Mosquito Pass & Georgia Pass Conditions Checked

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by modette, May 10, 2012.

  1. modette

    modette RMAR

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    It was a 270 mile day, I took dirt roads out there even an ATV trail. I hit it once with Paul on a scouting mission for a Brecktreck. I did not know where I was till I hit it FR237 on my GPS and a ATV trail in reality, but once you get down the steep hill a sign on a 4x4 road portion says closed (hence why it was not used on Brecktrek. For Paul: Someone is maintaining it though as trees were sawed up, however there is a new route. Don't ask, I'm not posting directions as its unclear what this is...even a nice fence with cattle crossing ATV width installed *shrug*

    The first switch back to head up Mosquito Pass, you see a little snow.
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    That pipe has gone wild and needs ripped out. Very far left is your line to take right up next to the bush/ledge.

    Well there is the mine...so close
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    I'm at 12,023 or so feet per the GPS:
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    This laid ahead of me:
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    Oh and I did try and cross it after this picture, I fell through the snow as its like a cave with water running under it...LOL No I did not get a picture. Seeing as I'm to take it easy per the Doctors orders one pickup was enough for the day.

    So I headed down and then out to get gas and hit Georgia Pass.

    Weather was getting a little dark and cold...LOL I was only in my summer gear.

    However you all will like to know Georgia Pass is open to the top from US285
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    and amazingly it was easy to get there, you can and people have done this in 4x4's:
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    However (sorry forgot to get a picture) the ways down have HUGE drifts.

    So Pablo83 you want to hit it going down? :D

    I then headed home, just took 77 down to US24 over to Woodland Park and Mt Herman back. Other then the gas stop and photo stops my first real stop was Mt Herman Rd and FR315....by that point I knew I should drink and eat something. Pretty good endurance day.
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  2. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Nice! Any tracks of the route to Mosquito?
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  3. aiMhi

    aiMhi Now with Titanium

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    Those are my tracks from Saturday behind you up on Mosquito Pass - you shoulda just joined our group that cruised up there on Saturday.
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  4. modette

    modette RMAR

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    They are on the GPS, nothing real exciting and if I posted those tracks I would need to take out that ATV trail that is most likely not legal and with that unknown that be a long trail missing...LOL

    Now this route from last year was awesome and I want to explore that area again.
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...l=39.291845,-106.133199&spn=0.057459,0.132093
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  5. fataldata

    fataldata Adventurer

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    Thanks for checking. I'm bummed there are still drifts on the Summit side of Georgia, it does get packed by snowmobiles all winter so probably take a while to melt. I'll try and get out this weekend if we get a break in the weather (chances of snow here) to get pics of the drifts from the Summit side.
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  6. Sortarican

    Sortarican Been here awhile

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    If the Summit (north) side of Georgia was open this early in the year we'd be in for a world of hurt, water/fire wise that is.
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  7. cantspell

    cantspell Lost in a good way

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    Thanks a ton. I was going to take a ride to go check. If the snow on Webster looks like its close to gone before long I'm thinkig of going up with my avalanche shovel and helping it open a bit.
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  8. modette

    modette RMAR

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    No problem....maybe I'll head back out soon myself. See how quick the stuff is melting.
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