Jul 16 2011

Mt Arkansas 13,795′ North Couloir 7/11/2011

Published by at 11:02 AM under 13ers,Colorado,Skiing Trip Reports

Well after a little less than a week off I was feeling a bit better. I think 8 in a row and nearly 30,000 vert was a bit too much. Me and Jesse decided to hit up Arkansas’s North Couloir. This is a sweet line with easy access. We made decent time to the line and booted up it. There was an upper section of the line below the cornice that had melted out but there was still alot of good steep vert left so we went for it. I’ve already been to the top so we opted just to ski. It was a bit soft and disconcerting but we made do and got down safely. We even jumped a wind lip. There might be some step up potential for you park kids(see the 4th picture). I don’t think that will melt out for a while.

Jesse don’t forget “Ride the Lightning”(Metallica) “Smell the Thunder” :)

3 more days of routes left. I can almost taste it.

Heading up. Photo by Jesse Peterson

Getting closer

Looking back at McNamee, Traver and Democrat

Step up anyone?

A look at the line

Close up of the line. Photo by Jesse Peterson

Head down, one foot up other foot up, repeat as needed. Photo Jesse Peterson

Still going. Photo by Jesse Peterson

Jesse rocking the shorts

Getting there. Photo by Jesse Peterson

At the top of the snow

3-2-1 Dropping

Soft and sluffy

Freaky runnels

Nice Form

Steep turns

Nice legs. How you doin'?

Boot top mashers

Roostertail of slop

Things open up

Spine

Sending it

A look back

My turn

Not my favorite section

I liked this zone

Fun, fun, fun

Nearing the end

A fun day

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