Navajo Snowfield, Apache Couloir and Queens Way – 6/26/2016 – Nice to Have Weather Window

You just gotta keep showing up and some days it works out perfectly. I made great time to the base of Queens Way and Apache Peak after having to walk around Brainard Lake. It seems that there’s no financial benefit to opening the upper trailheads at Brainard so the road around the lake is closed. I made great time up the couloir and on to the summit. I had the pleasure of talking to my boys on the top of the hill.

Back at the snow I strapped in and had such a fun descent of Queens Way. I think I skied it in about a minute. Perfect corn. At the bottom I headed over to the base of Navajo Snowfield. The steps were already in place but they were icy so I made my own. This line skied really well too and with the lack of clouds building I decided to go for Apache Couloir.

Apache Couloir is another great line and it was barely complete. More fast skiing on the RMU La Cabra. Such a perfect ski for couloir skiing.

Another fine day in the hills.

 

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