A few of us decided to get together and do a snow run with the latest round of winter weather dropping snow in the mountains.
We all hooked up at the Sultan Chevron at 9am, and with 5 rigs we headed up to explore an area none of us had been up before.
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Well todayâ€™s run went exceptionally well. A couple of us arrived at the chevron earlier than everyone else, but it didnâ€™t take long for rigs to start trickling in topping off thier fuel and parking. 10 rigs in total today ok 11 and a trailer because someone trailered their wheeler.
After a quick drivers meeting we headed to Tonga. Not a ton of traffic, but did find one moron that pulled out in front of the towed rig. Was nice seeing those trailer brakes working great.
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The couple of weeks prior to the 2021 Timber Tamersâ€™ Christmas Tree Run we had almost historically warm temperatures ending-up the wettest meteorological autumn on record. The most frustrating part of this was that weâ€™d had a LOT of rain until a few days before the run, but with the temperatures all in the 50s, it was a warm rain and threatened to melt all the snow, even at altitude. Even more ominous, here on the first weekend of December, the ski resorts werenâ€™t even open yet because they didnâ€™t have enough snow. I started having fears we were going to have to do this run on a wet and un-snowy Forest Service Road. However, the blessing we had was that starting in the early morning hours of the very day we took this trail run, heavy snow was predictedâ€”and heavy snow it was!
Continue reading “Tonga Tree Run Dec 2021”
I started off the day with hitting the alarm clock. I work a swing shift schedule so I usually donâ€™t even know what that dang thing sounds like.
Continue reading “Tonga Tree Run Dec 2020”
I got my coffee and took my time getting ready. I should have plenty of time.
Well I guess once I got in behind a guy speeding up then slowing down and speeding up and slowing down. Then stopping to top off fuel.
I got to the staging are right at 10am on the dotâ€¦ Oops
With the weather report for the mountains calling for 1 to 4 feet of snow, I had to get a few people together to do a quick snow run. We met at the trestle at about 10:30 am. We were suppose to be there at 10:15 am but traffic was a little bit slow and then on the main road into to trestle there was a downed power line.
Continue reading “Tonga Ridge Jan 2020”
Joe, Steve, Ken, Ryan and I all decided that we would meet up for breakfast at 7:30 AM in Monroe at the Buzz Inn. After breakfast we headed out to the trail to meet up with anyone else that planned to go. We got to the trestle around 9:10 or so and aired down. We waited until precisely 9:28 and everyone was asking what we were going to do and I said that since I was the leader that we shall go! We did a quick driver meeting and headed up the hill. It was just us 4 rigs at that time.
Continue reading “Tonga Ridge Xmas Tree Run Dec 2019”
there were some folks among the Timber Tamers who really wanted to go on the
Hangover Run on New Yearâ€™s Day, but for various reasons werenâ€™t able to. So, the request went out for another snow run
to make up for that for the folks who couldnâ€™t go on the Hangover Run. (Great idea, Jon Holzwarth!!)
Continue reading “Tonga Ridge Jan 2019”
I had sent out a reminder notice to all club members as well as candidates about this run. I also added in I didnâ€™t think there was going to be any snow or very little and it should be just running up, pick a tree cut it down, (with a tree permit of course) and get back home.
How wrong I was. LOL
Continue reading “Christmas Tree Run to Tonga Ridge”
The alarm clock going off, with birds singing and the sounds of the babbling brook near our house and the sun peeking outâ€¦. Oh wait That was the dream I was havingâ€¦.Â It was more like the alarm BLARING, still dark out and everything totally frozen including the babbling brook. Hell it wasnâ€™t even light out yet and the moon was still Bright n full. In any case when we get up to an alarm clock in my house it is almost always because we are doing something fun that day. Today was going to be no exception. I was in charge of the first group going to Tonga Ridge today. The goal was to make high point and get the Hangover trophy. Continue reading “Hangover Run Jan 2018”
A few people had the opportunity to hit Tonga during the week when there are very few people around. Looks like it was a good time.
Continue reading “Tonga After Xmas Run Dec 2017”
I had sent out a reminder/detailed description including maps to the whole Timber Tamer group and it even included a Tamer Turn (U-turn) in the directions. How it got in there I donâ€™t know, but no one said anything… LOL. Continue reading “Christmas Tree Run Dec 2017”
6:45 AM Melissa and I roll into the parking lot of the Everett Mall to see more Tamers standing around and talking in the rain than there were volunteers for NW Harvest setting up for their event. It was a great turn out for the Tamers to do there Rig Parade through the donation line where Dave W presented the Tamers donation to NW Harvest. Funny thingâ€¦ before the Parade the Tamers were asked to help setup for the event because someone thought we were the Teamsters. We did of course help setup but made sure to let the crew for NW Harvest know that we were there to give a donation and not to actually work the event.
Continue reading “Christmas Tree Run Dec 2016”
It is tradition that the Tamers head out on a snow run New Years Day. We kept the tradition going another year and headed up to Tonga Ridge to see if there was any snow that we could put tracks in and to see who could get the furthest up the road. Continue reading “Hangover Run Jan 2016”
Some of us started the day at 6:45 am (yikes) at Everett Mall, to give NW Harvest our collected donation, and some food items.Â Although it was very early for some of us, there were 8 rigs there, well, 7 and an anonymous FJ that didnâ€™t want to go through the Parade, as he is really a Jeep ownerâ€¦and didnâ€™t want to be seen driving a Yoter. Continue reading “Christmas Tree Run Dec 2015”
No write up from the Hangover Run but there are some pictures of the event. Continue reading “Hangover Run Jan 2014”
Our day started out at the Bothell Safeway dropping off a donation to Northwest Harvest at the King 5 NW Harvest food drive. After that was done we all headed up to theÂ Monroe Buzz Inn for breakfast before meeting up with the rest of the group at the Tressle off Foss River Road. We had 8 rigs and headed out in all for the tree run. Continue reading “Christmas Tree Run Dec 2013”
Tonga Ridge Hangover Run January 01, 2013 Continue reading “Hangover Jan 2013”
And a fun time was had by all. We even hadÂ to pull some people out and it was a great day! Thank you to those that contributed pictures! Continue reading “Hangover Run Jan 2011”
Ah â€“ not only a New Year, but also a reminder of the passage ofÂ years. The Hangover Run in years previous used to be attributed toÂ imprudence of how much and what types of alcohol had been imbibedÂ the previous night. Now â€“ for at least some of us whoâ€™ve been aroundÂ the club for more than a few years â€“ hangover is more a measure ofÂ how much and the types of food weâ€™ve partaken over the holidays.Â When we say itâ€™s hard to get into our rigs â€“ it is literally hard toÂ get up into our rigs. Continue reading “Hangover Run Jan 2010”
Another day of playing in the snow! We even got to see Stumpy again! (great to see you out and about!) It was a great day with no problems and no breakage and we did not stop until the snow was over 7 feet deep. Continue reading “Hangover Run Jan 2008”
On the CBS Sunday Morning show last weekend was an interview with famed film director Francis Ford Coppola. He made a statement that no small part of his success came from more often saying “yes” than “no” to people. Continue reading “The Rescue of Gigantor Dec 2007”
It is just now when I sit down to write the report that I realize this is the last official Tamer run for 2007. Where did the year go? Enough of that for now, more about the run. Continue reading “Christmas Tree Run Dec 2007”
Ah the annual Tamers Christmas Tree Run. We usually make a donation to NW Harvest, head to breakfast, and then run up Hwy 2 in order to find a tree for the Tamer Christmas Party not to mention one for our home. Continue reading “Christmas Tree Run Dec 2006”
Hello, The run was great and my father in law thoroughly enjoyed himself. Five rigs started the trip, John and Gina, Mike G, Mary, John’s friends in the white Toyota and us. We stopped at the turnout under the railroad bridge so Mike could unload and the rest of us could air down. Continue reading “Tonga Ridge April 2005”
No write up but then again the pictures do tell a story… Continue reading “Christmas Tree Run Dec 2004”