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Jun 25 2015

Mt Audubon 13,229′ Crooked Couloir – Radiobeacon Mountain 12,072′ East Shoulder – 6/23-24/2015 Happy Summer

Got up early for some fun after some clear nights. It was good to stretch the legs and get up high. The snow is melting fast with minimal freezing at night but there is compaction and stability to go have some fun; just be off the snow early, or else. The bigger, higher lines should […]

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Apr 26 2015

Wild Basin to Brainard Lake Traverse – 4/21-25/2015 – Rough Weather – Ogalalla – Ouzel – Paiute

Published by under 12ers,13ers,Skiing Trip Reports

The mountains lure me with their beauty and their fury. I find myself dreaming of their slopes almost constantly. I look at pictures and maps and dream of ways to pass through them; skiing lines that bring fear and focus to me. Always looking for a challenge I dreamed up a trip to traverse the […]

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Apr 10 2015

Woods Mountain 12,940′ Urad Bowl 4/10/2015

Got up early for a quickie in the neighborhood. Me and Allison met up with Kevin and we headed up to the Ruby Gulch trailhead. The trailhead is recently reopened following the construction at the mine. There is a new parking area just below the trail. Use this and park all the way off the […]

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Mar 19 2015

Buffalo Mountain 12,777′ Silver Couloir 3/18/2015

Black White Yin Yang Sunny Cloudy Night Day Hike Ski Yes No Spring Winter Rain Snow Steep Flat Safe Risk Boy Girl Fun Lame Go Stop Inhale Exhale Left Right Melt Freeze The next day brings color.

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Dec 28 2014

Ute Peak 12,303′ Berry Gulch 12/27/2014 and Holiday Turns

Me and Allison have been doing some skiing lately. We’ve hit Trelease, Loveland Pass, LCM, Berthoud Pass and Ute Peak. I went four in a row and Allison went 7 days in a row. Yesterday we woke up late and decided that we shouldn’t waste the beautiful bluebird skies. We jumped in the car and […]

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Jun 19 2014

Mt Neva 12,814′ Northeast Slopes – Mt Jasper 12,923′ Snow Lion – A Sweet Corn Solo 6/17/2014

Headed up from Edgewater after the alarm went off at 4am. Made it to the 4th of July Trailhead by about 6 and geared up. The headphones went on and it was super fun zoning out while heading up the trail. Made it to Lake Dorothy and soaked in all the views. After snapping some […]

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May 30 2014

Handcart Peak 12,518′ East Chute – Red Cone 12,801′ South Gully – Steeps and Corn 5/27/2014

After a sweet ski of Cooper we headed back to the city. Allison need to see the kittens and chill the next day. I woke up at 4am and headed up 285 to meet Mike and Frank at the Webster Pass trailhead. At 6ish we met and loaded in the 4Runner. We were able to […]

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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 23 2014

“Little Bear” 12,450′ Sts. John Chute – 5/22/2014 – Sqweaking By

Timing has been the name of the game the last few days and this day was no exception. We got over to the trailhead and geared up. We were off by 4:45 and headed up the Sts John Road across firm snow. Things seemed like they might have frozen despite the warm temps. It did […]

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