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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Raton Pass

I arrived at my daughters house last Thursday.

I saw a window of opportunity with the weather
 and decided to head to Denver NOW
rather than wait until closer to the time I will start my seasonal job.

I signed up for text messages from the
 Colorado Department of Transportation.
CDOT Traffic Hotline  303-639-1111

This morning, I received a text that Raton Pass is closed.
 Here is a picture from one of the websites.
I drove over this pass on Wednesday
 and stayed overnight at Trinidad Lake State Park in CO.
I had clear and sunny skies and perfect weather when I went over the pass.

March 20, 2012 @ 10am
Raton Pass (I-25)       elevation 7,834

Trinidad, CO                    March 20, 2012

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I just have to keep up the good thoughts
and positive images.

"The weather will be perfect when I head out
on April 9th to my job in the Four Corners area."

Clear and Sunny skies for travel on April 9th!


  1. Way to dodge the bullet Teri. Raton Pass is no fun in the snow. Been there, done that and never again.

  2. I'm glad to hear that you are safe!

  3. Looks like you judged your window bang on! Glad you made it safe and sound!

  4. The weather will be different in April.

  5. sending you positive thoughts for good weather!!!..quite the difference from one day to the next?

  6. Good luck in April. Raton Pass can be a "bitch" even in good weather! My friend lost her fifth wheel there, wind caught it just right and took it and tore the hitch right out of the bed!

  7. I was reading Minnie Minerva just a few seconds ago boy is she in some deep snow in Oregon. But it should clear up fast for you both. I am sending warming wishes your way.
    Stay warm and safe


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