3-20-15

I have started plowing the roads beyond the barricades.

I’m moving the barricades as I open roads. Please respect my judgment on the placement of the barricades, also do not park on the roads.

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Wilderness and Evergreen

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Evergreen

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Wilderness parking lot

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Crest Hill, only plowed to the bottom of the hill

DSC02758Sagewood and Wilderness. I have placed the barricade here because there is nowhere to park.

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Foothill and Foothill Junction

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Aspen parking lot

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Aspen just above the parking lot

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Pine Ridge and Hill Top Cr

NWS Forecast:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. South wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. South southwest wind 7 to 16 mph.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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3-12-15

Currently 42 degrees, partly cloudy and calm.

Snow/sleet showers most of the day. No accumulation.

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Wilderness parking lot

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Forest drive

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Pineview and Pineview loop

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Looking toward the Yellow gate

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Gray Gate

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Hill Top Circle

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Aspen Parking lot

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Aspen looking toward Quaky Dr

NWS Forecast

Tonight
Scattered snow showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 50. East wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 9 mph after midnight.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. South southeast wind 9 to 13 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. South southwest wind 10 to 14 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
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3-4-15

7 to 8 inches of new snow from the last storm.

The roads and parking areas will be plowed today.

Today A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -14. West northwest wind around 6 mph.

  • Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -15. West wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Wind chill values as low as -14. West wind around 8 mph.
  • Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -4. South wind around 8 mph.
  • Friday Sunny, with a high near 40. South wind around 7 mph becoming west in the morning.
  • Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
  • Saturday Sunny, with a high near 44
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2-28-15

Currently 0 degree, clear with a light breeze.

NWS Forecast:

Today Snow showers likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -6. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

  • Tonight Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -4. East northeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Sunday A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -4. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -1. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
  • Monday Snow likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Monday Night Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 6. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible
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2-27-15

Currently 4 degrees, mostly cloudy and breezy.

2 plus inches of new snow in the past 24 hours.

NWS Forecast:

Today A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -5. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

  • Tonight A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind 5 to 13 mph becoming south southeast in the evening. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Saturday Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as -5. South wind 9 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Saturday Night A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -13. East southeast wind around 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Sunday A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Southeast wind around 6 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
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2-23-15

Currently -8 degrees, clear and breezy.

NWS Forecast:

 

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -3. Light southeast wind becoming east northeast 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -15. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
  • Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 38. Wind chill values as low as -11. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west northwest in the morning.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind around 9 mph becoming south southwest in the evening.
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2-22-15

Currently -1 , clear and calm.

6 to 8 inches of new snow in the past 36 hours.

NWS Forecast:

 

Today A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -9. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

  • Tonight A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -9. East wind 5 to 11 mph.
  • Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -7. Light and variable wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -11. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph after midnight.
  • Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 36. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming west in the morning.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
  • Wednesday A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
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2-21-15

5 to 6 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours. It almost looks like winter!

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NWS Forecast:

Today Snow showers. High near 29. West wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

  • Tonight Snow, mainly before 11pm. Low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -9. West wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Sunday A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southeast wind around 7 mph becoming east northeast in the morning. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -5. East wind 5 to 9 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Monday A 40 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. South wind 3 to 6 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 8
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2-19-15

The unusual weather this winter has left the plowed roads bare, icy or slushy.

The road from the Blue Gate to the parking area is the worst.

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Wilderness road in front of the Caretakers cabin

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The Blue Gate

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Aspen just above the Blue Gate. This is solid ice, chains recommended if your pulling a trailer

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Wilderness parking area

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Aspen parking area

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Hill Top Circle

NWS Forecast:

This Afternoon Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
  • Friday Snow showers likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 39. West northwest wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Friday Night Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -2. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph becoming north in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Light east wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Saturday Night Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Sunday A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 24.
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2-13-15

The barricades are still up.

The barricades are in place for 2 main reasons:

#1, Safety, ruts created by vehicle traffic cause accidents trying to negotiate the deep ruts.

#2, Protecting your investment in road improvements. $35,000 was spent in 2014, getting stuck and messing up the roads is counter productive.

The strange weather this winter has put us into the Tweens season already, slush mud and very soft snow conditions.

PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE VEHICLES BEYON THE BARRICADS.

Check out the damage created by one individual.

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I will be using the back hoe this morning to clean up the debris and smooth out the ruts.

Enjoy the weekend, the weather is going to be gorgeous.

NWS Forecast:

Today Sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind 6 to 9 mph.
  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. South wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph.
  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
  • Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Washington’s Birthday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0.
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