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  1. #23001
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    ^^^ nice! That is one gorgeous cirque back there.
    How many touron comments did you get walking back with the skis?

  2. #23002
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    Thanks SnowShow!

    Too many to count haha. All the classic questions including my favorite: "Is there still snow back there??" Well yeah... you've been staring at it since you left the fee booth... Plenty of silent, slack-jawed stares as well.

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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    ^^^ I've got that kind of shit when summer skiing St Mary's Glacier.

    "You're skiing??!!!"

    Yeah, there's snow up there...it's a fucking glacier/permanent snowfield!!

    Any additional pics of the line from a bit further back, when you first crest the knoll above the Glacier?
    Last edited by The SnowShow; 09-12-2017 at 07:52 PM.

  4. #23004
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    "Nope, just taking the skis for a walk."

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    Here's what I've got from further back, and another angle looking up the climb.
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  6. #23006
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    Nice and filled in to the top! Or almost.

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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    Looks like a dusting is predicted up high Friday and late next week. Lots of wind too. Fuck, hope that doesn't ruin the foliage.

  8. #23008
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    Fuck that foliage. Fucking leafer season. Go home ya losers!

  9. #23009
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Looks like a dusting is predicted up high Friday and late next week. Lots of wind too. Fuck, hope that doesn't ruin the foliage.
    There goes the snowpack

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    Shit, maybe we'll get depth hoar and a layer of leaves on top. How will that affect stability?

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    Sounds like a major weak layer.
    IT WILL MELT

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    Sounds like a major weak layer.
    IT WILL MELT
    No way bro, TEH DEPTH HOARZ ARE COMINGZ!!!

  13. #23013
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    It's here! The depth hoar is here! Just heard my neighbor scraping their windshield, too.

  14. #23014
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    fack.... time to sell the gear. too dangerous to get out................

    good dam this is a nice time of year in CO. crowds cut back, great days and cool nights.

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    Up near Snowmass ski area


  16. #23016
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    gonna take next Wednesday off to go ride in some aspens. Anyone got the word on where to go within, say, a couple of hours of the front range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    gonna take next Wednesday off to go ride in some aspens. Anyone got the word on where to go within, say, a couple of hours of the front range?
    Kenosha -> Jefferson loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Kenosha -> Jefferson loop.
    I have ridden Kenosha many times (and may do so on Wednesday), but have you been up there or heard leaf reports?

    I should have clarified that I wasn't looking for generic ride recommendations (and maybe you weren't giving one, maybe you have specific info), I am looking for reports on where the leaves might be going off 5 days from now.
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    Took a hike this morning off Mt Evans Road up the Chicago Lakes Trail - the aspens were on fire already.

  20. #23020
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    Danno, Vail area is still a little ways off from peak. At least a week away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I have ridden Kenosha many times (and may do so on Wednesday), but have you been up there or heard leaf reports?

    I should have clarified that I wasn't looking for generic ride recommendations (and maybe you weren't giving one, maybe you have specific info), I am looking for reports on where the leaves might be going off 5 days from now.
    Crested Butte. Gothic and Irwin areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hott Butt Mud View Post
    Crested Butte. Gothic and Irwin areas.
    You should check out the I-70 thread, a couple hours from the Front Range to Crested Butte would most certainly make the drive-time PR list.

    Danno, have you ridden Meadow Mountain in Minturn? It's one of the best fall rides I've ever done. You can tack on some stuff on the backside of Vail to make it a nice, long full-day ride (like Grand Traverse and Game Creek, which also has amazing aspens) since it's only ~10 miles by itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I have ridden Kenosha many times (and may do so on Wednesday), but have you been up there or heard leaf reports?

    I should have clarified that I wasn't looking for generic ride recommendations (and maybe you weren't giving one, maybe you have specific info), I am looking for reports on where the leaves might be going off 5 days from now.
    Yeah. Good aspens up there. Also a good ride in general. The S. side of Kenosha has great aspens but a medicore ride.

    Stuff in Golden Gate State Park and Stauton St. Park also had a good bit of aspen viewing.

    CB is great. But not a day-ride from Denver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    You should check out the I-70 thread, a couple hours from the Front Range to Crested Butte would most certainly make the drive-time PR list.

    Danno, have you ridden Meadow Mountain in Minturn? It's one of the best fall rides I've ever done. You can tack on some stuff on the backside of Vail to make it a nice, long full-day ride (like Grand Traverse and Game Creek, which also has amazing aspens) since it's only ~10 miles by itself.
    I've not ridden Meadow Mountain though I've heard of it a bunch, and I know my riding partner has ridden it. On the list.
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    It's a grind up a forest road to a beautiful summit with a 4 mile single track decent.

    Maybe I'm spoiled, done it at least a hundred times and would just say meh, but, hey, free cold beer. I live a mile away. You know that.

    Leaves here are 1%. Going to be at least a couple of weeks before blast off.
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