Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Snowies...close to Quealy hut. The snow had settled a bit with the sun. Not just over the hood, but over the bars in the morning.
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Snowies

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  3. markamazing

    markamazing That didn't hurt!

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    Was sledding up there Last Wednesday, pretty great day!
    Cold n windy.
    BTW, whats the "hot" goggle/eyewear set up you use? I was chattin w/ Butta about it and would like to get it sorted out.
  4. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Have you tried Habervision? Located in Golden, I haven't had fogging issues since I went with their fan system. But then, it's the 1st fan system I've used.
  5. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    509 goggles with a breath deflector in my helmet. Spare set of goggles in a bag under the hood, swap them out if they fog out.

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  6. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    That was fun yesterday. Thanks for helping me get unstuck so many times. I'm a bit sore today:D
  7. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Pffffttthhh.... i don't wanna hear it.

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    :lol3 Been wreckin all week.
  8. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    It's been 38 years since I rode a sled!! :eek1
    Busting drifts in the ditches along the highway in South Dakota when I was a teenager. I would love to get out and ride a sled again.
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    Anybody here know the history of the The Fox Trac snowmobiles?? I don't remember much about it except I had fun on it. I think it was a single carb twin cylinder roughly 400cc.
    I think they were actually made by the Ford Motor Co. and were sold through their farm implement dealers.

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  9. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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  10. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Sled technology has changed a little since then. It's now fun, reliable(for the most part) and getting suck...er motion impaired is usually not too common, depending on the critical mechanism that connect's the seat to the handlebars.

    Tree magnet's remain strong, if not stronger than 15+ year old sled's.
  11. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Some old school sleds....
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    We had the winter fest here in Craig this weekend. Ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, ice carving and the big events.Had some cool old vintage sleds, vintage sled sno-cross
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    then the big boys snow cross.
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  12. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    Looks like a fun time for all. Yes, tree magnets were strong way back too, at least for my older brother who managed to put one righ between the front skis.

    Found a brochure on the sled we used to own. Whopping 26 HP! :lol3

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  13. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    I grew up riding Bombardier and Arctic Cat sleds. Last one was an 88 Arctic Cat Cougar which is still in my parents barn, I believe. Miss it. :cry
  14. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    Please take good care of it for me. :deal
  15. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Something scared Ursa the bear-dog tonight....I thought it was a fox, but with a higher pitch and louder..and Ursa was a bit uneasy, coming in and looking back with a growling snarl. wierd.

    Hmmm...

    Edit: So Grizgirl and I go out with the dog's on a leash, but they really don't want to go past the driveway. we put them back in the house, and cover some ground. Grizgirl get's the hairs on the back of her neck going, Not enough snow for track's to see at night, and a neighbor see's us walking around with flashlight's and calls us "stupit tourist's", so we come back to the house where the dog's are hiding in their safety zones...Hmmm.
    Time to call it a night and put in a movie like Blair witch project or something like it. :). or have another beer, cuz those things like to keep us awake pretty much all night with their schreechin'.

    Grizgirl googled some wildlife sound's, and we probably have baby mtn lion's. Yay kitties.

    From:http://www.estesparknews.com/?p=9452

    Categorized | Featured Article
    Bigfoot in Estes Park?
    Posted on31 January 2013.


    Is there a Bigfoot in Estes Park? Investigators and local residents want to know!
    Last week, local resident Ken Collins, was hiking along with a buddy of his up above Elm Road in search of firewood. The two came upon a snowbank with three interesting looking footprints. Ken knows what normal animal prints look like, yet these, looked strangely different. Ken took plaster casts of the footprints and decided he had something here that was very out of the ordinary! The plaster cast of the foot print is very unusual, and large! It measures 14 inches long and 10 inches wide. The cast has definite areas on it where you can distinguish toes and other landmarks of a foot. Ken wondered if he may have stumbled upon some evidence of a Bigfoot!
    Ken and his family members contacted the Bigfoot Research Organization in Colorado Springs and they came up to investigate. BFRO is the organization which produces the Finding Bigfoot Show. Founded in 1995, the BFRO is now the oldest and largest organization of its kind, a virtual community of scientists, journalists, and specialists from diverse backgrounds. The researchers who compose the BFRO are engaged in projects, including field and laboratory investigations, designed to address various aspects of the bigfoot phenomenon. As a result of the education and experience of its members and the quality of their efforts, the BFRO is widely considered as the most credible and respected investigative network involved in the study of this subject.
    The group from BFRO included Dennis Pfohl, founder of the Colorado Bigfoot Research Group, did a three hour investigation here in Estes Park with Ken and determined that the findings here are credible.
    Dennis was very interested in noting the length of stride in between footprints. &#8220;The five foot stride is very significant.&#8221;
    Dennis told Ken that just days before, they heard of a &#8220;Bigfoot like creature&#8221; reported near Glen Haven and Drake, off the side of the road. Also, Dennis pointed out to Ken that several years ago there was a reported Bigfoot sighting in Rocky Mountain National Park by some campers, so this is not the first time there have been reported sightings of the mysterious creature in our area.
    Ken also notified local wildlife expert and Search and Rescue volunteer and tracking expert, Jayne Zmijewski and her trained Search and Rescue dog Lakota and invited them up to the area where the footprints were found. Jayne and Lakota have some previous experience trying to track Bigfoot and Jayne was very interested to see that Lakota was on alert in several different &#8220;scent traps&#8221; where there seemed to be other footpad marks in the dirt. According to Jayne, &#8220;Lakota had her nose to the ground, sniffing hard and she was very focused. In some spots, she even pawed at the ground. It makes me think she was really alerted to something that had been there, something other than the usual wildlife we have around.&#8221; Lakota also found a clump of hair near where the footprints were found. Jayne pointed out the Elm Road area, which is near the dump, would be a prime spot for any living creature to visit as a food source during the leaner, winter months. Jayne also said that although the evidence was slight, that is to be expected with creatures such as this. Their impact on the land is so subtle that it takes a trained eye to even notice it.
    Jayne has since put up motion detector cameras and track traps in hopes of capturing more evidence. As of this printing, nothing of interest has shown up.
    Dennis told Ken that the footprint cast really has telltale markers on it and told him that his find was &#8220;really good.&#8221; It&#8217;s not a bear, or a mountain lion, a snowshoe or a human foot. He said, &#8220;I&#8217;m pretty confident that you have the real deal here!&#8221; Members of the BFRO will be submitting the information and photos to Dr. Jeff Meldrum, a well known expert on Bigfoot.
    From the BFRO website, &#8220;It&#8217;s a fact that for more than 400 years people have reported seeing large, hair-covered, man-like animals in the wilderness areas of North America. The BFRO organizes and reports observations and directs expeditions to places where the observations have occurred. Through this process, the BFRO steadily improves the size and scope of its collective expertise about these animals.
    The overall mission of the BFRO is multifaceted, but the organization essentially seeks to resolve the mystery surrounding the bigfoot phenomenon, that is, to derive conclusive documentation of the species&#8217; existence. This goal is pursued through the proactive collection of empirical data and physical evidence from the field and by means of activities designed to promote an awareness and understanding of the nature and origin of the evidence.&#8221;
    When asked what Ken would say to his skeptics, he said, &#8220;Up until a week ago, I was a skeptic too. I believe this now! We believe in God and we don&#8217;t have to see his footprints to know he&#8217;s real. I encourage everyone to make their own judgements but as for me, I believe!&#8221;
    Whether you believe or not, its a fascinating topic. If Bigfoot really does exist, these new findings in Estes Park may help prove the mystery.


    One Response to &#8220;Bigfoot in Estes Park?&#8221;
    JohnP says:
    February 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm
    My wife and I were hiking nr Beaver Meadows trailhead this weekend and saw some huge footprints in the snow. I even joked to my wife saying these looked like Bigfoot&#8217;s prints. ( I assumed they were a function of old footprints melting and being distorted by wind etc.)
    Well, imagine my suprise when we stopped at Estes Park Brewery and saw this article in EPN. The ones in your photos are indentical to the ones (2) we saw less than an hour ago. We were almost tempted to walk back and take a photo of what we saw. Strange but true.
    John
  16. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Very cool image-
  17. Alti Tude

    Alti Tude Been here awhile

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    This was posted over on the Laverda list. We only discuss things of a serious nature, things that are really important ya know.

    http://www.wimp.com/looneytoons/

    enjoy :clap
  18. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    ^^^ :D

    Anyone remember the RMEC back in the day when the event's looked like this?:gerg

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  19. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    Fixed, Rick!
  20. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Love those 2 strokes sounds :clap Now if we could smell it.....