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Old 06-15-2011, 12:33 AM   #1
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Back to back weekends last Febuary

This trip report is more than just a little late but I just came across these pics.
In the second week of February we went down to the Colorado River to do a little water skiing. This spot is about 12 miles north for Blythe. I'm not sure who is in charge of this land but we have camped here a few times with no problems. There were one or two other people camping on the rivers edge but we were the only ones with a boat. We had the whole river to ourselves, not even a fishing boat or a pontoon boat was there to spoil the water. The only thing that was doing that was the ducks or mud hens. It was in the mid to upper 70s in the day and mid 40s at night, the water was 51, good thing we have drysuits. This is my favorite time of the year at this place.







The following weekend we drove up to Kirkwood for President's Day. We managed to get through the avalanche zone on the 88 in a brief opening. We heard that the road was closed just over an hour later, it stayed closed for the next 2 1/2 days. We weren't really camping in the van, some friends rented a condo right by the lifts so we mostly hung out there but we were sleeping in the van. As you can see in the pics, I got my warm-up by digging out the rig every morning. Every night we got between 3' to 4' of fresh snow. The conditions on the slopes was ridiculous, almost to much snow.






It was a great two weekends and a good example of way west coast winters are so great.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Re: Back to back weekends last Febuary

Couldn't think of a better combo! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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Re: Back to back weekends last Febuary

What is all that white stuff in your photos? We here in Vegas don't see much of that. So which is funnest -- digging an SMB out of the snow or digging it out of the sand?
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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Re: Back to back weekends last Febuary

what are the vents on the fenders for.. you got me wondering ...

Looks like a fun couple of trips.
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what are the vents on the fenders for.. you got me wondering ...

Looks like a fun couple of trips.

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Old 06-15-2011, 10:12 PM   #6
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love the snow pics! Thats a lot of snow..... On the water and then snow back to back weekends.... awesome!
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