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Mich upnorth

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Posted: 10/09/21 05:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SideHillSoup wrote:

Just got an alert…
There is a VERY good chance that it will snow again this weekend “on” the mountain passes of southern BC.
I should note:
The weatherman ( person) is the only person in the world that can lie in the job everyday…… and still keep their job…
By the way…. I repacked the bearings on the Snowmobile trailer today!
Let it snow…let it snow…let it snow !

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Mich upnorth wrote:

SideHillSoup wrote:

Just got an alert…
There is a VERY good chance that it will snow again this weekend “on” the mountain passes of southern BC.
I should note:
The weatherman ( person) is the only person in the world that can lie in the job everyday…… and still keep their job…
By the way…. I repacked the bearings on the Snowmobile trailer today!
Let it snow…let it snow…let it snow !

Soup.

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Ohhhhh we don’t want to go there, let’s just stick to the weather person so we don’t get booted…
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Posted: 10/11/21 06:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SideHillSoup wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

SideHillSoup wrote:

like.
Motor homes fall under the camper symbol on the sign.
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that sign was a misprint that they originaly put up. most have been replace with the proper ones now. it should have a "Or" inbetween the mountian snowflake and the M&S.

I didn't see any snow on my way home from work this moring, unless your talking south of meritt in the snowshed?

Steve


I looked at every BC govt website that I could find, and they show that signs…. None of them show the sign I posted with the word “or” between the 2 symbols, however the other two signs for heavier commercial type vehicles does show the word “or”…. Go figure.
The web cams I saw this morning and this afternoon showed snow on the Coqu on a few cameras, and on Hwy 3 Paulson and Hwy 3-B. Most of it has melted now… and temps dropped so black ice is most likely Lerking.
However, 40kms away from Paulson Summit is the Kootenay pass which is the highest mountain pass open year round in Canada…. It didn’t have any snow at all….
Again….. go figure.
So…. Tomorrow it’s time to service the snowmobiles….. yippy…

Soup


Ill see if I can get a pic. maybe Im just geting old and senile haha. I did see one like you posed out east, but Im sure the ones around me have the "or" as people were trying to find snoflake with the M&S on it and well you'll be looking for a long time haha.

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Posted: 10/11/21 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So is it when you are goin uppa hill when you wish you remembered chains the most

or here we go down the other side?

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So is it when you are goin uppa hill when you wish you remembered chains the most

or here we go down the other side?


Depends whether you make it to the top or not! Lol


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In my limited experience, it's mostly just after you were going up the hill, but didn't make it, and are now going back down backwards with even less control.

I feel safer when driving up a slippery hill than down a slippery hill.





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Grit dog wrote:

noteven wrote:

So is it when you are goin uppa hill when you wish you remembered chains the most

or here we go down the other side?


Depends whether you make it to the top or not! Lol


True!

But I’ve had a couple or three moments after making the top barefoot wishing I had “put the jewelry on” once gravity got a hold on the situation.

A friend who drove Big Trucks for many years usta say he had never scared himself driving a truck up a hill.

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Just watch "Highway thru Hell" on the Weather Channel for examples of how bad it can get fast.

I left Alaska on the last day of September in 2019. I was worried about the BC chain requirement. Fortunately, the weather was good so I don't think the RCMP were out looking for potential violators.


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noteven wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

noteven wrote:

So is it when you are goin uppa hill when you wish you remembered chains the most

or here we go down the other side?


Depends whether you make it to the top or not! Lol


True!

But I’ve had a couple or three moments after making the top barefoot wishing I had “put the jewelry on” once gravity got a hold on the situation.

A friend who drove Big Trucks for many years usta say he had never scared himself driving a truck up a hill.


One of my son in-laws owns and operates a logging truck. He says he can’t afford to not put his chains on. Time is money, and if he gets caught without his chains on when the “chain up” sign is on and he spins out …. There goes a couple days pay in fines.
I get to drive down the the Vancouver BC area mid to late November… I will only have 5 mountain passes to go over.
Soup.

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@Sidehill, 5 passes between you and Gangcouver? Sounds like heaven!

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