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Old 03-11-2016, 09:27 PM   #31
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Chains are now required over Donner Summit. It's snowing hard with winds 20-30 mph. From Carson City to Reno, the winds are so strong I don't think you physically could tow a boat without getting blown off the road. Gonna get worse Saturday and Sunday.
Be careful!
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Geesh....being a Fl cracker I never even imagined how serious this is.
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Old 03-12-2016, 02:50 AM   #32
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Geesh....being a Fl cracker I never even imagined how serious this is.
They don't call it the wild west for no reason. But then, you guys have hurricanes and tornados....
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:04 PM   #33
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It's currently snowing a bit over the summit, but very windy. I live at the east end of Truckee and it's sunny and windy here. There's a winter storm warning in effect from tonight through Monday with heavy snow and high winds over the summit.
I'm about to head out for the day. There's a ridge up near the pass that I want to ski, just to get out and wander around. It's pretty exposed so I'll have a good idea what the conditions are like when I get home.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:25 PM   #34
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Well I had an interesting trip. Once I hit the exposed side of the ridge it was a real blizzard. Had to navigate by GPS and compass in terrain I'm familiar with because the vis. was so bad. Got back down around 3pm and now it's storming way harder. Gonna be a wild night...
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:51 AM   #35
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The route I ended up on took me through Dallas, Albuquerque, and Twin Falls. I trimmed the upper right corner of Oregon off and then I was in Washington. Made it to my new home town of Everett on Friday at 2:00.

Although the most snow I encountered on the passes was a light dusting they were a challenge. After almost 4 days of unexpected stay in Louisiana I had decided to try to make 70mph or just a bit more whenever possible; that included mountain passes going both up and down.

At first I was experiencing a lot of neck pain because of the sheer terror of passing triple -trailer-trucks in the rain at 70mph on a steep downward slope. I realized that this was not sustainable and I decided that instead of dreading each curve and slowing that I would try to drive through them at the full 70mph and to have fun with them as if I were surfing.

I compare the experience to committing to making the drop on a large wave while surfing. It became an adreneline game that was both enjoyable and rewarding since it got me to the utilities department before they closed; I had power within an hour of arrival at my new place.

So far I've bought a bed, a couch and a pellet grill. I'm making the house comfortable for myself and for the arrival of the family. I'm enjoying the fireplace.

I'm committed to diving and fishing in the Puget Sound but that will have to take a back seat to ramping up on my new career and establishing the homestead.

This little section of Spearboard gave me a feeling of support and comradarie through this journey. Thank you all.
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Very happy to hear you made the journey safely! Enjoy the new digs.
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Sono certo che starai benone, tu sai costruire la tua vita!
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Congrats on escaping Floridah!Post some fish pics when you get some.
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The route I ended up on took me through Dallas, Albuquerque, and Twin Falls. I trimmed the upper right corner of Oregon off and then I was in Washington. Made it to my new home town of Everett on Friday at 2:00.

Although the most snow I encountered on the passes was a light dusting they were a challenge. After almost 4 days of unexpected stay in Louisiana I had decided to try to make 70mph or just a bit more whenever possible; that included mountain passes going both up and down.

At first I was experiencing a lot of neck pain because of the sheer terror of passing triple -trailer-trucks in the rain at 70mph on a steep downward slope. I realized that this was not sustainable and I decided that instead of dreading each curve and slowing that I would try to drive through them at the full 70mph and to have fun with them as if I were surfing.


I compare the experience to committing to making the drop on a large wave while surfing. It became an adreneline game that was both enjoyable and rewarding since it got me to the utilities department before they closed; I had power within an hour of arrival at my new place.

So far I've bought a bed, a couch and a pellet grill. I'm making the house comfortable for myself and for the arrival of the family. I'm enjoying the fireplace.

I'm committed to diving and fishing in the Puget Sound but that will have to take a back seat to ramping up on my new career and establishing the homestead.

This little section of Spearboard gave me a feeling of support and comradarie through this journey. Thank you all.
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....So far I've bought a bed, a couch and a pellet grill. .
That first spearfishing meal is going to taste good !!

Great adventure writeup, Thanks !!!
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And when you are not working or fishing you could sample great wines :-)
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Congrats on the Trip, dove pugent sound many times, Vancouver Island is much better.Enjoy the shrimp and crab.
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Re: Pulling a boat from Florida to Washington

this...
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...htmlstory.html

made me search this term "Cascadia Subduction Zone"


which led me to this...
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...really-big-one

now that you're there, time to get prepared for what hopefully will never happen in our lifetime.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:43 PM   #44
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this...
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...htmlstory.html

made me search this term "Cascadia Subduction Zone"


which led me to this...
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...really-big-one

now that you're there, time to get prepared for what hopefully will never happen in our lifetime.
I guess we'll then finally be rid of those hipsters. j/k
That's extraordinary article. Thanks!
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Thought of your trip today.

http://county10.com/friday-travelers...st-of-the-day/

It can get a touch hairy, sometimes.
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