The Sun Road Opening Contest

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The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby llholmes1948 » Tue May 07, 2019 2:06 pm

Dear Chatters,

I am not sure what we should do with our Sun Road Opening contest this year. Last year I posted a message about it but after two or three weeks no one responded with a prediction so I deleted the message.

This year it appears that the plowing is going well but due to construction the road will not open until June 22 so probably whoever guesses June 22 at 8 am will win!

So I don't know if we want to have a contest this year or not. If we don't have a contest this year I suppose that next year we can make the prize two virtual kegs of beer and not just one.

Thanks,
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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby paul » Tue May 07, 2019 8:41 pm

Two virtual kegs of beer sounds good.

Maybe we can predict when the Big drift (if it hasn't been cleared already) will be cleared or when the East side is opened up to Logan Pass.
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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby llholmes1948 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:37 am

Paul,

I am off tomorrow for DC and New Orleans for a couple of weeks and will have limited internet connection so I probably will not be in a position to coordinate any contest.
So maybe someone else can set one up if there enough interest.

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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby paul » Wed May 08, 2019 8:57 pm

Hi Lyman,

No problem. If there was interest, I would be up for adding my prediction. However, there doesn't seem to be the same amount of activity on this page as years past. Anyway, maybe next season.

Have fun and safe travels,
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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby Jay w » Sun May 12, 2019 6:47 am

June 27th, 7:10 am. :D

Looking forward to sharing virtual beer. Thanks again to virtual Kathy for providing the prize.

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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby PeteE » Thu May 16, 2019 7:09 am

paul wrote:Hi Lyman,

No problem. If there was interest, I would be up for adding my prediction. However, there doesn't seem to be the same amount of activity on this page as years past. Anyway, maybe next season.

Have fun and safe travels,
Paul


Not much "activity" anywhere else either, not just on this page.
Interesting fact:
100 new members have joined since May 12th 2018.
They have contributed a combined total 112 posts in that year.

Just sayin' 8)

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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby tibber » Thu May 16, 2019 8:40 am

PeteE wrote:
paul wrote:Hi Lyman,

No problem. If there was interest, I would be up for adding my prediction. However, there doesn't seem to be the same amount of activity on this page as years past. Anyway, maybe next season.

Have fun and safe travels,
Paul


Not much "activity" anywhere else either, not just on this page.
Interesting fact:
100 new members have joined since May 12th 2018.
They have contributed a combined total 112 posts in that year.

Just sayin' 8)

pete :wink:


It's slow on hikearizona.com too; has been for about 6 months now. I've talked about it with fellow HAZers and no one is sure why activity has slowed. We have lots of new members too. Not sure what's up with that. Maybe I should put up a survey on HAZ.

Altho I would think glacier.nationalparkschat.com will pick up for the summer.
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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby PeteE » Sat May 18, 2019 10:45 am

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!! :roll:
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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby Jay w » Sat May 25, 2019 5:37 pm

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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby Jay w » Sat May 25, 2019 5:40 pm

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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby PeteE » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:02 am

My money is on the GoingTo The Sun road NOT opening until after this weekend.
If it snows even an inch or two they won't open it.

Forecast this morning for Logan pass area from NWS
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.p ... 3958206135

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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby Mzambo » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:39 am

I was wondering why the page was not current on the park website. I have friends due there on the 23rd so hoping it
is open for them.
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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby PeteE » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:02 am

Mzambo wrote:I was wondering why the page was not current on the park website. I have friends due there on the 23rd so hoping it
is open for them.


The page shouldn't go down until Friday. As for the weather...
They have backed off a bit on the snow amounts. So even if it does snow today and Friday at the higher elevations, they should have the road cleared by Sunday.
So assuming they were actually going to open the road Friday, it might open on Sunday.
However, the forecast right now is for yukky weather Sunday and Monday--cool and showery.

Nice to hear from you Marie :)
Hope Dino and the grandkids are doing well.

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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby PeteE » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:36 am

Finally!
The Going To The Sun road is open. :arrow:
Lousy weather forecast, but I'm going anyway.
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.p ... Q9V5_57mpo

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Re: The Sun Road Opening Contest

Postby teapot57 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:05 am

I think maybe I caught Pete on the webcam.

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