Colorado Snowpack

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Podzo's PD, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Pdrhound

    Pdrhound Been here awhile Supporter

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    I thought you gotta die to get the darwin award?
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  2. simple

    simple noob this

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    13 dead now
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  3. barko1

    barko1 barko1 Supporter

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    Colorado is dropped fast at the UT border, 25k 2 days ago, 23 yesterday, 21k today.
  4. sceep

    sceep Long timer

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  5. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    They started telluride side of Imogene yesterday.
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  6. H2o-Bar

    H2o-Bar Adventurer

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    Not sure what the Top of Corkscrew Pass looks like but yesterday I rode up from Ironton. The county had a Dozer working on a Large Avalanche that covered the road for at least 1/4 mile (I wasn't able to get to the top of the slide). Mucho work for those guys. Thanks Ouray County.
    I also peeked into Black Bear but was only able to get up about 1/3 - 1/2 ?? up before I ran into snow. IMG_2445.JPG IMG_2450.JPG
  7. skier

    skier genius or insanity?

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    Engineer Pass is now open between Silverton and Lake City
  8. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer Supporter

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    I had always thought the Darwin Award applied to people that had "removed their ability to influence the gene pool"? :lol3
    You don't have to necessarily kill yourself to accomplish that.

    Here's one of my favorite Darwin Award examples that I heard about years ago:
    A guy from Arkansas had blown a fuse in his pickup truck and lost his headlights.
    Supposedly it was one of those pickups that had a fuse block on the driver's side of the cab close to where your lower left leg would be? Well this guy had no more good fuses and all he could find to use for a standby fuse ................ was a .22 Long Rifle cartridge. :wink:
    The cartridge was just a little too long, so he had it pushed in there angling out away from the fuse block.
    And of course once it got enough current running through it to ignite the gunpowder ....... BANG!
    It supposedly shot him right in the "nards" and damn near turned him "from a rooster to a hen"!
    And THAT of course put an end to his reproductive years !
    Hello Darwin!
    :imaposer

    Be careful out there ............... it's dangerous! :photog :lol3

    RD
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  9. sceep

    sceep Long timer

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    As RD said. Dead or sterile.

    Back on track. Never seen Tincup like this in July.

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    Look at freaking Mirror lake!! Insane! This is probably 20' Higher water than I have ever seen it.

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  10. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    We are riding the CDR in a few weeks. Anyone give a non local guy who does not know the area and names of the passes etc some intel on what parts may still be a problem? Thanks for your help.
  11. jwrover

    jwrover Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Corkscrew is OPEN.

    Engineer From Mineral Creek side (Ouray entrance) will be open by end of next week.

    All this per Ouray County Road and Bridge Dept.
  12. skier

    skier genius or insanity?

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    Engineer is open now. Has been for a day or two. Also Hurricane and Corkscrew.
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  13. jwrover

    jwrover Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    latest Update July 12, 2019- Ouray Visitor Center

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  14. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Been here awhile

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    Made it to the third water crossing at Imogene on Sunday.
  15. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey Supporter

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    Snope disregarded this, but the old Mythbusters had a great video on the .22 fuse so it says it might have happened:
    https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/gun-cartridge-fuse-minimyth
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  16. Robco

    Robco Adventurer

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    We are in ouray and are planning our rides. We heard that corkscrew is very muddy, has anyone been thru to know?
  17. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    Bikes are gonna have a hard time going up corkscrew from ironton.

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  18. Robco

    Robco Adventurer

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    The 701 didn't like the snow but the second try worked out better IMG_20190714_113428923.jpg
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  19. MonkeySlayer

    MonkeySlayer Been here awhile

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    I was up on Hagerman Pass over the weekend to backpack. It was closed still but looked dry at the gate around 10K ft. Cant say what it looked like at the pass but I will say based on the hiking we did there was heavy snowpack around 11,300-11,500.
  20. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider Supporter

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    "It was close still"

    Please clarify. Did you mean "closed still" ???

    :ricky