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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Foothill my butt, the road over Ebbets Pass is usually closed from September to May. I drove over in June once and the snow was higher than my Bronco. You will spend a lot of time honkered down waiting for the Snow Plow. Luckily coming down from over 11,000 ft didn't take much gas
Murphys elevation is 2,175 feet. That's hardly the Sierra snow-belt.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: NoVA/DC
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Have you checked out walkscore.com ?
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Unread 02-15-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Murphys elevation is 2,175 feet. That's hardly the Sierra snow-belt.
I'll see less snow at 4800ft than they will at 2175

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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: state of confusion
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Foothill my butt, the road over Ebbets Pass is usually closed from September to May. I drove over in June once and the snow was higher than my Bronco. You will spend a lot of time honkered down waiting for the Snow Plow. Luckily coming down from over 11,000 ft didn't take much gas
Nice photo. Very true that Ebbets Pass is closed but Murphys is way lower than that. Perhaps you were thinking of Markleeville. In fact, one of the attractions advertised about Murphys is that it is "above the fog and below the snow."

I lived in Arnold - ten minutes up Hwy 4 - and got snow when Murphys had none.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: New England
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I'll see less snow at 4800ft than they will at 2175
Boompa, where is this photo taken? Looks like my kind of place...love the mountains...do you live here?
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Unread 02-15-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Boompa, where is this photo taken? Looks like my kind of place...love the mountains...do you live here?
Sierra Vista Arizona, outside Ft Huachuca. A great little place to live, especially for Military Retirees. I've lived here for 5 years, ten degrees cooler than Tucson or Phoenix and the wettest place in Arizona. 18 miles from Tombstone

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Unread 02-15-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: NoVA/DC
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How cute! what is the population?
Isn't there supposed to be a tumbleweed rolling down the street?
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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How cute! what is the population?
Isn't there supposed to be a tumbleweed rolling down the street?
Tombstone and Bisbee are small towns which are shells of what they used to be. They were once good sized cities. Sierra Vista is about 50,000 the majority of whom are Military, Military Dependents or Military Retirees. Both Bisbee and Sierra Vista are fairly expensive for Arizona. Bisbee because it is the Haight Ashbury of Arizona, Sierra Vista has a healthy military rental system supporting the Schools at Fort Huachuca.

Bisbee

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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: New England
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Tombstone and Bisbee are small towns which are shells of what they used to be. They were once good sized cities. Sierra Vista is about 50,000 the majority of whom are Military, Military Dependents or Military Retirees. Both Bisbee and Sierra Vista are fairly expensive for Arizona. Bisbee because it is the Haight Ashbury of Arizona, Sierra Vista has a healthy military rental system supporting the Schools at Fort Huachuca.

Bisbee
On any earthquake fault? Any water issues?
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: state of confusion
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Wow! Another great photo Boompa. That one looks a lot like a street in the downtown area of Eureka Springs. It's really interesting to me that many of the small towns and cities across this country are very similar in architecture.

Eureka Springs


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