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Jun 25 2016

Berthoud Pass to Moffat Tunnel Traverse plus Jenny Lake Bowl 6/11-14/2016

Well this didn’t go as planned. I was originally hoping for a traverse from Berhoud to Wild Basin. Again the weather had it’s way with me. I felt like the entire experience was a lesson in futility. My goal was to do a light mostly solo traverse across the Front Range, skiing as many lines […]

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Jun 25 2016

James Peak Shooting Star Close Call 6/8-9/2016

This was a tough one. We went in via Mammoth Gulch to access the east side of James. The plan was to camp near James Peak Lake and get a nice early start for Shooting Star. This access route isn’t recommended as there are two parcels of private property to cross. The owners were kind […]

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Jun 25 2016

“Golden Bear” Hagar Citadel Pettingell Hassel – Tunnel to Butler Traverse 6/7/2016

After checking out conditions on Pettingell’s North Chute I knew that this tour needed to be done. I wanted the benefit of sleeping up high to give a little assist for the day so I headed up the Guanella Pass Road to sleep. The lot at Guanella Pass provided just what I was looking for. […]

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Jun 16 2016

Pettingell Peak East Ridge to UN13,418 – Fun in the hills – 6/6/2016

After cutting my western Indian Peaks trip short I headed to Zuma for a little camping and to get in position for Pettingell. It was nice to carry a light pack and just ski. I went up the East Ridge and had fun playing on the steep rock and snow. I was planning on doing […]

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Jun 16 2016

Watanga 12,375′ Hiamovi 12,395′ Irving Hale 11,754′ 6/4-5/2016 – Exploring the Roaring Fork

After Byers I fueled up with some coffee and had some dinner in Fraser. I headed up to the Roaring Fork Trailhead and made up the 4Runner house. It was hot that night and sleeping was rough. I slept in and got started up the trail at about 10am. The Roaring Fork trail is part […]

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Jun 10 2016

Byers Peak 12,804′ Southeast Gully 6/3/2016 – A Long Solo

After success on James I headed to the Deadhorse trailhead and got ready for the next day. I had planned to go for K Chute on UN 12393′ as well so this day was looking like 14 miles and 7000’+ of vertical. I made good time to the summit of Byers but it was clear […]

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Jun 10 2016

James Peak 13,301′ West Couloir 6/2/2016 – Finally

Life changes sometimes. I finished moving out of my house and loaded up the storage unit, it was a lot of work but had to be done. Time to ski and finish the guidebook. Sacrifices for success are needed sometimes. I got in touch with Scott and made the plan to go back and get […]

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May 25 2016

“The Citadel” 13,294′ Snoopy’s Tail – 5/24/2016 – Perfect Corn

After James, I headed over to the campground on Zuma Road to get some rest, the GPS had the James trip at 12.7 miles and 4200′ of vert. I was very tired and got an early nights sleep in preparation for this days fun. This of course included a visit to the camp by a […]

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May 25 2016

James Peak 13,301′ West Couloir 5/23/2016 – Amazing Rare Classic

Well the plan was to go for Disney Chute on the 22nd but with temps feeling too warm I didn’t want to get in there solo or with a partner for that matter. I just ended up hanging at the Rocky Mountain Roastery and drinking way too much coffee and working way too much. I […]

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