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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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May 22 2016

Mount Jasper 12,923′ – West Couloir – 5/21/2016 Another Beautiful Solo

With all the west facing lines filled in and melting out fast I’m loving the ability to sleep in and get late starts. This was another one with a 9am start from the Devil’s Thumb Trailhead. I made good time up Cabin Creek even though my headphones seemed to be crapping out for most of […]

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May 22 2016

Robeson Peak 13,140′ Northwest Gully – 5/20/2016

I wasn’t planning on getting out today but everything seemed to work out and I figured I’d give it a go. We didn’t leave Denver till about 10:30 so I was more than a little dubious on the way up. Aspect can be everything. The high cirrus clouds also helped; the only question was whether […]

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May 22 2016

Byers Peak 12,804′ West Gully & Bills Peak 12,703′ North Face 5/14-15/2016 – Dialing in the Solo Setup

I’ve been wanting to get back into the Keyser Creek zone for a long time. This would be easy if I had a sled but without one not so much. I headed up the night before and car camped to get an early start. In the am I made coffee and watched the sunrise and […]

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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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