Taking the 92′ Subaru Loyale offroad has been one of the greatest rewards after last years build.
Testing its reliability on rugged terrain powered by an EJ22 has been another task to achieve.
Other than a disconnected coupler from the hot water heat exchanger to the heater core resulting in losing 50% of coolant and a torn off mudflap, the vehicle has done exceptionally well.
Day 1&2: Weather: 80% precipitation. A glimpse of Mt. Rainier from the Southwest end @ 10;00 followed by a drive to Burley Mountain Lookout in Gifford Pinchot National Forest reaching over 6,000ft above sea level.
A nice way to end the day in the lookout tower warmed by a wood stove with a 360 degree panoramic view waiting the next morning.
Enroute from Burley mountain lookout towards Bethel Ridge. We pass through Packwood, Washington for refuel during a Flea Market in town. Arrive in the late afternoon to campsite. Set up camp, shower and eat some dinner. Winds were expected to rise that night.