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Mar 15 2014

Mt Morgan 12,474 Corkscrew Gully Bail 3/12/2014 – Cadillac Pow

I love the Montezuma Zone of the Front Range. It’s like a sector that’s been frozen in time. The peaks around town offer up some decent sized vertical and there are sheltered options that can safely be skied in winter. Todays goal was to get into more of a spring line. The Corkscrew on Mt […]

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Feb 16 2014

Geneva Mountain 12,335′ Francis Creek to South Ridge 2/16/2014

With the mountains shedding their new load all over the place it seemed like a good idea to have a mellow day. We also got a late start, wanted to avoid I70 and still get some exercise. The original plan was to ski Geneva Basin but the road was impassable and we didn’t want a […]

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Feb 11 2014

Trelease 2/11/2014 Putting UPS and FedEx To Shame – Delivering the goods

Some days are tougher than others. I’m a divorced dad and some weekends when I have the kids it’s pretty tough. Like when it snows 5 feet and all I can do is watch the pics go up on Facebook. But I always know in the back of my mind that I’ll get some goodness. […]

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Feb 07 2014

Mt Trelease 2/5/2014 The Big T Delivers

It’s been a little while since I got up Trelease for some skiing. I keep going to the Tenmile Range since the pack over there seems nice and solid in the trees. But with cold temps and a late start I figured the drive was shorter and I also thought the snow would be better. […]

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Jan 19 2014

“Little Bear Mountain” – 12,450′ – 1/19/2014 – Baby Bear Glades

After a strange day yesterday we got some coffee and breakfast at Annie’s in Frisco and headed up to Zuma. I saw this line when we did the “Glacier Point” day. It looked feasible and with the touchy snowpack it seemed like a good option. We headed up Sts John road to the first clearing […]

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Nov 19 2013

Buffalo Mountain 12,777′ Southeast Slopes – Adventure Skiing

Got out for my first tour with Frank from Wilderness Sports in Dillon. Our plan was to meet at Miner’s Creek and head for Peak 4. Well that didn’t work out so well. When I got a glimpse of our planned peak in the morning I realized it was a no go. There just wasn’t […]

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Nov 01 2013

Jones Pass – Bobtail BM 12,803′ – 10/28/2013 – Happy Birthday Gary

After a long drive and restless night of sleep I got back in the truck and headed up the hill. It’s Gary’s birthday so we gotta ski. The Jones zone hadn’t seen any new for a little while so we were able to drive really high up. We stationed the truck at the base of […]

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Oct 30 2013

Crested Butte Part 3 – Augusta Mtn 12,558 and Mineral Point – 10/27/2013

After some nice turns on Owen and Ruby we headed up to Pittsburg and crossed the Slate. We 4 wheeled up as far as we could to get a sense of what our access would be for the next day. Then we headed to the market and got some food for a big dinner over […]

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Oct 30 2013

Crested Butte Part 2 – Ruby Peak 12,644′ and Mt Owen’s Shoulder – 10/26/2013

After such a rough day we headed to Last Steep and had totally awesome cheeseburgers. End of Paleo for me. It may be great for Crossfit but when you’re going for 8 hours straight you need sugar for energy. We had planned on camping but sprung for a night of comfort at the Christiana. Hot […]

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