14er Descents – Mount Shavano – May 2, 2009
Route: Southeast Face to Angel Snowfield
Team: Christy, Ted, Dirk Bockelmann, Phillip Ring
This was a busy stretch. I skied Quandary with Scott Martin, then drove to South Colony Lakes and skinned into camp at the summer trailhead for the night. The next morning I skied the North Couloir on Crestone Peak with Frank and Josh from Crested Butte and then broke camp and headed to Salida for the night. I met Christy, Dirk, and Phillip at the Angel of Shavano Trailhead the following morning, and in mild storm conditions, we headed up.
It was a wet day. The clouds keep the air temp warm so the snow was also very sloppy. But it went from the summit, which on Shavano isn’t always a given, so weather aside, it was a great day.
It’s a straight forward route up the summer trail, and we skied pretty far down the Angel and made our way back to our up-track with a GPS. And to make it four in a row for me, we grabbed dinner in Buena Vista and then headed to the Huron Trailhead for the night.