Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

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Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby PeteE » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:43 am

“'It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future'”
Yogi Berra

Lyman will announce the formal beginning of the contest guessing the opening day for the Sun Road--the winner getting the mythical "keg of beer". :mrgreen:

Here's a 9 minute video of the Sun Road opening on July 13th, 2011, one of the latest opening days ever, second only to the first opening date July15th, 1933.
The snow this year reminds me of 2011.


Runs 9 minutes.
https://youtu.be/zJC0JyrYgxc
I goofed up the re-edit. I meant to end it at the parking lot. :(

pete :wink:

PS
The snow amounts you see at Logan Pass in this video would be about average....for mid June.
This video was made in mid July.
Big difference.

That said, we could still have a mid June Sun Road opening.
Later opening dates are often caused by late spring snow storms that can come as late as early June.
Wide spread 3 foot snow dumps in late May don't make the road crew happy.
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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2011

Postby davidwayne » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:33 pm

This will be an interesting opening day. Looking forward to winning the beer!
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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby dpratt » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:59 am

I thought that Lyman had posted something about predicting the opening date, but I'll be darned if I can find it. Anyway, the road opened last night. Hike734 (Jake) and his wife were lucky enough to be at the gate when it opened, so they were the first to visit Logan Pass in a vehicle, other than park personnel of course. He posted a short video of their experience.

https://youtu.be/69zFcnhZT_4
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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby llholmes1948 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:27 am

dpratt wrote:I thought that Lyman had posted something about predicting the opening date, but I'll be darned if I can find it. Anyway, the road opened last night. Hike734 (Jake) and his wife were lucky enough to be at the gate when it opened, so they were the first to visit Logan Pass in a vehicle, other than park personnel of course. He posted a short video of their experience.

https://youtu.be/69zFcnhZT_4


Doug,

Sorry. I did post something about the opening date contest back in April but after two weeks no one had responded to post a prediction so I got the impression that people were not interested in the contest this year so I took it down.

Maybe I will try again next year.

Good to see that the road is open.

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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby paul » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:31 pm

I remember you posting it Lyman and I meant to add my pick, but alas I could not find the post again. Next year I'll pick early.
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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby llholmes1948 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:17 pm

paul wrote:I remember you posting it Lyman and I meant to add my pick, but alas I could not find the post again. Next year I'll pick early.


Paul,

Thanks for your post. In hindsight I probably should have kept it up. We will try again next year!

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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby Pizza Bob » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:23 pm

llholmes1948 wrote:
Thanks for your post. In hindsight I probably should have kept it up. We will try again next year!

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Does that mean next year is two virtual kegs of beer?
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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby teapot57 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:39 pm

I could have sworn I picked a date this year? Or maybe I did in my mind, but never posted. Or maybe the years are starting to blend together. Oh well, I wouldn’t have won anyway- my date was July 7.
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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby llholmes1948 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:05 am

Pizza Bob wrote:
llholmes1948 wrote:
Thanks for your post. In hindsight I probably should have kept it up. We will try again next year!

Lyman


Does that mean next year is two virtual kegs of beer?


Pizza Bob,

Well we have a whole year to try to get sponsors for these virtual kegs so this may work. Perhaps you would like to sponsor a keg with some of your Half Marathon winnings?

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Re: Going To the Sun Road Opening Day 2018

Postby brindledog » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:48 am

I pick right now! :D

Did I win?
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