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Dreaded Dust Layer

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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby rocky » Mon May 30, 2011 1:07 pm

We saw a great deal of dust in the air on the east side of Wolf Creek Pass (South Fork, Sunday 6/29). Doesn't bode well for any snow that's left in the Southern San Juans.
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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby Bean » Mon May 30, 2011 4:57 pm

Can confirm that the Elks got dusted.

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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby ajkagy » Mon May 30, 2011 7:56 pm

Bean wrote:Can confirm that the Elks got dusted.


I guess this means with warm weather and sun that mountain bike season isn't too far off in crested butte now

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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby peter303 » Tue May 31, 2011 6:16 am

I was in Moab this weekend and and got sand blasted Sudnay.
Sand in mouth, sand-caked eyebrows, sand in every crevace you can imagine.
Not very kind to bicycle chains either.

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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby mtgirl » Tue May 31, 2011 6:39 am

peter303 wrote:I was in Moab this weekend and and got sand blasted Sudnay.
Sand in mouth, sand-caked eyebrows, sand in every crevace you can imagine.
Not very kind to bicycle chains either.


That usually happens to me after I just applied sunscreen or bug spray. Wanna hear a funny story ? During one of my trips to Utah to explore BlueJohn Canyon and the North Fork of Robbers Roost, I was getting eaten alive by gnats while camping. Being hours from civilization, it's not a good time to realize you forgot bug spray. I had read that Listerine is a good bug repellant, so in deperation I wiped it all over me. All it did was make me sticky and even more attractive to the gnats. Within a half hour, a dust storm kicked up. It was like being covered in glue, then rolled around in a sand dune.......with no shower for another 2-3 days. I can laugh about it now.....live and learn ! :lol:
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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby rocky » Tue May 31, 2011 6:49 am

"It was like being covered in glue, then rolled around in a sand dune......."

Now, THAT is a dreaded dust layer!
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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby tmathews » Tue May 31, 2011 6:59 am

Didn't see any dust blowing around in the Sangres on Saturday. Doggler and I decided not to even attempt Crestone Peak on Sunday because the overnight winds were horrible, though, and they weren't forecast to get any better during the day.

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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby dsunwall » Tue May 31, 2011 7:19 am

tmathews wrote:Didn't see any dust blowing around in the Sangres on Saturday. Doggler and I decided not to even attempt Crestone Peak on Sunday because the overnight winds were horrible, though, and they weren't forecast to get any better during the day.


there was a lot of dust blowing over the Sangre's on Sunday and Monday. Sunday we climbed 5 13ers there, in 60+ (guess) MPH winds, that was a long difficult day, although the wind did blow me up one slope.

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Re: Dreaded Dust Layer

Postby Chicago Transplant » Tue May 31, 2011 8:07 am

Driving from Montrose to Junction Sunday I watched it move in and then was socked in it driving all the way to Glenwood. Visibility was down to a few miles, I could barely even see the Grand Hogback from Silt!
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