You're right on there brother. Rabbit Ears is always a fun trek in the winter. You see some parts of the mountains were receiving snow today, mostly above 10.5Kft, which is roughly twice the elevation of Denver.
Winter trash talk - count me in the smackdown! Don't make me have to post pictures of Loveland, Rabbit Ears, Red Mountain, and Berthod Pass in winter! A lot of us in Colorado spend a great deal of time in the winter season at > double the altitude of Devnver/Boulder....I was skiing fresh powder at 13k feet on the continental divide on May 5th 2011. No such thing as a snow day here! A snow day is a powder day and all the more reason to get out and play! You can't win this one!
And for you flatlanders and winter wannabee's: when you don't see any trees, that's above the timberline, or much to Toyota's embarrassment, the real alpine "tundra".
And for those referencing cold, here in Denver it doesn't get to bad. Snow for a day, then two days later it's gone (due to the amount of sunlight and the intensity of the sun here). Now climb up the mountain to places like Leadville, or down to the valley's like Alamosa, or say Gunnison and you'll notice a considerable difference in climate, especially in winter.
Actually, the Expy has quite a bit of low hanging suspension, especially the IRS arms. Don't be mislead by the front bumper.
True enough, but you're still talking about an Escape and an Edge. Neither of them really sit high in comparison to an F-150, Wrangler, or Expedition. The only particularly low point under the Edge is the exhaust.
Wow, mighty defensive there, I was being sarcastic. And I know the population. I've lived there a few years back (Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert). I visit there about once a year or two. Still have quite a few friends down there too. And I keep up with the city and the changes it has gone threw since I moved.
Maybe you should look up some statistics before you try to accuse someone of exaggerating numbers.
BTW, the only thing you were right on, is the fact that my numbers were wrong. However, they were not high, they were way low (as I based my numbers on the last time I lived in the Valley).
Actual 2010 census numbers put the population of the Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa area (the Phx metropolitan area) at 4,192,887. Remember that census counts are taken after the "snowbirds" leave. Snowbirds numbers are counted in the state that they call home.
So, based on those numbers, the few Foci on the ground is even more pathetic.