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The 3rd Annual LJ Meet, in MT/WY, just East of Yellowstone Nat'l Park!

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Post by Rick Friesen » Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:23 pm

If you want to go anywhere close to Banff/Jasper then your best bet would be an area called Waiparous. It is an OHV area just west of Calgary. I have not been there myself but have seen lots of pictures (and magazine articles) about it. I have wanted to go for a number of years now and this might finally get me there. I hear they closed off a lot of the harder trails but for what we want to do it would still be fine I'm sure.
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stevec- I think beach would be a great idea!!
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Post by thesarg » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:21 pm

Well if u have it north of the border i WILL be there, n ill even supply the first round of brown pop :D
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Post by stevec » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:33 pm

thesarg wrote:Well if u have it north of the border i WILL be there, n ill even supply the first round of brown pop :D
:beer:

If it isn't in Canada, it will be closer to you than the Midwest meet or last year's meet! We had a few Canadians come down for the NW Meet, but they started out farther west. Montana is just below Calgary & Banff, so it wouldn't be much further for you!

One more thought: if it is in Canada, I hope I don't have trouble smuggling homebrew across the border! :ohno:
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Post by Suzy » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:55 pm

Oregon ?

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Post by stevec » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:51 pm

Rick Friesen wrote:If you want to go anywhere close to Banff/Jasper then your best bet would be an area called Waiparous. It is an OHV area just west of Calgary. I have not been there myself but have seen lots of pictures (and magazine articles) about it. I have wanted to go for a number of years now and this might finally get me there. I hear they closed off a lot of the harder trails but for what we want to do it would still be fine I'm sure.
BTW this is Glen not Rick, I'm just using his computer and too lazy to sign him out and me in.

stevec- I think beach would be a great idea!!
I copied this off NissanOffroad.net; they do a jamboree there...

Approximate driving times (real world people who've made the trip, not mapquest's idea of time):

Seattle, WA - 12 hours
St. Louis, MO - 20 hours
Los Angeles, CA - 19 hours
Las Vegas, NV - 18 hours
Winnepeg, MB - 14 hours
Toronto, ON - 24 hours

Not real close to anybody, but within a day and a half for most. This could work. Anybody ever been here before? I see there's an "import 4x4 jamboree" there in August, anyone planning to go? I'll see what else I can find out about it too, but I'd like some first hand experience from someone!
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Post by Rick Friesen » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:02 pm

Well I think it is a great place as I can get there in a few hours. My buddy Colin and I might go check it out sometime this summer/fall. Maybe in September as I seem to be booked til then.
Steve I think your 81 would be very comfortable back home in Canada.
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Post by russmehl » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:31 pm

Toronto, ON - 24 hours
I beg to differ, but my version of mapquest tells me 35 1/2 hrs to Calgary, and 32 hours for me.
No way I could get out there without major change. (no job, no wife, hit the lottery)

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Post by tweeder » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:49 pm

stevec wrote: St. Louis, MO - 20 hours
HOLY CRAP!!! i'm still 7 hours south of there!
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Post by Jimny » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:57 am

HOLY CRAP!!! i'm still 7 hours south of there!
Quit whining! :wink: Just kidding!!!!

We will have to Convoy up there Tweeder! And along the way pick up Smuz to join in on the convoy and then maybe Russ somewhere along the way.
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Post by tweeder » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:04 am

i got a buddy thats finding out some info on wheeling in ND/SD area (back where he's from)

that's at least a couple hours closer. :cool:
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Post by Sluggo » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:51 am

tweeder wrote:i got a buddy thats finding out some info on wheeling in ND/SD area (back where he's from)

that's at least a couple hours closer. :cool:
That's beginning to sound a little more central :D
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Post by stevec » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:31 am

I'm gonna have limited vacation time next year, and I'd really like to spend a couple of weeks up in the Canadian Rockies, so maybe we can plan the 2008 meet up there, and do next year's meet in ND/SD or Montana.
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Post by Dion » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:23 am

I nominate Silver City Idaho. It's only a few hours from my home, LOL

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Post by Jimny » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:44 am

Hee Haw! I felt like getting up and dancing. :wink:

Looks good. If only it was more central.

I would like a place like that and where you have a long easy semi steep trail going up a mountain. :cool:
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Post by russmehl » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:59 am

Yikes! 2000 miles for me!
Guess I'm just gonna have my own little meet in the sandbox. :wink:

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Post by stevec » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:03 am

Dion wrote:I nominate Silver City Idaho.
That looks cool; I can't believe I haven't heard of it before. Wouldn't be too far for me; about the same as Montana, but I think Montana might be closer for most. Still, I just may have to plan a trip down there. Are there a lot of trails?
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Post by Dion » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:24 am

I believe there are several ways to the peak. The area is filled with old roads to mines and such.
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Post by kodiak1232003 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:16 pm

just a thought, there's a trail near missoula(where im at) called the lolo trail, i think. could also be called the lewis & clark trail.

it was the trail that they used to go west so many years ago. some parts of it are challenging for a stock rig, most are simply scenic backcountry tracks.

missoula is a very affordable place to stay, and the hotels are used to having trailers/RV's park in their parking lots, due to the high tourist content of the population.

i love it here, so def. consider this area...


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Post by stevec » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:16 pm

kodiak1232003 wrote:just a thought, there's a trail near missoula(where im at) called the lolo trail, i think. could also be called the lewis & clark trail.

it was the trail that they used to go west so many years ago. some parts of it are challenging for a stock rig, most are simply scenic backcountry tracks.

missoula is a very affordable place to stay, and the hotels are used to having trailers/RV's park in their parking lots, due to the high tourist content of the population.

i love it here, so def. consider this area...
If you love it so much, why does your profile say San Diego??? :wink:

j/k Brian, welcome to the forums! Do you have any links to pics/info of the area? I was hoping to find something around there, and had emailed Figmo at Roadless Gear, as I believe he's in Missoula, but hadn't heard anything back from him. I like the fact that Missoula is right on I-90, which makes it easy for most folks to find, not to mention the fact that it's an easy day's drive for me! I also have a friend who grew up in Missoula, and used to have an LJ10 about 20 years ago! I'll do a little digging and see what else I can find; we need to get this nailed down pretty soon!
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Post by tweeder » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:40 pm

everyone hit the newsstand for the October issue of 4-Wheel & Off-Road mag (even if you get it in the mail). they got a mini-booklet that's 365 trails or some such. lists places to wheel in ALL of the lower 48. the Black Hills of SD looks promising...
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Post by kodiak1232003 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:43 pm

stevec wrote:
If you love it so much, why does your profile say San Diego??? :wink:

j/k Brian, welcome to the forums! Do you have any links to pics/info of the area? I was hoping to find something around there, and had emailed Figmo at Roadless Gear, as I believe he's in Missoula, but hadn't heard anything back from him. I like the fact that Missoula is right on I-90, which makes it easy for most folks to find, not to mention the fact that it's an easy day's drive for me! I also have a friend who grew up in Missoula, and used to have an LJ10 about 20 years ago! I'll do a little digging and see what else I can find; we need to get this nailed down pretty soon!

har har...lol. no, its a good question. i'm only up in montana for the summer for work, i live full time in san diego. I'm an architect, so if a firm offers me a job up here permanently, guess where im moving :D :D ..lol

i'll check on some pics, and try to post em up if i can..or mebbe i'll send em to you.
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Post by stevec » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:20 am

I figured it was something like that, or you were a student at SD State or something. Pics would be great!
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Post by Suzy » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:24 pm

Hey some of the most fun I have had with Suzy is in the snow. Does anyone know a good area for snow wheeling (Ruby, Friesen bros) ? Cool meet idea huh (bumper tubing, skiing, camping) ? I mean who wants to get all hot and sweaty anyway ?

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Post by Rick Friesen » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:54 pm

Yeah John, we usualy 4x4 in the snow to get to natural hotsprings in the winter. However, the Lj is only insured until early November, so no snow wheeling for me this year.

I'm still trying to plan a trip to the OHV park in Alberta this fall. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and let everyone know what it's like if I do indeed make it there.

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Post by stevec » Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:44 am

Jeepster,

I'm not sure the Canadians would consider New Mexico "centrally located", but the Texas guys would! :D

Here's where we're at: For Summer '07, let's go with Montana or Wyoming. I've been doing some checking, and there are a lot of mild trails (i.e. suitable for a stock LJ) in the Cooke City and Red Lodge, MT area, which is just east of Yellowstone NP. This is somewhat centrally located for those who have attended past meets (incl. you Canucks!), and I'm assuming that these are the people most likely to show up next year.

In January, '08, it looks like we have enough interest to do a "snowbird" meet in Arizona or New Mexico. I'll set up a new section for this meet. For Summer '08, I think it's about time for a meet in Canada, probably in AB at the place Rick is checking out shortly.
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