Very interesting reading. Especially all the comments and posts following that link. I live in Western Colorado and have seen the conditions. The OP in the link called them UGLY. He’s right.
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Yes, the quote or language is from a newslettter sent out by Jeff Slavens of Slavens Racing down in Colorado Springs not from the OP. Jeff's company serves a lot of the offroad parts and accessories market for KTM and Husky dirt bikes and is pretty well known. Colorado is unfortunately becoming known as dirt bike nirvana for a whole lot of people around the country and a bunch of people make their annual pilgrimage to Colorado in the summer months (just like the FJ Summit). He and others have been trying to give people heads up that things are bad and they need to wait if possible.
His last message was not well received by people from out of state looking to visit (you know how it goes....took time off work, coordinated with friends, spouse, family, reserved hotels, etc) and a few louder keyboard warriors pitched a fit. But, conditions are conditions, so Jeff and others keep reminding people. Same as we are doing here about the FJ Summit. Only difference is that the cities/counties down in SW Colorado are working hard to get things open for FJ Summit but it wont be as accessible as a typical year. Singletrack dirtbike and mountainbike trails...there is no one to shovel or plow them and with all the beetle killed timber, you can have hundreds if not thousands of deadfall trees blocking the trails that need to be cut through.
Most other places in Colorado, don't have counties/cities trying to plow open the backcountry and many of the other passes such as TinCup, Cumberland, Tomichi, Marshall, Old Monarch, Cottonwood, Hagerman, Schofield, Hanc*ck, Pearl, Taylor, Buffalo, Boreas, Georgia, Webster, Mosquito, Hayden, Medano, Hermit etc are never plowed by heavy equipment....just cut through in places by Jeepers and other back country enthusiasts. Along with plenty of other backcountry routes. My interest here is for people coming from elsewhere to understand some of these other places may not be passable by mid/late July.