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  1. #6451
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    You know what sucks? When CDOT detours EB I70 traffic thru Breck! It's a real shitshow out there......
    I used to hike 2 hours for 10 minutes of turns on 207 gs skis, without needing “skins” or “hike mode.” Tell me again how I’m a gaper.
    -mikdes26

  2. #6452
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmsummit View Post
    You know what sucks? When CDOT detours EB I70 traffic thru Breck! It's a real shitshow out there......
    the greatest understatement of the day
    I feel for everyone who lives in park county, their commute is pure hell tonight
    throw in some inbred trucker who has never driven anthing more than a straight road in texas and have him go over one of the shittier mountain passes
    took one guy over an hr to get from breck to mosquito gulch, painful

  3. #6453
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    Bet Dillon and George restaurants and hotels are doing mega business.

  4. #6454
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    8 HOURS TO GET TO THE FIRST TURN
    Yesterday at 2PM on Pali guy said he left Denver at 6a, got to Abasin, lots were full, went to Keystone, lots were full, drove to Breck, ate lunch with his dad, went to drive home, had to go over Loveland, stopped and found a spot, he was going up for his first lap at 2p.

    SKI THE PASS YO!
    I saw dozens of people walking/skiing/boarding down US6 at 3:30 yesterday from Abasin... I asked one and he said he was walking to the lot thats about 2.5 miles down because nobody would give him a ride. I pointed out he was going faster than traffic, but there were shuttles.

    PUSHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BASIN
    On the way up yesterday in the stop an go after traffic was released from avalanche control, I saw a minivan 3 cars up stop, slider door comes open, guy jumps out and pushes the van then runs and jumps in... they did this at least 12 times on the way up. Never seen anything like it. As I walked past them I let them know there was a large fine if they had gotten stuck. "Oh it's fine! It's a rental!"

    LETS DRIVE THE WRONG WAY ON THE HIGHWAY!
    On the way down traffic was stop and go. Crazy idiot in a white SUV decides he's just going to drive the entire way down in the wrong lane! The vehicle behind me, and I, pull out. White SUV starts flashing lights and honking, tries to drive around on the right shoulder, gets around the car behind me, tries to cut in front of me, but since I notice the large gap the car has left behind the douche white SUV that I can get into, I nose up to the truck I've been following. We creep along, they keep swerving toward me like they are gonna ram me or cut in front. As we are doing 0-3mph, I roll down my window and ask:

    "Why is it OK for you to drive the whole way down in the wrong lane when everyone else here sits in line?"
    20something guy : "What lane are you in now motherfucker?"
    "That would be the lane you wish you were in. "
    "Fuck you! Pull in behind me! Pull behind me! You are unsafe!" followed by a string of profanity and waving of middle finger out the window... car behind begins flashing brights at him.
    Smiling: "Nah I can do this all the way to Keystone if you want."
    "FUUUUCK!" rolls up window.

    So we creep down US6 like this for about 10 minutes until I see some opposing headlights. I quickly merge in behind crazy white SUV who attempts to pass the truck several more times over the next 30 minutes on the way down, but never succeeds. At one point when traffic stops, driver and passenger both get out and pee in the road. When they finally get down to Keystone, they proceed to cut off someone in the right lane swerving in the slush with much horn honking. While I probably should have left that alone because he was probably drunk or insane, but it was really really really hilarious.
    Amazing post from start to finish and I appreciate how you saved the best one for last. 10/10

  5. #6455
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    The last couple days seem pretty unprecedented. First time in the 15 years I've been out here that multiple slides have gone hudge and burying highways. Between I-70, 40, and 550 CDOT/CHP definitely have their hands full.

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  7. #6457
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    OFFICIAL I70 BITCH THREAD....

    Quote Originally Posted by Soups View Post
    The last couple days seem pretty unprecedented. First time in the 15 years I've been out here that multiple slides have gone hudge and burying highways. Between I-70, 40, and 550 CDOT/CHP definitely have their hands full.
    Yeah, the only time I can remember that’s similar was that huge storm cycle a few Januarys ago when Mt Bethel went to the highway (although not as bad), a big avy near Peru Creek/Montezuma released and smashed an old cabin that had been there for a hundred years, ABasin and CB closed b/c of high avy danger and one of those chutes near Officers Gulch ran to the river but not the highway.

    Can’t remember anything like this during the ‘10/11 season. Maybe my memory is short.

  8. #6458
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    colorado / avalanche / i70 / blizzard

    all hard keywords to search but there was a natural in the March blizzard of 2003 above silverplume that covered i70 for a couple days.

  9. #6459
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    I was gonna mention March 2003.
    "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

  10. #6460
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    The dashcam and heli vids of these are amazing to watch.

  11. #6461
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    Yup 2003, and Bethel and another path both went natural. Road closed for three days, piles and piles of logs and other debris. It was bigger than these, because they went on their own recognizance. Could still happen, with a few more big storms on the way.

  12. #6462
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    Oh, man... that '03 storm was great. I was supposed to ski Berthoud Powdercats right in the middle and got cancelled for too much snow (not to mention it was impossible to get anywhere near there). Then they went Tango Uniform and I never got to ride with them.

    Only time I ever got my old Subaru stuck - trying to get into the garage...

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  14. #6464
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    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

  15. #6465
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkd-rdr View Post
    damn. did they take that video with a potato phone?
    "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

  16. #6466
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    I so want to go up to Basin tomorrow but I will lose my mind if I get stuck on 70 in either direction. It's still closed EB from a jackknifed semi, happened a couple+ hours ago. On dry roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowderHorse View Post
    I so want to go up to Basin tomorrow but I will lose my mind if I get stuck on 70 in either direction. It's still closed EB from a jackknifed semi, happened a couple+ hours ago. On dry roads.
    Better not go.

    Besides - haven't you heard? The rain has washed all the snow away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Better not go.

    Besides - haven't you heard? The rain has washed all the snow away.

    HA! good try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowderHorse View Post
    I so want to go up to Basin tomorrow but I will lose my mind if I get stuck on 70 in either direction. It's still closed EB from a jackknifed semi, happened a couple+ hours ago. On dry roads.
    So you are living in fear of losing your mind? That must be tough. You should leave now.

  20. #6470
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    So you are living in fear of losing your mind? That must be tough. You should leave now.
    No comprendo. My mind was lost years ago. Now it's just gut and no/go.

  21. #6471
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    Facepalm. Like it wasn't expected.

  22. #6472
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    And here I thought if I got up early enough I could get through before the inevitable. Oh well. Guess it’ll be a work day


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  23. #6473
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    Looks like Freemont is closed now also. Gotta detour the detour. The ditch on Trough road will be full soon enough. When is Berthoud gonna close? I feel like that road ain't living up to it's reputation. It used to be, "People don't go to Winter Park because they don't like to drive Berthoud".

  24. #6474
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    Just saw this tidbit "Avalanche control work and delays possible at any time on any Colorado mountain roadway without notice." As poor as CDOT is at communication, the driving public is 10X bad and whining and 100X as bad with there actual driving.

  25. #6475
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    Loveland Pass (Grizzly) SNOTEL shows 16" of 10% density. 1.6" of SWE is a huge load to the snowpack, bigger than the last storm cycle, and we got it in about 16 hours. The decade level avalanche cycle may continue. I70 10mile canyon closed due to avalanche.
    Last edited by Summit; 03-07-2019 at 06:35 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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