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Old 01-03-2018, 03:54 PM
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Here is a clip Mrs.Tucker put together of our new years trip . She is still learning how to edit but I think It came out pretty good for her first time .

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The Colorado snow pack is behind schedule but we are expected to get more snow this weekend and next week .Planing another outing Jan 13-16 if anyone is interested in attending .

I'm working on getting some tee shirts and stickers made for this years jamboree . Ill let you know when I come up with some designs..... always open for suggestions tho everyone loved J's design last year and the Thiokol crew even came thorough with there own .

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I'm working on getting some tee shirts and stickers made for this years jamboree . Ill let you know when I come up with some designs..... always open for suggestions tho everyone loved J's design last year and the Thiokol crew even came thorough with there own .

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Here's a suggestion from a non snow machine owner. How about a large snowflake on the shirt with half a dozen small snow cats climbing all over it.
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Hey Aaron Tucker you asked about the tube frame freighters. You can identify the tube frame cats by the one inch solid bars above the pontoons. the bars are provided to limit the travel of the pontoon in order to prevent grouser contact with the body. There is a plate bolted to inside of the pontoon which hits the bar. There are no springs or fifth wheels on these cats.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:56 AM
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no turn tables huh? thats very interesting. hope to get our freighter out soon.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:58 AM
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here is a clip from our snowcating this last weekend . I turned 30 ,so we had a good time and lot more snow. we had 3 cats out . enjoy !
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I may have to come up your way. No snow on the Mesa.
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Keep me posted please Iíll look at my schedule and see what works. Where are the closet unloading areas to where you all go?
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:28 AM
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Keep me posted please Iíll look at my schedule and see what works. Where are the closet unloading areas to where you all go?
We go to Vail pass . So you can just take I70 to (exit 190 Vail pass) .Or you can turn off at Minturn on I70 and head towards Red cliff then park at Camp Hale.If you come the Camp hale way we would meet you at the saddle of Ptarmigan Mountain .
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Hi Aaron..been unable to log on for the last couple of days or I would have gotten to you earlier. Found out I have another commitment Saturday so I wonít be up your way this time. I still want to get up there so keep me in mind if you donít mind.
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For the Jamboree, if you are catting at Vail Pass on back-to-back days, do you leave your cat up there, or haul it back and forth? If you leave it up there, where?
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Old 01-30-2018, 10:39 AM
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For the Jamboree, if you are catting at Vail Pass on back-to-back days, do you leave your cat up there, or haul it back and forth? If you leave it up there, where?
We almost always trailer our cats out unless there is a breakdown . I suppose if you really wanted to you could park your cat at on the hill and then get a ride with me or another to the parking lot . The forest rangers don't like us to leave anything in the parking lot because they have to plow at night and in the morning .
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Is this a low snow year for your guys? Here a Birdseye preview.

Started the wheels in motion to head to clowder. Logistics didnít work. Somehow ended up over Colorado without landing and instead I find myself in a desert.
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Started the wheels in motion to head to clowder. Logistics didnít work. Somehow ended up over Colorado without landing and instead I find myself in a desert
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Cool photo. Yes, it is a low snow year. In the northern part of the state the snow pack is in the 85% range. In the south it is around 35%. There is an automated snow measurement station ("snotel") near us that is currently at 8%. Really sad.
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Here is a map that accurately displays our snow totals for this year . Vail and Montazuma are in the yellow both have all trails and ski terrain open . Its lower than normal but still lots of snow to play on.
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I didn't mean to imply we wouldn't have good snow for the Jamboree. We skied up in the northern part of the Sawatch Range last week, which has noticeably less snow than the Vail Pass area, and it was decent. It is really the southwest portion of the state that is suffering.

Last year the snowpack at our place was a little above average with quite a bit of wind and I was fighting every few days to keep our driveway open. This year we have nothing. (Literally no snow at all!)

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Started the wheels in motion to head to clowder. Logistics didnít work. Somehow ended up over Colorado without landing and instead I find myself in a desert.
hey hey T Addict, you missed a grand clowder and even better snow cat chowder. might just have to head out for the vintage machine get together this month, if the snow keeps disappearing like is, best to fly into boston and rent a car?
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I didn't mean to imply we wouldn't have good snow for the Jamboree. We skied up in the northern part of the Sawatch Range last week, which has noticeably less snow than the Vail Pass area, and it was decent. It is really the southwest portion of the state that is suffering.

Last year the snowpack at our place was a little above average with quite a bit of wind and I was fighting every few days to keep our driveway open. This year we have nothing. (Literally no snow at all!)

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thanks of Pb130 (Dave)
here is an avalanche that occurred on the back side of Ptarmigan. I would encourage anyone that plans on Skiing/snowboarding at the Jamboree make sure that you bring your beacon,probe and shovel. I have been first response when this whole bowl slid taking Mark Mcarrens life in 2013 and its no joke.

http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/ac...inv&acc_id=650
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