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Old 03-14-2017   #1
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Shocking new snowpack study.

So I stumbled across a snowpack study this winter, with some shocking results.

Exibit A: During the end of December 16-Jan 2017, I was in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado river, during which time much of the western united states received record quantity's of snow fall, which to some degree continued for a while afterward. Snowfall in some areas ( like fraser colorado) did taper off considerably afterward, but snowpack is still some of the best it has been in years, with some typically dry basins actually running!

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It has been scientifically proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, that sending me down the Grand Canyon every winter actually improves western snowpack! There is also some evidence that an early spring, or late fall trip would help out with snow during some key times of the season. It is also possible that a GCNP alteration of the "one trip per year rule" specifically for shoulder seasons, could be of some help, with critical early and late season moisture.

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Send that to the Secretary of the Interior. That kind of Trump Science could get you a substantial grant and permits to launch every month to continue the study. Particularly if you tie some reference to Trump's leadership acumen into your grant proposal.
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That would assume the new secretary of the interior thinks increased snow pack is good or even knows that the grand canyon exists.
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Now that is a very useful alternative fact!
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That would assume the new secretary of the interior thinks increased snow pack is good or even knows that the grand canyon exists.
He rode a horse to work man. Of course he's the real deal.
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I have discovered an inverse correlation during my rigorous scientific studies of permit lotteries. The article has yet to be published but I am confident in stating publicly that the years in which my wife and I do not apply for permits lead to an astronomical increase in successful lottery applications for my group of friends.

It would seem in everyone's best interest to invite the OP on Grand Canyon trips and then invite me to your permit party yet bribe me not to actually apply. The Power Of Science (TM) would prevail and those who do would miraculously win tons of permits on years with heavy snowpack. Between this ingenious marketing scheme and our Obama Microwave series the "Wiretappers" getting so much free press, my wife and I will never have to work again.
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I have discovered an inverse correlation during my rigorous scientific studies of permit lotteries. The article has yet to be published but I am confident in stating publicly that the years in which my wife and I do not apply for permits lead to an astronomical increase in successful lottery applications for my group of friends.

It would seem in everyone's best interest to invite the OP on Grand Canyon trips and then invite me to your permit party yet bribe me not to actually apply. The Power Of Science (TM) would prevail and those who do would miraculously win tons of permits on years with heavy snowpack. Between this ingenious marketing scheme and our Obama Microwave series the "Wiretappers" getting so much free press, my wife and I will never have to work again.
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Send that to the Secretary of the Interior. That kind of Trump Science could get you a substantial grant and permits to launch every month to continue the study. Particularly if you tie some reference to Trump's leadership acumen into your grant proposal.
Ya know, that's not a bad idea... this research project could use some financing if it is to be successful. Gainful employment really hasn't been treating me all that well after this winters extended GC time off either.
Was thinking about maybe a go sponsor me, or kick start? Water in the west IS about our most valuable resource....
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A horse named TONTO (means idiot in spanish) LOL snort!
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