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Old September 4th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #101
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And Oreos. They can't get Oreos in Canada and if you get stranded they are like gold for bartering for your life.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #102
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What's the denomination for Oreo's? We have Loonie's and Twonies. What's a Ownie?
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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #103
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Jim, I had the "New Guy" that is coming with me register for this site. He will memorize poat 44! Thanks for having your big little birdie tell me to check it out!

PS. MY WIFE WANTS HERE SWEATSHIRT SHE ORDERD AT SNOFARI!! Please save me!!
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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #104
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I don't know. I actually made all that up because I know Kitson likes Oreos and I figured I'd help him out a bit by making sure there's at least a couple boxes of them around.
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It's great that my friends look out for me. The last time I was in this area Tab had a case of Jack Link's beef jerky. I was still finding jerky in my jeep a year later. LOL
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Old September 4th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #106
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It's great that my friends look out for me. The last time I was in this area Tab had a case of Jack Link's beef jerky. I was still finding jerky in my jeep a year later. LOL
it was about 40lbs of jerky! Gotta have protein on hand in case we got stranded!
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Old September 4th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #107
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Jim, I had the "New Guy" that is coming with me register for this site. He will memorize poat 44! Thanks for having your big little birdie tell me to check it out!

PS. MY WIFE WANTS HERE SWEATSHIRT SHE ORDERD AT SNOFARI!! Please save me!!
You'll get BOTH of them hand delivered. What was her size and what is yours? I'll pack them in the motorhome as soon as you give me the sizes.

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I don't know. I actually made all that up because I know Kitson likes Oreos and I figured I'd help him out a bit by making sure there's at least a couple boxes of them around.
Actually I thought his weakness was Twizzlers. I've got a tub of those already!

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Old September 5th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #108
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True Curly except they might be high next year when we have a larger group so I want to find it now.

You and Chelsea going to stop by?
ya probally one evening
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Well we had another discussion on this and decided the loop we wanted to make would require an overnight stay. So we're going to change things around a bit. We definitely want to get up to the Montreal River railroad trestle/dam one day which will require about 2 hours of steady driving before we actually hit the trails. But, the scenery along the way is outstanding.
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Well we had another discussion on this and decided the loop we wanted to make would require an overnight stay. So we're going to change things around a bit. We definitely want to get up to the Montreal River railroad trestle/dam one day which will require about 2 hours of steady driving before we actually hit the trails. But, the scenery along the way is outstanding.
I am so excited I can barely sit still
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #111
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This trip sounds interesting but I dont know if my jeep would be capable of handling the trails?

Are there any requirments for a vehicle to participate?

I have a 07 wrangler 2dr on 35"s
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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #112
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This trip sounds interesting but I dont know if my jeep would be capable of handling the trails?

Are there any requirments for a vehicle to participate?

I have a 07 wrangler 2dr on 35"s
The objective of this trip is purely exploring with the potential of never getting out of 2WD except for river fordings (which are fully legit in Canada).
If however we get into a predicimant we will deal with it accordingly. Meaning if someone needs some extra help navigating a section we will figure out how to get everyone through. No one gets left behind. That being said, some newbs are reluctant to listen to experienced leaders and that's where the difficulty begins. None of us are here to destroy our rigs. We (WR and I) won't try to put you in a situation that you aren't capable of handling. However the trails in Canada are brushy. Their not like the stuff you see in Michigan at all. In many cases the trees fully enclose the trail and you have to just drive slow and push them out of the way. As you might expect this can make for so wonderful pinstriping. If pinstriping is not your thing this might not be the ride for you.
As far a vehicle requirements go, obviously the more well equipted the better/easier time you will have on the trails. WR and I and a few others on on 40's buit there are others that are on 33's and 35's. I haven't done a count but I suspect more than half have winches and I bet 80% have at least one locker. A TJ on 35's certainly is not at the bottom of the pack by any means. But remember, it's not just the vehicle that's involved here.
Post #44 .pdf is a good read to see what typical requirements and supplies you need.
This area we are headed to I have not been to in over 20 years. It's hard to say what we will encounter. I've gone back to areas one year after and have found a superhighway where there once was a trail. Others haven't changed in 30 years. It depends.
This trip isn't for everyone. Not knowing your experience it's hard to judge if you would have fun. My thing is exploring. Going places that I have never been before. That's the beauty of Canada. It is unlike any wheeling you will ever do in your lifetime. Parks suck, but that's just me, I would rather spend 10 hours on a trail that I never took it out of 2WD and had great scenery than I would flogging it at one of the local parks.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 06:00 AM   #113
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last5liter, some additional thoughts for you (and others),
Your rig on 35's will do more than fine. As kb8ymf said, we will mostly be in 2wd but will see some spots where 4wd is needed. I have been in this area more recently and there are a few spots where 4wd will be required. I can think of one spot where either a winch or a tug from the guy in front of you might be needed. And, if we indeed get to Tribag mine, 4wd is required to get back up out of there.

Here's a refresher thought on this trip. Canada has some awesome, rugged back country. We will be there around the peak of the color, which is primarily red. (I'm a bit concerned that this dry summer will not be so great) We will be doing some river crossings and will parallel one of a couple rivers that are 200 ft wide in many areas. Although we will be primarily on the move, there are some really nice spots to stop for lunch. We are in bear country. Be aware, especially if you are bringing a dog.

This is a camaraderie trip. Although I know most everyone, I don't know all. Inevitably, there will be trees across the trail. I expect everyone to hop out to help clear the way, not just the guy in front. In most cases, he will give a shout over the CB if he needs help or not. (I bring this up because we had a guy with us years ago who drove by himself and spent every stop sitting in his jeep (by himself) looking at Playboy mags) Back at camp we will sit around the fire (which are well known) and have a good time. But, don't plan on the fire as there are times we have rolled back in to camp at midnight. BRING 2 DAYS WORTH OF FOOD & WATER ON THE TRAIL.

Bottom line, some will consider driving through thick underbrush in 2wd really boring. Although a trail like this may only be 1/2 mile long, we could be in it for an hour. This is not a wheeling trip. It's a trail riding trip.

Hope this helps,
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #114
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This sounds like something I would enjoy, I did however realize the dates wont work for me.

I stumbled across your thread because my girlfriends uncle is Karl Mosher. I believe he used to wheel with you guys when he had a jeep.

I'm still very interested in exploring Canada, so I will work on proper passport or enhanced license documentation. When the next trip is planned that I can attend I will be ready.

In the mean time I will be working on building the jeep up as money is available.

Currently it as follows:

2007 wrangler x
2.5" lift
1.25' body lift
35" goodyear kevlars
smittybilt xrc rock sliders
front and rear tow points
JKS quick discos
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KC long-range windshield lights
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488 or 513 gear (have 410 currently)
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I really like the idea of exploring the wilderness, having done silver lake, rocks and valley and the mounds. There fun to test the jeeps limits but you feel as if your just playing in a big sand box. The idea of getting out into the wilderness and seeing things how they would have been hundreds of years ago for early explorers sounds like a great time!

Heres a before and after shot of my jeep from a recent trip to the mounds....




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Yes, I know Karl well. Is she Rob's daughter?
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His niece

Her father Keith came out several years ago with Karl for trail run.

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Oh yeah, I remember Keith.
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I am going. Put me on the list. It should be fun.
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Sweet. Our new trail leader.
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Sweet. Our new trail leader.
I have not been to a couple of the places you are talking about going. I am excited!!
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