Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado

Zeb and Eider Duck here.   We returned to Nederland, Colorado on Sunday for the last events of Frozen Dead Guy Days of 2014.

Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado

Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado

We did not go back Saturday, the main day due to human error.  On the way down Friday, one human driver hit ice and slid into the side of the mountain.  On Saturday the other human was sick and stuffed up.  No injuries, but no Saturday festivities either.

We arrived at the park in Nederland as men were putting up the volleyball net.  We watched the remote control trucks race over the snow.   They almost fly and sometimes crash.

Remote control truck

Remote control truck

We went to the frozen t-shirt contest.   New t-shirts, still folded, are soaked in water and then frozen—really frozen!  The men, without shirts, must put the new frozen t-shirts on as fast as possible.  It required several minutes to unfold the frozen shirts.  The shirts are bent, karate chopped, folded, pulled and anything they can think of to break ice and unfold shirts to put them on.  We could not see very well, but took a few photos through the crowd.

Trying to unfold frozen t-shirt

Trying to unfold frozen t-shirt

We watched videos later on You Tube.  This looks very cold.

Putting on a frozen t-shirt.     Brrrrr

Putting on a frozen t-shirt. Brrrrr

Then we watched frozen turkey bowling.  This was easy to see and fun to watch.  Unlike regular bowling, you throw the turkey at the pins.

Frozen turkey bowling

Frozen turkey bowling

Children threw small game hens and adults had 2 sizes of frozen turkeys.  As the bowling progressed, one of the turkeys became unwrapped.

Throwing frozen unwrapped turkey

Throwing frozen unwrapped turkey

There were a couple of beer tents with live music and heaters.

Inside warm tent

Inside warm tent

Next we watched snow volleyball.  Some men had no shirts.

No shirt and a bikini top.  What a guy!

No shirt and a bikini top. What a guy!

This girl worn no shoes.

Where are her shoes??

Where are her shoes??  Girl with yellow shirt is barefoot???

Finally she put shoes on.  Cold snow and ice here.  After the game Zeb and Eider met some volleyball players.

Our new friends are very nice!!

Our new friends are very nice!!

We enjoyed all at various times during the day.  Near one of the tents a man had carved wooden animals and one ice sculpture.

Wooden turtle and ice turtle

Wooden turtle and ice turtle

Soon he had a new block of ice and began carving the ice with a small chain saw.  The saw roared, the ice shavings flew and soon this sculpture was in front of us.

Carved from ice with a chainsaw

Carved from ice with a chainsaw

Beautiful work of art with only ice and a chain saw!

We liked the activities Sunday, so maybe we can see it all next year.  You would enjoy Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado.  Oh yes…there really is a frozen dead guy in a Tuff Shed in the mountains of Nederland.  For more information visit www.frozendeadguy.com   or visit Nederland, Colorado the second weekend in March.

4 thoughts on “Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado

  1. You quack me up! I will save the cold stuff for next month. I like my snow shovel just fine while it is hanging in the garage. Have a great week and have fun!

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