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5th Annual NCLR Shaver Lake - Bald Mountain Snow Run Feb 10-12, 2012


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Ok, this is the official trip thread and registration for our upcoming 5th Annual Shaver Lake - Bald Mountain Snow Run February 10-12 (Fri.-Sun.), 2012. If you are attending please be familiar with all of the information contained below. We want to have a fun and safe trip while being prepared as possible. I will PM my cell to everyone before the trip, and will need yours as well.

Trip Details:
Trip Leader: Brenton Corns (Disco2Guy)
Trail Leader: Brenton Corns (Disco2Guy), Colin Brown (Ciwhamc)

Location:
Camp Edison Current Weather Conditions at Shaver Lake

Camp Edison
P.O.Box 600
42696 Tollhouse Rd.
Shaver Lake, CA. 93664

Phone: 559-841-3134
FAX: 559-841-3193

Map & GPS of Area:
Camp Edison 37° 7'19.64"N 119°18'53.75"W
Shaver Lake Snow Run Trail Head 37° 4'6.56"N 119°10'52.67"W
Bald Mountain Trail Head 37° 6'5.17"N 119°10'11.50"W

Expected Trail conditions:
Expect deep snow (if it ever starts to rain!), stay on the trial at all times or you will get very stuck very quickly

Vehicle Requirements:
Open, high clearance 4x4 and stock vehicles can get to Shaver Lake. Stock vehicles (without chains) may want to consider parking and riding shot-gun on Bald Mountain if not wanting to wheel their vehicle, depending on trail conditions.

Required Safety & Recovery Equipment:
Snow tires (and chains if needed), fire extinguisher, CB (channel 7) or FRS (channel 7) for communication
Strong recovery points front and rear, recovery strap, Hi-Lift and/or X-Jack (at least one vehicle carry one), winch (every other vehicle is optimal)
Metal shovel (shovel snow), first aid kit, repair tools and spares to suit your vehicle, tire gauge and tire pump

Clothing Suggestions:
Snow/winter clothing: layer with base clothing that wicks sweat, polar fleece, wind/water repellant shell jacket or winter jacket; winter gloves, hat or beanie, and snow boots

Food / Meals:
Meal plans: BYO. Saturday night we’ll stop for pizza after the run at the local shop in Shaver Lake.

Description:
Shaver Lake is located at the 5,500 ft. elevation, one hour northeast of Fresno in central California. The area is known for abundant outdoor activities: snow skiing, snowmobiling, water skiing, fishing, and backpacking, horseback riding, 4-wheeling and camping.

Camp Edison has heated bathrooms with shower facilities (tokens can be purchased with quarters on the way in), and electrical outlets for each campsite. The breakers can trip easily, so please talk to your camp mates about any heaters or equipment with high power needs you may be using.

Each campsite can hold four trucks, or two with trailers, or 8 people max. One person per site needs to make the reservation in their name, and pay the site fee. Winter Rates for November 1- May 14 will be $35.00/night flat fee, no charge for extras. All prices are subject to change. Other people who stay at the site can pay their share of the site fee, and the person who made the reservation will get their deposit back after the trip. I’m confirmed for site #227 (same we’ve used in the past) and the next three people going can put their names in the available slots. When it’s full the next person reserves a site (#226, #229, #230, #231) and continues until everyone has a space. If you are not interested in snow camping there are rooms and cabins available.

Shaver Lake Village Hotel
Camp Edison Reservation Guidelines
Camp Edison site map
Camp site details

Detailed Plan:
Friday, February 10th
8am - leave Bay Area, arrive at Camp Edison mid-afternoon, or stay in Cabin @ Shaver Lake
Afternoon – Do a pre-run to check for trail and snow conditions. A max of 5 trucks should go. Maybe try to coordinate HAM’s on the trail and at camp.

Saturday, February 11th
8am (early group) - Leave for Bald Mountain trail head
9am (later group) - Leave for Bald Mountain trail head
2pm –Turn around point, otherwise we may return much later like 2007’s Stuckfest
6pm – Pizza dinner, return to camp, get warm and share stories around the fire

Sunday, February 12th
Early am breakfast, break camp
Check-out and head back home

Other Info:
Bring your camera and extra batteries, winter tent/sleeping bag if camping, extra garbage bags, emergency food/supplies for overnight in vehicle, sunscreen, GPS unit, certainly map of the area and compass, drinking water, nights are cold - bring extra blanket and warm clothing, fire wood, full size spare tire repair kit

Services:
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (559) 841-3360
Local Sheriff (559) 855-2369 or 800-522-0086
Local road conditions (800) 427-7623
Eagle Towing (559) 841-2727
Gas station ~1 mile away from Camp Edison on HWY 168 & Dinkey Creek Rd.
Eastside Mobile Locksmith (559) 299-6484
Ken's Clothing & Gifts (559) 841-3242
Shaver Lake Auto Center and Repairs (559) 841-3810

Caravan Points:



B) Gilroy Rendezvous Point (meet @ 9:30am)
Vieira’s Shell Gas Station
101 South exit 356, to 10th St/ CA-152 E
850 Pacheco Pass Hwy
Gilroy, CA. 95020

C) Madera Rendezvous Point (meet @11:30am)
Valero Gas Station
I-5 South exit 403A, to CA-152 E/CA-33 S to Los Banos/Fresno
1502 E. Yosemite Ave.
Madera, CA. 93638

Directions to Camp Edison
1. CA-152 E
2. Exit to CA-99 S
3. Exit 154 to Central Madera
4. Turn left at N I St.
5. Take 3rd left onto W Yosemite Ave.
6. Continue onto E. Yosemite Ave.
7. Arrive at Valero 1502 E. Yosemite Ave.
8. Cut thru town via E. Yosemite Ave. which turns into 145E
9. Continue on 145E
10. Right on 206 11. Left on Millerton (Shell Gas Station)
12. Left on Auberry (Gas Station/Biker Bar on left)
13. Left on 168
14. Continue on Hwy 168 East to Shaver Lake
15. Camp Edison is 1 mile past Ken's Market on the right

Directions to Trail Head:

From Camp Edison head south on Hwy 168
Turn left on Dinkey Creek Rd.
Head east 9.1 miles
Turn left on Rocky Creek Rd.

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Edited by Disco2Guy, 06 January 2012 - 11:58 AM.

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Here is some Communication info for ham.
Madera Repeaters 146.700 -
and 443.600+

Shaver lake repeaters
146.820-
223.820 -
and
224.700-

I am not sure they are all up.

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95 LWB RRC 3 inch rte lt-230, 35x12.5/15 bfg km2, GBR 4.14 with trutracs front and rear, Rovertracks front Hd axles and cv's, Ashcroft Hd rear axles,
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site 231 confirmed

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95 LWB RRC 3 inch rte lt-230, 35x12.5/15 bfg km2, GBR 4.14 with trutracs front and rear, Rovertracks front Hd axles and cv's, Ashcroft Hd rear axles,
Rte rear trailing arms,Warn 8k, RTE bumpers front and rear with P-Fab Mods, Flowmaster exhaust ,custom sliders GRB F+R driveshaft, RTE steering links. 12 in Bilstien 7100's


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Sweet, thanks for the update.

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224 campsite confirmed under Mark Draffen.

I will be leaving San Mateo around 2pm on that Friday.

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Awesome thanks Mark. We should now have enough campsites with enough wiggle room for a couple more people. I just need to get a confirmation from BEAR.

Edited by Disco2Guy, 12 January 2012 - 11:01 AM.

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Here is some Communication info for ham.
Madera Repeaters 146.700 -
and 443.600+

Shaver lake repeaters
146.820-
223.820 -
and
224.700-

I am not sure they are all up.


Also a reminder that the simplex frequency is 146.460

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we just heard back from camp edison they said that they are not busy at all and to call and make a reservation 10 days before because they close if the weather gets to bad. don't think that will happen this year but thats what they told us.

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Looked at the Web cam yesterday, snow,snow,snow! Yay!

Now oldest child refuses to play hooky on Friday, has Perfect Attendance, wants to win a bike in the end of year raffle. I'm finally the boss, and can play hooky when I feel like it, and he decides to be all "responsible". This is going to be a great story later. Much later.

Anyone else leaving late from the south bay? We'll be hitting 85 at 2:15/2:30

Edited by Jen, 20 January 2012 - 06:00 AM.

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Just so it is listed somewhere:
Me and my brother, Wasabi the dog and maybe my dad are going

CT110, winch, hi lift, sand (snow) ladders x2, air compressor(installed needs to be wired up should be done), CB, overkill 1st aid kit, fire ext x2, tow straps, tire repair kit, shovels.

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I had made plans to do this trip as a big snow run with my boys and my best friend's kids. We were going to rent a cabin and she'd watch the kids play in the snow while I hit the trail. However, I just googled "shaver lake cam" and there is no snow to be seen. So we may be out.


Keep me posted on your plans Jen. I fear a lack of snow too. I'm thinking about extending the run to include the trip up to the fire watch tower at the top of Bald Mountain. The trailhead for BM is where we usually turn around for the snow run. I have not run the BM trail, and hear the back half is more challenging. We may go up and down the easier front part, as there maybe some sections not suitable for stock vehicles. I want to be sure everyone can make it who isn't lifted on 33's.

The sad part is last week I was doing some searching on Bald Mountain and came across a Yota site that said there was still snow on BM in June, 2011.

Edited by Disco2Guy, 17 January 2012 - 12:56 PM.

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Fingers crossed that they get snow this weekend.
Mark D.

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X2!!!

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Update on the Ham info

Here is some Communication info for ham.
Madera Repeaters 146.700 - ctcss 141.3
and 443.600+

Shaver lake repeaters
146.820- ctcss 141.3
223.820 - ctcss 114.8
and
224.700- ctcss 156.7

I am not sure they are all up.

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95 LWB RRC 3 inch rte lt-230, 35x12.5/15 bfg km2, GBR 4.14 with trutracs front and rear, Rovertracks front Hd axles and cv's, Ashcroft Hd rear axles,
Rte rear trailing arms,Warn 8k, RTE bumpers front and rear with P-Fab Mods, Flowmaster exhaust ,custom sliders GRB F+R driveshaft, RTE steering links. 12 in Bilstien 7100's


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There should be some snow after this storm hits Cal over the next week...

Looking forward to it!

Am I still in Colin's camp? I'll be in my LR3 and two of my buddies will be coming with me.

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Yes I still have you in my camp.

Update on my guests

It will be Me, Paul Paul's gf Jamie and her son Aden 4yrs old

Edited by ColinB, 17 January 2012 - 11:39 PM.

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Rte rear trailing arms,Warn 8k, RTE bumpers front and rear with P-Fab Mods, Flowmaster exhaust ,custom sliders GRB F+R driveshaft, RTE steering links. 12 in Bilstien 7100's


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If Nigel is by himself, that would make 8 people in Colin's camp, which is the max occupancy for a site at Camp Edison. We do have a backup site that is pretty much open at this time, so if we need to shuffle people around it's not a problem.

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I'll share with Nigel. 3 or 4 rigs in one site is tight!

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I'll share with Nigel. 3 or 4 rigs in one site is tight!


Oh you just want Nigel to yourself Dave.

I am going to miss this trip unfortunitly because of wedding plans but next year there is a better chance of snow anyway... LOL I guess I'm not going to miss much trying to lead you guys through the thin pack of powder this time around in my beast. I'll have the D1 set up like a monster from hell and put Jarell's Disco to shame with better paint. HAHA AHAHA !!! Unless I blow the entire motor before then.

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Oh you just want Nigel to yourself Dave.

I am going to miss this trip unfortunitly because of wedding plans but next year there is a better chance of snow anyway... LOL I guess I'm not going to miss much trying to lead you guys through the thin pack of powder this time around in my beast. I'll have the D1 set up like a monster from hell and put Jarell's Disco to shame with better paint. HAHA AHAHA !!! Unless I blow the entire motor before then.


You suck Bro! Sell another 'yota. Pfffffffffttttttt. Or better yet...led another Shaver trail by driving over dog schittt and getting stuck within the first 30 feet of trail! ROFLMAO! JK Pedram. Wish you were here...




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