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    Unhappy Whitter boat parking lot

    Drove to Whittier to day to see how deep the snow is in the boat parking lot. Kinda deep.


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    bummer...that`s quite a bit.


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    Holy snowdrift!! Better reserve me a parking slot now!

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    I think my boat would fit right along the side just like your truck.
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    Snow's a little deeper than it was in AZ I'll bet?

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    Wow, that is definitely is not gonna be gone anytime soon

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    Do they haul any of that out to make spots for people to park? Or do they wait and just let it melt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by REFAK View Post
    Do they haul any of that out to make spots for people to park? Or do they wait and just let it melt?
    They usually bring in a loader at the very end of April/first of May.
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    So they're willing to spend the time/money to make it so that they can people on the lot so that they can start charging fees, but they're not willing to grade the lot and take out some of the friggin' potholes.

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    So you're saying you percieve their attitude is, "Welcome to Whitier, give us all your money, now go home."

    Whatever would lead you to that conclusion
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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    So they're willing to spend the time/money to make it so that they can people on the lot so that they can start charging fees, but they're not willing to grade the lot and take out some of the friggin' potholes.
    I know it is hard to believe, but they have run a grader over it at least twice. I have been there when they were doing it. It could be that they have only done it those two times. It is amazing what several inches of rain in a day can do to a gravel parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    I know it is hard to believe, but they have run a grader over it at least twice. I have been there when they were doing it. It could be that they have only done it those two times. It is amazing what several inches of rain in a day can do to a gravel parking lot.
    Exactly twice. Once in 1988, the next in 1998.

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    Anyone going down this weekend that will be able to give a report? I would like to go on the 14th but need good launch conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boreal View Post
    Exactly twice. Once in 1988, the next in 1998.
    Well, I witnessed it twice in the past four seasons. Must be twice a century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    ... but they're not willing to grade the lot and take out some of the friggin' potholes.
    That's actually a sophisticated speed and dust control system they have installed. Them Whittier-ites are smarter than they look.
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    seem's like a co op parking lot on the portage valley road might be a nice option.

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    Honestly I think they would have to grade it weekly with the amount of heavy rain they get down there and the number of heavy loads splashing through the holes. If there is standing water and softer dirt those big boats are going to squash a hole pretty quick.
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    Maybe instead of chasing everybody that comes into the lot to collect money they could fill the back of the little white truck with some gravel and go fill in some of the bigger craters??

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Maybe instead of chasing everybody that comes into the lot to collect money they could fill the back of the little white truck with some gravel and go fill in some of the bigger craters??
    Now that's an idea!
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    From past experience of living on a farm and having to grate our long driveway every year, I learned the only way to get rid of a pothole is to literally get rid of the pothole. Filling it in only adds to the amount of gravel around the old hole. If ya dig down and REALLY grate that lot good early in the year, it would lost much longer. But that means they would have to put some time and energy into that huge cash cow they operate.
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