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Colorado In April

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I live in the mountains outside of Boulder.  Once a year, every spring, for the last 10 years (since I moved here in 1995), I get snowed in for one to four days (the four day snow in included complete loss of power for three days, no water (since everything in our house is electric), no heat (electric), and no fridge / freezer (fortunately we had tons of snow to serve as our natural icebox.)

It started snowing late Saturday night and finished early Monday morning.  When it was done, I had 30 inches at my house, DIA shut down all afternoon Sunday and I cancelled my trip for the week to hunker down and – in the words of REO Speedwagon – I’ve been Ridin’ The Storm Out.

101-0155_IMGMy dogs love the snow.  Since it’s now 50 degrees outside and the snow is receding, you don’t get the full early morning view (I didn’t have my camera act together – but trust me – it was massive.) 

 

 

 

 

 

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The view from my bedroom window gives you a better feel for the magnitude of it (after a bunch had melted from the mountains already – including anything on a brick surface.)

 

 

 

 

 

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It’ll be 60 degrees tomorrow and I expect all the white stuff will be gone and replaced with mud.

  • http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/ Bryan William Jones

    How about the road? Is the road to your house privately maintained or does the state take care of that? It seems that the possibility is there to be completely snowbound for unless you had a snowmobile or something for emergencies. Do you have a backup generator? Even a little Honda generator could get the heat back up and running to prevent broken pipes and such.

  • http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/ Bryan William Jones

    How about the road? Is the road to your house privately maintained or does the state take care of that? It seems that the possibility is there to be completely snowbound for unless you had a snowmobile or something for emergencies. Do you have a backup generator? Even a little Honda generator could get the heat back up and running to prevent broken pipes and preserve ones sanity by at least getting access to the Internet….unless….horror of horrors…..that goes down as well…..

  • http://www.feld.com/blog Brad Feld

    Re: Road – you have to go through a state park to get to my house, so they maintain that road (although it’s too dangerous to plow in the middle of the storm and when there is 30 inches they often end up with a hosed up plow) and we maintain / plow our road (no small task). We’ve been snowbound twice and we are still too boneheaded to get a generator (Amy refuses to get one for some reason). We keep talking about getting a snowmobile but figure in the worst case we can handle a two mile posthole hike through the park (damn – where did I put those snowshoes?)

  • Mike

    I give up. What are those space ship type things on your back roof. Is it art or technology? I never saw an antenna array like that.

    If its art, then I own somebody an apology:
    ;>)

  • http://www.feld.com/blog Brad Feld

    It’s art. It’s actually called “The Visitors” and there are 12 of them (it was my 39th birthday present from Amy.) The artist is a Boulder-based guy (amazing guy) named Jerry Wingren – http://www.wingrensculpture.com/studio.html or http://www.wingrensculpture.com/portfolio_visitors.html for more on The Visitors.

  • Parkite

    Who do you get broadband thru up there? A wireless ISP? Certainly not Qwest? What is your elevation? I live at about 7000 feet in Park City.

  • http://www.feld.com/blog Brad Feld

    I have a T1 line from Qwest. It’s a long story – maybe I’ll write it up sometime. I’m at 6500 ft.

  • Christy

    Those are some very handsome pups.

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