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From today ..... bring your shovels :+


Skyline Road

http://www.bishop.ab.ca/CSCC/rocky/2004/photos/skyline.jpg

Beaver Road - Lower elevation

http://www.bishop.ab.ca/CSCC/rocky/2004/photos/beaver_bottom.jpg

Beaver Road - Upper elevation

http://www.bishop.ab.ca/CSCC/rocky/2004/photos/beaver_top.jpg

hmmmm........ Note to self - ALWAYS bring shovel, tow strap, chains and heavy boots when doing route check.

http://www.bishop.ab.ca/CSCC/rocky/2004/photos/oops1.jpg


Forcast is for warmer this week - with possible rain next week.






Rocky Mountain Rally
http://www.rockymountainrally.com
Calgary, Alberta
May 28-29, 2004
 

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http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/Pages/CAAB0069.htm

There will be excellent melting conditions through the week - I would suspect that MOST of the snow will be gone from the road, although I suspect we'll still be able to write our names in the snow from time to time.
In a completely unrelated note - does anyone out there have any c5's for sale?
 

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>Ah crap!
>Well I guess my notes book Money just went to buying snow
>tires!

I'd wait to buy snow tires. Like Keith said, it's supposed to be +15C with warm winds this week, thus lots of melting. Also, you'll probably be starting towards the back of the pack, so 20-40 cars will have gone before you, clearing the snow down to the soft/wet gravel surface.
 

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RE: Missing Rocky this year

it doesnt look like it will be as bad as 2002. 2002 was a year for mud tires. not much snow was left right on the road cause it melted and left a very sloppy trail (i cant account for the final hellish stages as i was reg.). I would definetely look for mud tires of some sort.
 

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I'll second that on not buying snow tires. Any snow on the roads will most likely be gone by then except in the shaded areas, maybe! Any snow remaining in the shaddy areas will be cut up fairly quickly and the roads will be muddy in places and grippy in others.... if the weather forecast holds. If it doesn't, all bets are off.

Actually all this moisture might be a good thing as the roads should have a fair bit of grip in them on the first couple of passes.

On the other hand, here is the forcast for the town closest to the rally area.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CAAB0069.htm

If it raining in Claresholm, there is a chance of snow at the elevation the of the rally.
 

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Should be some news tonight as a team is out putting up safety tape and signs. I would expect the roads are in pretty good shape given the weather.
 
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