2013 Pro4X 6M/T
2013 Night Armor ❌terra Pro-4X 6MT
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Somewhere in CommuNewsom's state
I had to break off from the group to attend to matters around home. I made it back safely about an hour ago after a marathon 9.5 hour drive home. It was a great trip even with the weird weather patterns. We lucked out in the sense that it wasn't nearly as cold as the first trip I went on 2 years ago, or as cold as last year's for that matter. The fact that we had cabins available to us for use to keep warm in was a huge plus. The trip through High Rock Canyon was really fun, especially with the what seemed like endless water crossings. I finally got to test out my new tires on something other than pavement, and my impression overall after 1200 miles on the Milestar Patagonia M/Ts is favorable. More to follow after I get a bit of sleep.
On a side note, as I was headed back home, just past the California/Nevada agriculture inspection point, it began to snow. By the time I got to Donner Summit, it was near white out conditions. I stopped at the rest area and the flurries died down, the new tires remained sure footed throughout the whole drive home. Snow was falling and sticking to about 4000 feet, where it turned to rain just a few miles short of Dutch Flat. As I approached Auburn, I heard a friendly voice on the VHF national hailing frequency (146.520) calling CQ looking for travelers. Apparently, there are several HAMs in the Sacramento through Reno area that monitor the frequencies in their spare time in case there are HAMs in need of vehicular assistance, I thought it was a great resource for us to be aware of on future trips. I wish more people would take the time to do this. I was also told that there is a repeater in the area 147.150 PL 127 that is monitored for travelers in need of help between Sacramento and Reno. I will research more and post on it.
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