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Some of us in the Vancouver BC area are planning a long weekend (May 16th -18th) trip to do the Whipsaw trail. The trail head is located 3:30 hours east of Vancouver near Princeton BC. So far the trucks that are going are

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U100L
U1300L, or Rover D110 (he can't decide)


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Discovery TDI

The more the merrier so if you want more info let me know.
 

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Sounds very cool but my Dodge Cummins isn't really a trail 4x4 (it's too long). Take pictures please.
 

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Sounds like a dream. That must be an absolutely beautiful area to wheel. I can see myself spending time meandering around there in my retirement behind the wheel of trusty Mog.
 

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there is probably 10-15 feet of snow up there right now. mid june is the earliest time to do whipsaw. the trail is at 6500 feet plus for quite a while.
 

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Actually few years back several Land Rovers did the Whipsaw on May long weekend, you should bring your Disco and give it a try.
 

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there is probably 10-15 feet of snow up there right now. mid june is the earliest time to do whipsaw. the trail is at 6500 feet plus for quite a while.
We are going to see what it is like, we will press on until we can't go any further, all trucks have chains and most have winches, if we cant get through we will go explore some where else. If we have to we will "dog bone" them all together and push through.
 

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Well we are getting closer to the date. So far the plan is to meet at Whatcom Rd. and the #1 at 9 AM on Saturday the 16th. Looks like we will be heading up the Coquihalla to the old toll booths then on to gravel to Loadstone lake. Up and over the trail and come out on hwy #3, on Monday the 18th.

Looks like we have 4-5 Mogs and 5-6 Rovers.
 

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Bump, only one week to go.
 

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one last bump,

We are meeting Saturday May 16th at Whatcom Rd. Tim Horton's at 9 AM (leaving there at 9:30) Stopping for fuel at the Chevron in Hope at 10:15 (leaving there at 10:30). Then heading up the Coq (Hwy #5) to the old toll booths and heading east form there.

4 Mogs and 6 Rovers.

If any one want to join us we will see you at the above locations.
 

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Ryan, the more important question is why aren't YOU going?

PS: Doug is working so he can't make it...
 

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i would have loved to come but i have some overheating issues to work out first, well how did it go did you guys push through? was there tons of snow and where are the pics? maybe you're still out there somewhere haha
 

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We had a great time, we almost made it to Loadstone Lake, but the snow got too deep for the Rovers (less ground clearance) we (Rover guys included) believe the Mogs could have gotten to the lake.

4 mogs (U1200, U1300L37, U1300l, U100L) 6 rovers (four D110, series II, Range Rover) and a land Cruiser.

Fuel issues with the 1300L (plugged filters) resulted in a trail fix and then a re-plumb and re filter on the highway on the way home. One tire off the bead on the 1300L37, a blown u-joint on the Cruiser, and worst of all the external speaker on my VHF died (I still had audio in my headsets), those where the only problems.

Here are some pics (I did not take many as I was driving most of the time). Oh and if you ever go in the snow with more then one Mog, take a dog bone, it makes an 8 wheel drive freight train, we could not stop them 6-7 feet of snow and still going.
 

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Uni's are so cool... I can't believe that was this weekend. The island had summer like weather - no snow! Looks like you had a great time none the less. My dodge would have got good and stuck in that for sure.
 

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We had a great time, we almost made it to Loadstone Lake, but the snow got too deep for the Rovers (less ground clearance) we (Rover guys included) believe the Mogs could have gotten to the lake.

4 mogs (U1200, U1300L37, U1300l, U100L) 6 rovers (four D110, series II, Range Rover) and a land Cruiser.

Fuel issues with the 1300L (plugged filters) resulted in a trail fix and then a re-plumb and re filter on the highway on the way home. One tire off the bead on the 1300L37, a blown u-joint on the Cruiser, and worst of all the external speaker on my VHF died (I still had audio in my headsets), those where the only problems.

Here are some pics (I did not take many as I was driving most of the time). Oh and if you ever go in the snow with more then one Mog, take a dog bone, it makes an 8 wheel drive freight train, we could not stop them 6-7 feet of snow and still going.
I'm glad you had a great time. It was unfortunate that we could not all get together this last weekend. When do you plan on running the Whipsaw again? The Mogs down here would love to come along?

Also...The dogbone....Have you ever tried it with 2 bones and three Mogs?

You'd be like the Giant Midwest Snow Train/plow that clears the tracks... In that case...Put a v-plow on the front of one of those Mogs and I'm sure you could have gone all the way to the Lake?
 

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We are thinking of going back up on the the first weekend in July, Mark it on your calenders. The more the merrier.
 
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