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Feb 13 2016

Meadow Mountain 11,632′ St Vrain Trail Glades 2/11/2016 – A Gentle Breeze

Got up for a tour the other day and I have to say, we need some snow. This route reminds me a lot of Butler Gulch. It’s got a long approach trail that is mostly skiable. It has mellow terrain that is mostly safe from an avy standpoint, yet it lack the gnar that Butler […]

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Jan 13 2016

Ute Peak 12,303′ Northwest Gully – 1/12/2106 – No Summit but The SUNSET!!!! :)

The last time I was in this zone I spotted this line from the ascent of Prairie. We’d already skied Berry Gulch but I thought this might be a good winter objective too. It’s pretty short but doesn’t see much use. We did see two tracks near the top, though we only used the lower […]

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Jun 25 2015

Mt Audubon 13,229′ Crooked Couloir – Radiobeacon Mountain 12,072′ East Shoulder – 6/23-24/2015 Happy Summer

Got up early for some fun after some clear nights. It was good to stretch the legs and get up high. The snow is melting fast with minimal freezing at night but there is compaction and stability to go have some fun; just be off the snow early, or else. The bigger, higher lines should […]

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Jun 17 2015

Mount Flora 13,132′ Flora Creek Bowl 6/16/2015

It’s amazing how much snow can be lost in a week. With minimal freezing just that happened this past week, at least on west facing lines around Berthoud Pass. The Bear Claw on Parry is no longer in from the summit and the line we wanted in Flora Creek was no longer in, not that […]

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Jun 10 2015

Englemann Peak 13,362′ West Gully – 6/9/2015

This has been an interesting spring. There’s been so much weather. It’s hard to justify heading up to the hills to get work done on the next book when I’m not sure if I can get the shots I need. Plus I started back cooking, gotta pay the bills thru summer, unless sponsors wanna come […]

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May 15 2015

Mount Parnassus 13,579′ The Drainpipe 5/14/2015

Got up for a day finally, I’ve been spending some time with family lately and I started back with some kitchen work at Axios here in Denver. Still plenty of skiing to do thru the spring but one has to have their priorities in order. This tour was a little nerve wracking as the freeze […]

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Apr 26 2015

Wild Basin to Brainard Lake Traverse – 4/21-25/2015 – Rough Weather – Ogalalla – Ouzel – Paiute

Published by under 12ers,13ers,Skiing Trip Reports

The mountains lure me with their beauty and their fury. I find myself dreaming of their slopes almost constantly. I look at pictures and maps and dream of ways to pass through them; skiing lines that bring fear and focus to me. Always looking for a challenge I dreamed up a trip to traverse the […]

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Apr 15 2015

Pettingell Peak 13,553′ South Slopes 4/14/2015

Got up for a quick tour yesterday. We had to take the kiddos to school in the morning so we weren’t expecting much in the way of getting lines done. If the weather held we were thinking the North Couloir. But with the clouds building at the summit it didn’t seem like a good idea […]

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Apr 10 2015

Woods Mountain 12,940′ Urad Bowl 4/10/2015

Got up early for a quickie in the neighborhood. Me and Allison met up with Kevin and we headed up to the Ruby Gulch trailhead. The trailhead is recently reopened following the construction at the mine. There is a new parking area just below the trail. Use this and park all the way off the […]

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