Emperor Couloir - Road Status

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Emperor Couloir - Road Status

Post by randalmartin » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:50 pm

Anyone have recent beta on the road from I70 up to the Grizzly Gulch split for Emperor Couloir? Is it drivable up to that point?
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Re: Emperor Couloir - Road Status

Post by JacobW » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:09 pm

Heard from people who went up there last Saturday that the entire Steven's Gulch road is snow covered.
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Re: Emperor Couloir - Road Status

Post by Agstrohmeier » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:14 pm

JacobW wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:09 pm
Heard from people who went up there last Saturday that the entire Steven's Gulch road is snow covered.
Yep, road is snow covered as of last Friday. No one had gone up the road then, all cars parked at winter trailhead.
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Re: Emperor Couloir - Road Status

Post by randalmartin » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:36 pm

Thanks for the update guys. May wait a couple of weeks then.
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Re: Emperor Couloir - Road Status

Post by mcgrawt9 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:09 pm

I know not the rules of the road but after skiing Lost Rat on Sunday, we came up on a Subaru Outback way up the road. By the little bridge crossing. Saw a truck stuck maybe halfway up the road. Probably turned into an ice/slush fest with the heat. Road was easily skiable with the exception of maybe 2 spots that were very thin.
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Re: Emperor Couloir - Road Status

Post by justiner » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:09 pm

Would it really be Spring without a Subaru stuck up there?
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Re: Emperor Couloir - Road Status

Post by SkaredShtles » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:28 pm

justiner wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:09 pm
Would it really be Spring without a Subaru stuck up there?
And a truck... and a jeep...
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Re: Emperor Couloir - Road Status

Post by Kiefer » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:30 am

SkaredShtles wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:28 pm
justiner wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:09 pm
Would it really be Spring without a Subaru stuck up there?
And a truck... and a jeep...
It wouldn't be spring without having a couple/few vehicles stuck on that road. It's like an annual rite.
There's a truck stuck on Kendall Mountain outside Silverton as well.

Perhaps if the stuck Subaru sees its shadow, we get a few more weeks of stuck vehicles? :wink:
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