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Old 03-24-2009, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be leaving Virginia Saturday, moving to Craig, CO. If the weather is bad when I reach CO, I was wondering which highway would be a better route.

Hwy 9 at Silverthorne to US40 at Kremmling

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Just take Hwy US40 off of I-70 over Berthoud Pass

I will be in a 17FT Uhaul towing a car hauler with my pick-up on it

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Old 03-25-2009, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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HWY 9. Berthoud pass in the winter is no bueno. although we have had a very mellow winter soo i guess it wouldnt be that hairy. i personally ould take hwy9 though.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely 9 to 40 through Kremmling. Berthoud pass can be an absolute bitch if it's nasty out. Silverthorne to Kremmling is an easy drive, and if Rabbit Ears Pass is nasty (on 40, between Kremmling and Steamboat), you have the option to across to hwy 131 and avoid the pass.
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Dude, that's weird that you're from VA and moving to CO... that's exactly what I did in August. Where you from in VA? I was in Stafford. I'd avoid the pass, as I heard the mountains got some fluffy white stuff today and yesterday.
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Dude, that's weird that you're from VA and moving to CO... that's exactly what I did in August. Where you from in VA? I was in Stafford. I'd avoid the pass, as I heard the mountains got some fluffy white stuff today and yesterday.


Damn, you were right on the water. I was born in Norfolk, lived in VA Beach. Moved to OR when I was 10. Grew up there, joined the Army, got out. Took a job in Galax, VA near Wytheville in 2002. Now I have a new job in Craig, CO.
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Damn, you were right on the water. I was born in Norfolk, lived in VA Beach. Moved to OR when I was 10. Grew up there, joined the Army, got out. Took a job in Galax, VA near Wytheville in 2002. Now I have a new job in Craig, CO.
Sweet, never been to Wytheville, but was often in Norfolk and went to the beach every summer. I hope you're as happy to be out of VA and into CO as I am though, it's a whole new world of greatness out here. I'm just SOOO happy to be away from DC and I-95 and around some REAL snowboarding and mountain biking mountains.
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Just keep an eye out to see if the Eisenhower tunnel is closed. It's been closed almost every day this week because of the storms. If its open its smooth sailing.
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HWY 9. Berthoud pass in the winter is no bueno. although we have had a very mellow winter soo i guess it wouldnt be that hairy. i personally ould take hwy9 though.
? I find Berthoud pass to be very easy to drive. Maybe it's because I go over it or at least to the Summit around 30+ times a winter.

For driving to Craig though, I70, to 9 to 40 is the way to go. Rabbit Ears pass could be crappy. It's not a gnarly pass, but the long flat at the top can make for a some awful wind drifts. You'll see what I mean if that happens while you are driving over it. Going over Bert is just extra time on your drive.

Overall, I think the worst weather is going to be long gone by the time you get out here, so it should be pretty smooth sailing for you.
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hey m60g, how was your drive bro? you enjoying this lovely colorado spring snow yet?
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hey m60g, how was your drive bro? you enjoying this lovely colorado spring snow yet?
I finally got to Craig last Tuesday. The drive over The Eisenhower Tunnel and Vail Pass was CRAZY

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