_20170820_120813094 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Long way down. 18 miles to Aspen.
IMG_20170820_120828207 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Looking towords Aspen.
IMG_20170820_120834414 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

High mountian meadow.
IMG_20170820_123846707 by Rob Zulian, on Flickr

Fun trip.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:13 AM   #683
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Great pics, Rob! K5 looks like it is doing exactly what you want. I'm expecting to see a write up on that FWC pretty soon as well as Desert Trip.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:32 AM   #684
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Cool pics Zoomad! I would sure like to make it down that way for high elevation wheeling at some point.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:42 PM   #685
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Beautiful country there!
Yall see any Elk while you were out?
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:23 PM   #686
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Great pics, Rob! K5 looks like it is doing exactly what you want. I'm expecting to see a write up on that FWC pretty soon as well as Desert Trip.
Outside of my overheated fuel system acting up again, it walked over everything. Pearl Pass is rated difficult and I agree. Steep, narrow and rocky going up and down. I drove right over every inch of it without cracking the throttle over 1500 rpm. It just crawled and that front tru-trac just pulled through every tight spot. It's so cool to just finesse it over the rough stuff than beating it like a rented mule and hammering over stuff.

The FWC has been something I've been searching for a very long time. I'll update the build thread with some new info. I need to finish wiring up the report for the desert trip. I'll I can say is it was epic. Most fun I've had on 4 wheels. That says a lot as I've done a lot of stuff with 4 wheels.

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Cool pics Zoomad! I would sure like to make it down that way for high elevation wheeling at some point.
Always ready to show another around. I'm sure we are going to do more weekend trips in the future.

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Yall see any Elk while you were out?
We saw a lot of cows. A lot of the area we were on is open range. Saw a few smaller white tail deer, but no elk. Moose is in the area too, but didn't see any.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:16 AM   #687
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wish i could see all your pics Zoomad
don't know if cause i'm running vista or flikr dont like me, but i'm only seeing 2 jeeps cresting a hill, your blaze by a lake and 2 mountain pics- looks stellar though!
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wish i could see all your pics Zoomad
don't know if cause i'm running vista or flikr dont like me, but i'm only seeing 2 jeeps cresting a hill, your blaze by a lake and 2 mountain pics- looks stellar though!
I can see them all on my end. Might be vista. Funny you can see some but not all as they are all on Flickr.
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I can see them all on my end. Might be vista. Funny you can see some but not all as they are all on Flickr.
i actually clicked on the numbers and your name, went to flikr and the little circle thing just kept spinning and spinning, nothing loaded for me. it also seems to happen on my model site, but just with 3rd party picture posting, pics posted right onto this forum still come up no prob on my computer
it's prob my set-up, it's a '06 or '07 or something Gateway, ya know, the black and white cow computer.....wife keeps saying i need something more modern....scary...
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nephew is getting married tomorrow, so me and the boy went for a quick drive today
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yup, that's the Ladner creek bridge again...(up the Coquihalla hiway)
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brought recovering dawg with us.....
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son was disappointed we did'nt get down to the bridge the last time....not this time...
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same steep stuff
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and at the tunnel....some poser shots...lol
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this is where you have to grab onto the wire to get up over the tunnel. we abandoned dawg here and told him to stay. of course he did'nt, just as i made the top, turned around to see dawg stuck halfway up. had to climb down with him. if he had'nt had had his operation, i'm sure he could have made it...
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like i said, it's a long ways down on a real loose surface
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pretty steep and lots of loose shale type rock. not the place to lose your kid...
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here's the slide across the "trail" steep, really lose, and a long ways down. we had lots of small rocks and dirt falling down on us. again, not really the place to lose yer kid....
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son is part mountain goat, thinking i might worry a little too much...
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and coming to the other end of the tunnel, another major drop off right here, and lose stuff. the mountain has also been sliding down in front of the tunnel- never used to be like this
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normally heights are nothing for my son, but it is a long ways down, right around 250 feet or so...
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them timbers are rotten, you have to stay on the side rails
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went out to the middle, disappointed my son again. i felt we had been pushing it on the mountain, and really did not want him slipping off the rail. these are unforgiving heights, not the same as tumbling down a mountain....
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was also glad dawg had not attempted to come up again, so when he spied this scraggly little guy, i let him chase it up a tree...
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and back at the Ladner bridge
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puppy pit stop
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barely out of summer and snow...
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passed this nice little all stock Fargo
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