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Apr 23 2016

Parry Peak 13,391′ Bear Claw Solo 4/22/2016 Happy Earth Day

I’ve been waiting for the upslopes to come for this one. Finally with the storm last weekend it seemed like the way to go. I had some apprehension though wondering whether the 2+ feet of new would be stabilized but I figured I could manage it if need be. There are so many nuances of […]

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Mar 12 2016

Berthoud Pass Super Tour – Berthoud Summit to Winter Park Ski Area 3/10/16

Got up for a fun tour from Berthoud Pass Summit to Winter Park Ski Area. Skied Current Creek Bench, Y Chute, Something in Second Creek, Chimney Chute and Zero Creek Bowl. 5,000′ of descent and about 8 miles covered. All the laps were pow and some were pretty fresh. This is a cool traverse with […]

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Mar 12 2016

“Mt Machebeuf” 12,805′ East Slopes and Y Gully – A Taste of Corn – 3/9/2016

Got up for a morning dose. It’s always a challenge to find some lines that are moderate and offer safe turns in the winter. The East Slopes of “Mt Machebeuf” provide just that; not that we were worried too much about stability this day. We got the little chute up in the alpine and the […]

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Mar 12 2016

Berthoud Pass Mines 1 3/8/2016 Powder

Got up for a couple laps on Berthoud the other day. Tried to get into the Knuckles but the pack was super hollow in there. Mines 1 skied really well with more than a foot of snow blown into it. Good to meet Luke on the way up and ski a few laps. Thanks for […]

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Mar 05 2016

UN 12,085′ – Jones Brothers in Pow 3/4/2016

After a frustrating day before, I was scratching my head trying to figure out a better tour. I’ve been wanting to get this line for a while and just needed the snowpack we have right now. The northeast aspect protected and trees cached the 6″ we’ve recently gotten. The higher winds just added to the […]

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Mar 05 2016

Woods Mtn 12,940′ Watrous Bowl & “Mt Machebeuf” Y Not Gully 3/3/2016 – I Need Wax – Playoff Basketball

Met up with Justin at the Blue Moon and we headed to the trailhead separately; I needed to get back to Denver for my son’s playoff game after. We met again at Herman Gulch and got ready. The skin up into Watrous Gulch was easy and we got a nice look at the base of […]

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Feb 19 2016

Red Mountain 11,605′ Never Summer Range Fun w/ Wind – 2/18/2016

After finding less than stellar conditions up near Moffat Tunnel we headed for the Hot Sulphur Springs and made a plan for the next day. The neck has been in need of some soothing hot water so this was perfect. We motored up to the Colorado River trailhead in RMNP and prepared to get a […]

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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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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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