2012 Webster Pass Opening Date Poll

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The cornice on Webster Pass is usually conquerable around the end of July?

    What say ye this year? the first year our snowiest month has had no snow (at least down here)... :hmmmmm

    Has anyone had a look at it recently from the top of Kenosha?

    The cornice on July 6, 2009:
    <img src="http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t22/jjustj/download.jpg" width=600>
    (photo by GSL in this thead: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=483756&highlight=webster+opening )


    Pick a date! :lurk
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  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Of course in that thread I linked to... Flyinghorse mentioned getting 34+ inches of snow in Rollinsville on April 19th.

    I probably just jinxed us :patch
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  3. ColoradoV-Strom

    ColoradoV-Strom HEY Y'ALL WATCHIS!!

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    6/30:deal
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  4. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Late August. Winter just hasn't hit yet! Last year we got more snow in April and May than we did in February and March...I sure hope that's not the case again!
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  5. Blakebird

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    it's not open now? :dunno :lol2


    Third weekend in June :nod
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  6. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    I'm going with June 16th. I think its gonna be hot and dry this year.
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  7. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    I am going with June 1 because that is my last date to try to ride it before heading out to western Washington. Won't happen but I love that view of the pass, Geek.
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  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Wow.. I'm surprised with all the June predictions.

    Has it EVER opened in June?

    Mind you.. its 80 degrees out there right now.... perhaps the poll should be "which will happen first... Webster Pass will open or Geek will figure out how to get his 950 back together" :rofl
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  9. enigmatic_redhabu

    enigmatic_redhabu I really wanna be....

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    The way things are going right now (high winds & high temps) I would say maybe by May,15th. :D
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  10. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    If this doesn't happen, I am quite concerned. Even as a four year resident of Colorado, this dry winter is relatively concerning. The last three years I have had snow on my lawn (East facing front door). Now..it's dry and been so for a while.
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  11. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    I agree. Although earlier local riding would be good, I would prefer less fire danger and more water in the rivers and reservoirs. I don't mind driving an hour or two to ride Moab or Montrose, if that means we can get some more snow in the high country!
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  12. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I will go with mid July some time. A couple of weeks ago I drove by on the way back from the cabin and there is still a LOT of snow up there.

    Marc
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  13. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    you have a 950? :dunno

















    :zilla :lol3
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  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ...more of a kit :D
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  15. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    Snow on your lawn doesn't always equate to snow in the high country, and vice versa.
    Last year broke records at elevation in parts of Colorado.
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  16. DirtySantana

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    I predict that Colorado will become the new Arizona.:huh Stay thirsty my friends.
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  17. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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  18. NMTrailboss

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    I'll go with July 14th.
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  19. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Here is a link to current colorado snowpack info. It looks kinda scary.
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