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Old 05-30-2011   #1
 
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Upper east access (Crested Butte)?

Now that I know OBJ is buried, anyone know if the road is drivable to get to upper east?

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Old 05-31-2011   #2
 
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Just went to check on Gothic rd this am - it typically opens before Slate river rd and is the access to the upper east. The gate is closed and backed by a 3 foot deep snowbank. It's probably going to be a little while still. Flow-wise, the creeks are up. I will check on slate river road soon and post an update.-Meng
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Much appreciated...
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.....roads.....

.....we spent hours gettin 2 trucks out of the upper east take out road the other day....i bet that drift is melted out by now.....flows were brown and fast....no wood that you cant see...."midget wrestler" hole broke down last year in a freaky late night flood.....the same one that washed out big woody's wood, and cleaned up the lower gorge of obj....slate has been run, daisy is under snow....obj is ready for those that wear big boy under wear.....not sure if has been hit yet....it's been walked for wood scouting.....milozadik wishecouldboof
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Drove out to Gothic yesterday. Road open and dry. Scouted the creek. No wood but that could have changed like 10 times by now. CB Creeks are open for paddling - not sure about Daisy and you'll have to hike OBJ from the campground but you can drive there at this point. Water is high. I have only been on the Slate so far. A CB crew did a bunch of wood removal in the forest section last week, at which time it was g2g. Wood will likely be moving alot in the next few weeks so heads up.
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