Frozen Out of Frozen Dead Guy Days

Mar 9, 2013 | 0 comments

FDGD 2013There was a big winter storm in Colorado today, and bad roads prevented me from getting to Nederland from Boulder for Frozen Dead Guy Days. But the movie went on, and I’ll be there on Sunday with The Newly-Dead Game.

The great folks at the Black Forest Restaurant did get the movie going, showing the hour-long “Grandpa’s Still in the TUFF SHED” documentary. I had the original 25-minute “Grandpa’s in the TUFF SHED” in my bag with me, stuck at a lower elevation.

I tried twice to get up Boulder Canyon, once starting at 7:30 a.m. – the road was closed after I went up – and I had to turn around and come back down by 9:00 a.m. I’ve got a front wheel drive rental that just couldn’t cut the snowy, icy inclines. Went about seven miles up, with eleven more to go blocked by accidents and skidded out vehicles.

There was plenty of company. I tried going up a second time around noon after the road was reopened and got one mile further. If only I didn’t have to stop for the other folks who got stuck, perhaps I could have made it. The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the road again at 3:00 p.m. due to accidents.

Here’s hoping they clear and sand the road well tonight. I’ll do The Newly-Dead Game at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Black Forest Restaurant on Sunday. The polar plunge and parade of hearses have been pushed back to Sunday as well.

FDGD @ Nederland Roundabout

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