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    Jones Pass

    Anyone know if Jones Pass is clear of snow. Not sure if they plow it to the top.

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    NFW. Taken 2 days ago:


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    There are some years when Jones Pass is never clear of snow.
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    Never heard of anyone plowing Jones pass. Most backcountry Jeep roads over high passes don't get plowed unless they serve some vital function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    There are some years when Jones Pass is never clear of snow.
    Mid-August 2009:


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    Late-July 2010.

    ...and it barely snowed that year.
    Les grimpées, je les déteste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Late-July 2010.

    ...and it barely snowed that year.

    Ha! i recognize that 69er! But i prefer this shot looks alot steeper!
    Jones Pass-cornice-shot.jpg

    I absolutely cant wait to do that one again!!
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    Jones pass gets plowed late in the year every year. Denver water maintains a "gatehouse" that someone lives in to control flows to the August P Gumlick tunnel. They plow once a year to bring supplies & repairs to the building. They have a mule (UTV) that they drive through the tunnel so they can bring basics on that, but larger stuff needs to be brought by truck.


    We'll be sledding this sat up there... if you want to being your snow DH bike I'll give you a ride to the top

    I just dropped the cornice 100' south of where they're climbing up 2 weeks ago... it's still got 30+ feet of snow up high.
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    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Mid-August 2009:


    Why would he piss in the walk path

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis C View Post
    Why would he piss in the walk path
    It's WKD-RDR. Why does he do ANYTHING he does?

    'Cause he's a freak.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis C View Post
    Why would he piss in the walk path
    To clear the snow... DUH!
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    Well I sure hope you drank a lot of water on the way up cause you got a lot of snow to clear

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    I guess somebody asked the question I (Phoenix rider) have been wondering. Still desire that pass sometime next week...even if it is HAB in the snow. Makes for some good photos when it's 110 here.

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    Ahh, Jones...Nothing like a bit of cornice climbing to get the day started...

    but the views are well worth it:

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    Are the pics above (from JJonas) recent or past years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyinCO View Post
    Are the pics above (from JJonas) recent or past years?
    Past years. I haven't been up there yet this year...Probably this weekend, but I'll bring the snowboard instead of a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjonas View Post
    Ahh, Jones...Nothing like a bit of cornice climbing to get the day started...
    Who's that handsome devil?
    And for the record, I don't think I'd call that "climbing to get the day started"!!
    We already climbed 3,800' by then.
    Man I'm a sucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy! View Post
    Who's that handsome devil?
    And for the record, I don't think I'd call that "climbing to get the day started"!!
    We already climbed 3,800' by then.
    Man I'm a sucker.
    But if MGE threw out an invite to do it again, you couldn't say no.
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    It's a nice ride if you shuttle up to the drift.

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    The top of Jones pass as of yesterday.

    Taken about 80 yards from the actual pass. You can see a bit of the road in front of the handlebars.



    All the real hardcores were on the snow!


    SHI*TONS of snow up there still.




    btw... we did go ride bikes today... it was almost as much fun as sledding in july
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    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    F***ing telemarkers.

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    Anyone know current conditions on Jones Pass? Worth biking yet?

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    If you get to where the road comes out of the trees in the main basin, it takes two more turns then goes straight, the road is clear to the top of that straight stretch then hits snow at the next corner. We're a ways off of biking still.
    Quote Originally Posted by thump View Post
    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryislife View Post
    If you get to where the road comes out of the trees in the main basin, it takes two more turns then goes straight, the road is clear to the top of that straight stretch then hits snow at the next corner. We're a ways off of biking still.
    So what's going to come first, summer at Jones Pass, or winter?

    What's the scoop on Monarch Crest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    So what's going to come first, summer at Jones Pass, or winter?

    What's the scoop on Monarch Crest?
    Unless Denver Water needs work done that requires a truck to go across this year I don't see the pass opening, as it's covered by 30+ feet of snow just N of pass proper.

    I'm betting on winter...
    Quote Originally Posted by thump View Post
    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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