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Old 03-16-2019, 10:14 PM   #1
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We've had a tremendous amount of snow this year with record numbers of avalanches.


Those of you that have attended the Colorado Jeep-CJ trail rides may remember this snow shed just south of Ouray.



The avalanche was so wide it inundated the snowshed from both sides, filling the snowshed.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:40 PM   #2
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There was a big story about that in the news this last week. Is that shed for storing and protecting equipment ?

 

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Old 03-16-2019, 11:09 PM   #3
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The snowshed covers the highway. When an avalanche hits its supposed to protect the cars and the highway. Snow is supposed to slide over the top and on to the other side. Recent avalanches have been too much for the snowshed.
Here's the snowshed in the summer.
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Near Lake City an avalanche hit a home.

https://www.9news.com/video/news/loc...4-b47021a40ed4
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:20 PM   #5
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Take a look at an avalanche wiping these cars and trucks off the highway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q13Tg0tVVIw
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Here's an amazing video of a huge avalanche in action.
https://www.tetongravity.com/video/n...-of-avalanches
This is Red Mountain pass. This is where we have our Annual Jeep-CJ trail ride each year.
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Thanks for sharing this information. For those of us that have traveled 550 this is amazing to see. It seems like the road on either side of the snowshed has fallen apart in previous years. I wonder what it looks like under all that snow now?
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Thanks for sharing Dave.

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That is a lot of snow to deal with.
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