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Old 02-14-2011, 07:33 PM
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I wouldn't mind heading up there either.

Maybe clean it all out and throw a BUNCH of dessecant sacks in it? Duct tape the door seals and vent in back?

I'd hate to seal it up too well since when it gets hot it's gonna get steamy in there... but I wonder if that is better than letting it fill with snow again.
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Man, this is wild. Let me know when/if you guys head up and I'd love to help.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:19 PM
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If you head up Webster from the Summit CO side you will cross two large avalanche paths from memory. Not on the slide slope but through the run out below. Then your somewhat in risk directly under the pass. Use proper avalanche precautions if going up before spring.

Are there drain plugs in the front that could be removed to let water get out come spring?
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I am interested in going, might be the last trip with the FJC.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:36 PM
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I'm up for a snow trip, let me know if you need some labor.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:39 PM
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Just a little Dose of Reality here...From my experience up on that pass, and I've been up from each side, nobody's getting up there much before Memorial Day unless we have a very,very,very warm Spring or someone has access to a helicopter to go snatch it up.

As much as we'd all like to save that 80, it's way too risky to head up there too soon guys! Nobody's getting in there anytime soon and living to tell about it...Even hiking or skiing in there should be reserved for experts...

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Old 02-14-2011, 10:13 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:28 PM
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Hey, I found your Cruiser on Saturday and wanted to see if anyone knew the story. Sorry about the surprise police visit.

You can absolutely reach it safely from the north right now. There's just not enough snow up there to slide, the winds going over the pass have turned what's there to bulletproof crust, and I'm not convinced it's steep enough to begin with. I hiked down the gully it's in (the one NE of PT 12399 at Webster Pass).

Snowmobiles could probably get you to it but again it's thin above 12000'. Best bet would be to shoot up the gully.

Oh. It may be a bit windy though. This is in the gully a couple hundred feet below the Cruiser:
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Sorry, I will wait till end spring/summer. It isn't worth loosing somebody over or another vehicle. Now if a group wants to go up just to secure the 80 that would be cool, I would not make it up there

Personally I think that even with the snow removed there will be a lot of rusted parts and electronics that will be ruined due to the moisture. Once spring sets in the sun will bake that interior like a sauna. I don't want to sound negative but just realistic.

When we do go up there to rescue it I am in depending on when of course. I would even bring the Dodge up there if we need a heavy anchor and the Dodge is heavy

I am glad to hear that nobody got hurt and sorry to see the 80 up there.
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