Tag Archive: backcountry

Jan 04

Community Avalanche Safety Workshop 2015

Always a good bet for refreshing your knowledge and doing some networking. Meet new backcountry skiing friends, chat up the locals SAR folks, be a part of the community. Information at MountainRescueAspen.org

Nov 19

Winter 2014/15 Begins

Marble area hasn’t received some of the larger recent snowfalls we’ve had in other parts of Colorado, but the snowpack build has definitely begun. We’ve seen a few folks trying to push the skiing, but snow depth on the access routes from Quarry road is insufficiant to cover downed trees and other obstacles. We’d recommend …

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Oct 23

Getready for 2014-15 — Quarry’s Rotary Plow

We wouldn’t have the Quarry Road to use if it wasn’t for Colorado Stone Quarries Inc. doing snow plowing and road repair. Even so, without a rotary the plowing has been problematic as the road becomes narrower and narrower with a blade plow packing the berm against the roadside. We’re thus duly impressed by what …

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Mar 24

Listen to the Hill Truck — Use Radio Scanner

We would not have the Quarry Road for winter use if it wasn’t for the operating Yule Quarry business. Tradeoff is that most weekdays and sometimes on the weekend a huge “hill haul truck” loaded with gigantic blocks of white marble is making multiple runs up and down the mostly one-lane shelf road. We have …

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