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Jun 28 2016

Mirror Lake – Lone Eagle Finger – Hopi Kiva Ramp – Fair Glacier – 6/17-19-2016

With the blood still wet on y leg from the bushwhacking mishap I headed north to Granby. Unfortunately I missed the Forest Service opening hours so I had to camp and hit it in the morning to get my permit. Gotta follow the rules even when that means putting things off. The Monarch Lake trailhead […]

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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 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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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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