WildSnow EU 2010/11

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | December 31, 2010      

Getting from Carbondale to SLC was the 9 hour drive through Hades. Big storm, I-70 closed for a while, Soldier Summit a war zone. I knew I was in for it when after I-70 opened (closed an hour), I’m tooling along and whipped past a state snowplow that had gone off the road into the ditch. Oh, and before that a semi in front of me in Glenwood took out a lamp post and scattered parts over the road like a burst backpack. I jumped out of our little Euro car (practicing for Europe), kicked the bigger parts out of the way, and as the semi driver gestured me to stop and the cops pulled up, I blasted out of there, a man on a mission (I didn’t see anything, promise.)

And that was all after a two hour epic getting snowmobiled out of a remote cabin in the West Elks.

At any rate, mission now is to get to Chicago for the connect to Munich. Sounds like that might be iffy as well.

So stay tuned folks, I’ll post when I can. Munich here we come!


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5 Responses to “WildSnow EU 2010/11”

  1. Christian December 31st, 2010 11:08 am

    Hope you at least grabbed a doughnut to start the tradition. Safe travels.

  2. Mark W December 31st, 2010 10:11 pm

    Didn’t you guys buy a Nissan Versa a couple years back? Those get quite high reviews. Thinking about one for our next car.

  3. Lou January 1st, 2011 9:49 am

    Mark, Versa is awesome. You actually come out way ahead of a Prius in terms of total cost of ownership, and even more that way if you do much highway driving (no battery weight to haul on the Interstate, and you can keep skis inside instead of having a sail (box) on top.) I think the tires are slightly larger diameter than Prius as well, and that’s better for trailhead parking to prevent high-centering on 4 inches of snow (grin). Still, it was hard not to buy a Rav or a Subie, but we figured if we were going to go Euro, go Euro (though it’s not diesel).

  4. TobyG January 2nd, 2011 6:29 pm

    Bit off topic but hats off to Greg Hill – 2 million vert in year – outstanding.

  5. Lou January 3rd, 2011 6:39 am

    Toby, agree, I got a blog post done about Greg’s feat:

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