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Reno area trails 1/30 & 1/31

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I would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested to join us. Come on out and help me celebrate my return to the trail and my birthday both in one fabulous weekend!

For this run skid plates and sliders are strongly recommended and off road tires along with front and rear recovery points are mandatory.

The following trails have been chosen for their scenery and may change depending on weather conditions. During the past week the snow has gotten so deep on some trails that they are now impassable. This could change prior to this meet and effect the trail selections.

Saturday, Jan 30th - meet at 9am at Lockwood Market, 200 Canyon Way, Sparks, NV 89434
This run will head east on Hwy 80 to Fernley NV and north to Prozac Canyon and feature fun climbs and fire roads in open country with wild horses and burro's. Time permitting we may also visit an abandoned mine.

Sunday, Jan 31st - meet at 9am at Lockwood Market, 200 Canyon Way, Sparks, NV 89434
This run will include the Petroglyph's and some trails in the historical Virginia City area.

1. BCBrian sat/sun 100%
2. JeniorNV sat/sun 100%
3. Wolfman437 and family sat 100%
4. Kia dude sun 100%
5. Jen's folks sat 100%/sun maybe
6. SixSpeedSV sat/sun 100%
7. pointmann1029 sat 100%
8. jbumx2 sat 100%
9. Mr. Scott sun maybe
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Brian, please add me to the dinner on Saturday.
jbum, will the family be with you for this trip?
It's just going to be me this time. Too much work when I bring them along! ::grin::
Snow is expected over Donner Pass from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.

If any of you guys coming from California were planning on making the drive Saturday morning, you'll want to keep a VERY close eye on the forecast and may want to rethink your decision. It's normal for snowstorms to add anywhere from 1-3 hours to the drive over the Pass, and it's not uncommon for them to close it altogether in the event of whiteouts or spinouts. I hate to sound like a hard ***, but we have a very long trail planned for Saturday followed by dinner plans and we can't afford not to start on time.
I can't remember the last time I had to drive over the pass during a storm. I'm leaving the Bay Area sometime between 2 and 5... should be interesting when I reach snow level.

We still need to bring chains even if driving four wheel drive, right?
Can't wait to see everyone's pictures. Here's a teaser with TokenTaco... I'll post the rest in the picture thread.

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I'm working on the pic thread and will post a link shortly.

I hope you made it home. 80 is closed over the pass right now.
I left Sparks at 8am. Definitely more snow than Saturday morning. It was awesome! It was 22 degrees and snowing pretty good at the pass, but caltrans did a good job plowing the roads. Glad I got on the road early. Traffic was very light.

Thanks again for the great trip. I'm sooo glad I didn't hit you!>:D
Oh, is that topic not off limits? That's good to know when I create the trip report. :angel:
I want to hear this story... >:D>:D
Oooh... looking forward to the trip report. >:D
I hope everyone made it home safely. Jen mentioned that the pass was closed for some time on Sunday afternoon. Did anyone have trouble getting back?
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