Author Topic: Question for the Ramah , CO shoot 18th-19th  (Read 3327 times)

Offline Bettendorf

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Re: Question for the Ramah , CO shoot 18th-19th
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2009, 12:53:33 PM »
I tried also.  So there I was, it was 0820 hrs, traveling east on HWY 24 from Colorado Springs, behind a postal vehicle going 30 mph and wind blowing from the west at 25 knots while snowing.  I turned around and went home.  I'm very sorry for quiting and hope to try and meet for a shoot some other time.

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Re: Question for the Ramah , CO shoot 18th-19th
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2009, 03:22:00 PM »
Well, there's still another day.  Try tomorrow it should look lots better.  Also another event in May
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Re: Question for the Ramah , CO shoot 18th-19th
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2009, 12:30:35 AM »
Any update on the road conditions from 86 to the range?

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Re: Question for the Ramah , CO shoot 18th-19th
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2009, 12:34:09 AM »
I haven't heard anything.  Where are you and what are the conditions there?  I'm in longmont, just really wet and muddy.
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Offline Colorado Pete

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Re: Question for the Ramah , CO shoot 18th-19th
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2009, 12:59:41 AM »
MUDDY!
 
Made it to the shoot this AM, 24 was terrible east of Falcon, almost lost it at one point (the truck, not my mind...the mind's been gone a long time. Makes step 4b hard). Slush, snow, and ice, with a hard crosswind loaded with snow, both fresh and drifting. The county road was wet snow over mud. I kept questioning my sanity for continuing and then reminding myself that sanity has long been a non-issue for me.

We had about 10 shooters show up to shoot in a slush/mud pit with snow blowing sideways at about 20-25 mph for most of the day. Certainly the most 'interesting' day at the range I've had! Yuck. All in all a good time was had and some good shooting was done especially by some of the newer folks who made rapid progress despite the blizzard and goo.
 
Going home was much better, the dirt roads were mostly bare with some snow, the mud was a little slick but not deep enough to wallow in. 24 was totally clear in the evening. I'm hoping it stays that way in the AM and the county roads freeze up just a little and get hard. The Ramah forecast is for more precip tonight (I hope not) and 30 deg temps which should solidify the gunk. If it's no worse tomorrow AM than it was in the evening today it should be drivable from Ramah north with a little care. The range will probably still be gooey though.
 
Come out tomorrow!
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Re: Question for the Ramah , CO shoot 18th-19th
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2009, 02:42:53 AM »
I slid my car into a curb Friday evening and jacked up alignment up bad enough I might not even drive it to work on Monday if I cannot get it fixed this weekend...so coming out was out for me. Sad I will be out of state for the May shoot too. Any chance of a mini-seed in earlier May?