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  1. #376
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    The way it was explained to me, almost 10 years ago by a state patroller on the Mt. Baker Hwy, is that by the time chains are req'd on all vehicles, the road is most likely to close. But you need to carry chains in case you're beyond the closure and need to get out... even though it's unlikely you'd need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    JFC


    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post

    All vehicles, except 4WD and AWD, must put on chains when tire chains are required. However, 4WD and AWD vehicles still need to carry chains in order to proceed across the pass.


    I always assumed that carrying chains in a 4wd/awd is just a way of warding off the v00d00-w000w000.
    I have a set of "decoy" chains that live in the truck that I purchase decades ago for some vehicle long forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    in truth, I haven't put chains on a 4wd/awd car even once in 30 yrs.
    Only time I've been forced to do so... was at Hurricane Ridge.

    But we skied like 30" of blower so it was ok in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I started a Tire Chain tech talk thread so we won't clog up the stoke thread.
    Oh dang I can't find it and have a very salient point to make. Most likely about autosocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    This guy is quite a piece of work..
    Im still mad at him for giving up some spots in his Snoqualmie Pass book
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    Im still mad at him for giving up some spots in his Snoqualmie Pass book
    He's been soliciting for routes, names and map help online recently.
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    I'm starting to wonder if Crystal lost their snow stake. Or maybe JK took it for a souvenir and is using it for a paperweight. Was looking forward to seeing it get buried tomorrow on the webcam.

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    Well, it sounds like west will be spinning the lifts on Friday .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post




    I have a set of "decoy" chains that live in the truck that I purchase decades ago for some vehicle long forgotten.
    The best kind. "Why yes, officer, I do. See? Right here *holds up empty blue box from Sears circa 1997"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipedream View Post
    The way it was explained to me, almost 10 years ago by a state patroller on the Mt. Baker Hwy, is that by the time chains are req'd on all vehicles, the road is most likely to close. But you need to carry chains in case you're beyond the closure and need to get out... even though it's unlikely you'd need them.
    Road closed is just for state liability insurance reasons or that the DOT's drinking hours are starting soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipedream View Post
    The way it was explained to me, almost 10 years ago by a state patroller on the Mt. Baker Hwy, is that by the time chains are req'd on all vehicles, the road is most likely to close. But you need to carry chains in case you're beyond the closure and need to get out... even though it's unlikely you'd need them.
    Was it chains required on all vehicles on the Mt Baker hwy? That is interesting. I know it is a long and treacherous drive out there but typically everyone is a skier so they drive in a similar fashion. I90 and to a lesser extent US2 have a high number of non-skier drivers compared to skier drivers. That is the problem. Also the typical snowfall for those latter two areas is followed by warming which slickens the roads and destroys the in area snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullStack View Post
    I'm starting to wonder if Crystal lost their snow stake. Or maybe JK took it for a souvenir and is using it for a paperweight. Was looking forward to seeing it get buried tomorrow on the webcam.
    I was wondering the same thing. It's over at the base of 6, so no lifty to sweep it yet?

    Today Green Valley skied pretty well, probably 6" new, this next storm should get things rolling

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    Mini-golf course set to open Fri. Those inclined to earn their turns may find a Wildside Wed. more enjoyable
    "Pay your nickel and take your chances"
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    Just here for the stoke.

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    Crew was spinning lifts and getting runs marked today for opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Only if you drive a big stupid diesel
    My rig just sneaks under that on a scale.

    Or is it GVWR?

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    So, if you drive a 3/4 or 1 ton truck, beware. There are situations where you will be required to chain up even with traction tires and 4wd, when 2wd cars won't. Even if you're unloaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    There are situations where you will be required to chain up even with traction tires and 4wd, when 2wd cars won't. Even if you're unloaded
    So Bobby doesn't have to worry.
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    buster’s right again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
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    So, if you drive a 3/4 or 1 ton truck, beware. There are situations where you will be required to chain up even with traction tires and 4wd, when 2wd cars won't. Even if you're unloaded.
    Guessing it's due to the mass amount of people who can't think for themselves and just assume they're good in a truck with shitty tires just cause it's 4x4.

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    mostly to $fear$ the truckers and 2wd minivans to not make a run for the pass rolling up on their street tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    So, if you drive a 3/4 or 1 ton truck, beware. There are situations where you will be required to chain up even with traction tires and 4wd, when 2wd cars won't. Even if you're unloaded.
    well, that's shitty

    [edit]just checked my sticker...
    3/4 ton crew cab long bed
    GVWR = 9900 lbs
    so, no forced chainups
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    gettin me a [not3/4tonthicc] sticker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I started a Tire Chain tech talk thread so we won't clog up the stoke thread.
    How's that working out?
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    We can roll from the windy hill to BBI19 in my dad van mobile again.
    Common sense. So rare today in America it's almost like having a superpower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    mostly to $fear$ the truckers and 2wd minivans to not make a run for the pass rolling up on their street tires.
    This .
    Lost count of the number of times I have seen accidents on the way up there in cars with old tires or driving too fast in 2wds. Driving up to City League one night a few years ago I was in my AWD Suv with snow tires going up the hill on I90 after Franklin Falls and this guy looked like he was trying to race me in his Honda minivan. I was really worried that he was going to crash so I sped up a bit and got 2 lanes over and sure enough he lost control and took out 3 cars right behind me.
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