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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2019, 04:40:16 PM »
Its 2wd friendly depending on snow. 3N14 and 3N16 are just dirt highways. Very common to see cars and trailers on those trails
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2019, 04:51:23 PM »
So if your down... we could hit town for lunch and get a little stretch, then roll back to apple valley... What say you?
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2019, 08:54:14 PM »
So if your down... we could hit town for lunch and get a little stretch, then roll back to apple valley... What say you?
Yeah, I think we'll be good for that.

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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2019, 01:32:18 PM »
It's still a few days out, but they're forecasting a pretty good amount of snow up there on Saturday and through Sunday. Probably the largest snow storm of the season so far. I know you guys said you'd keep an eye on the weather, but I just wanted to put that out there, as it's like 90% sure to impact the trip. For one, it'll make the drive up the dirt roads a bit interesting. And for two, it'll flood the town with flatlanders that are unprepared, play in the snow on the side of the highways, drive like idiots, and fill up the local businesses. It's good for the local economy, but bad for those looking for a fun and quiet getaway.  :o

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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 04:42:22 PM »
It's still a few days out, but they're forecasting a pretty good amount of snow up there on Saturday and through Sunday. Probably the largest snow storm of the season so far. I know you guys said you'd keep an eye on the weather, but I just wanted to put that out there, as it's like 90% sure to impact the trip. For one, it'll make the drive up the dirt roads a bit interesting. And for two, it'll flood the town with flatlanders that are unprepared, play in the snow on the side of the highways, drive like idiots, and fill up the local businesses. It's good for the local economy, but bad for those looking for a fun and quiet getaway.  :o
I'll keep an eye on it. I won't mind playing in the snow, but I'll definitely avoid the town at that point.

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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 06:51:07 PM »
I think that why he and I were talking about turning around and heading back out the way we came... To avoid the idiots in town as much as possible.

I trust RIKRONGs spidey senses...... And I would never ask him to put his family in harms way. I am sure that we will do our hazard analysis and chose our action accordingly...
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 07:09:51 PM »
And a trip report....

 I think it was 13 Xs... In snow and mud and ICE (Some scary ice on the side of a really steep hill) and fog, so thick... well it was thick! All made it out and hopefully had a great time. I know I did...

Photo 1) The line up at the SP (Start point)

And If its any indication of how cold it was

Photo 2) Look at the temperature reading......
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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2019, 05:06:04 PM »
We had a great run from Apple Valley to Big Bear on Sunday with the SoCal Xterra Owners FB group. There was some snow, some slick packed snow, and a ton of fun.


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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2019, 09:14:48 AM »
Such a fun trip! Thanks to everyone there for making this such a memorable day. The snow play was great, and there was a perfect amount of water and mud on the trails to make it super fun, but not be worried that anyone was going to get stuck.

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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2019, 10:21:29 AM »
good looking X's outhere !!!!

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Re: Apple Valley to BB: 13 Jan 2019
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2019, 09:37:57 PM »
Well done guys!  Looks like lots of fun.  Thanks for all the photos too. 
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