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Posted: March 12 2018 at 5:29am | IP Logged Quote M700

Good camping trip here in Central Washington over the weekend with some great people. Truly enjoyed! Three kids, three dogs, a spud gun and many smiles. Good food and a big ol' campfire! Covered some beautiful and rugged country as well:









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Posted: March 12 2018 at 6:41am | IP Logged Quote Rex

That looked like fun right up until I saw tire chains!
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Posted: March 12 2018 at 8:21am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Yah, looks like the ground is still a
little wet and soft.

But then again a lot depends on when you
have the opportunity to get out and
conditions not being ideal be damned !

Looks like good country for cross country
mountain bike touring/camping to me (my
personal preference).

Edited by turbo1889 on March 12 2018 at 8:23am
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Posted: March 12 2018 at 8:38am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Hey, where's the snow!???!!

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Posted: March 12 2018 at 9:56am | IP Logged Quote nhblaze

Yeah.... where is the snow ?
More coming my way tomarrow    

and NO trees in the first picture
where do the deer hide ?    

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Posted: March 12 2018 at 3:32pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Let's see if I can take these one at a time:

Yes, the tire chains got put on when we were in a foot of old, melting snow. Took us a couple of hours to get six rigs up the hill. We used winches, traction boards, recovery straps, shovels, tire chains...

Yes, for part of the route, the ground was too danged soft! I try to avoid that, but... there it was.

Ranger - the snow was a little higher, at about 3000' on the north-facing slopes. MOST of our trip was below the snow level.

nhblaze - the mule deer are amazingly good at using the terrain to their advantage, despite the severe lack of trees on the big hills. Down in the draws/ravines, there's PLENTY of cover. Our deer do pretty well, only about 25% of hunters are successful any given year.

It was a good, fun trip. Kids, dogs, football, a spud gun...

Regards, Guy
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Posted: March 13 2018 at 1:52am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Took my own trip this evening before the
sun set to
try out a new gun I got. Headed up into
the hills to
get far enough out to test fire the old
girl

(Currently am in a weapons restriction
zone for
hunting, no high powered rifles - Only
shotguns, handguns,
etc . . . allowed so I pretty much respect
that for test
firing high powered rifles as well because
the
restriction is for valid safety reasons;
houses are
far enough apart to be safe for shotgun
unless your an
idiot but a high powered rifle shot, one
ricochet in
the wrong direction and it could reach
someone else
place)

Well, the scenery was so beautiful and I
had my old
4x4 rig so I just kept going until I
couldn't make it
up the road any further and then hiked in
a little
ways further:




































































Was only an evening hike but boy was it
gorgeous up
there !!!

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Posted: March 13 2018 at 5:08am | IP Logged Quote M700

Very Nice!
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Great Pictures!
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Posted: March 13 2018 at 9:19am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

SNOW!

Run for your lives!

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