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    Bear Mtn. 7/19

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    Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by mike ZJ on Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:30 pm

    A few of us from PV4 are going up Bear Mtn. in Hartford Sunday 7/19. There will 2 different groups going different ways then meeting at the top so it will be open to all rigs. Meeting at Brettun's Variety on Rt4 in Livermore at 9:30. Their address is 1743 Federal Rd. They have good sandwiches. We will eat lunch at the top of the mountain.
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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by FJ Boozah on Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:06 pm

    Hey hey that might be cool. I have to work at 4 but I might be able to make a little of it. I check with the queen and see if she has any plans.


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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:53 pm

    I'm 10 minutes down the road so I should be able to make it Wink


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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by Superduty11 on Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:39 pm

    Not sure if i will be done NEFR stuff yet but if so I may be in.
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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:13 pm

    I'm definitely in and I'll be going up the 108 side Wink


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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:43 pm

    If others are planning on attending, please post up so we/they can get an accurate head count, and we know to wait for you if you get to running behind. It'll also help the ride planner to spread out participants to avoid traffic jams on the trail.
    CB ch. 16 is what most are using and please try to have the following with you:
     • 5 tires & tools to change a flat (this means a full-size spare (5 tires of the same size))
    • Tire repair kit, and/or compressor
     • Front and rear tow points
     • Properly tuned & working CB radio
     • Fire extinguisher
     • First aid kit
     • Vehicle specific parts + tools
     • Winch or come-along  
     • Shovel, Hi-Lift, straps
    • Campchair other other seating arrangement for when you eat your lunch


    These aren't required for this invitational ride, but for your enjoyment and safety, all are highly recommended!


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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by booth9c1ss on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:31 pm

    I'm probably going.
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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by booth9c1ss on Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:28 am

    I'm leaving in a few minutes.
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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by booth9c1ss on Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:26 pm

    So far lots of fun.

    First off, this is more of a challenge or obstacle ride, rather than overland travel.

    Lots of jeeps, one tacoma, one sonoma.

    Had a great time. Nice variety of terrain from narrow jeep sized canyons, twisty rocks, uphill mud, and slick rock at the top.

    Nice to see old friends and new people, some even on their first off road adventure.

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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:59 am

    Thank you PV4WD for the invite, I had a great time and got to use my new-to-me RAT skids.. A decent size group of 12 rigs were there with their respected drivers ranging from newb to expert. So glad I had Mistah Mike as a spotter, co-pilot, and "pull-pal" as he did almost all the work to get Steve out of his shitty situation that held the line up for almost an hour lol!
    Hopefully someone got pictures of that slippery sloped mess. Steve decide to turn around and point downhill after he winched himself up thru a muddy uphill hole to assist a JK in getting out of the same spot. After he got the 4 door JK out Steve couldn't back up. So, naturally, the ole Taco powered right thru the same spot where both previous rigs had to use winch power (Steve on bald tires, Matt in the JK with 315 Street/AT tires) and I winched Steve backwards, up hill using both of my snatchblocks, a treesaver, 2 d-rings and ALL of my synthetic rope as the poor JK was stuck in between us. Again, huge thanks to Mistah Mike for doing all the hardwork in the rain. Of course the rain started to let up AFTER we were done gathering up all my gear and respooling the winch. Rolling Eyes
    Mistah Mike also removed a precarious fallen tree in which I tried to squeeze by on the way back down on an offshoot trail and he had to bowsaw the end of it off to prevent any damage to the hardshell Taco... pale He also spotted for almost everyone there that needed it, in the rain, and even falling a few time on the slippery muddy slopes onto his toockus. He even made the new guy in the new red 4 door JK (there were several 4 door JK's, lol) much more comfortable by the time he got to the top. Again, kudo's to Mike  cheers

    One new guy from Florida lost the outside bead of his RF tire in the same hole after too many tries with too much throttle. They used his winch to get his RF up high enough to clean the mud out, and TJK Dave used his OBA to re-seat the tire and fill it up and we were off again for the summit to eat lunch! A few played on the ledges and had alot of fun.

    Big thanks to Matt Rideout for helping me clean-up the trail on the way down. We picked up almost half a contractor size bag of returnables, a Grand Cherokee tail light, muffler back exhaust system,  more Jeep bumper cladding, even some "baby consumables" (gross), and a burnt up carpet. We had the back of my Taco pretty well filled....



    The trails were NOT tore up, we all TreadedLightly! as best we could under the given circumstances, and left the area cleaner than we found it Cool

    Muffin, I thought you'd like this fella's plate! Laughing


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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by booth9c1ss on Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:16 am

    Yeah, it was raining pretty hard there for a while. Mike and both got soaked. The spot that I was on was hard gravel when I started. The rain turned it to a slick mess. I was able to back up a little but couldn't negotiate a rock and roots in reverse in the rain.

    They whole group took an hour to get through the uphill muddy spot, between the first group winching, picking up and waiting, and the second group fixing the tire.
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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by mike ZJ on Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:11 pm

    That was fun! Thanks Mtnclimber, Steve, and Mistah Mike! You guys are second to none when it comes to leading a group and helping out with recoveries and spotting. Thanks so much for your efforts in making this ride so enjoyable! It's always a pleasure wheeling with you guys. Thanks for your efforts in cleaning up the trail as well. I had some trash and returnables as well that I picked up while I was out of the Jeep but it was barely enough to fill a Walmart bag.
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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by Mr. Mike on Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:49 pm

    Twas lotso fun for sure! It's been a couple years since I've been up there. Lots of good memories came flooding back for me. I was more than happy to lend a hand getting everyone up the hill. The guy in the red jku did awesome! I was super impressed with how well he did for his first time out. Its a big leap of faith to trust a spotter, especially one you just met a few hours prior to the ride. I've put jeeps in some pretty wild places and running a stock rig up that hill presented its own set of challenges, but I was up to it, and the driver did his job, and aside from that cut sidewall( no idea how that happened) he got up and down the mtn clean.


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    Re: Bear Mtn. 7/19

    Post by muffinman on Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:41 am

    Muffin, I thought you'd like this fella's plate! Laughing
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