This Years Snow camp Hosted By Www.NiksonOverland.Com Will be kicking off on Thursday night. February 20th. Dont know about the campout? Read this trip report: https://www.riderevival.club/forum/trip-reports/defender-of-the-fatherland-day-olallie-lake Watch this video. We will be meeting in Esticada Oregon at 6pm Thursday at The Old Mill restaurant. (150 sw Frontage Rd) For a good Hot "stick to your ribs" kinda meal. After Dinner we will head up the mountain. The destination? Olallie Meadows Cabin. It will take some time to get there in the night, We get there when we get there, Thursday nights adventures always turn out to be good ones! We will be staying at or around the cabin area all weekend. Sunday is the return date. I will be gone from Camp Late Friday night, through Saturday. I will be will be back in camp late Saturday night. I plan to come home with the group Sunday morning. (personal family stuff) Please review the trip reports and videos from years past, they will help you know what to expect and prepare for. Key Notes! Extra fuel: 10 GAL! Snow wheeling takes a toll on the fuel, dont be that guy, go prepared for heavy fuel consumption. LP/Propane gas: If you plan to burn a tent heater, or portable fire pit (ill have mine) bring plenty of extra LP gas. I was shocked how much propane we used last year. i will be 45lbs deep on propane, and an extra 10gal of fuel. Water and cold stuffs. Remember it will be below freezing the entire time we are there. your jugs will freeze, your drink will freeze, and you will be out. Plan to keep liquids in your car to avoid this, plan your foods accordingly, and have a place to keep them. i usually use a simple food box or toat. Gear/Clothes. Remember it will be Sub ZERO at night. If you are planning on using your rig as a backup to sleep in. AND/OR use its heater. Go VERY prepared for that. they are made from steel, suspended in the air, and take a LOT of fuel to idle overnight. Dont be "That Guy" bring enough fuel. Your gear should be rated a 15* below anything you plan to expose yourselves to. sleeping gear included. Bring your sleeping setup, bring extra dry clothes, and a good attitude. There will be plenty of fun to be had, and learning opportunities along the way. that for sure!! I will have the snow shelter up there, and i will be dragging my overland trailer. please, do not rely on it for your sleeping shelter! if your thinking you want to throw a caught up in there. please post that up below, there will be limited space. Cooking will be done outside. Finally, Bring a good attitude, and a willingness to make friends, jump outside your comfort zone, and a big jar of patience with you. No telling how the weekend will go. Be willing to Run SUB 5 psi in your tires, have an air compressor, gloves, boots, shovel, strap, and misc hand tool (just encase) The snow last year was impassable above 6psi. Even in my fully locked up jeep on 35" tires. No stock rigs, please have a decent setup for snow wheeling. if you are asking yourself "will i make it in my X*X*X*" You wont, grab a seat, or wait for a more mild snow wheeling trip. This is for seasoned members. we can start discussions below about sleeping arrangements, Joint foods/Meal Prep, and or any questions we may have. Looking forward to seeing you out in the snow for the weekend. its my 1st trip of the year. Take care guys! Bronze.
June 23rd we are registered for the poker run in the TSF. This is put on every year and is a blast. Pistons do a great job with events. Camping at browns camp as of now, that may change a bit later. Registration is $50, they have some swag for sale, and a killer raffle if you want to get in on that too. Registration can be found here: https://squareup.com/store/pistonswild/ Hope to see you all out there! john.
Ok guys its time for the plan. thank you for your input and apologies for not giving more time for planning such a trip. Redwoods 1st! Head Down I5 Monday morning. At grants pass Oregon take a right onto Hw199 "The Redwoods Highway" most of the drive will be on i5 so when you see the 199 it won't be long. 15 or so miles from Crescent City,Ca on 199 is the Hiouchi visitor center, if its open stop in. lots of good info and some great maps to pick up of the area. Continue down the 199 into Crescent City, turn right on Hw 101(north), shortly after look for the sign for Florence keller park. 15$ a night, in a nice grove of redwoods, plenty of space, and close to all the good stuff. Dog friendly. Take a break and head on south, or set camp and go from there. From there most all of the redwoods stuff is south. You can spent the next two days there exploring the sights at your leisure. 26 miles to the south is the "trees of Mystery" https://www.treesofmystery.net/index.php They have paul bunyan, the tree you can you drive under and a cable car tour through the redwoods. I hear nothing but good things about this place. Further south you will reenter the Redwoods National Forest. With several trail heads, beaches, and viewpoints along the route it won't take long to fill the rest of the time. Be sure to Take Howland Hill Road. It is well worth the drive. you can find it by either heading out hw 199 again, past the visitors center(east). It will be on your right, Just a couple miles past. It is well marked. OR the other side is in town at the south end of Crescent city, Elk Valley road is what you will be looking for. It takes you to Howland Hill Rd. It's on the east side of hw101. Being mobile you could either stay at Florence keller, Or move to another, TBD, place the next day. Continue the Redwoods Adventure Tuesday. Harbor Grotto view Has Great food and views if you get tired for camp food. The Beach in crescent city is good is good too if you tire of the trees Wednesday Head north 180 miles to Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=95 It is right on the Oregon Dunes, This time of year you can enter the dunes right from the park via "H" loop, there is a "quiet time" so respect the rules please. It was a highly recommended place and has all the facilities. Take your time on this leg, there are hundreds of places to stop, see, take pics, hike, viewpoints, and little coastal towns. check it out. There are things on both sides of 101 the entire way. Drive slow, stop often. It will be well worth it! If You have extra time check out Jerry's Jet boats, And /or The West Coast Game Park. Both are highlights. Thursday morning Head North for Sand Lake! You will be passing through yachats (rocky shores), Newport, Depoe Bay, Beverly Beach, Sea lion Caves, tide pools, lighthouses, Lincolin city (casino!) and the Rock at Pacific City are all along the way. At sand lake we can either camp on the sand for the night or in one of the sites, ill leave it up to the group to make this call on the fly. (conditions may vary) Friday Morning Head for TSF/Browns camp for friday and saturday night. Spend a couple days in the woods. checking out trails, hanging by the campfire. relaxing, learning, and over all just wasting the reas of the weekend with good people and having good time. I have been in the area for a decade. am and Oregon Trophy Challenge finalist(multiple times), and have a lot of experience in and on the trails. my jeep is fully capable and equipped for recovery if needed. Please Dont hesitate to come out. Dont let the youtube videos scare you, there is literally a trail or something to to fo any vehicle. comeon out. share our campfire and have a good time. even if you just want to camp and shoot the shit. There might even be a seat open up throughout the weekend. I wont lead you into trouble. well, too much ;) I plan to have a BIG fire, my Wife and both kids will be joining us for the weekend, and we usually eat better in the woods than at home. so come on out and join us! We will camp at a place called Woods Point. It is up South Fork Road off of HW6 headed east out of Tillamook. Follow the signs to portland. Look for signs for south for prison camp, turn onto S.Fork Rd (gravel) Follow that 3 miles or so (passed the prison camp on the right). You will come to a fork in the road, follow it to the right over the bridge. Just past eh bend you will find Lyda Camp, keep going up the hill and follow the road to the left (C-line Rd.) about a mile back you will find "woods point" There is a large central camping spot and lots of wood close for our bonfire! Im looking forward to a great fun filled week. Please post up on what sections you plan on joining for so we have a relative headcount. once we know group size and days we i'll get the meeting times hashed out. At this point its looking like im going to have to skip the 1st 1/2 and meet everybody at sand lake. I really wanted to stretch the trip and make it south. its just not in the cards for me thins time and there is no way im getting out of taking the fam in one way or the other. ill probably be chilling at sand lake when you all roll in. that may change, but it is my tentative at this point. Thanks again for being here guys and gals. Let's make this one to remember! HBD David! John.