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  1. #31276
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Have you looked into just flying into GJT?

    Flights are really cheap and you’d save a shitload of windshield time.
    This. It is a really long drive. Beautiful though. 285 to 50 is probably the best to avoid traffic and more scenic depending on how many thousands of times you have been across 70. 70 is way less intense and more cruise control friendly but risk of traffic clusterfuck is much higher.

  2. #31277
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    Hell, take the car rental money and put it into a puddle jumper into Montrose. That’s a long drive.

  3. #31278
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiingislife View Post
    Guessing you're renting a car at the airport? You should be fine. If I were you, I'd spring for the fun Camaro/Mustang RWD option and take the scenic route over the high passes.


    But seriously, hope for the best and expect the worst.
    Yeah thats the plan.. Looked into those options but Enterprise quoted $600 for a Charger R/T... ended up getting a Jetta then saw the forecast chance of snow so I spent $1.19 to upgrade to a Wrangler. Rented a Mustang GT last summer in Vegas for 39 a day.. quite fun ripping down to Hoover Dam and Nelson ledges!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Have you looked into just flying into GJT?

    Flights are really cheap and you’d save a shitload of windshield time.
    Didn't look into GJT but did into Montrose and my flight, hotel, and rental were the same as one ticket into there..

    The better half has an interview so I'm just tagging along to see if we both like the area and if we should decide to move if she gets an offer... I plan on driving around town looking for someplace to rent and see what I can find.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    A little far out to know the forecast. But Monday is bound to be better than Sunday. The roads may not be great, it may be a shitshow, but it likely won't be an epic shitshow.
    Thats what i was hoping to hear!

    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    I think you'll be fine, but just check before you leave Montrose that 70 is open/not a shit show. If it is you can go the other way (50-->285), the roads may not be any better but less likely to be a shitshow if slideoffs, boats, and rvs.
    Will do!

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I agree to make sure and check google maps before leaving. But from Montrose, I think 50/285 is a little faster than I-70 under normal conditions.
    Didn't know that way was faster it does appear to be 30 miles shorter! I will keep that in mind!

  4. #31279
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    Lake Granby this afternoon. My buddy had to evacuate shortly afterwards

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    EDIT: Sounds like the fire is already past Columbine Lake and burning into RMNP
    https://twitter.com/NWSBoulder
    https://mobile.twitter.com/GreatWinter2017
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  5. #31280
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    E Troublesome smoke from Boulder tonight.
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  6. #31281
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    Old's Cool.

  7. #31282
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    listened to the radio... its hard knowing many of the calls... and harder hearing someone using a garden hose to save his house refusing to evac
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  8. #31283
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    I'm not a firefighter, I'm not on the front lines of anything, and I'm so freaking tired of fire after fire after fire. Grand Junction, Glenwood, Cameron, Williams Fork, Calwood, Lefthand, Troublesome. Snow can't come soon enough.

    Vibes to all the people directly affected.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
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    As much as I like to joke about the I70 traffic, my hearts go out to that real shit show and the people in it. I saw that Dan Gibbs was even in it. I've know that guy when he was just making the man he is. Holy fuck that takes some balls. Those crews. Damn .

    I distinctly remember standing out from a pool hall in Boulder that I came up from underneath and watched a fire take down my elk hunt. That was 20 years ago. I can't tell you how many days I've spent cleaning my head in the Jamestown general store to get away from the crap down in Boulder. Ward too. I was a welcome denizen there very much. I don't even smoke weed.

    But this one, jebus, I really hope everyone is just safe. I just really hope everyone is alive.

    As I get older, I just want people to live.

  10. #31285
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I'm not a firefighter, I'm not on the front lines of anything, and I'm so freaking tired of fire after fire after fire. Grand Junction, Glenwood, Cameron, Williams Fork, Calwood, Lefthand, Troublesome. Snow can't come soon enough.

    Vibes to all the people directly affected.
    Yup. I feel for all my friends on the front lines. The burn out is real this year.

  11. #31286
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    I have so many friends who have worked at Calwood. I can name down that list, and what they have given my life.

    I live a block away from the last gen., but very far away.

    I've been up in those hills, a lot. I know them like the back of my hand.

    While I don't call them home, I wish for them to have one.

    Someday, again.

  12. #31287
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    Anyone know the extent of the east troublesome fire? I have heard rumors from the town is gone to it is still very far west. Not seeing much concrete info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toastybroski View Post
    Anyone know the extent of the east troublesome fire? I have heard rumors from the town is gone to it is still very far west. Not seeing much concrete info.
    Its bad...everything to be determined. Sound like a shit ton of houses are gone on the West Side of 34. Hopefully nobody died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    Its bad...everything to be determined. Sound like a shit ton of houses are gone on the West Side of 34. Hopefully nobody died.
    Damn, that's where my buddies cabin is. Heartbreaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    Its bad...everything to be determined. Sound like a shit ton of houses are gone on the West Side of 34. Hopefully nobody died.
    Your place okay?

  16. #31291
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    East Troublesome Fire exploded from 19k acres yesterday morning to 125k acres this morning........that's hard to even comprehend. Looking at the fire mapping on Inciweb it does look like most of Grand Lake was spared so far? Hard to tell. Damn, this totally sucks......vibes to those affected. Snow can't get here soon enough.

    https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7242/
    Old's Cool.

  17. #31292
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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    From Fraser yesterday ~6pm


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    This looks completely fucked. And certainly will get worse until snow flies Sunday.


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  18. #31293
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    So, the 3 largest fires in Colorado history will all be in 2020. Great.
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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    30,000 -> 125,000 acres in 24 hours. It's well established in the park, all the way up to Haynach Lake area.

    Grand Lake is my favorite mountain town in CO. I'm far from a local, but I've spent countless days up there. Drinkin' at the Roadhouse, hiking the park, hunting, ice fishing, doing redneck things on Stillwater, etc. It's such a gorgeous area and has a special place in my heart. The police scanner last night was awful, homes ablaze everywhere. I hope when the smoke clears the damage isn't too apocalyptic.

    This one really stings, especially when my best friend is sweating bullets wondering if his house on 4 is OK. Its quite depressing knowing the area will not look the same for a decades, and that many people’s homes were reduced to rubble

  20. #31295
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    View from wondervu wed afternoon, scary how fast it blew up. Cool and humid this morning, hoping it slows things down

    Rain, snow, hell..... dog in the sky pissing on us, send moisture

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  21. #31296
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    So, the 3 largest fires in Colorado history will all be in 2020. Great.
    And in late summer -> fall taboot. That's never been the case before, thanks to the 'nonsoon' season of 2020.
    Old's Cool.

  22. #31297
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    A friend of mine watched the wall of fire take his house as he was scrambling out of his neighborhood a couple miles southwest of the town. His business is likely gone too. He's thinking some of his neighbors didn't get out. Scary, so sad for a lot of people.

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    Co-worker took this last night in the hills up outside of Boulder...

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    The older I get, the faster I was.






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    Can anyone point me towards a map of the fire around 36 outside of Lyons? More specifically how Apple Valley Estates and Pinewood Springs are doing. Much appreciated.

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