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Old 12-28-2016, 10:56 PM
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Pictures coming....words too....but it was awesome!
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:23 PM
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:28 PM
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:48 PM
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These were from my phone. I took a few others with my camera that I'll upload tomorrow and give a more detailed report. It looks like I am taking another crew out to Adams tomorrow. The weather is so nice right now and kids are on break so we have been playing pretty hard lately.
For sure my most fun day out in a sno cat.
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That is kick ass!
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:25 PM
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Life is always better in a Tucker Sno-Cat, great adventures and more smiles
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Now that's what a snowcat is for!
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WOW! West is where it's at!

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Old 12-30-2016, 09:51 PM
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This hotel was built in 1889. Access was by horse drawn wagons. Wind here often exceeds 120 mph. The Craig Rats, the local search and rescue based in Hood River OR saved it from the forest service matches and maintain it. http://www.mounthoodhistory.com/Buil...oudcapinn.html

The Craig Rats are the oldest mountain search and rescue unit in North America. http://cragrats.org/organization/
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I really want to ask Scott how the inn was when Sarah Langillie ran it.
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WOW! West is where it's at!

SNO. Looks like you had a great guide.
The best guide. I consider Sno Drifter to be the undisputed world champion of sno catting.
I watched his every move from the initial start up and unloading to his speed ( a mph slower than I have been going), to his approach on the slope, the gear he brought and even the people he knew (like the sheriff who has the key to the inn), even how he stays married for so long with such a sno cat collection. I have a lot to learn, a whole lot but believe me I'm takin notes.
We really picked the perfect day to go up there with a good dose of fresh snow and a clear day with no wind. No tracks on the way up and just as pretty as it could be. This was a first for both of us to sno cat up in the winter. It was really nice to do this with some that has just a little experience.
Once we got to the burn area, I followed sno drifter straight up the ridge thru the trees. Some how we wiggle between the trees and connect the switch backs.
I've had more trouble going thru that area with a snowmobile. I was pretty amazed how these Tucker's can get around trees and varied terrain with confidence and ease. I've been itching to follow sno drifter around to see what he does. I was impressed. These old Tucker's can really climb.
We had a great crew, my wife and two kids and one of their friends, sno drifter and his incredible wife, Hal and his wife, the sheriff and the princesses daughter, yes the Princess has a very delightful, intelligent daughter that we met for the first time. She also had a hand in making the rear bench set up (thank you!). My wife did most of the talking but I listened and she is a gem.
Always need to take more pictures and get some video too, will work on it...
Thanks again sno drifter for getting this together. I'd do that (or anything else) again anytime.
Just for the record, I used not quite 7 gallons of gas for about 5 hours of catting around. I think that's great.
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Looks like my check to sno-surfer cleared the bank. Just another day at the office.

BTW We started at 3200ft elevation, so that means 400ft per gallon.

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Amazing trip and photos. What's the story on the "backwards" Tucker?
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Amazing trip and photos. What's the story on the "backwards" Tucker?
howdy JPL, the story really should be told by the "SNO-DRIFTER" himself, he is a genius and has built several fabulous machines, all orange colored, all i will say, it is fabulous...

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Amazing trip and photos. What's the story on the "backwards" Tucker?
Made the cat for cross country trail grooming. Sent from the factory originally as a 540 AC torpedo.
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Made the cat for cross country trail grooming. Sent from the factory originally as a 540 AC torpedo.
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