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Anyone have a snow report for unit 8?

We're heading up to unit 8, west of Red Feather Lakes, next weekend for 2nd rifle season. Does anyone have a snow report for Deadman Rd. between Red Feather and the Laramie River? Just wondering if we should plan on chaining up, should we go around via Hwy 14 and the Laramie River Rd., etc. Thanks in advance.

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Anyone have a snow report for unit 8?

You're too far out to start worrying about it this weekend, it's supposed to dry up mid week. Right now it is snowing and some of the cars I've seen around loveland and ft collins had several inches of snow on their roofs.

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Anyone have a snow report for unit 8?

Looks like about 2" of snow up on Deadman today, but exbiologist is right. This will be gone before long, with more snow off and on throughout the week.

Check out the following link - http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/roman/meso_base.cgi?stn=DDMC2

This is a link to data logged by the weather station up near Deadman Hill, gives good temp and precip data, current and back through 30 days.

Also, check out http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.843943771417884&lon=-105...

This one is NOAA pinpoint forecast page, just click and drag the pointer to the area you are curious about. I have this link pegged for Deadman, should put you right there and give you the weather outlook of about one week.

Regardless of the forecast, take the chains and other equipment for off-roading and severe weather driving. Things can change up there in a heartbeat. Even if it is a quick squall, the wind up there can pile drifts that will make roads difficult to pass, even after the weather itself improves. You've probably heard this before, but better to have the equipment and not need it, than vice-versa.

Let me know how things go, you'll be tromping around on my home hunting grounds. Good luck and be safe!

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Anyone have a snow report for unit 8?

Looks like the links I put up got truncated in the post. If they don't get you to the sites, PM me and I will try to fill you in on these otherwise.

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Anyone have a snow report for unit 8?

Nocohuntr, the links still works fine. You can always test links after posting them. The forum software just shortens what is visible in the post, it does not edit the link itself.

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Anyone have a snow report for unit 8?

Thanks mod. Pulled the trigger too soon on my second reply. Clicked on the links to test after I posted, and as you noted, worked just fine! Guess my quick trigger has me eating crow!

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Location: Arvada, CO
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Anyone have a snow report for unit 8?

Thanks for the replies. I realize I asked a little early for the weather conditions, but wanted to leave time for responses over the week. My biggest concern is on Deadman where this time of year sections of the road do not get any direct sun. Being a true Colorado native (born and raised here), I fully understand how the weather can change in an instant, especially in the high country, and one needs to be prepared for the best and the worst. It looks like the long-range forecast for next week does not have much, if any, precipitation and highs in the 40-50 range. As the week goes, if anyone has any better, more up to date, or on-hands reports from the area, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

I wish everyone the best of luck this year, stay safe, and most of all have FUN
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