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Noob 4x4ing?

Sept. 17, 2015, 11:17 a.m.
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Ya you need a 4x4 for it. There's a couple of rough sections near the bottom you'd have problems with. And you'd probably just spin the wheels in the loose steep stuff.

Would that be fun for bikepacking on a fatbike?

Wrong. Always.

Sept. 17, 2015, 11:29 a.m.
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Would that be fun for bikepacking on a fatbike?

base of texas creek road is somewhere around 2 or 300 meters so 2000 meter elevation climbing on a chundery road . would be a hellish climb and the decent wouldn't be that great. so much better stuff to ride than that. when we went up on trials bikes it was after 4 days of epic alpine riding and we were just hitting something low key on the way home. it was more fun on the Moto but even then its more of a dual sport road than moto

the quad trail where we have the trials bikes is a 5 minute ride and then ends. looks like there is a goat track hiking trail that could get you into the stein but not bike able

Sept. 17, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
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this is the end of the alpine road on moly i think its 2400 meters or so

Sept. 17, 2015, 11:50 a.m.
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What I fig'd. Just throwing it out there. OUT THERE!

Wrong. Always.

Sept. 17, 2015, 11:57 a.m.
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so much better stuff in the south chilcotins park or shulaps range to ride a bike on but there are not that many places you can 4x4 to that kind of elevation and views.

Sept. 17, 2015, 12:50 p.m.
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Mt. Stoneman in the Silver Skagit is pretty nice. Some water bars, a couple big rocks to get around.

Sept. 17, 2015, 4:43 p.m.
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Cabin Lake at the base of Mount Stoyoma is a awesome 4wheel weekend trip. Nice 5k hike or so to a 1974 ConAir water bomber that slammed into the face of the mountain. Wreckage everywhere. Cool to see.

Sept. 19, 2015, 4:40 p.m.
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Backroads mapbook or a map app on your phone are a good starting place but many FSR's are often deactivated and new ones are built faster than maps can be updated so the best bet is to simply go exploring with a full tank of gas and see where you make it.

get a set of all-terrain tires of some sort in a size bigger than stock on that Pathfinder and with good driving skill you'll be amazed where you can go

Sept. 20, 2015, 12:36 a.m.
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Nice pics!
I'd never heard of it…looked up some deets. Some very decent pics over here…shows some of the sketch factor
http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/ochi-basin-trip-report-august-long-2013.759542/

Feb. 25, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
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get a set of all-terrain tires of some sort in a size bigger than stock on that Pathfinder and with good driving skill you'll be amazed where you can go

Thought I'd drag this up again….

First time I checked under the hood was puzzling. Six HT leads….. No idea why the in-laws told us it was a 4 pot when my father in law used to be a car mechanic :D Thought it didn't suck tooo badly under hard acceleration for a 2.4.

Anyway….. Trail workers quote brought me back here. We need some tiyres. Most of our driving is on-road but we need decent grip for off road adventures. No snorkling and the like but if we have to compromise slightly with on road performance (it's possibly the most boring on-road vehicle I've ever driven….) to get decent off-road performance when in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception, that might be wise. Is the consensus for driving around here to go with all-terrain tires…. or for the rocky terrain, and looser but generally dry stuff in the interior a decent set of road tires still OK?

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Feb. 25, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
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for the price it's hard to beat the General Grabber AT2. They wear well, tough sidewalls, good traction and aren't ridiculous looking. Also have winter snowflake rating if you plan to drive it somewhere snowy in the winter. I've had a set on my jeep (was a DD/weekend weeler for a long time now pretty much offroad only) for the past 45k km's and are still at about 70% with no punctures or tears despite ALOT of time bombing around on logging roads

FWIW before the Grabber AT2's I was using BFG AT KO's and I like the General tires better, but have no experience/comment on the latest iteration of the bfg's however

Feb. 25, 2016, 10:08 p.m.
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I love my General grabber at2

not much road noise and great for offroad adventure
Heard good things about new BFG T/A KO2's as well

Feb. 25, 2016, 10:14 p.m.
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Whereas I would say the General Grabber AT2 is one of the worst tires I've ever used offroad. I very honestly do not understand the tolerance people have for that tire. It's fine onroad…but that's about it.

Feb. 25, 2016, 10:27 p.m.
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My GG AT2's are horrible on icy roads, but awesome in powder. They're the one size that isn't snow rated for some weird reason. Great improvement over the three gravel road flats I got on the stock tires though!

Feb. 25, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
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I only can compare the new bfgs to the old ones and they are a huge improvement over the old ones. I love mine and them being fully snow tire certified is a bonus

Ha Ha! Made you look.

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