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Archive for January, 2012


Top of Incline Still Icy

With barely any snow since before Christmas, most of the Manitou Incline is clear of snow except above the false summit. The photos are from last weekend on January 22nd, 2012 but conditions were similar on Thursday night. There still is some ice below where the ties split around halfway but it isn’t too bad. [...]

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Incline Friends Membership Drive a Success

The Incline Friends held a successful membership drive Wednesday evening at Phantom Canyon Brewery. About 150 people joined the Incline Friends and received their Incline Friends tech t-shirt. Money raised by the Incline Friends will go toward matching grants, trailhead construction and trail-building projects. If you didn’t make it to the membership drive at Phantom [...]

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Incline Friends Membership Drive

Currently the legalization of the Manitou Incline is moving forward well and the Incline could be legal by summer. The Incline Friends is the group that is raising funds to help implement the Manitou Incline Site Development and Management Plan. They are having a membership drive 6 PM to 9 PM. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at [...]

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Councilman Tim Leigh Trespasses on the Incline

A couple days ago we asked whether you thought it was OK to trespass on the Manitou Incline. This was because one of Colorado Springs’ councilmen makes no secret that he regularly hikes the Incline. Now local musician Chuck Snow is calling for a citizen arrest of Tim Leigh. “It is NOT currently legal to [...]

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Should People Be Trespassing on the Incline?

The Gazette spoke with City Councilman Tim Leigh yesterday about trespassing on the Incline since he makes no secret that he trespasses on it. Here’s his response. “I’m heading there now to break the law,” Leigh said. “I know it’s illegal to do right now, but it is so pervasively used. It’s like one of [...]

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Manitou Incline Trail Conditions Mid January 2012

The sunny, warm days have continued to melt the snow from before Christmas off the Incline. There are still some snowpacked and icy spots though. Here are the Incline trail conditions on Thursday, January 12th 2012. Most of the lower part of the Incline was clear. The Incline was snowpacked halfway up where the tracks [...]

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Winter Has Come to the Incline

With the dry fall and early winter, the Manitou Incline has been mostly free of snow and ice. That all changed with the 2 snow storms the week before Christmas. Although the snow has melted off sections of the Incline and Barr Trail, there’s still plenty of ice. Often the ice from the melting and [...]

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