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12-31-2010, 01:03 AM
Mike Duffy posted this pic up from Grand Mesa, CO. Lets go there instead of the Snowies. See the handlebars next to the upside down helmet?


12-31-2010, 01:30 AM
My buddy who lives in Durango says the hills are getting pounded right now. They are calling for 22 inches in town at 7k. Headed there in Feb, looks like its going to be good!!! Only down side is extream avy danger.

12-31-2010, 07:55 AM
Is there ever such a thing as to much snow?

12-31-2010, 08:14 AM
Never. I miss the blizzard of 78

12-31-2010, 11:50 AM
Sick!!! If we leave now we could be there by tomorrow afternoon!

12-31-2010, 12:48 PM
Took this from Snowest, same area as above photo was taken. Avy danger is high. They were on the TRAIL when it hit them! :eek:

http://www.johndee.com/vbulletin/images/icons/icon1.gif Averted Death in Avy On Grand Mesa - Winterfreak, Keithcat, and Justin
<HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #e8e8e8; COLOR: #e8e8e8" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Keithcat, Winterfreak, and Keithcats 14yo neophew escaped a little shaken but alive while riding the SP trail when a 6 ft wall of snow burried Keithcats 14yo newphew.

Wintefreak did see the avalanche happen due to the heavy snow and rode directly over Justin (14yo) digging a trench right over the sled snapping the Nytro Turbos handlebars off and causing a breathing hole for Justin. Justin unburried himself and Ketihcat stopped before running over his nephew.

Winterfreak (Ed) continued on down the trail thinking the fresh track was Justin and stopped about 300ft after the avy and waited for Keith. Nobody came. The snow was so deep on the trail, I walked 300ft around the corner in the trees to see Keith and Justin probing and shoveling for me.

I have a full HD helmet cam of the burried sled that took us 2 hours to get out. The sled was down about 6ft.

Everyone is ok. While emotions back at the Thunder Mountain Lodge were a little high, Mark and the few cabin guests assisted in the sled recovery and brought warm clothes for Justin. Winterfreak went back for help to the Lodge and 7 of us returned to help.

Guys and Gals the snow is SUPER DEEP. No hill is safe and the only good sled is a turbo with a 163 to even get across the lake.

Were safe and sound eating Billys wonderful dinner.

I want to thank Mark, Billy, Marks Girlfriend, the guests who helped and everyone who made Justin and all of us a little more like family when we got back to the lodge.

It could have been a lot worse, yet we escaped alive. From what I hear, someone did lose their life today in a Avy on the Western Slope.

12-31-2010, 06:12 PM
Never. I miss the blizzard of 78
Wow Wayne, I was one then.

01-01-2011, 07:19 AM
we didn't have school for 3 days!