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Old 10-10-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Rampart Range Rd is OPEN!!! (near colo sprgs)

It's open again!!!

http://outtherecolorado.com/rampart-...rticle/1539260

"Rampart Range Road is temporarily open to the public - with conditions.
The U.S. Forest Service announced the reopening Friday afternoon, while urging users to be cautious of burned trees and other pitfalls."
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Old 10-10-2014, 04:38 PM   #2
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Thx for the info.
It will be interesting to see the damage up close.
I was sitting in Cascade when it started and watched trees literally explode
as the fire spread north and east and down toward the highway.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:52 PM   #3
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Follow up.....

Got out to ride RRR this morning with Randy, and ran into a fellow ADVer who was on his way down. Doesn't look nearly as bad as expected. Lots of unburned areas with healthy trees still standing and lots of new Aspen shoots coming up in the burned areas. Looks like the fire stayed up in the trees and spared the ground cover for the most part. If we keep getting the kind of rain we've seen over the past two years, I wouldn't be surprised to see huge Aspen groves in the burn scar.

Condition of the road was super-buff. Get out there and enjoy it!













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Old 10-12-2014, 05:18 PM   #4
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Nice to meet you CJ! What impressed me most about the burn is the oh-my-God views everywhere you turn now that there are no more trees. Beautiful and sad all at the same time. Road was in the best shape I have ever seen it- great traction! Thanks Randy for the five-o alert- I would not have been on my best behavior when I came by him if it wasn't for you!
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:54 PM   #5
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After work Rampart ride for me today 10-16. I'll stop at Rudy's 31st & Cimarron long enough to gas up around 5:45 and greet any joiners.

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Old 10-16-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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Rampart

We rode Rampart from the north end to Gardens of Gods. The first time we could do it in awhile! Sad to see the burn damage, but good to see how the forest is already healing itself. I encourage riding it before the snow closes it again!
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:34 PM   #7
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Good helmet gratitude loop tonight. Call it finding my marbles that were lost.





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