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Old 12-31-2011, 01:33 PM
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Great pics and story! I wish I had my very own mountain property land!!
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Just posted quite a few New pics in post #4 of this thread if any are interested in seeing more good pics.

Reserving this post right now to post more pics in later.

edit: the bandwidth exceeded from too many views. So I won't be able to post in this post but I will probably post someday later in this thread.
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Reserving this post to also post more pics in later, maybe not for another day or two.

edit: the bandwidth exceeded from too many views. So I won't be able to post in this post but I will probably post someday later in this thread.
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Mike, good on ya man, truley!

Just one suggestion or two, lol...get a snowblower and a come-along/winch..I bet that shoveling was great exercise!

Again, great progress report and I'm pretty jealous.

I live close by to Steve near So/MD. If he's a board member have him look me up.

All my best to ya!

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Great pictures Mike,sorry things got started off bad for you. I have to second that advice on the come-along winch. They come in handy for all sorts of jobs. That and some chain and you could get out of many bad spots. It was a bad winter last year ,I know the road up from the Baggs Wyo side was out for a while in the summer because of a landslide.
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Thanks again for keeping us in the loop, Mtnman Mike. I enjoy all you have to share.
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What an adventure, thanks for sharing with us.
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Great thread, Mike!
I always enjoy your posts about your retreat... Very informative... very interesting... Awesome!!

Always LOVE the pics!!

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Mike, good on ya man, truley!

Just one suggestion or two, lol...get a snowblower and a come-along/winch..I bet that shoveling was great exercise!

Again, great progress report and I'm pretty jealous.

I live close by to Steve near So/MD. If he's a board member have him look me up.

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I no longer live in SoMD, im in So IL now
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Looks like this thread was viewed more than I thought it would be. If I had posted this in the extremely busy general Disaster area discussion section maybe these pics would have disappeared in an hour or two.

I don't know how this thread can only show 101 page views all day but get overloaded. Must be a few thousand guests / non-members also viewing these pics. since the stats on my photobucket site has over 3,000 views just today!!

Since all my pics now have "bandwidth exceeded" we all will have to wait, hopefully only a day or two or whenever it resets for another month of bandwidth.

I will not post anymore especially anymore pics until the bandwidth comes back.
I do want to answer and respond to many here but later.

In the meantime here is the link to All of my photo albums on Photo bucket. Maybe we can overload that site also?
People probably won't know what they are seeing in these pics but some have titles which explain some.
If any view the pics in these albums in a fullscreen slide show that would be the most beautiful and awesome. Maybe even scary?

Here is the link to All of my albums which should not take too many minutes or hours to view, hopefully only the most interested will look since there are also a few more private pics shown in one or two albums > http://s880.photobucket.com/albums/ac9/MtnmanMike/

I suppose I should have put all of these pics on thumbnails which would have put them onto this SB although I could run out of space there with too many pics. And it takes a loong time to upload the thumbnail pics from my slow dialup computer. I don't even try to understand Everything about the net etc. But I do post pics that are the easiest to view. I have found that quite a few will not click onto All of the thumbnail pics such as the 60 plus pics on my sticky wilderness pic thread. I can see that the first pics have many more views than later pics on the thumbnails.

Also while we wait for photo bucket to give me back bandwidth and no I am not going to upgrade or spend more money on the net. But while we wait maybe some or many of the thousands of members here have missed this 60 plus pic thread which has thumbnail pics which are always available to view, to members anyway > https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=84562
It is worth it to any guests out there to join this good group, even just to be able to view those thumbnail pics.
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The Pics are Back!! Hope you all enjoy.

Cost me $2.99 a month for unlimited bandwidth so hope it is worth it....

Someday I will probably post at least fifty more new pics showing much more what happened last summer. No time now but maybe within a week many more pics.
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Hey Mike you out did yourself this time !!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for shaing with us...Alot of time and effort went into your story...
Have a great New Year......
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Nice Mike ,NICE!!!! I wish I could try to do that stuff again. But with my knee and back, even at age 41, I feel 81 sometimes...
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Thanks for posting your adventure Mike....as usual I enjoyed reading
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Good stuff Mike! Looking forward to seeing more!
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Great thread, great pics.

Thank you, Mike , for all the work this took. It's greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for sharing with us as always, MMM!

Sorry that Photobucket charges you for a simple feature, even if it is convenient to not have to open each link and switch back between paragraphs to continue reading.

How often is it that lighting strikes that close? If that wasn't just a freak-occurrence then I'd be a little paranoid if it were me.
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How often is it that lighting strikes that close? If that wasn't just a freak-occurrence then I'd be a little paranoid if it were me.
I might answer other questions and comments that have been posted later. This question of Jorn's is the easiest and quickest to answer.

I don't think I have ever seen lightning strike that close - a quarter mile away - at least it seemed that close give or take a few yards / meters.
But last summer was a bad year for rain and thunder storms, many more and worse storms than any other year I can remember since 1987 when I first bought the land.

Some years there was almost no lightning over my mtn land anyway.
But that is rare and happened in some drought years around the year 2000.

I have had lightning go off over head thundering and sounding like an explosion a few times over the past 30 years of camping in the high Rocky Mtns. Especially laying in my tent at night hoping and praying not to get struck. I would bet even some atheists would start praying if lightning and thunder was going off what seems to be only a few hundred feet above.
Nothing I have experienced is scarier than close lightning. And I have experienced encounters with bears, wildcat once in CO, blizzards many times, sliding down a 14,000 foot mtn although only a few hundred feet down a snow field and a few other things but close lightning is the worst.

I like cloud to cloud lightning the best and especially if lightning storms are 30 or more miles away over the Snowy Range to the east. Especially beautiful and fascinating at night.
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That lighting out there is pretty crazy, it really feels as if it is only a few feet above you. And the thunder? you feel it way way more then you hear it. It truely is an out of this world experience. (reminds me of that scene in the matrix, where Morpheus and neo first go into the matrix training program, and morpheus shows neo what the world has become. lol)
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500 bucks to winch out 2 trucks??? WOW! Makes a $500 winch sound cheap. Use it twice and it's paid for itself...
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