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Turns out there was a prescribed burn yesterday so I actually was haze from smoke. Thought the trooper was stuck real good there for a minute. Fortunately the blade had some movement even though it could not lift up which allowed us to wiggle it free. Burrying the blade going down hill can create a real problem, good leaning opportunity. This season is never gonna end out here...
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Here are some more pictures from the last few trips.
And yes, I hate to break it to everybody, but yes it is all about Colorado !!
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Love to see a Tucker with some orange LED mood lighting. That 1643 looks like a good candidate.
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Love to see a Tucker with some orange LED mood lighting. That 1643 looks like a good candidate.
The 43 will get everything this summer, all the lights on the 44 can be changed to any color.
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Still snowcating in Colorado. Colorado cat crew got another tip in today and we're getting out again tomorrow. Did some boondocking, cat skiing and apres ski. The weather was like a buffet. I got rained on, burnt by the sun, snowed on, hailed on and a little bit of lighting. We skied Ptarmigan. The forest service gives up on Vail pass when they run out of money so now it's ours. Maybe a couple more weeks of snowcating this season.
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Looks like another dream to me!

Our last mountain just closed. Oct to April this year.

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Take note Jim Vermont: You can place more lovely ladies on a Tucker than a Snot Trac!
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Mr Drifter; while no one has my respect re: Snow machines more than you, I would point out that the manual says a Snow-Trac will seat 6 plus a driver for the full cab style. And I'm quite certain that I'm willing to be a bit squeezed by "lovely ladies" so more might fit.


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And if anyone can fill a cat with ladies that would be Jim.
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Wrong, it has nothing to do with how many ladies fit inside, it is the ones hanging on the OUTSIDE.


Good grief, will the next big thing be telephone booths and VW beetles on the sno?


You really don't want to start a competition about ladies and sno-cats.
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Mr Drifter, you are so correct. I apologize, many more ladies will fit on the outside of an immobile, statuesque, Sno-Cat than inside a fast moving Snow Trac.


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Day two of our adventure went really well. So well that we didn't get back to civilization until midnight. The sun was out almost all day. We skied the north side of Ptarmigan again. The snow was really soft, we got a couple inches of fresh overnight.
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Guess what we did today? That's right we went snowcat skiing on Vail. It was just the yellow ducky. The rest of the Colorado Cat Crew were busy. We did some skiing on machine-gun ridge and some on Ptarmigan. It was actually tough to get around. The snow was really soft. Most of the roads have disappeared because of some new snow.

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I wish we would have been there today! Maybe next weekend, it seems seasons have changed.
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Thought it would be fun to do a dual sport day. We went backcountry skiing by my house in the morning. Then four-wheeling in the afternoon. The snow was really good for skiing. The weather was mixed clouds and sun. So it was very consistent snow conditions from top to bottom. The snow was fun for four-wheeling. We only got stuck a couple of times. Name:  IMG_20190505_141243.jpg
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G Sean, beginning to believe winter will never end for you and the crew, enjoy
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Looks like we are entering a new Ice Age here in Colorado. The Cat Crew had three cats out yesterday on Vail pass. Aaron brought the trooper, the new owner of the Jersey tucker came up and of course the yellow ducky was there. It snowed the night before and all day while we were there. My group and I left but the other two cats spent the night. We did some skiing on the front side of Ptarmigan and some on the North side. It was so amazing to be skiing January snow in May. The term Mayuary was coined to describe the day. The snow was really soft and consistent, probably over a foot of fresh. We did some winter logging and had a really big bonfire. The tree we cut down was about a full chord of wood and it's gone today. Planning on getting out in the backcountry this weekend in the mayflower gulch area. Name:  IMG_20190509_082619.jpg
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Global warming? Colorado didn't get the memo.

86 degrees here on the western side of the Cascades. Spent the whole week in a vintage helicopter going around and around. .
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glacier glacier glacier Sean,

amazing mountains you live and play in, love to see what Colorado cooling would look like...

so how do you think you will be cat skiing?

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