Archive for the '13ers' Category

Jan 16 2015

“Golden Bear” 13,010′ Southwest Gully and Coon’s Saddle 1/15/2015

With the early January high pressure came a stabilizing of a lot of the alpine. We decided to take advantage of the refresh this week and get up high to play. It’s not very often that you canĀ  ski a 13er in the winter, from the summit. This line was really fun and with the […]

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Jun 16 2014

Square Top Mountain 13,794′ North Slopes and Argentine Peak 13,738′ Southeast Slopes – Cool Clouds

Some days you wake up and it just doesn’t seem like it’s gonna happen. Today was one of these days. I opened my eyes and looked up at Otter Mtn. It was shrouded in clouds. Surprisingly I had service at my camp site though not the greatest, but I could text. So I fired off […]

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Jun 16 2014

Gray Wolf Mountain 13,602′ East Couloir – Mount Spalding Windy City 13,842′ 6/11/2014 Pushing The Weather

It’s getting really close to being done for what I need to accomplish this spring. With a beautiful sunrise me and Jerome headed up to Summit Lake. We meet up with Kevin and geared up. The plan is to ascend the East Ridge of Spalding then cross over to Gray Wolf. Ski the East Couloir […]

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Jun 06 2014

“Epaulie” 13,530′ Beartrack Couloir – 6/6/2014 – A Sweet Solo

With the snowpack rapidly changing into a summer pack I decided to maximize the time I have left before it’s all gone. I saw this line from Rosalie a while back and wanted to tag it before it was gone. With my kids having a half day for their last day of school I figured […]

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Jun 06 2014

Grizzly Peak 13,427′ North Face – “Cupid” 13,117 Dave’s Wave – 6/5/2014 A Freeze, Finally :)

So the alarm goes off at 4am again. Time to make the doughnuts. I hope it’s not deep heavy today. I hope it freezes. I hope I hope I hope. Well up the highway I went to the top A-Basin lot. Time to meet Frank, Jake and Gary for some more fun in the hills. […]

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May 30 2014

Bald Mountain 13,684′ – 5/28/2014 – North Chute and Baker’s Tank Gully – Corntacular

After a sweet tour the day before on Red Cone and Handcart I headed up to the campsite on Zuma Road and got some rest. I got a text that there was a big rock slide on Highway 6 between Keystone and A-Basin. Well I guess I needed to figure out another plan. I was […]

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May 30 2014

Cooper Mountain 12,782′ South Gully – Grizzly Peak CDOT Gully Partial – 5/26/2014

So after some bad weather over the weekend we got back after it. We woke up at 4:30 and headed up the CDOT Gully on Grizzly Peak’s Northwest Slopes. The going was pretty easy and the fresh snow was nice but the higher we got the more concerned I was getting. Our goal for the […]

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May 22 2014

Santa Fe Peak 13,180′ – Sullivan Mountain 13,134′ – Geneva Peak 13,266′ 5/21/2014 – Good Times Timing

After skiing Chihuahua I went and took care of some business. I set up camp and met up with Fred at the camping spot on Zuma Rd. We had a big plan for the next day and had a marginal weather forecast to work with. Frank was planning to meet us at 4:30 then we […]

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May 22 2014

“Big Lenawee Peak” 13,080′ Chiuhuahua Bowl – 5/20/2014 – Quickie

After dropping off the kids at school we headed up to try and squeeze in ski. The lift at the Basin seemed like the best option since it didn’t seem like there was much of a freeze in the forecast. So we headed out Thurmans and had some nice corn. From there we headed up […]

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