Scrapr Posted October 13, 2017 Share #1 Posted October 13, 2017 tl;dr How Scrapr has an adventure and decides to put his snow tires on I am in Portland. WoScrapr is in Bend. She has a Dr appointment today in Portland. Oden "The Shedder" Golden Retreiver had a couple teeth out yesterday. Everything good. So we were going to trade. WoScrapr was coming to Portland and stay at MIL. I would go over and sit with The Shedder Snow coming up in the pass. But...above 4000 feet. Pass height is 4800 feet. But it's a quick up and down. Not much time above 4000 feet. So everything should be OK. My Volvo AWD came with "regular" tires. I usually run All Seasons. But since the LTS will not give me much credit on the new tires I order a set of Nokian Hakkapallitas. Really nice snow tires. But...they are really grippy so warm weather really wears them out. I would like to put em on in late November. So i decide to chance the pass today on my regular tires Now you know the set up ( I feel like UB) So I'm lolly gagging waiting for the temp to go up a bit and DOT to start plowing. I get to one of the last towns before nothing for 50 miles. At about 1000 feet and it's snow rain mix. Hmmm, that's interesting. 10 minutes further and it's pretty steady snow and sticking to the road. Guess the forecast was a WAG because this is like 2000 feet. Pass the fish hatchery and it's wet sloppy snow. Pass one guy off chaining up, then another Kia Soul slid off. Shit. This ain't gonna end well. Decide to turn around. Slide a bit on the turn around and I decide I'm right to turn back. This goes against all my instincts as i've turned back only 2 other times in 17 years on this road. I get pointed downhill and uh, ohh. Fith wheel trailer jack knifed blocking the entire road. There is nothing I can do to help as I only had shorts and tee on coming over so I settle in listening to pod casts After an hour a somebody helps pull the pick up straight. After a little screwing around with OSP , Fish & wildlife and a few citizens we start out one way travel. Did not see one DOT snow plow. Guess they read the forecast too. I get back to PDX about 3:30 pm. Blow my day...but I'm safe and warm in my bed. So i got that going for me. Going out Friday to get my winter tires on 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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