Page 148 of 159 FirstFirst ... 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 ... LastLast
Results 3,676 to 3,700 of 3967
  1. #3676
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Sandy
    Posts
    4,954
    Lost a hiker on Raymond today. Older guy. He had summited it around 70 times with his partner that survived.
    The poor guy that survived was a wreck. He was in the front and heard a yell and looked back and his buddy was rag- dolling into Mill A. You never know when your time is up...
    When life gives you haters, make haterade.

  2. #3677
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    An Anheuser-Busch Barley Field
    Posts
    5,192
    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
    Lost a hiker on Raymond today. Older guy. He had summited it around 70 times with his partner that survived.
    The poor guy that survived was a wreck. He was in the front and heard a yell and looked back and his buddy was rag- dolling into Mill A. You never know when your time is up...
    Fuck.

    Thanks for doing what you do, many of us couldn’t.

  3. #3678
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Ogden
    Posts
    6,862
    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
    Lost a hiker on Raymond today. Older guy. He had summited it around 70 times with his partner that survived.
    The poor guy that survived was a wreck. He was in the front and heard a yell and looked back and his buddy was rag- dolling into Mill A. You never know when your time is up...
    Are you guys still all voli? Seems like your system is busy enough to go paid at this point?

  4. #3679
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    14,156
    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
    Lost a hiker on Raymond today. Older guy. He had summited it around 70 times with his partner that survived.
    The poor guy that survived was a wreck. He was in the front and heard a yell and looked back and his buddy was rag- dolling into Mill A. You never know when your time is up...
    Damn. Saw SAR at Butler driving to up to ride last night and was hoping it wasn't too serious.

    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Seems like your system is busy enough to go paid at this point?
    This needs to happen.

  5. #3680
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    SLC, Utah
    Posts
    2,105
    Quote Originally Posted by sfotex View Post
    Lost a hiker on Raymond today. Older guy. He had summited it around 70 times with his partner that survived.
    The poor guy that survived was a wreck. He was in the front and heard a yell and looked back and his buddy was rag- dolling into Mill A. You never know when your time is up...
    Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck.

    So sorry you guys have to deal with this. What a tough year - seems like bad luck all around.

    Sent from my Pixel 4a (5G) using Tapatalk

  6. #3681
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    3,398

  7. #3682
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    +3 ogdens
    Posts
    130
    and a good video that goes along with it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeXfDblNZfE

  8. #3683
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    2,496
    Adding a bus lane still the clear winner in my mind

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

  9. #3684
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Posts
    115
    Benneke and I spent our Sunday planning our '21-'22 pow skiing show reel.

    Here he is overlooking the scythe in wolverine cirque: Name:  huWmRbH.png
Views: 465
Size:  878.3 KB

  10. #3685
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    A LSD Steakhouse somewhere in the Wasatch
    Posts
    12,538
    thanks for the update
    cant believe
    we rode our bikes and skied grannies on 9/ 1 of 11

    well be lucky if there is any snow left at all in the cirque come aug

    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -ski on in eternal peace
    "I have posted in here but haven't read it carefully with my trusty PoliAsshat antenna on."-DipshitDanno

  11. #3686
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    14,156
    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    Adding a bus lane still the clear winner in my mind
    It's clearly the best alternative. I can't support the gondola alternative when it will only move 1,000 ppl/hr. The mobility hubs also get gutted in the gondola alternative which I can't support.

  12. #3687
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Park City
    Posts
    1,530
    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    It's clearly the best alternative. I can't support the gondola alternative when it will only move 1,000 ppl/hr. The mobility hubs also get gutted in the gondola alternative which I can't support.
    Bus lane with carpool minimum of three or four passengers judiciously enforced gets my vote.

  13. #3688
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    14,156
    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1 View Post
    Bus lane with carpool minimum of three or four passengers judiciously enforced gets my vote.
    The vid says single-occupancy vehicle restrictions and/or tolling are "being explored." Personally, I think vehicle occupancy restrictions should be implemented by the resorts, not by UDOT at the mouth of the canyon.

  14. #3689
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    597
    UDOT's current favored option to limit single occupancy vehicles is to charge a toll for all parking above White Pine, so trailhead users don't need to pay the fee.

  15. #3690
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    2,496
    A bus solution should also allow them to do something with BCC as well, right? At least all of the transit hubs should be able to be used for both canyons, regardless of a bus-specific lane in BCC.

  16. #3691
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    2,496
    Quote Originally Posted by Benneke10 View Post
    UDOT's current favored option to limit single occupancy vehicles is to charge a toll for all parking above White Pine, so trailhead users don't need to pay the fee.
    Alta "trailhead" parking not included because it's not enforceable whether you're a resort skier or using trails/backcountry?

  17. #3692
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    597
    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    Alta "trailhead" parking not included because it's not enforceable whether you're a resort skier or using trails/backcountry?
    Alta "trailhead" users would still have to pay because they will have the option of full service from the gondola or bus, unlike other TH users.

  18. #3693
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    2,496
    Quote Originally Posted by Benneke10 View Post
    Alta "trailhead" users would still have to pay because they will have the option of full service from the gondola or bus, unlike other TH users.
    Ahh that makes sense then

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

  19. #3694
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    14,156
    Quote Originally Posted by Benneke10 View Post
    UDOT's current favored option to limit single occupancy vehicles is to charge a toll for all parking above White Pine, so trailhead users don't need to pay the fee.
    That's entirely reasonable. Any idea if the toll will apply in summer and other non-congested times?

  20. #3695
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    597
    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    That's entirely reasonable. Any idea if the toll will apply in summer and other non-congested times?
    The proposed toll would be in effect thru the lift season

  21. #3696
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Ootarded
    Posts
    3,510
    Almost wish they would toll throughout the year if they're gonna, seeing as summer can be as much of a clusterfuck as winter, at least in BCC.

  22. #3697
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    SLC burbs
    Posts
    2,854
    Quote Originally Posted by Tri-Ungulate View Post
    Almost wish they would toll throughout the year if they're gonna, seeing as summer can be as much of a clusterfuck as winter, at least in BCC.
    Agreed. Driving up and down the Cottonwoods this summer is damn near as bad as it is in the winter. The slick road problem is replaced by the narrow road problem with endless waiting behind people trying to park at the S curves or stopping in the 7 sisters to take pics. The dog population has exploded too, I've seen dozens of people walking leashed canines up there who seem to be genuinely surprised when I warn them about the fine. Some get super defensive about it and I've taken to calling dispatch because fuck them if they can't take a friendly warning.
    I'd pay hundreds of $$ a year to get up there if it had a chance to make a difference.
    "Your wife being mad is temporary, but pow turns do not get unmade" - mallwalker the wise

  23. #3698
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    14,156
    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Agreed. Driving up and down the Cottonwoods this summer is damn near as bad as it is in the winter. The slick road problem is replaced by the narrow road problem with endless waiting behind people trying to park at the S curves or stopping in the 7 sisters to take pics.
    As proposed a toll won't fix issues at locations below the resorts like S-Curves and 7 Sisters. While summer is crowded at certain places a certain times I can't say I've ever sat in a miles-long red snake or seen parking gong shows that are on par with winter. I still maintain that what has done the most to degrade BCC in the summer was paving the Wasatch County side of Guardsman--there's shitloads of thru-traffic now. The commercial Crest shuttles are a somewhat-distant second.

    The dog thing is mind-doggling, can't say I've seen that myself beyond isolated incidents. I've often wondered how much enforcement actually occurs. I can see Alta Central being tight about that, but UPD can't even be bothered to enforce winter traction laws so I can't see them giving a shit about dogs even when they see one.

  24. #3699
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    SLC, Utah
    Posts
    2,105
    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Agreed....I'd pay hundreds of $$ a year to get up there if it had a chance to make a difference.
    I have very mixed feelings about this, as I think that fundamentally, public lands should be kept public. Paying a significant toll essentially serves as a flowgate to keep low-income and minority families from enjoying these places. If there was an implementable way to employ a sliding scale fee structure, I'd pay out of my ass if it made a difference, but if a fee kept families from using these places (which certainly happens in Millcreek), then I would encourage alternatives that limit traffic and impact while still preserving access to low-income members of the community.

  25. #3700
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    597
    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Driving up and down the Cottonwoods this summer is damn near as bad as it is in the winter.
    Anyone who skis at resorts on weekends would disagree with you

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •