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#19376 - 02/10/18 10:55 PM Re: Ghost Road Conditions - winter 2017/2018 [Re: Luther Mclain]
Grant P Offline

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Registered: 11/10/07
Posts: 1062
Loc: Calgary
Originally Posted By: Luther Mclain
What is the double hill dip that is spoken of? That kind of sounds like something delightful at Baskin-Robbins.


That it might well be... Mmmm. However around the 9.5 km mark there are two hills dropping down into a dip and back up. Two hills, one dip = the double hill dip. It was pretty icy earlier in the season but has reasonable snow cover and traction atm.

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#19378 - 02/11/18 10:53 PM Re: Ghost Road Conditions - winter 2017/2018 [Re: Grant P]
Grant P Offline

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Registered: 11/10/07
Posts: 1062
Loc: Calgary
Sun 11-Feb-2018

Y'all missed the hot tub grin

Not too much changed from Saturday except for

*A bit of wind was moving some snow but traffic kept the ruts open today.
*One party reported getting stuck and turned back on the track somewhere beyond VOTS.
*Traffic was bridging across the slushy ruts between 38+ and the ramp crossings making it easier although today they were frozen anyway.
*At the Wully crossing, I'd strongly suggest taking the high bank on the right then turning and going directly across the river at 90 degrees. Traffic has instead been going up the frozen river and across the crossing at 45 degrees. This shortcut lead to two vehicles needing to be winched out of the new hole on the downstream side of the crossing. Drifting snow may cover the booby trap so avoid the shortcut.

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#19381 - 02/13/18 11:41 AM Re: Ghost Road Conditions - winter 2017/2018 [Re: Grant P]
Brian Martin Offline
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Registered: 02/11/15
Posts: 11
Loc: bc
So just tried with an Xterra 6inch lift 33inch tires and chains on all 4 wheels. Got within 1 km of the big hill. A big thanks to Miles and Jake(?) for pulling us out. The drifts were at 3 feet deep and the next one over 4 ft perhaps. Good luck to whoever tries next and let us know if you get in then maybe we will try again.


Edited by Brian Martin (02/13/18 04:13 PM)

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#19382 - 02/13/18 03:28 PM Re: Ghost Road Conditions - winter 2017/2018 [Re: Grant P]
Andrew Baisley Offline
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Registered: 11/29/17
Posts: 12
Loc: Alberta
That's crazy! Nice work making it that far and breaking in a trail.
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#19394 - 02/18/18 02:43 PM Re: Ghost Road Conditions - winter 2017/2018 [Re: Grant P]
Grant P Offline

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Registered: 11/10/07
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Loc: Calgary
Sounds like Stumpland is back this year. Was considering heading in there tomorrow but not willing without a serious tag team vehicle. Mine is a Cherokee XJ with 4.5" lift, 33" tyres, locking rear diff, chains, recovery gear including winch but who ever uses a winch right?

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