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Old 06-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #46
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There is nothing hotter than an ass shot of ramz knee deep in snow.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:40 PM   #47
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There is nothing hotter than an ass shot of ramz knee deep in snow.
That just sounds sooo wrong!:ymca
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:56 PM   #48
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Not at all, I means that riding season in the Rockies is just around the corner.

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #49
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Tomichi Creek

Nice.. Jeremy just chillin while watching you suckers do a depth test.

Thanks for the work fellas.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #50
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Delayed post of Dust Eaters trail clearing ride near Sargents.

Friday morning (June 7) we headed up Indian Creek. We ran into snow on top and had to skirt some drifts trying to get down to Lime Creek. We were only able to get within about a 100 yds of the old mine before Lime Creek Trail before we were forced to turn around.

We then headed over to Milk Creek via the yellow gate off of Marshall Pass Rd. The Cross Bar Ranch has put a locked gate right before the well that always flows water. You now have to ride the fence line around to the USFS road. Then you come to another gate put in by the Cross Bar, but this gate you are able to open. We cleared Milk Creek over to Long Branch. We then headed up Baldy to Hicks. Took Hicks down the 2 miles to the private property boundary and cleared lots of trees. We then proceeded up Dutchman to the top. More trail clearing and a few snow drifts we busted through before the turn to Left Hand. We skipped Left Hand and went to the top. We then headed east on the CDT towards Baldy. Hit one large area of snow drifts that we did a ride around. We also cleared some trees. We got to Baldy Trail and tried to head down. 100 yards down, too much snow. We then rode the CDT all of the way to Tank Seven, clearing as we rode. We rode and cleared Tank 7 and back to camp.

Saturday (June 8) we rode Milk Creek to Big Bend, Big Bend up to Sargents Mesa and then east to Windy Peak, all the while clearing many trees. We ran into huge snow banks (see pics) up on top just past the natural gas pipeline at the rocky open area where you look down on Marshall Pass road and we could see our camp site. We rode around them and headed to Windy Peak. More huge snow banks at the 2 switch backs just before you get in the clearing to the green gate. At the green gate, major snow and we had to turn around. We then rode down the forest road after the major rocky downhill back to Marshall Pass road and back to camp. We probably cleared 45 trees in 2 days. We still have to do Baldy and Long Branch, North Gulch, Upper Right Hand, Summit, Upper Razor. We’ll be back June 27. The snow should be close to gone by then on the upper trails. We will also hit the Canyon Creek / Pitkin / Fossil Ridge Loop.


Break time at the Marshall Pass Road overlook.





Windy Peak area.


The Green Gate Trail lurks on the north side of the hill.


Nice work, Guys and Gal.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:53 AM   #51
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Thanks guys and gals for your work and these great posts.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #52
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Dudley's scouting report on Saturday June 15, 2013.


Tincup Pass



Hancock Pass



It's gonna be a few more days before we can ride over for some Tincup Pie.




Rick's scouting report on Sunday June 16, 2013.


Snow on the CDT trail near Windy Peak (Green Gate northside trail).



The Cornice looms on the Crest Tr.


The cornice is probably about 12' or more tall where the trail bumps into the bottom edge.



View of CDT weather from Crest Tr overlook near Agate Cr Tr intersection.
Yes, the Crest Tr is open from Marshall Pass to the Agate Cr Tr intersection.




June 19 addendum.

Riding from Monarch Pass, the first snow bank is about 2 miles in. This rider said there were 3 snowbanks in all before you get to the cornice. I turned back here...



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Old 06-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #53
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Lotsa snow

That looks like a couple of weeks worth of melting there.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #54
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Starting at Lujan Pass, the west end of the Summit Tr/CDT had two snowbanks (like this) and very little downfall.



Razor Cr Tr intersection.



We did not go further east because we knew there was still impassable snow on Middle Baldy. We'll get the last bit riding from Sargents.


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Old 06-18-2013, 05:57 PM   #55
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Thanks for all your tireless work and reports Rick! Awesome job!

We rode some of the Bonanza area this past weekend on dual sports and can report that Whale Hill Rd. is open all the way from Bonanza to Hwy. 285 for motos (no snow) but has 3 logs that need to be cut/moved on the east side closer to the bottom to get jeeps or SxS through.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #56
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Thanks for all your tireless work and reports Rick! Awesome job!

We rode some of the Bonanza area this past weekend on dual sports and can report that Whale Hill Rd. is open all the way from Bonanza to Hwy. 285 for motos (no snow) but has 3 logs that need to be cut/moved on the east side closer to the bottom to get jeeps or SxS through.
Is that rd 875?
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #57
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Thanks for all your tireless work and reports Rick! Awesome job!
Ditto! Rick, thanks much for all you guys do
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #58
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Is that rd 875?
Yeah Duke, I believe so.

There were a few snow drifts near the top of Whale Hill but not near the road. Road is rocky and loose on east side but not too bad but has a couple of logs across the road near the bottom that would need cutting for a larger vehicle to get through.
All other Bonanza area roads appeared to be open.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #59
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Timberline trail
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:19 AM   #60
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Timberline trail

Aren't you are actually on Mt. Tilton trail by Cystal Peak?
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