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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by BostonHammock » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:36 am

What makes you think those people were Canadian?

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by businessprofessional » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:05 am

because that pic came from the Ontario Climbing Club facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/ontariorockcli ... 769358155/

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by BostonHammock » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:45 am

businessprofessional wrote:because that pic came from the Ontario Climbing Club facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/ontariorockcli ... 769358155/
Yeah, my point is they are clearly reporting what they saw, not their own experience. Guess this one must be Canadian too, because they also posted it: https://www.facebook.com/ontariorockcli ... =3&theater. Do you also think that the guy who dropped his rope, hanging from one hand from the chains on Breakfast Burrito is also Canadian, simply because they mentioned it?

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by Nick » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:25 pm

Yeah, he must be. That is very typical example of Canadian recklessness.

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by businessprofessional » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:50 pm

Yep, absolutely. All Canadians for sure.

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by Ascentionist » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:38 pm

They can't even get Thanksgiving right.
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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by iclimegud » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:21 pm

Sedan lost part of it's undercarriage on Saturday trying to make it out of Sore Heel. Didn't make it up the Lode. My guess is the driver didn't care to take the 4X4 warning signs seriously. Did a good job tearing up both roads though, the dirt under the gravel was clearly visible through the dust cloud they left.

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by lena_chita » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:47 pm

iclimegud wrote:Sedan lost part of it's undercarriage on Saturday trying to make it out of Sore Heel. Didn't make it up the Lode. My guess is the driver didn't care to take the 4X4 warning signs seriously. Did a good job tearing up both roads though, the dirt under the gravel was clearly visible through the dust cloud they left.
Ugh!

The number of cars parked on top of Motherlode Hill was just crazy on Saturday. Something needs to be done about that, because the way some people were parked was definitely blocking the road in a big way. But there was no room to park otherwise. I was surprised to see quite a few cars that *I* would have had no trouble taking down the hill actually parked on top, including AWD cars with good clearance, but I suppose it is better to have people be over-cautious, rather than stupid.

And yes, we saw plenty of non-4x4 cars still going down the Motherlode hill anyway. However, most of those cars DO get out just fine. It is just that the fraction of non-4x4 cars that gets stuck is much higher than the fraction of 4x4 cars that get stuck. We didn't see anyone getting stuck when we were driving out, but at one point I did think that the car ahead of us would be backing out, because the car in front of them slowed down to an almost full stop. People aren't very good at giving room to the car in front of them, before heading out. I know it was Halloween and everyone was hoping to beat the crowds, but waiting a minute or two to make sure the hill ahead of you is clear isn't such a big deal.

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by iclimegud » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:16 pm

My guess is that the land owners will start to have people towed if they block access to private property.

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by EricDorsey » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:16 pm

What a mess Saturday.... Way too many cars parked at the top of the hill blocking the gates to the grazing area and oil access. The road was in really rough shape, easily the worst I have seen it in the last 7 years. Hopefully the RRGC can come up with a more sustainable long term solution.

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by 727foxtree » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:32 pm

2017 Rocktoberfest shirt is already done! Just waiting for more sponsors to hop on board...
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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by Ascentionist » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:05 pm

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by lena_chita » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:37 am

727foxtree wrote:2017 Rocktoberfest shirt is already done! Just waiting for more sponsors to hop on board...
Excellent idea! Just color in that car to make it a brighter color. :)

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by usmcmars » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:54 am

I have AWD and regularly go up and down the hill. Going down isn't bad because you can go slow, but going up is getting a little sketchy because you need to drive faster and one of the holes has become so big that it will swallow a smaller sport utility. I haven't seen it this bad in years. On the plus side, there is plenty of room to park at the bottom.

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Re: Motherlode Hill

Post by clif » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:35 pm

one option i think should be kept in mind is using a larger grade of gravel to fill the holes. a few years ago people thought digging out the rocks buried in the sore heel hill would smooth it out but i think of these as anchoring the matrix. if rocks are sufficiently massive to drive over but not get kicked up it may stabilize?
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