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Offline slanktapper

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Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:00:15 AM »
Opening weekend for the "Trail".

Dec 2nd we'll meet at the Husky in Cochrane at 9am heading out shortly after that.
58 W Aarsby Rd, Cochrane, AB T4C 1M1

There's a chance that we may be blocked by that huge hill just after the Ranch and there's potential that the river may not be crossable.
But We'll talk about that out there, worst case we do Lost Knife or Margaret Lake, but it shouldn't be a problem...
We'll stage at Marker #2

As this is an open ride in the winter the following are an absolute must:
Front & Rear Tow Points
M+S rated MT or AT tires (with tread...)
Warm clothes for you/your passengers
Extra food&water for you/your passengers
Recovery Strap
Airing down to 15psi

Recommend:
GMRS/FRS Radio
Shovel
Tire Chains

Should be back in Cochrane between 4/5pm, Plenty of time to run home and make it to any Christmas Parties you may have.



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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 02:30:16 PM »
I'm in will put that down in my calendar and not start any crazy job on Rover before that....

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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 05:41:52 PM »
How about airing down to a maximum pressure of 15psi? Seriously.
if we were smart with our money we wouldn't own Jeeps.
Here's your cup of STFU... ENJOY!

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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 09:34:10 AM »
Definitely! Updated.

How about airing down to a maximum pressure of 15psi? Seriously.
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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 01:53:38 PM »
This is still on I believe we have 7 so far.

Just to confirm:
Dec 2nd we'll meet at the Husky in Cochrane at 9am heading out shortly after that.
58 W Aarsby Rd, Cochrane, AB T4C 1M1

Also with the Weather as nice as it has been We probably won't have any issues getting to out there.
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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 02:21:21 PM »
you mean no mud.....

c-mon where is the fun  8)

We should be there... if nobody bump into us this week ...

tj

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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 11:40:03 PM »
Found some interesting resources from an ice climbing forum

Naming and updated routes:
http://gravsports-ice.com/icethreads/uploads/usergals/2016/10/full-101-3384-full_101_3309_ghost_overview.jpg

Their ghost road reports page:
http://www.gravsports-ice.com/icethreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/19179/Ghost_Road_Conditions_-_winter#Post19179

Looks like there was an ice shelf issue but the mild weather took care of it.
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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 09:19:03 PM »
14 total jeeps.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/57c70NbB9QPFZFdt1

Great day! No problems for the group but we came across some folks that had some trouble
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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 02:12:04 AM »
Looks like fun was had by all!
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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 08:12:08 AM »
Good day!! Thanks to the whole group!!

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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 05:30:16 PM »
Is suspect with a few vehicles in the ditch the road was fairly icy?
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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 06:02:18 PM »
Just the 2nd hill, the one that curve.

People hit the brake when it start sliding instead of giving throttle.

Guess what append... When you try to go down with the back going first  ;D

The first hill was icy but not too bad.... Actually even the 2nd one was not bad at all when you kept the wheels on the side and forgot about the brake....

Thierry

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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 09:17:41 AM »
Trappers hill was fine, the S-Hill is where all the problems were.

Copy Paste from facebook:

Thankfully none of our group had any issues! We recovered a rolled over JK, this FJ, looks like someone else recovered that Chris McKeen's Cherokee from the same spot earlier. A dodge ram with studded tires almost went in. a 4runner 180'd but was clear so he just did the last part of the hill backwards.

That JK had no tools, no oil, no recovery gear, hydrolocked with oil... thankfully we had 3+ legit mechanics there

Here's what I got of the FJ's recovery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcKTKye7BAM

ORB Group (not sure if it's private or public).
XJ thread:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/954725271306577/permalink/1396707413775025/

FJ thread:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/954725271306577/permalink/1396380257141074/
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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 12:40:38 PM »
 Not sure if this would’ve helped out there; but interesting nonetheless!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm8J9-x1vSE&sns=em
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Re: Dec 2nd - Trans Alta Road to the Ice Cliffs
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 03:54:24 PM »
Those probably could have gotten them up the cliff on the side. And they might have weighed them down to prevent the roll too.  or at least they would have had the momentum to go all the way over!
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