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Today 05:45 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by Big Foot View Post
We definitely need moisture, but there's no sense stressing over the lack of it. It's not like individual humans have the ability to make moisture fall from the sky. So we basically just have to carry on with our lives as best we can. If that means playing volleyball drinking beers in the park in a T-shirt and shorts in March, so be it.
For those of us who live up here it's not about weather and recreation, it's about hopefully not having your house, neighborhood, and town literally go up in smoke.
Today 04:59 PM
deagol
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It's incredibly difficult to get people to care about anything unless it has a direct negative impact on their life. People excited for the unseasonably warm and dry weather now, are going to care a whole lot when they try to go car camping over Summer without a campfire. You'll get to say, "I told you so!", they'll be sad/upset, and absolutely nothing will change.
Yup, but it does.. or will.. affect them. It just happens too slowly for them to realize it. Kind of like that frog in the slowly boiling water analogy
Today 04:55 PM
mojo maestro That's the problem with America.............me before we................
Today 03:30 PM
Big Foot It's incredibly difficult to get people to care about anything unless it has a direct negative impact on their life. People excited for the unseasonably warm and dry weather now, are going to care a whole lot when they try to go car camping over Summer without a campfire. You'll get to say, "I told you so!", they'll be sad/upset, and absolutely nothing will change.
Today 03:23 PM
deagol
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Originally Posted by Big Foot View Post
We definitely need moisture, but there's no sense stressing over the lack of it. It's not like individual humans have the ability to make moisture fall from the sky. So we basically just have to carry on with our lives as best we can. If that means playing volleyball drinking beers in the park in a T-shirt and shorts in March, so be it.

As for this storm, they said on the news this morning that Denver could see up to a foot of snow. That would be amazing, but as per usual I think it's all just weather hype. The storms that usually deliver big in the Spring are the ones they don't expect. Like that storm that dumped 2 feet of snow on Denver randomly in May last year.
I know what you are saying, but I have this ridiculously naïve hope that people will change their way of thinking and stop normalizing the abnormal in their thought processes.

on second thought, I don't really have that hope.....
Today 02:33 PM
Big Foot We definitely need moisture, but there's no sense stressing over the lack of it. It's not like individual humans have the ability to make moisture fall from the sky. So we basically just have to carry on with our lives as best we can. If that means playing volleyball drinking beers in the park in a T-shirt and shorts in March, so be it.

As for this storm, they said on the news this morning that Denver could see up to a foot of snow. That would be amazing, but as per usual I think it's all just weather hype. The storms that usually deliver big in the Spring are the ones they don't expect. Like that storm that dumped 2 feet of snow on Denver randomly in May last year.
Yesterday 01:33 AM
linvillegorge Really hoping this storm coming later this week delivers. It sure would be nice to see a foot or more here in the foothills. Hell, I don't care if it comes in the form of snow, rain, sleet, whatever. We NEED it. Just some kind of moisture in decent quantity needs to fall from the sky and do it soon.
03-20-2017 03:40 PM
deagol
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Umm... not to add any alarm to the topic but when you see an Italian news anchor mentioning CO wildfire danger (and you know that this obscure bit of info about some faraway place made it into their news while their own Mt. Etna is exploding right here in their own country) you know it's not good.
No one around here seems to care, though.. as long as they don't have to shovel their driveway or they can go mountain-biking, or it might snow again in the future or something like that.

The "canary in the coal mine" analogy is lost.
03-20-2017 03:34 PM
Noreaster
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Sad to see high fire danger signs all over the place in March “our snowiest month”.
Umm... not to add any alarm to the topic but when you see an Italian news anchor mentioning CO wildfire danger (and you know that this obscure bit of info about some faraway place made it into their news while their own Mt. Etna is exploding right here in their own country) you know it's not good.
03-20-2017 02:29 PM
deagol
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Easterly aspects were great on Saturday. The wind was keeping North faces a little cooler than we wanted. Those probably would have been great after 3. We were long done by then.

As far as the bottom of the Tuning forks being slushy. It's always that way in the spring. Experienced the same thing last time I did it. Par for the course as far as I am concerned.
It was actually not slushy until the flat area in the trees at the bottom of the Tuning Fork, almost like a magic dividing line: sastrugi then bottomless slush

I think I started around 6AM at the I-70 exit (had to start hike/skin from there), not sure when I hit the face. I was on/near the summit around 2. The climb up the face took forever (weird mix of wind-blown sugar snow, almost boilerplate, and everything in between). Got back to car at 4 PM-ish...
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