Post by Captain Morgan on Jun 16, 2012 22:20:16 GMT -5
My winch is on a cradle so I can put it on the front or the back. I have 2\0g welding cable ran to the back and front with quick connects. I just added a Curt 31049 front receiver and some mondo-sized tow hooks.
Post by Captain Morgan on Jul 3, 2012 20:43:29 GMT -5
The Expedition is packed for an expedition. I'm leaving before daylight tomorrow and headed to the W side of Lake Harrison. I'll be out of touch with humanity till Friday when I comes back to civilization to meet up with a fellow researcher and take him back to where I sat up camp. We will be there till Sunday afternoon.
Wish me luck! Not only with Sasquatch but for being away from humans and knuckleheads.
I'll check the forum and email over the next couple of hours, if someone wants to join us I'll IM the location.
If a rock is thrown in the forest and no one is there to see it, does Sasquatch really exist?
Post by Captain Morgan on Jul 13, 2012 11:27:26 GMT -5
Hmm . . I left home at 5:30am, headed to Canada. I heard the occasional unfriendly noise and stopped a couple of times but couldn’t make out what it was. I stopped at a tourist place and bought a map\book and continued on. The Bigfoot Inn wasn’t open yet so I meandered down to the gold course where they have small diner. When I walked in I was SHOCKED. There stood a tall servers named Charlotte who also works at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel dining room. She’s a super lady and we chatted about Sasquatch a bit and about the community of researchers etc.
I stopped by the Sts’Ailes store and chatted with a fellow there a bit trying to glean any inside information. From there I pressed on in to hazard county.
After X number of miles my Expedition stopped and it took me about 20 minutes to repair. The road was rough enough to shake loose the breather assembly. I always carry a tool kit and wire ties so that was fixed easily.
As I continued up Morris Valley Hwy, the road got worse and I made the mistake of driving some of the off shoots. The noise got worse in 4wd and I was afraid I would going to be stuck up somewhere. So after a couple of paths with huge wash outs etc I decided to stay on the main road and made it to the 20 mile bay area. There was no one there and I backtracked going West down the Mystery Creek? Rd until I could go no further.
At that juncture I pondered a while and thought through my vehicle noise situation. This is Wed night and I was supposed to come back to civilization to get someone Friday night and take them back to camp, then both of us leave that area on Sunday. I just didn’t think I wanted to risk getting broken down out there. So after all that driving and losing auto parts in the back country, I decided to head back to town and stopped by Thomas’s place to chat it over.
It was great to see Tom, but I came back that night and spent the next 2 days with auto repairs that amounted to $770. Yeah . . new rotors, new calipers, new ceramic pads, and a new CV Joint that was making all the wrenching noise.
Somewhere back in there I lost some of the fender flares and mud flaps. The ones left were just hangin on.
So the moral of the story is, don’t take any decent vehicle back in there and if you do, stay on the main road and drive like a granny holding a cup of coffee.
Crap! Sorry to hear about those repairs -- that sucks.
I was stuck out in the bush last year with my best friend. So I know what that feels like.
I went camping in the Silver-Skagit this week for 3 days, with my daughter. The road is in the best shape I have ever seen it. They have repaired the washout that you and I found in April -- and sprayed something on the road to kill the dust and aid in compaction. It seems like they went over it with a grader and a roller. It was as smooth as a paved road!
I would like to do a trip soon. Won't be able to until after the 23 some time.
Jason C. is a retired police officer living in British
Columbia, Canada. He is independently investigating the
possible existence of Sasquatch.