John LaConte
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On the Hill: Mushroom Bowl storm chasing

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

Today's activity: Mushroom Bowl storm chasing

Conditions: With summer vehicle access now limited in the popular sidecountry area of Vail Mountain called "Mushroom Bowl," summer visits up Mill Creek Road to the Benchmark aren't as frequent. But on Sunday, hundreds of runners will pass through the area on the annual Vail Half Marathon, a grueling test of endurance that is closer to 14 miles than a true half marathon. It's a great place for bird watching, wildflower viewing and storm cloud observation.

Today's weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. — National Weather Service

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The VailDaily Updated Jul 19, 2013 03:10PM Published Jul 19, 2013 08:47AM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.