14er Ski Descents – Mount Massive – May 10, 2009
Route: South Slopes from Halfmoon Creek
Team: Christy, Ted
We were looking for a relatively “easy” day. A day earlier we had just schlepped our stuff up to camp at the South Colony Lakes summer trailhead for the night, skied both the Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak the following morning, and then broke our overnight camp and skied out to the truck and hit the road. So of the 14ers Christy had left, Massive was the call.
The morning after the Sangre double we drove as high as we could on the Halfmoon Creek Road, and then started up the now-standard South Slopes Route. Even though the conditions were much better than my last trip here in 2005, this route always seems to drag, and tired legs only makes it worse.
The skiing was really good though.