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weighttrain_2000
12-13-2008, 11:48 PM
Anybody riding Tollgate this weekend? How's the snow?

xcrash911
12-14-2008, 12:21 AM
riding in the morning, heard from friends bottomless powder 3++ feet and still snowing hard!!! I have got to have close to 8" at my house in Walla Walla and still going

himarker
12-14-2008, 12:23 AM
just checked the report, tonight 8-14", to that will add up to somewhere around 4-4.5'...cant wait til mornin...

SNOW 365
12-14-2008, 12:28 AM
Deep Deep Deep. I was at my cabin, friday & sat rode a little powder boiling over the top of the windshield. Three feet and they are expecting another foot tonight. Should be great. If you stop probabaly get stuck.......

orange kitty
12-14-2008, 01:55 PM
rode sat. and was awesome just stick to trails no base to the 3-4' of powder

Razz900
12-14-2008, 02:31 PM
ok O.K.

Woodsy95
12-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Razz-I hear a little Sarcasm in that. Did you break the 1000? Going to try to make it up this coming weekend.

Joker09
12-14-2008, 09:58 PM
Does anyone know if theyve started to clear the sno parks a bit better yet? We were up there Friday night to Saturday for the big dump and they werent hardy clearing any of the snow parks. Also, does anyone know when or if theyve started grooming the trails yet? Thanks in advance!

tetonw
12-14-2008, 10:14 PM
It looked like Morning Creek was plowed Sat late afternoon and as of this morning I didn.t see any groomers yet.

foxyrmk
12-14-2008, 10:50 PM
they probably won't start grooming till the snow lets up and give the snow a chance to settle down.

GOTTAPLAY
12-15-2008, 12:31 AM
The plan is to start grooming Monday morning.

himarker
12-15-2008, 10:10 AM
snow was deep...we went out skyline towards Tiger....great ridin, now we just need more

Buz
12-15-2008, 12:26 PM
Are there any cabins to rent in the tollgate area?

GOTTAPLAY
12-15-2008, 02:12 PM
Here are a few links for cabins or rooms for rent

http://www.tamarackinnbb.com/
www.abcmountainretreat.com
http://www.bluemountainlodge.us/

There is also the Tollgate store and Meadow Something Cabins no web site that I know of but one of the above might direct you if they don't have what you are looking for.

Good Luck

Joker09
12-19-2008, 11:48 AM
Anyone have any current info on how well the snow park is being cleared around spout springs? Dont wanna go up there to the mess that was there last week again and end up shoveling for a few hours.

foxyrmk
12-19-2008, 01:15 PM
I would call the ski lodge and ask them or try the store, it's always a mess there. Have you ever tried Woodland if morning creek is full?

Joker09
12-19-2008, 03:54 PM
Yeah, weve thought about morning creek or woodland, the only bad part is that our cabin is across from the resort, so either of the snow parks is a long ride trying to carry in an ice chest or bags back and forth. Ill have to give the resort a call.

foxyrmk
12-19-2008, 04:33 PM
Yeah, weve thought about morning creek or woodland, the only bad part is that our cabin is across from the resort, so either of the snow parks is a long ride trying to carry in an ice chest or bags back and forth. Ill have to give the resort a call.

Well that explains it...

bluemtnsnoguide
12-19-2008, 09:37 PM
Riding tomorrow if there is any interest just 2 of us so far. Breaking in my sled so cant get too crazy, well at least 20 miles or so. MOrning Creek around 10 -10-30 red crew f250

foxyrmk
12-19-2008, 10:33 PM
Hey blue, we'll be there around that time. I saw Reddog heading up, so I'll be looking for him also.

himarker
12-19-2008, 10:53 PM
heres some pics of me and papadoo from last weekend...enjoy

bluemtnsnoguide
12-20-2008, 08:00 PM
Wow what a day just awesome, I cannot beleive some of the main roads hadnt had a sled on them yet this season, Looking glass Road for example, Blue sky 4ft plus at least of powder just amazing, now just need to settle a bit so we can ride the same through the trees instead of the roads and meadows, dont need pics just add 2ft of powderat least on top of the last posts pics

foxyrmk
12-20-2008, 11:29 PM
For sure there Blue. It was a awesome day to play in the powder, but I couldn't agree more we need some kind of a base. Skyline was untoucked about half of the way, I was just a grinn to! I can't wait for tomorrow or Tuesday.

bluemtnsnoguide
12-21-2008, 12:42 AM
Were you still going up Tuesday, I am still thinkin about supposed to take my nephew riding, have to see the weather.

Blue Jay
12-21-2008, 10:59 AM
My wife & I went up last Saturday 12-20 to open are gate to the cabin.It was awesome alot of pow sunshine but it was on the cold side cold.:D

foxyrmk
12-21-2008, 12:15 PM
Yeap, still going Tuesday and Wednesdady also.
Hey Blue Jay, did I meet you and your wife last year with Reddog and bad cheetch?

himarker
12-21-2008, 07:21 PM
we went up today...snowing like h*ll, hopefully some of that powder will settle down into a base someday.

Blue Jay
12-21-2008, 08:30 PM
Yes, Foxyrmk that's us it looks like another good snow year.Maybe we will see you at Tollgate. BJ

GOTTAPLAY
12-21-2008, 08:49 PM
Here are a couple of pic's from Saturday 10/20 what a fun ride around Balloon Tree a lot of untouched meadows when we arrived.

foxyrmk
12-21-2008, 11:18 PM
Yes, Foxyrmk that's us it looks like another good snow year.Maybe we will see you at Tollgate. BJ

We all need to get together again now that I know how to ride my ride, that day was my first day on it, so different from the edge, but I'm liking it. :D

bluemtnsnoguide
12-22-2008, 12:26 AM
Foxy looks like we may as well just ride in town, starting to look like Yellowstone, thinking about just riding on the farm the next few days till the mtn settles down a bit, heck till the valley settles down. Maybe till another bluebird day

foxyrmk
12-22-2008, 09:31 AM
I had a few co-workers doing that last week. I have friends that are staying up there for the next two days, so that's why I'm heading up.

powder Head
12-22-2008, 10:56 AM
Looking good Linda, we are heading out the door in a few minutes. Dana, you ot to break away and come ride with us. Linda will be our tour guide for the two days. Looks like the snow is great, just have to make it over there. Give you a call tonight Linda.

Red Dog
12-22-2008, 11:27 AM
Plan on riding tuesday with the Rabbit,Woodland unload around 9-10. Great pics everyone thanks for Sharring.Bluejay glad you got in. Cheers Red Dog. O Foxy hope to hook-up I need some of your snackpackers,bought a Muff pot.Also Stephy Sent me a lot of Beaver eh!

foxyrmk
12-22-2008, 01:10 PM
LOL.. alot of beavers... lol.. So you'll be there Tuesday at woodland, hmm... will have to hook up for sure. I'll have them with me.

Red Dog
12-22-2008, 01:42 PM
Cool See ya There. Cheers Red Dog:D

bluemtnsnoguide
12-22-2008, 07:36 PM
I promised the kids I would take them sledding, let me know if things are starting to settle,how about the week end anyone going back up,showing warming trend, in the valley

powder Head
12-22-2008, 09:35 PM
cold and we are ready to ride i hear there might be a rabbit a dog and a fox riding will post pics tomorrow

foxyrmk
12-23-2008, 12:09 AM
cold and we are ready to ride i hear there might be a rabbit a dog and a fox riding will post pics tomorrow
Hmmm... sounds like a hunt, but the question who's chasing who?

powder Head
12-23-2008, 09:17 AM
they dont call him rabbit for nothing

Oregongirl
12-23-2008, 11:05 AM
I WANT PICTURES!!! Hope you animals have a blue bird day!!

"Sic the bunny!"

foxyrmk
12-23-2008, 09:49 PM
Just got back on day one of a ride! Tired and but ready to go. We rode out by Balloon Tree and made aloop out there and it was just awesome, snow is setting up and by this weekend will make it even better. In the trees the snow was still soft and some spots too soft. Got stuck a few times as well followed some tracks (Jims & Jons) and was thinking that maybe that I shouldn't have, but I was committed and I made it thru except for the last 100 yards, got stopped by the tree limbs and there I sat, till Jim found me, even stopped digging to talk to Reddog on the phone, lol... Can't wit for tommorrow, heading back up again.
Powder Head with Karen bottom of hill after we got her unstuck.
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/foxyrmk/snowmobile%202008/DSC01215.jpg

Karen playing
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj126/foxyrmk/snowmobile%202008/DSC01218.jpg

powder Head
12-23-2008, 11:00 PM
good day - good fun - can'twait t do it tomorrow! thx Linda, jim & john!

M7 man
12-25-2008, 04:38 PM
is highway 204 open?

Soccerd6
12-25-2008, 05:16 PM
is highway 204 open?
as of about 10:30 was still closed but we made it to elgin no troubles....

powder Head
12-25-2008, 05:19 PM
it was still closed at 10 when we left west side is where the problem was we went east in halfway now

foxyrmk
12-26-2008, 08:52 PM
So..... who is going up tomorrow??

m7cat
12-26-2008, 09:41 PM
Taking the family to ride with the Trailfinders club. See how that goes may head off on our own.

foxyrmk
12-27-2008, 12:09 AM
Do you know what direction they will be heading?

snowphazed
12-27-2008, 11:59 PM
So how are the Tollgate conditions. Keep hearing rumors the snow is too soft and people are sinking too far or breaking parts because they are hitting stumps, from being unable to stay on top of snow. We are looking to go next week as long as conditions are good enough.

Thanks in advance

Liv4snow
12-28-2008, 12:57 PM
it is 40 and melting up here.

himarker
12-28-2008, 05:44 PM
just got back from a ride up there today..it was real soft off the trail in places, on top of the ridges was fairly solid. Trail towards Bone Springs was rough and needed groomed, but i expect that will be taken care of this week. It has settled a lot, compared to the 4'+ of fresh in the last couple rides. We got off the trail and medded around a fair amount and didnt run into anything, but it was easy to get stuck. Forecast says snow, snow, snow so hopefully we'll see some fresh up there and make it REALLY good riding...

himarker out

m7cat
12-28-2008, 08:33 PM
Snow was soft and sticky, rain-hail-snow and even a little wind. Not thebest day to ride. On top of that my clutch blew up and had to be towed back.:mad: But i settled down after I got home and had a few:beer;:beer;:beer;:beer;:beer;:beer;:D

wazzusummit
12-29-2008, 12:56 PM
Came home yesterday and it was raining like a SOB all day! didn't ruin the snow though so we are good. we are supposed to get snow all week so lets cross our fingers it doesn't warm up again. Ill be up there Tues-Sat. So if anyone wants to ride hit me up. Anyone else headed up for New Years?:beer;:beer;:beer;:beer;

Liv4snow
12-31-2008, 12:16 AM
nice day today snow has settled quite a bit nice base now

papadoo
01-01-2009, 07:19 PM
wet wet wet.:(

himarker
01-01-2009, 07:41 PM
i figured...howd the black bullet run?

weighttrain_2000
01-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Finally made it up there this morning. Good snow for riding but it wouldn't stop snowing. I take that back it did stop around 11:30ish and started to rain. We had fun but we got soaked the in process. When we took off around 12:30 and they had gotten another foot of snow.

polaris159
01-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Hey, HiMarker You should have went today. The black bullet ran just fine in stock trim. We road to Bone Springs and came back then installed the pipe and road it to Baldy with the pipe on. It seemed to run good. See you Saturday if it doesn't rain!

papadoo
01-03-2009, 11:31 PM
not to bad day, until one sled wouldn't start. pic

xcrash911
01-04-2009, 12:35 AM
what sled wouldn't start? Gahl was with you guys today right? I thought I saw your guys trailer parked in the clusterphuq between morning creek and Langdon lake

himarker
01-04-2009, 12:39 AM
papadoo..at least someone got a pic of me today...not bad snow at all. call me if you'll all goin tomorrow

polaris159
01-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Xcrash911,

Sorry it took so long to get back but I just got back from the mountains today. Yes, It was Gahl's sled we towed back. It wouldn't start at 7 meadows. It was not an easy tow. Yeah the parking is a mess up there. Had an excellent day today. Blue sky's and great snow.

xcrash911
01-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Sweet, I just got back myself, and yes it was a beautiful day! Sun was out most of the day.. It would be nice if they would plow the lots pretty soon!! they need to get the cutter truck in there and blow the banks back.

That sucks for Gary he has had a lot of probs with that sled, Judging from Friday when we went out to Bone I am sure it was not a fun tow if you were out that way :(

papadoo
01-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Himarker don't cry to much , yes good up there today.

himarker
01-04-2009, 11:25 PM
you both suck...if i had gas and didnt have a blown rear shock, you know id be there with ya...

bluemtnsnoguide
01-04-2009, 11:41 PM
I would have been there but rode 3ft of powder and a beautiful day on Mt Adams

papadoo
01-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Where are the pics blue ?

bluemtnsnoguide
01-05-2009, 02:06 PM
Well? Lets see did take a couple but was having so much fun,and camera battery died of course and then blew out primary clutch on 700 had to limp it back, ,looked over the pics were just a couple people pics and a stuck on a tree, nothing worth posting to match yours, I think I had better snow but you have better pics

bluemtnsnoguide
01-05-2009, 03:01 PM
Was wondering if anyone is ready for a road trip, just a short week ender maybe to Halfway? Next couple weeks? Lotsa new snow there.

xcrash911
01-05-2009, 10:59 PM
Doesn't sound like the snows all that great there, only 4' at the cabin? :(

bluemtnsnoguide
01-05-2009, 11:44 PM
Ithink there is a lot of difference on the fish lake side,from people I have talked to that have already ridden that side. according to the snotel got 2 ft in the last 2 days.Maybe a lot of people read that and no one is up there riding the deeeeeep!Look at the snotel for tolgate only says 4ft, hmm seems better than that riding up there

xcrash911
01-06-2009, 12:35 AM
snotel for the milkshakes looks like 6+ feet and 56" on high ridge? not sure what tolgate site your looking at?

wazzusummit
01-06-2009, 03:53 AM
Couple pics of new years week. majority of the pics were takin in front of the cabin.

wazzusummit
01-06-2009, 03:55 AM
got the truck stuck pretty good

bluemtnsnoguide
01-06-2009, 11:30 AM
Wow tear a poor guy down ,Ok X what I meant was Tolgate was 4ft , but basically at the same time just after Christmas,as the Halfway thread, schneiders is showing 64"now and fish lake tends to have almost double that amount, I would say it is at least as deep and then deeper than anywhere on tolgate,

xcrash911
01-06-2009, 02:00 PM
Sorry, wasn't meant to tear ya down. Just didn't know if there was some different site you were going by. We will have to check out Halfway pretty soon

bluemtnsnoguide
01-06-2009, 07:16 PM
there we go, on the same page now. any one heading to joseph next weekend for the winterfest?

raging_pickle
01-07-2009, 01:57 AM
I know you had more pics of me than that Dad. That just aint right excluding me like that.

not to bad day, until one sled wouldn't start. pic

bluemtnsnoguide
01-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Snow condition prediction for the week end can you say CONCRETE, 40.s and rain , then a nice big freeze, right before the week end.

himarker
01-07-2009, 09:13 PM
nothin like hero snow...

himarker
01-11-2009, 08:53 PM
and it was hero snow too...some places it felt like April or may snow, but some places it was ok. We had some fun playin on some hills...darn XP's...

ttyR2
01-11-2009, 11:10 PM
I was up on Saturday and miss the bottomless powder from a couple weekends ago. Wanted to give my Betterboards a real test but had fun anyway.

One of my buds with a 2moto track kit on his Honda CRF450 will be up next weekend. We'll be riding out of Morningcreek or Woodland, not sure which yet.

himarker
01-11-2009, 11:40 PM
pics from saturday: papadoo and polaris 159

Liv4snow
01-12-2009, 06:52 PM
how many people have gotten tickets in the spout springs snow park this year

m7cat
01-12-2009, 09:22 PM
Why did you get a ticket? I have heard they are not letting snowmobile trailers park there. If this is the case we need to find out if they are plowing the parking or if the state plows are clearing it. If the state plows it anyone should be allowed to park there.

Liv4snow
01-13-2009, 03:49 AM
The state plows are plowing that parking lot there are designated areas to park. I was there for nine days over xmas and I parked wright on the line. Days 2 threw 8 I see the forest cop up there. On day 9 we got ready to leave and the forest ranger was putting a ticket on my windshield. My buddy asked him why he wrote the ticket and he said we were in a non designated area for trailers. So he comes and gets me from the cabin and I'm not happy.
we climb up on the snow bank and see snow track prints. The a hole from the ski resort had gone down there and put up a new sign while we were there. There was clearly a hole dug in the snow were the new sign was.
I talk to the forest cop and he was a real nice guy he said he had to give me a ticket because the SKI LODGE OWNER was complaining about the parking situation. So I ask ware the hell are we suppose to park I thought I was in a designated area. He said we all need to contact the forest service and complain about the parking situation. We have had a cabin in this area for 25 yrs and Ive never seen such an a-hole for an owner of that ski resort we need some parking back so lets try to do something about it.

himarker
01-13-2009, 09:22 AM
good call, we got kicked outta there a couple a weeks ago, morning creek wasnt plowed out, so we went to spouts and couldnt park there, so we had to park by the lake with everyone else and their dog...crowded

WattsMasonry
01-13-2009, 10:13 AM
On saturday I was there and was parked at the far end of the parking lot the ranger came over and said I could not park there then he pointed at the sign That like Liv4snow said is a new sign so we moved our vehicle then he came over and gave me a map that showed where and how I could park and as soon as I get the scanner going I will be posting this bs on here Thanks Jeff

Snocross 100
01-20-2009, 07:26 PM
The Real Fed up thing is that half of his business is sledders and he is a dick to us! Thats just not right!

bluemtnsnoguide
01-20-2009, 11:28 PM
Icould see if the parking lot was full of skiiers, but come on the place is empty, if you dont park there it will be empty, that lot could hold 200 rigs and there is like 10 -20 parking in front of the resort and that is it, there must be a right of way witrhin 20 ft off the highway like along the lake or anyhere , that the owner has no say, Ithink more info from the forest service or hwy dept needs to be had, or they need to plow out the opposite side of the highway so the cabin owners have a place to park, I would think you would have a grandfather clause in there using that parking for about 50yrs, might be worth a few bucks to an attny

2walla
01-22-2009, 12:18 AM
The ski lodge guy is an *******.. We need to lobby to get the parking unscrewed there. There is no reason that the lodge should have 2/3 of the lot.

himarker
01-29-2009, 08:59 PM
Anybody been up tollgate way the last couple weeks? Its been warm adn nice, but i doubt if the snow is much good. Were goin up saturday...i guess we'll see how it is.

himarker out

m7cat
01-29-2009, 09:41 PM
I was up there today and it was nice and sunny. Alittle new snow that was crusted over and softened up with the sun. Not to warm and most trails were groomed. should be good riding with a little snow not to slick but you can go anywhere you want. Better than going to work.:beer;:beer;:D

xcrash911
01-29-2009, 10:09 PM
Hope it's nice Saturday, looks like I'll be headed up too

weighttrain_2000
01-29-2009, 10:47 PM
I'll be heading up tomorrow for a long weekend. They're predicting some snow Friday evening and I'll have my fingers crossed:)

himarker
01-31-2009, 11:41 PM
it wasnt bad today...you could just point and shoot...good ride and had a lot of fun.

xcrash911
02-01-2009, 12:44 AM
I agree! Soft enough to keep the hifax happy, go where you want to. We had a blast today as well

ACIdaho
02-01-2009, 04:05 PM
How far is Tollgate from pendelton? I don't know my way around up here so I'm hoping to get to hook up with some people to go.

himarker
02-01-2009, 04:52 PM
well, you turn off hwy 11 at weston and head up the hill...so not too far at all.

polaris159
02-01-2009, 07:02 PM
Where are the pic's?

himarker
02-01-2009, 09:07 PM
only 2 turned out really...ill put them on...settle down...

papadoo
02-01-2009, 09:18 PM
how long does it take ?

m7cat
02-01-2009, 10:17 PM
It is about 40 miles. Let me know if you want to ride up there I will show you what I know.

bluemtnsnoguide
02-01-2009, 10:36 PM
Was up today not bad in the way back other side of 7 meadows at least it is soft so if you stump jump , dont break shocks, 6 inches of fresh from what was last weeks drop, not too many sleds around at least it is mostly untouched, Juby Road is very nice flat and fast

himarker
02-04-2009, 11:00 PM
pics from saturday

ttyR2
02-05-2009, 03:10 PM
Where is 7 Meadows from Morningcreek or Bone Springs warming hut?

av8er
02-05-2009, 05:39 PM
or somewhere else

weighttrain_2000
02-05-2009, 09:49 PM
Spent last Friday, Saturday and Sunday riding. Great whether and pretty good snow considering the lack of new snow. There were 5 of us riding together and every one of us forgot our cameras:( Next time!

Snocross 100
02-05-2009, 11:20 PM
Snows OK but got 2 inches today and perfect if you love to bomb stumps

papadoo
02-06-2009, 12:03 AM
nice pic's himarker. 6 inches at 7 meadows?
To 7 meadows from morningcreek go out skyline to the first 'y', from there you can go straight and take the 2nd left.
Another option is at the first 'y' go left. After you go left, then ride approx 5 miles there will be a rode to the right, take that rode, (there should be a sign that points to Timothy Meadows) Go about another 5 miles, to a sharp right, followed by another sharp left. Just before the left you need to go straight into the trees, follow the tracks from there or the tree markers. If there is fresh snow I would suggest that you take the 1st directions above. Without tracks it is hard to find. The best thing to do would be to have someone show you where to go.

ttyR2
02-07-2009, 11:52 PM
Was out riding today with friends and had a decent day of it. Climbing Bald Mountain was hairy as what soft snow there was had been spun off the main route up the hill before we got there so my 700RMK spun the track the whole way up without much forward momentum.

Much better than a few weeks ago when it was just thick ice crust everywhere.

WattsMasonry
02-10-2009, 10:59 AM
We are heading up there today so I will post the conditions later.

Mountainaddiction
02-10-2009, 11:05 AM
What are you doing up this early? I think we will be there on Fri. and Sat.

WattsMasonry
02-11-2009, 09:01 AM
Well the snow was actually pretty decent once we got out to the 590 area yesterday about 6 inches of new and snowing. Planning on going back up Saturday to ride with My bro and the mountain addiction guys. Keep doing those snow dances.

04modcat
02-15-2009, 12:03 AM
going up on2-15-09 will see how good snow is cabin across from you lookfor 04modcat rad out and stomp it Down heavy and hard ps snow flipper

WATTS UP TOYZ
02-19-2009, 01:39 AM
we will be up agin this weekend hope for more snow

himarker
02-19-2009, 09:00 PM
ya, we'll be up there too...anyone heard how the snow is?

bluemtnsnoguide
02-20-2009, 09:45 AM
Well back to 40 plus days on the mtn, so back to spring I guess!!

WATTS UP TOYZ
02-26-2009, 02:20 PM
snow snow snow and more snow go have fun people its good riding agin

papadoo
02-26-2009, 11:48 PM
Himarker looks like we might have snow up there, maybe cover the track's from last ride, I think we need to make some more, I'm going on sat, let me know if you want me to pick you up. I know that hot rod XP wont be there. I talked to him today he said it was 70 in lv.

himarker
02-27-2009, 09:10 AM
Ill let ya know...im not sure what im doin yet...70 huh, bet hes lovin it

m7cat
02-28-2009, 10:54 PM
Snow was good , trails wernt bad, little windy but overall was a great day. Lots of of trail, parking lots were full but people spred out so it wasnt to crowded.:beer;:beer;:beer;

Red Dog
03-01-2009, 10:00 AM
http://www.snowest.com/forum/showthread.php?t=137963

Cheers Red Dog.

weighttrain_2000
03-08-2009, 11:24 AM
Those of you that haven't made it up to Tollgate this weekend have missed out. My buddies and I went up yesterday and the snow was perfect, probably the best I've riden in. I took my camera this time and got some good pics. I'll post them once I get them down loaded on our computer:)

ttyR2
03-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Yes indeed. Saturday was awesome at Tollgate. Best snow of the year if you don't like the bottomless powder that existed at the beginning of December. The area NE of Woodland was awesome. Found a sweet play area with some good hills (not including the big hill that goes almost vertical on the far right).

foxyrmk
03-25-2009, 11:06 PM
Well it looks like that I'm staying home for once, so I'm heading to Tollgate to ride, who's all going up?

xcrash911
03-25-2009, 11:43 PM
I'm in, just not sure which days yet. Probably Friday and Sunday. Looks like Tollgate has got a bunch of new

vertical goader
03-26-2009, 07:30 AM
now come on xrash911 you better go friday so if you get off the trail someone will help ya.

xcrash911
03-26-2009, 05:41 PM
now come on xrash911 you better go friday so if you get off the trail someone will help ya.

this link explains a lot

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch?e=2009032218180376

foxyrmk
03-26-2009, 06:01 PM
this link explains a lot

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch?e=2009032218180376

omg lmao...

Red Dog
03-26-2009, 07:14 PM
Totally agree with Foxy,****in funny.Cheers Red Dog.

foxyrmk
03-26-2009, 11:55 PM
So Red dog are u riding this weekend?? How is Lisa doing??

weighttrain_2000
03-27-2009, 07:13 AM
It looks awesome up there right now. I'm planning on making the trip Sunday.

foxyrmk
03-29-2009, 10:59 PM
What a day is all I can about say. I haven't seen Tollgate like this in a long time and it was great!
Hwy 204 was a white out condtion and we were pushing snow till we came up to a car that had a lady that was going home, Elgin. One of our buddies tried to get her up to the store but had to put the chains on to get going. As we looking at the first sno-park there was no way that we were going to made it in. So off to Spout Springs. We tried pushing the snow enough for us to get in while there was about 4-5 other rigs parked on the hwy waiting for there turn, finally a snowplow came and he was nice enough to make a spot for all of us. There was 6 in our group and we busted the trail to Ballon tree loop. Finally about 2 hours later we made it to BFH hill, and the guys played till they made to the top of the hill. As we came out one of the sleds was giving us problems, but we manage to get out, and of course the sun comes out.

Overall, a great day in 3ft and maybe a foot more in some places of fluff.

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polaris159
03-30-2009, 09:28 AM
Great Day, HiMark and I are the only ones who made it to Bone Springs! Great Snow. When it settles down tell your husband we need to get the 4-Wheelers out. They had a great ride last Saturday and got some good pictures.

foxyrmk
03-30-2009, 11:18 AM
Was it quite deep out there? We were the only ones that made it too BFH hill and when we came out no one has made the loop around there at Balloon Tree. EPIC DAY!

Dirty10
03-30-2009, 01:21 PM
Was it quite deep out there? We were the only ones that made it too BFH hill and when we came out no one has made the loop around there at Balloon Tree. EPIC DAY!

Looks like good snow how much new?

foxyrmk
03-30-2009, 02:03 PM
I would say there was about 3ft there at Woodland and the same at Balloon tree road, but it felt maybe more in some spots. At BFH hill I would say that the hill had about 3ft. The wind was drifting lots of the snow. When we came out and back onto the trail our tracks were almost gone.

Today would be the day to be there. had a buddy wanting us to play hookie today, it crossed my mind, but just couldn't see how I could do it.

If the forecast is right for this week, this coming weekend is going to be fantastic! :D

xcrash911
03-30-2009, 08:15 PM
Few pics from today, sorry not the greatest, disposable camera

Justin stuck again, calling for help
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk241/xcrash911/007_20A.jpg
through the trees
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk241/xcrash911/020_7A.jpg
me playing
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk241/xcrash911/010_17A.jpg
stuck
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk241/xcrash911/018_9A.jpg

xcrash911
03-30-2009, 08:22 PM
another stuck
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk241/xcrash911/006_21A.jpg
road sign on Jubilee
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk241/xcrash911/016_11A.jpg

foxyrmk
03-30-2009, 08:57 PM
So where did you ride today?

polaris159
03-30-2009, 09:36 PM
Some people have to work. It looks like it set up a little hope it wasn't you that cleared off the sign. I was up yesterday and we were the only ones at Bone Springs. The snow was deep. It sucked if you were the 2nd sled. Went to Bone Springs and back and we were out of gas. It really drank the fuel yesterday. Hopefully it will settle down a little. I hope to ride some more but then will get the 4-Wheelers out for spring riding.

weighttrain_2000
03-30-2009, 10:50 PM
Polaris159,

Where did you guys park your vehicle??? We were up there bright and early Sunday morning (before the plows) and were not able to pull off the road because of all the snow. We ended up going to Mt. Emily off I84 and the snow was awesome. I posted photos on another thread.

xcrash911
03-30-2009, 11:25 PM
Linda we just played out between old skyline and Jubilee mostly. Gary no it wasn't me who cleaned off the sign thankfully, I just saw it and took the pic. That was not the only sign I saw that somone found either, have to be a little careful stuff that is not usually covered is lurking just below the snow.

polaris159
03-31-2009, 12:19 AM
Got their around 10:30 and paid to park at the Tamarack. Was lucky and got one of the last spots.

himarker
03-31-2009, 09:53 AM
pics wont load for some reason...damn computers

foxyrmk
03-31-2009, 11:50 AM
I was wondering from the pictures, thanks. Jim found one of thoses post's too on Sunday. Hey we need to hook up one of these days and all ride together.

Can't believe it's spring and it's a snowing up there! :D

foxyrmk
04-02-2009, 11:00 AM
I was ODOT website this morning and I notice that they posted 154 inches. Does anyone remeber what was last years at this time?

bluemtnsnoguide
04-02-2009, 05:35 PM
Foxy are going to ride with Bill and the group from Yakima out of Woodland Sno park, I dont have anyone to ride with, and was just gonna show up fri morn sometime and try to catch them. Idont have any phone number for them

foxyrmk
04-03-2009, 09:30 AM
Not riding today, got to work. :(

foxyrmk
04-17-2009, 05:41 PM
I know with the nice weather that we have had the last few days and that means no powder, but anyone heading up tomorrow?

xcrash911
04-17-2009, 09:52 PM
I heard the snow is pretty set up, I'm going up Sunday but not early I figure I'll give the snow some time to soften up

polaris159
04-17-2009, 10:23 PM
Ill be there but on my 4wheeler. Riding from tiger to tollgate.

foxyrmk
04-17-2009, 10:56 PM
That sounds like fun too.

Snocross 100
05-09-2009, 12:36 AM
Im going up sunday taken the sleds and the 4 wheelers weel c what ones get rode!!

xcrash911
05-10-2009, 12:23 AM
I was up yesterday, either/or you will have fun. Plenty of snow to sled, but its set up enough that you will probably be able to go most places on a 4 wheeler too

Snocross 100
05-22-2009, 01:54 AM
Never went up but am going up next weekend with the toyota and gonna do some wheelin and get in to the property!! Might try to climb baldy, god i love my full exo cage!!!