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Plow This!!

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by RamPainting LLC, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    I've got a new found respect for CDOT snowplowing operators in San Juan county, CO. I just took 4 days to travel down to Silverton, CO for a few days of Epic skiing on CO most challenging mountain, Let me tell you, getting there was more frighting than skiing 50 degree slops with 100' cliffs!! This section of road is CO 550, Red Mountain Pass! I've heard the folks on the weather channel say this road is one of America's most dangerous road ways.

    Just wanted to share a few pics i took along the way.

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  2. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

  3. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    thats so cool
     
  4. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Last pics Enjoy :drinkup:

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  5. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    ummm... anyone ever heard of guard rails or cement barriers?!:dizzy: that's crazy!! I've been both brave and stupid before (sometimes at the same time) but i'm not sure about those cliffs:eek:
     
  6. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Most mountain passes here in CO don't have guard rails, except for 180 degree turns and switch backs. Red Mountain pass is the only place you can drive 15 mph with out people behind you getting pissed off.
     
  7. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Yeah its wide open for any takers on going off roading there.... I know i was a little tense and ready for a few cocktails after a day of driving around on the roads out there. Pretty scenery but i was too worried about keeping the car on the road instead of sight seeing.
     
  8. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Wow thats incredible!! Looks beautiful though...
     
  9. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    I went to school in Durango for a couple years. Beautiful country up there. Drove Red Mtn. Pass a few times. Definitely hairy stuff. The best was going over Ophir Pass in my truck in the summer. 4wd low range. nuts. Where were you skiing?
     
  10. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    no thanks , i like having fun while i work . not trying to stay alive. LOL
     
  11. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194


    I went to Sliverton mountain with a few buddies from Collage, it's the closest you can get to alaska heli skiing with out going to Alaska.

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  12. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Amazing Pictures.

    that mountain pass looks scary
     
  13. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    what "CollAge" was that lol....jk

    sweet pics...did you hike that or is it serviced?
     
  14. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    I'll second that!!!

    That's #(*&$*(#&(*#&%(#*&$ insane!!! I think I'd have a nervous breakdown driving that pass. I'm petrified of heights as it is. I can't image that.:cry:

    Don't get your tire off the edge. That first "step" is a doozie!! :eek::eek:
     
  15. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    WOW!, beautiful pics!:drinkup:
     
  16. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Looks beautiful and insane at the same time!
     
  17. hedhunter9

    hedhunter9 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    You lucky Dog !
    And here we are busting our balls plowing ....

    :nod:
     
  18. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    lol, oops :)

    I was Bord, it hasn't snowed in Denver in since December 10Th!


    You guy's can check out the video of the mountain, it's sick!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/silvertonmt
     
  19. pldann86

    pldann86 Member
    from LI NY
    Messages: 66

    You guy's can check out the video of the mountain, it's sick!!!


    That's some steep stuff, usually ski steamboat which is a bunny hill compared to that
    maybe one year get down there
     
  20. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272