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Author:  snow [ Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Tonga Ridge 12/24

Awesome deep snow. Took it 6 miles up the road to about 3500ft. Road hadn't been wheeled in a long time, just remnants of ruts.

Then Tonga ridge. Incredible conditions. Hadn't been wheeled for a lot of storms. Powder was bottomless, it was not possible to walk even with snowshoes on (my friend was nearly up to his head setting a winch point with snowshoes on at one point). Unlimited traction, just pounded it out 6 miles up the road. Couldn't even see half the time with snow piling over the hood, had to clear it all the time. About 6 miles up I was about 4-5 feet deep in the snowpack and would have needed a Hemi to keep going. 4000RPM nearly flooring it to push the snow which was about a foot over the radiator opening so only got 15 second bursts on the thermal mass of the coolant before I hit 245F repeatedly. At one point the only way out was jumping out the window.

Go get the snow!

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Author:  kurtfriedrich [ Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tonga Ridge 12/24

Alone??

Author:  snow [ Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tonga Ridge 12/24

kurtfriedrich wrote:
Alone??


Yes.

Author:  Lezbone [ Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tonga Ridge 12/24

Lovin all the snow this year!

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