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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby clemsonmtneer » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:05 am

colorado yooper wrote:Clemson- the Pikes Peak Hwy is managed by teh City of Colorado Springs not the Forest Service. And while I still wait to see Chris D's movie he did use a video camera in a Wilderness Area which is against the rules, as is using anything with wheels or motors. That's what makes it wilderness. Unless we had special permission we couldn't use chainsaws to fight a wildfire in a wilderness area but were limited to hand tools. I wonder if they need a permit to drive on the road from COS and then another permit from the USFS to crash a car off the road. I wonder if it will be stunt doubles and the stars? It could be a fun time to hike for autographs... Paul Walker was the pace car driver for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb a couple of years ago and was pretty smooth on his way to the top.



You're right, I totally forgot it was a wilderness area issue and not a National Forest issue. (I'll blame the early hour and lack of caffeine :lol: ). As for Davenport's movie... it did get posted online several months ago, although I'm not sure whether it was just a temporary release or if it's still available.

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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby George Kaplan » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:55 am

I was just reading on the Gazette's site that the highway and north slopes area is to be closed on Friday, Sept. 6 and Tuesday, Sept. 10, rather than Sept. 6 through the 10th. I think that they are still planning to keep the highway open for tourism/hiking over the weekend.

http://coloradosprings.com/pikes-peak-closures-for-filming-tweaked/article/1505304

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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby tlongpine » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:49 am

clemsonmtneer wrote:Ridiculous that a Fast and Furious movie can be filmed on forest service land atop a 14k peak, yet Chris Davenport is prohibited by the forest service from releasing his ski the 14ers film and making money off of it.


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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:34 am

The filmmakers have to be paying ridiculously large amounts of money to the highway organization (i.e. the city of Colorado Springs) to close it. It's always been a commercial venture, after all.
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby CO Native » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:08 am

George Kaplan wrote:I was just reading on the Gazette's site that the highway and north slopes area is to be closed on Friday, Sept. 6 and Tuesday, Sept. 10, rather than Sept. 6 through the 10th. I think that they are still planning to keep the highway open for tourism/hiking over the weekend.

http://coloradosprings.com/pikes-peak-closures-for-filming-tweaked/article/1505304

I do believe you are correct. I should read more carefully.
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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby MonGoose » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:23 am

colorado yooper wrote: ... And while I still wait to see Chris D's movie...

Wait no longer.


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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Kojones » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:52 am

We may never see the result of this. Paul Walker died in a car crash yesterday. Movie wasn't finished filming yet. RIP.

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Re: Pikes Peak Movie Filming

Postby Dex » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:33 pm

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