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Old 04-09-2008, 01:29 AM   #21
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Mike, maybe July?? The Albuquerque WX guessers are saying 10-20 in. for Silverton Wed-Thurs! Nothing like a dry warm La Nina winter.

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I don't think I want to be in Ark, Tx, or in any state I have to drive thru to be in Silverton in July...It was 85 in Laughlin, yesterday, and I discovered that I still had sweat glands!!! If I understand it correctly, the cold weather is due to global warming ...George Carlin says it's not global warming...we're coming out of of an ice age
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:20 PM   #22
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Mr Howard,
I don't think I want to be in Ark, Tx, or in any state I have to drive thru to be in Silverton in July...It was 85 in Laughlin, yesterday, and I discovered that I still had sweat glands!!! If I understand it correctly, the cold weather is due to global warming ...George Carlin says it's not global warming...we're coming out of of an ice age
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Mr Mike, July is one of the reasons we don't live in NE Oklahoma anymore and are now in Northern NM! Snowing outside right now. The BBC RSS feed had a story the other day on global warming. According to the report, average global temperatures have not increased since 1998. This was attrebuted to a persistant strong el Nina that has been causing global cooling, but when it ends, it will be time for more hand wringing.

Maybe Carlin and his hippy dippy weatherman from WINO got it right. We have been warming for the past 10,000 years or so.

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Old 04-09-2008, 06:41 PM   #23
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Mr Howard,
Born in Tulsa, raised outside of Bartlesville...haven't forgotten...drug outta bed at What?:30 in the night to hide in the basement because of tornados
(or is that tornadoes?)...
There's always something to hand-wring about...like the loss of cheap Peeps!!!
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:34 AM   #24
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Mike, we were in B'ville for 27 years. Enjoyed it but we had to ask ourselves why we were still there. It was at dark-30 in the morning watching the TV weather and radar with tornadoes ('naders) coming our way. Ah the freedom of being gainfully unemployed!

If you do get near the Santa Fe area on your way back to CO, we can find y'all a parking space for the MOHO.

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Old 04-10-2008, 03:14 PM   #25
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Left B'ville in 1956...
don't know when or how we are coming back to CO, but we appreciate the offer, and will take you up on it sometime...same, of course goes for ya'll...we're just not at the non-wheeled home as much, anymore..mike
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:53 AM   #26
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Red Mountain Pass (north of Silverton) closed yesterday and today due to 36 inches of snow in the last 48 hours! i suspect that many of the campgrounds (and boondocking spots) listed here won't be open before mid-June at best due to this year's snowfall. BTW, I volunteer at the Durango BLM/USFS office.
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Hey Denis

Thanks for the update! I can't speak for anyone else, but I assure you I am watching the snow levels with increasing anxiety. If the snow doesn't start melting soon, I have no idea what I will be doing in June.
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Well since this area is in my back yard I tend to spend a lot of time in SW CO. If you have never been in this area before... You do not want to miss OURAY... There is a amazing Forest Service Camp ground that is above town with veiws that will make you want to stay past you 7 day rule.. Amazing hikes and did i forget to mention HOT SPRINGS... Great food... Fly fishing down stream about 10 min! Google OURAY and make it one of your nights!

As for the best fly fishing in the area... San Jaun River in Northern NM Is a very short trip away...www.fisheadsofthesanjuan.com

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AND, I can show you some awesome high-country lakes and streams that will have you salivating and buttering up the old cast iron frypan...4WD required(got it) and cameras a must...'course, i'm talkin' Silverton, and the snow will probably still be at the higher elevations thru June into July...worth the wait, tho'...Ouray Hot Springs is a great way to unwind, and there is also Orvis Hot Springs in Ridgway...private pools are available...SW Colorado is a mecca in the summer, for obvious reasons, when you get there...Mesa Verde, the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, 4WD out the kazoo, ghost towns, old mining sites, a great historical museum, a mine tour, a mill tour...did I mention the scenery...?
We won't go back till June, sometime, but it does keep us coming back...
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Mike, spring looks to be on the way - first hummingbird sighted yesterday.

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Mike, spring looks to be on the way - first hummingbird sighted yesterday.

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Was the hummer wearing snow boots and a parka...?
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Nope. He ditched his crosscountry skiis and had his short sleeve feathers on. Snow all gone except on the mountains and in the 60s-70s!
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How about boondocking SW Colorado in September? Do you think we'll be safe from the snows???

Ouray, Telluride....they are all on our list!
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:43 PM   #34
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Not completely safe, but most likely. If it does snow it will be a passing storm and things will dry up in a day or two. I have seen it snow, but its very rare. Be aware that its hunting season - so you will have lots of company in the campgrounds - all nice folks - but mainly if you go off hiking wear a bright orange hat or something.

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How about boondocking SW Colorado in September? Do you think we'll be safe from the snows???

Ouray, Telluride....they are all on our list!
Perfect time, no snows, got some pretty steep hills, though.
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Again - Having lived there for 20+ years, I've seen snow in Sept.........just check the weather and you will be fine.....
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Quick note on Telluride: the town is not RV friendly, however, there are several NFS campgrounds south of town by Trout Lake and one in the Illium Valley. I still belong to the Telluride Rotary Club and we put in an RV dump station by the ski area parking lot. It took several years to get the town to install a sign directing RV'ers to the site.
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There is a great state park called Ridgeway between Montrose and Telluride that we stayed in for several days. It closes fairly early in September but if you can get in you will find the fishing excellent and one of the best campgrounds in Colorado.
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