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early ice near ft collins?

Postby peladoboton » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:24 pm

gonna be in the Ft Collins area for the week of Thanksgiving, and wondering if there is any early ice near there. got me some new used tools and can't wait to get them puppers on some ice!!!
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Postby charlie_ice » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:58 pm

I was in estes park this past weekend, it was very dry and warm temps.
It was amazing to see such little snow being that I live in Denver and we got lots of snow
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Postby Nelson » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:22 pm

I'm not an ice climber so have no idea what it might be like in November, but there is some ice at around the mile 70 marker in the Big Thompson Canyon, 30-40 minutes from Fort Collins.

Found this: http://blog.rmccs.net/post/Big-Thompson-Ice.aspx
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Postby I like it on top » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:36 pm

Big Thompson Canyon is an option, but usually doesn't come in until later. You can get a slight gauge from seeing how the river is formimg. Other wise RMNP is probably your best bet. I haven't been up there recently but would imagine there's snow melting and freezing. Good luck.
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Postby peladoboton » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:35 am

grazie, compadres!!!
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