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gonehuntn
07-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Another great BCR in the Colorado wilderness! I believe we had 18 folks show and I'll let someone who's better at remembering names list everyone. This BCR was unique because we experienced one of the most powerful high mountain storms any of us had ever seen. We had driving rain and hail for most of an hour. There was water EVERYWHERE. At the storm's climax there was some intense lightening. One bolt struck within 100 yards of our camp. Weather at 11,000 feet above sea level can be up close and personal and this was no exception. When I got home I saw on the news that there was a rare, high altitude tornado only a few miles from our location, which helps explain the freakish weather. Definitely one for the record books; we'll be talking about this one for some time! In the end, we all survived and were able to dry our clothes and belongings thanks to Mr Smith and his wonderful stoves!

Group photo. Not pictured are: Talks2Much, Aron Snyder and Dave
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Kevin, Joe (CTK) and Rex
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MojoSlim, Randall H and CTK inspecting my FlyBoy
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Two SuperTarps and a MegaTarp
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CTK and Kevin. Kevin is trying to figure out what that thing is in my hand. (Kevin...it was a camera. LOL)
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Patrick, Mark S, his wife Tish, Randall H and his son. Gettin' ready to pack up.
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Drying off
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Patrick in the 12-man before the storm.
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Patrick
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gonehuntn
07-30-2012, 08:28 AM
Crazy weather! There is an embedded video in the report....

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/07/29/a-rare-mountain-tornado-touches-down-near-mt-evans/

flamingo 7
07-30-2012, 08:47 AM
Sounds like a wild ride! I saw the weather report and was wondering how you all fared. Glad everyone is OK. Looks like another successful rondy.

mgutman
07-30-2012, 09:46 AM
Looks like a great time. Sorry I missed it!

RandallH
07-30-2012, 11:34 AM
This storm was crazy. Mojo, Nautilus, Gary, Christopher, Koda and I just came back to camp from fishing with our new Tenkara rods. I had a rip roaring fire in my small stove/Supertarp, boiling some water for lunch. It rained so hard it flooded my stove and killed my fire. The lightning crashing all around us. Christopher , Koda and I were laying low in the S.T. all very concerned. I remember Chris saying "you lived a good life right dad?" Then the S.T. filled with water as we were in a low spot, everything got wet. One has to wonder, with all the blow down at the rondy site, if another twister did that damage as well.

RandallH


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gonehuntn
07-30-2012, 08:42 PM
Epic storm video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Odai_b-vI

Aron Snyder
07-30-2012, 09:35 PM
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Aron Snyder
07-30-2012, 09:37 PM
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Aron Snyder
07-30-2012, 09:40 PM
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sab
07-30-2012, 09:50 PM
I don't see Sawtooth in any of the photos. Did he not make the BCR?

Scott

Jon S
07-30-2012, 10:17 PM
He was in Salt Lake for the Tenkara convention, I know he had a good time, but was probably torn at the same time missing the BCR III. I planned on coming up as well, but 21 month olds sometimes drive this train, missed the folks and the good times, but loving the daughter at the same time.

Bushcraft
07-31-2012, 02:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_5c1gUJjs

Sawtooth
07-31-2012, 03:47 PM
I was sorry to have missed the BCR! Looks like I really missed some excitement with the weather. Makes last year's journey up to the high lake and the rain and hail we endured seem very mild!

MojoSlim
07-31-2012, 04:30 PM
I was sorry to have missed the BCR! Looks like I really missed some excitement with the weather. Makes last year's journey up to the high lake and the rain and hail we endured seem very mild!

When the rain would start pouring, someone would comment, "Sawtooth must be doing a rain dance someplace." Please aim some of that up here, we're still dry and at stage II fire ban. I wanna use a wood stove up here before fall!

tendeerfeet
07-31-2012, 07:34 PM
Thank you Kifaru, Patrick Smith, and everyone else that survived the CBR 3.

Hail and High Water

my favorite shots below

mark s
08-14-2012, 10:42 PM
My sawtooth at the BCR. No flooding in the deluge. As they say in real estate: location, location, location!

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"The Sawtooth" at the BCR. Hiked up here right before the deluge. It was an interesting hike back so to speak. Pelted by hail, drenching rain (didn't put my rain pants on soon enough), lightning everywhere. Had to be vigilant to stay on the trail as it became covered with hail or obscured by all the runoff from the downpour. It was great, as was the BCR. Thanks Patrick from me and Tish. Thanks also for bringing the large stove for drying out afterwards. Thanks Kevin for adjusting my long hunter. I know I must have really gotten it out of whack the last time I used it as a hauler.

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Sawtooth
08-14-2012, 10:53 PM
Nice view of The Sawtooth (the ridge, not the shelter)!