Thread: Near Vail, CO?
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:57 PM
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Have also hit this area in the fall, and anytime after 1 SEP you are prone to serious snow. Water levels should be OK for Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, Crystal, and maybe as far south as Gunnison, as it is my understanding the release schedule for the Gunnison has been "fixed" by a federal Judge re: too much draw diverted to the Eastern Slope. Scenery will be great; elk hunters will be out as well. Agree with suggestion about being south and east of Glenwood Springs, but do not know much about camping whether tent or RV/car. Carbondale, while not cheap, is where a number of the Aspen labor reside, so has to be more user friendly than Vail/Avon/Beaver Creek. Colorado River should also be OK then. Just take a lot of warm clothes, and make real sure of the weather if you plan to get to altitude for a small stream or an alpine lake. From personal experience, if it starts to snow when you step onto the trailhead, turn back. Skip Watson
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