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Re: Stupid Boulder Watershed

Postby Carl » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:03 am

Mtn Geek wrote:How do you put a restraining order on somebody who's name online is "49ersrule" with a photo that probably not theirs. If caught it could be hard to prove it's them. Who's to say you caught the wrong or right guy?


Simply click on the profile or signature and a lot of folks (like this user and myself) will reveal their real name. Otherwise, the process is a subpoena duces tecum to 14ers.com to produce identifying information. Not that I think it would ever happen, although it is Boulder.

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Re: Stupid Boulder Watershed

Postby atalarico » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:18 pm

I have heard the way to do it is during a full moon sans headlamp. Just what a little bird told me.

To be fair, they are protective of their watershed because water is a premium out here. I take the restrictions to mean that it keeps out the hoards, and if you're desire is deep enough...you'll find a way.

Be safe, people!

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Re: Stupid Boulder Watershed

Postby lukePlumley » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:46 pm

Wheeler Basin on the west side of the Watershed is a beautiful place. We didn't see any mysterious researchers at all back there.
A White Gully might get you up to the divide from Wheeler Basin.
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Re: Stupid Boulder Watershed

Postby boleslav » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:01 am

Be careful, they use a dog to help them patrol, we watched them last weekend patroling the area from the slopes of Niwot Ridge and then drop down back to the restricted area

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Re: Stupid Boulder Watershed

Postby Brian C » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:33 am

boleslav wrote:Be careful, they use a dog to help them patrol, we watched them last weekend patroling the area from the slopes of Niwot Ridge and then drop down back to the restricted area


You sure they weren't "patrolling", aka taking their dog for a walk? I've heard several stories of employees abusing the closure and using it as a personal park.
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Re: Stupid Boulder Watershed

Postby grhigh » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:35 am

Here's my official blog on this slippery subject:

http://summitsight.com/Project_Island_files/CO_Boulder_Watershed.shtml

It's still not clear if the City of Boulder has fee simple title to this land.
What is clear that it is not very well protected.
Based on my experience with the Boulder City Council, it could be "sold" to the highest bidder.

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Re: Stupid Boulder Watershed

Postby DArcyS » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:34 pm

Here's where Caltopo's overlay feature is useful:

http://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=40.03402,-105.61997&z=14&b=t&a=sma

The Forest Service land is shaded green, so it would appear the Boulder watershed is the remaining unshaded area.

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Re: Stupid Boulder Watershed

Postby Jeff Valliere » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:05 am

I just happened upon this thread. I occasionally ponder a few questions that may or may not be able to be answered with any accuracy, but FWIW, I have heard numerous, but unsubstantiated reports of the high summits of the watershed peaks being monitored/patrolled, but I just have a tough time believing it. I can see the lower eastern portions being routinely patrolled, near the lakes and critical areas, places that are easily accessible (easily for both patrollers and riff raff), but paying somebody to focus their efforts on the summits seems unlikely, given the fact that so few people ever attempt to visit them. It just seems like a waste of resources, in hopes of what? To catch the occasional peak bagger who is posing no threat or causing any harm?

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