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Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip 
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Post Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
The long-term forecasts are in for the long weekend. Although it does not look like we can expect the warm weather we had in late March/early April, for the most part it looks dry if we leave the lower mainland.

Therefore, and possibly subject to change in weather, I am proposing our first camping trip of the year will be Kentucky-Alleyne, just off of Hwy 97C, east of Merritt. The campsite itself is half open and there is no charge to stay there at this time of year. As I recall, there are pit toilets and picnic tables but nothing else by way of services.

The Hwy 97c webcam for that part of the highway shows no snow. There still is snow at the Penask summit so we can expect some snow runs. The campsite is at a significant altitude so expect overnight temperatures to be close to freezing. Daytime temps are likely 10-12 degrees.

We did camp at this site on this weekend before. It was a bit chilly but we pretty much had it to ourselves.

Post up if you are interested in camping over Easter this year. Also, if you have another suggestion on where to go you can post up here as well

Finally, as long-term forecasts can be a bit unreliable, this may end up changing or even being cancelled if the weather makes a dramatic turn for the worse.

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Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:20 pm
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Interested, and actually want to go....

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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
Gotta skip this one. Going away right after that on extended biz trip. Pooooop.

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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
Richard Huff is planning to go. I can leave Friday morning . I would like to run with someone. Name place & time to meet


Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:14 pm
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Richard Huff wrote:
Richard Huff is planning to go. I can leave Friday morning . I would like to run with someone. Name place & time to meet



Will you be at the meeting?

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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
Looks like a nice lake area to camp...

I'm going to see if I can get Mon off as well as Fri to travel up on.

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:28 pm
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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
I’ll be camping at Fintry in Kelowna/Vernon.
Bummer tho I’d like to go.
Bought a VHF for the WJ and want to try it out.

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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
Red Rock wrote:
There still is snow at the Penask summit so we can expect some snow runs.


Ha!! I'm out. Can't guarantee the rotten snow isn't more than 6 - 8". My tiny tires don't float the diesel well on the wet stuff. I'll wait for May long this year.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:04 pm
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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
well
going to Kamloops Friday am to pick up my new trailer. will be at the campsite Friday before dinner... Leaving Sunday morning to come home.

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:44 am
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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
My plan is to leave Chilliwack at 9am on Friday morning. If anyone wants to convoy up, we can meet at the Wendy's parking lot off of Vedder Road.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:58 am
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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
Well, I am out for this weekend. Turns out my factory transmission crossmember could not hold up to the rest of the suspension attached to it. It has split basically in half. Getting an aftermarket one from NSOR so I can get back on the road.

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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
I have a slightly bent Factory one that you may be able to get you by for the weekend

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:38 pm
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I'm out...Kathy planned mom's 88th birthday dinner for Friday night, and work is trying to kill me...

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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
I have to be in Woodinville at 8:30am on Friday morning. I plan to be at camp ground Friday night. If I am not there on Saturday morning, I won’t be coming. Plans changed 5 minutes ago.


Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:03 am
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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
Thanks for the offer Ron but there is another piece I need from EVO to make it roadworthy.

On the upside, this should make my undercarriage quite a bit stronger. I am getting the Poison Spyder Extreme crossmember. Not sure if that is the same one you have.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:21 am
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Red Rock wrote:
Thanks for the offer Ron but there is another piece I need from EVO to make it roadworthy.

On the upside, this should make my undercarriage quite a bit stronger. I am getting the Poison Spyder Extreme crossmember. Not sure if that is the same one you have.

Yup, same one.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:29 am
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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
I guess it’s just Gerry/Richard and I still tentatively planning to go?

I’m not sure I’d go if it’s just me and possibly one other person.

Is anyone else on the fence?

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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
Sorry to bale on trip. Renee & I are headed to son’s house in Woodinville,WA tonight.
I will not be going this weekend.
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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
I’m out too so I’d say this ones cancelled now.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:24 pm
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Post Re: Easter long weekend - April 19-21 - Camping trip
Info for next time in Merritt

http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/Mobile/S ... &type=Site

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