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    Signed the final divorce papers today, had to clear my head and what better way then to head to the mountains and put a few miles under me in 4 low.

    Went to Saxon Mountain and ran into this.




    It looks like someone was trying to go over it. Found a CV race broken in the dirt. It will take some real power to clear that.

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    Hmm. May be closed permanently...
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    JIM, DO YOU HAVE AN ELECTRIC JACK-HAMMER? I HAVE AN IDEA.

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    Hot Dang - I have an Electric WINCH!!

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    DOH! You had to take the switchbacks!

    It looks much worse than the last time I was there.
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    Max previously posted:
    "JIM, DO YOU HAVE AN ELECTRIC JACK-HAMMER? I HAVE AN IDEA."

    You crack me up, Max.

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    Wow.

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    Max previously posted:
    "JIM, DO YOU HAVE AN ELECTRIC JACK-HAMMER? I HAVE AN IDEA."

    Jim previously posted:
    "Hot Dang - I have an Electric WINCH!!"

    We need to do somethin. I hate seein trails close !!!!

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    Funny stuff! I'll help with a winch (in the spring...)

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    Cant scoutman get some sticks. You know, for clearin stumps and stuff !!

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    Either that, or masonry drill several holes into the large rocks. Fill with water. Wait for winter and the H20 freeze. If they're not broken by spring - bring on the TNT for those holes!

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    Reminds me of Jaws II on Blanca...

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    You totally got that!!! 4 Low and go! That area seemed to be hit during the flood season.

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    Anyone have access to a "construction site" class / trailer air compressor? Tow a compressor up, hose with jackhammer and have at it until they're human movable size.

    What's down slope from the spot? Would rolling boulders cause damage / be a risk?

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    Starkman previously posted:
    "It looks like someone was trying to go over it."

    Yeah,no thanks,you go over and you end up at the lake in Georgetown
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    Jim previously posted:
    "What's down slope from the spot? Would rolling boulders cause damage / be a risk?"

    Probably Jim, IIRC that's right above the lake and maybe some condos.

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    The place is surrounded by private property, road maintenace the responsibility of Clear Creek County. I dug through my photobucket for pictures taken from the overlook.





    Notice there are not many trees growing on this slope.



    There are a few private roads in the slide area.



    This collapsed building is the next thing down the hill from the slide. The rock slide continues down the hill quite a ways from the building.

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    Thanks for the pictures. It's an impressive slope!

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    WOW!!! That road has a ton of issues upon it!

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