Pick Up a Mountain – 9/16/2023

I’m not sure anyone else is writing this up, so I thought I’d throw something out there…

Pick Up a Mountain last weekend was a blast. Tamers in attendance included Tammy and I, Jeremy and Noni, Rudi and Melissa, John, Antoine, Michael, Eric, Nate, Joe, Terry and Pam. Also in attendance were candidates David and Patty plus Ethan and Tom from NWD Off-road and Performance. Quite the group!

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Operation Shore Patrol – 9/16/2023

OSP 2023!

I – like Darren Rabago – will have to cop to having a near and dear place in my heart for my long tenure in attending Operation Shore Patrol over many years. Starting my 2nd year in the Tamers – which means that was about 1998 when I started “wheeling” (oh is that what I thought it was?) a 1982 J-10 Jeep pickup (too big, too pretty….)

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Mountain Loop Clean-up 9/9/2023

Showed up early at the Verlot Ranger Station, right around 8AM. If you want to beat Joe, you have to be there a half hour to an hour early. LOL! Ranger Jon came over to make sure we had all we needed and to let us know that between Coal Creek and Deer Creek could use some attention due to the amount of people from the previous weekend and to thank us for the help. By 9 am we ended up having 12 people total.

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Cabin Fever April 14, 2023

This is a must do event.  The people are friendly, the Trails are fun and the raffle is good.  Cabin Fever takes place in the Northern Idaho town of Kellog. We booked a hotel at the Silver Valley hotel which has reasonable rates.  We have actually stayed there before.  Dan from the Tamers and I changed a cam positioning sensor in the back parking lot.  Not a fun project on a trip but thanks to Dan we knocked it out fast.   Thankfully no Engine code of death for this trip.

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Tahuya 11/26/2022

Timber Tamers met at the parking lot at 9:00 am. The 10-vehicle lineup included: Dave F and his LJ, Jeremy and Noni in their CJ, John in his JKR, Eric in his new EV, Will and his Dad in the TJ, and Bill in his Toyota Pickup. Guests included Tony driving with Lexi (Noni’s daughter) in her JKR, Dave and Nikki in their JKUR, Jared and his wife Lindsey in their LJ, and Conner, Jared’s son in his Toyota 4Runner. Headed out at about 9:15 with Jeremy and Noni leading.

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WYBDR scratch that WABDR June 2022

Sometimes plans get changed or canceled.  Most of the time we try to work around things.  Two years ago we had to cancel our trip to Colorado.  A trip that Moose and I have been talking about for at least 8 years.  Last year many of our plans changed do to fires.   This year there was not one reason but many that caused us to cancel going to Wyoming and instead stay in Washington state.  For those who may not know South Montana and Parts of Northern Wyoming saw over 10 inches of rain.  This caused major damage to the trail system including the Morrison Jeep trail.  There were also many personal issues that caused several members to change their plans.  I guess that is life. 

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Walker Valley Jun 2022

It was a wet morning for the 6 of us. Me, Doc, Dean, Joe, and Mihai. Chris Steimel would meet up later. After the air down session, E&E paperwork, and a brief drivers meetings away we went. Straight towards Timber Tamers trail. Considering I just replaced balljoints on the XJ i chose not to try the big rock at the beginning. Doc gave it a shot and with a bit of spotting over he went. Good job Doc! Leading thru the rocky area i fought a bit .

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