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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDisappear View Post
    Has anyone here with an AWD vehicle ever had the CHP check that you are carrying chains, or actually made you chain up during the strictest chain restrictions? We now have an Outback, and technically it should never be chained up. But I'm not sure if I should purchase some anyway, just to say yes, officer, we have them, if we are asked. Tomorrow will bring 5-10 in to our local mountains and we'll be heading up there to play.
    I have a Subaru Forester (AWD) and I drive up crazy canyons to work at ski resorts. I've seen some nasty conditions where chains are required. By luck, I've never slipped, using Blizzak tires, and actually blazed by 4x4 trucks, or cars with chains, the Outbacks did just as well. While there are patrol officers to watch, no one has ever stopped me for not having chains, even in the most strict areas- but they DO look at tires. There has been one instance however, that I wish I did, during a total whiteout- I couldn't see what I was even driving on and the cars both behind me and in front slid off road, totaled their cars, and I ended up parking and just walking the mile to the parking lot for work. Other than that, I'd say you're fine. Subarus are made for Mountain conditions- the difference is your snow tires. Blizzaks are the best you can get for the money, and I swear by them. Everyone working the resorts have them- but they're not cheap!
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    I checked Subaru forums, and everyone from out of state always says get snow tires. But we live in SD, so we don't need/want snow tires for everyday. We do run up to the mountains with some frequency in the winter, so we always had chains for our 2WD cars. I know the CHP here turn people without them back during heavy conditions, so I was hoping someone here in CA could enlighten me whether they cut AWD's some slack. But thanks for the info anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Errant View Post
    One inch of the white stuff at my house last night. Not much, but totally unexpected after the last storm petered out.
    We've had a foot or two this week. It's about minus 27 today. Dog walks are brief but at least it's bright and sunny out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDisappear View Post
    I checked Subaru forums, and everyone from out of state always says get snow tires. But we live in SD, so we don't need/want snow tires for everyday. We do run up to the mountains with some frequency in the winter, so we always had chains for our 2WD cars. I know the CHP here turn people without them back during heavy conditions, so I was hoping someone here in CA could enlighten me whether they cut AWD's some slack. But thanks for the info anyway.
    Ah, well I wasn't sure where you are located. No, snow tires are definitely not for every day CA conditions. If you just go up the mountains every once in a while- then the answer is clear isn't it? Use chains! Maybe call up the government or look up their page for a better answer. Ours has a hotline for that sort of thing. That way you'll have a better idea if you want to lie to the cops about whether you'll actually use them or not.
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    We've had the cops ask if we had chains, but they've never made us put them on or made us prove that we had them. Of course, we've never been stopped in the middle of a major snowfall, so I'd bet they'd be far more insistent. This was also on the way to Mammoth. I'd bet on more dangerous roads like the one up to Big Bear they'd be stricter.

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    I've had to show chains before while driving my old Subaru during big storms up here during high school, and it was all wheel with good snow tires.
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    It just occurred to me thatWtf wrong thread.

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    Are you in the wrong thread?

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    Sorry I fail at the internet.

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    Hahaha, cooking with shortening is some serious winter fun. BTW, I think you can probably replace it with oil or butter depending on the recipe. It's usually used for baking stuff, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    We've had the cops ask if we had chains, but they've never made us put them on or made us prove that we had them. Of course, we've never been stopped in the middle of a major snowfall, so I'd bet they'd be far more insistent. This was also on the way to Mammoth. I'd bet on more dangerous roads like the one up to Big Bear they'd be stricter.
    We've been asked to show them, and we've been told to chain up, depending on conditions.

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    I've had to show chains before while driving my old Subaru during big storms up here during high school, and it was all wheel with good snow tires.
    This is what I needed to know. Thank you.
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    SCC Super Z6 low clearance cable chains. 100 bucks for something we probably won't have to actually use, but'll keep the CHP happy. Snow day tomorrow... YES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Tomorrow I'm going backpacking with my best friend and a bag of fun from NeighborhoodCreep. The aspen grove we plan on setting up shop in should be a pretty stellar place to expand minds.
    Haha. How long are you gonna be out for? Enjoy
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    I always drink some beers to level out if things get too weird.

    I thought you area was a lot colder this time of year.
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    Please more drug talk

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    That does sound like great Winter Fun. B, be safe and have a great trip!

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    Booked my flight to Big Sky. Last week of January will be Awesome!
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    Default Re: Winter fun.

    I am going snowshoeing next weekend. Do any of you know anything about snowshoeing? I am especially wondering if it's better to wear hiking boots or winter snow boots with the snowshoes. Also, do I really need gaiters?

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    It depends on how much snow there is. At this point you may not even need snowshoes.

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    I went snowboarding for the first time in about 7 years. I fell and got a nice easter egg on my kneecap now
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