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    A Change in the Weather.

    Western Colorado got hit by a fast moving, wet, windy storm yesterday - maybe Winter has decided to finally arrive. It was quite a contrast to last weekend's adventure under cobalt blue skies. The conditions were mostly white-out. The snow texture was "meringue" - but for the snow mobiles it would have been a very tough slog. The new BFL up front has noticeably more float than the old Larry, and the Husker Du out back has better traction than the old Endo in this type of snow - froth on top and semi-consolidated track underneath. The new combination with QB 2.5 tubes shaved almost two pounds off the wheels - hard not to like that. Hope Winter decides to stay for a spell....
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    Back at the house, things were a mixture of rain and snow - perfect conditions for a little of this: Gotta love Colorado
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post
    Back at the house, things were a mixture of rain and snow - perfect conditions for a little of this: Gotta love Colorado
    Noiice.

    20" smoothed in up on top--that may take a few days to get settled in and packed down. But then they're saying drifts of over 4'. Those may take a bit longer...

    I hear days like today are fun if you own these things called "skis". Think there's anything to it?

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    Yep, there's something to having XC skis AND backcountry skis.

    Snow! (fat front on the cheap)

    I went up on Grand Mesa yesterday and was glad I had the skis along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I hear days like today are fun if you own these things called "skis". Think there's anything to it?
    Skis??? Sounds like the perfect thing when the pack gets too deep to ride....nice to have options. Think my dog looks a little miffed about the wind?
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