I did the HSC once, but I remember it starting from Florence, not CC. It was snowing at the top of Hardscrabble Pass, and folks turned around and came back. It was so cold that those unprepared for the weather were turning blue coming down into the flatland! I was prepared for the weather, but most weren't.
I believe it died from:
1. Lack of participation - there were only about 200 riders.
2. Some problems between auto traffic/truckers and riders on HS Pass. I know that I got nearly run off the road by several truckers, one of whom came up behind me and blasted me with his air horn - scared me!
Last edited by DnvrFox; 07-05-09 at 06:23 AM.