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Old 08-01-2003, 01:23 AM   #15
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Never even got hot never used the brakes ? I can't believe it... were you towing the AS?

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Old 08-01-2003, 05:46 AM   #17
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That looks like a neat place. Great Pictures! Never been out east too far except to Lake Chataqua, NY.

Kind of a dumb question, but is there any good camping around that you can suggest. I'd like to go see that place first hand and would like to bring the twinkie in tow.
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Thanks for the pictures. I was there back in the 70's. We took the cog train to the top. Awesome trip. It was in August and it snowed while we were on top!
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:32 AM   #19
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We used to fly over that mountain on some of our C-119 flights out of Stewart AFB, NY. It was on one of our prescribed low-level training flights. I could look out and see the road switchbacking up the mountain. It is really a beautiful area of the country. Sadly, I have never explored that area on the ground.
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...wish I were there. Real nice photos, and yes it is easy to get carried away with a digital camera, I know all to well.

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Never even got hot never used the brakes ? I can't believe it... were you towing the AS?

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Propper use of gearing and 4wd.

Low range alows use of engine braking even with a Auto. Just have to put the tranny in a lower gear to take advantage of it. I would think there would be a section in the vehcile owners manual.
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Propper use of gearing and 4wd.

Low range alows use of engine braking even with a Auto. Just have to put the tranny in a lower gear to take advantage of it. I would think there would be a section in the vehcile owners manual.
I used to bring my 5500# sailboat and trailer over the pass into Jackson Hole, WY every September. In low range, the 350 took me up the pass in great form and, by staying in low range, I could come down into Jackson Hole , co, with just a touch on the brakes now and then.
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Thanks for the pictures. I was there back in the 70's. We took the cog train to the top. Awesome trip. It was in August and it snowed while we were on top!
Hey, I saw that cog train on the discovery or history channel recently! Neat train!
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cog railway train

Been there, done that.

The cog railway train is really neat. It uses an awful lot coal to get to the peak. My memory is not that good, but I seem to remember three tons for one trip to the top and back.

That being said, I don't need to do it agian.
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We used to fly over that mountain on some of our C-119

I think the Air Force tested equipment on the mountain back in the 50's.
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I think the Air Force tested equipment on the mountain back in the 50's.
Don't know about that. We used to fly low level missions without using radio aids; just visual navigation. This was in the early 60s. I really enjoyed these missions because I could enjoy the scenery while keeping track of our position. A lot of the guys had never flown light aircraft and weren't used to navigating down low. I had a lot of Piper Cub time and really enjoyed it.
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Kind of a dumb question, but is there any good camping around that you can suggest. I'd like to go see that place first hand and would like to bring the twinkie in tow.
There is and, let me look into it for you..I'll get back to you either here or, if you like in a 'PM'...
You'll not be disappointed, that's for sure~!~

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Maybe we should have a NewEngland forum-rally?

Twink: there's tons of places to camp around there. Only problem is that it can get a bit "touristy", because the access is fairly easy from Boston.

John: I didn't know you had cub-time. I learned how to navigate in a champ, flying around these mountains. Radio's? what are those? we don't need no stinkin' radios. those are for whimps!
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