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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby ajkagy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:57 am

bergsteigen wrote:Why hike downhill, when you can ski?


amen...

skiing downhill > biking downhill > hiking downhill :-D
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby England » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:00 am

I enjoy whatever season it is at the time as to not wish my life away as it's happening to fast already. Spring is for climbing couloirs. So no, not ready for summer! Summer is when the mountains fill with idoits.
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby mathguy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:21 am

Kane: Really superb photos. They've got me pumped (or at least as pumped
as I can be at my age).
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:50 pm

ajkagy wrote:summer isn't even close, i bet we have a few more decent snow storms to go.

6" today at The Luv, and it snowed all day (sideways) which kept away the insincere :). Great times, summer can wait!
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby SolarAlex » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:20 pm

Jim Davies wrote:
ajkagy wrote:summer isn't even close, i bet we have a few more decent snow storms to go.

6" today at The Luv, and it snowed all day (sideways) which kept away the insincere :). Great times, summer can wait!


+1 loveland was so fun today
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby ajkagy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:22 am

https://opensnow.com/state/CO

unsettled and stormy for at least another 2 weeks? Summer was cancelled and winter is in full effect! \:D/

Hoping for record snow in April/May so the summer hoards don't come out of their hibernation :twisted:
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby Scott P » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:34 am

Spring seems like the ideal season to me.

The canyon country is usually in the 60's-80's in the day, so when you want to get out of the snow, you head there for warm weather. You can still have your snow too if you like it cooler. In May, everything on the lower slopes of the mountains really starts to green up and the higher mountains are still mantled in white. The best river rafting is usually in late spring on the best rivers.

More than any other season, Spring seems the season that you can have almost anything.

To me, May is probably when the Colorado Rockies are at their overall peak in beauty.

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For the canyon country, April is probably the peak month comfort wise.
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby ak47 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:10 am

Summer is the last thing on my mind with the epic conditions lately...Be Here Now!
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:48 am

ajkagy wrote:https://opensnow.com/state/CO

unsettled and stormy for at least another 2 weeks? Summer was cancelled and winter is in full effect! \:D/

Hoping for record snow in April/May so the summer hoards don't come out of their hibernation :twisted:


Bring it!!! \:D/
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby PaliKona » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:12 pm

Great pic...is that taken on the trail to Capitol lake? How far in?

Scott P wrote:Spring seems like the ideal season to me.

The canyon country is usually in the 60's-80's in the day, so when you want to get out of the snow, you head there for warm weather. You can still have your snow too if you like it cooler. In May, everything on the lower slopes of the mountains really starts to green up and the higher mountains are still mantled in white. The best river rafting is usually in late spring on the best rivers.

More than any other season, Spring seems the season that you can have almost anything.

To me, May is probably when the Colorado Rockies are at their overall peak in beauty.

Image

For the canyon country, April is probably the peak month comfort wise.
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby bking14ers » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:24 pm

I'm ready for summer. What time of year does warm weather get to you mountain people?
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Re: Who's ready for Summer?

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:48 pm

It comes and goes. It was about 70 degrees Monday, down to 8 on Tuesday night, back to 55 today. Spring is all about wacky weather around here. :mrgreen:
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