Dirk, Christy and I agreed- if we didn’t see a sleeping bag for a few weeks, we’d be just fine. I say that because when you consider the different camps on the mountain, and their varying levels of comfort (or lack thereof), well, it’s just great to be home. Having a toilet is nice, too. Let’s review. […]
Memorial Day Weekend – The Official Summer Kickoff Someone needs to let Snowmass Lake know it’s Memorial Day weekend and not midwinter. It’s still totally frozen up there. Christy, Josh Hirshberg and I headed that way last Saturday for a few days. Getting up the 8 mile trail is adventure enough for most. We had […]
A Recipe for Disaster – San Juan Ski Weekend Day 3 Anyone who enjoys venturing into the mountains will agree there are the great trips, the good trips and unfortunately, the nightmares and/or disasters. The way I see it, every so often you are dealt a nightmare to serve as a reminder to appreciate the […]
Route: Southwest Couloir Team: Christy, Ted Excited by a prospect of a second new descent after the route we just completed on Sunlight, we transitioned back to uphill mode and began up Windom Peak. Climbing to the side of the Widowmaker, we were up top quick, with a big decision. The common ski line on […]
Route: Northwest Couloirs Team: Christy, Ted The morning began much like it did for Eolus, the day before. We were moving fast. Once we reached upper Needle Creek, we headed east towards Sunlight Peak and Windom Peak. Being Memorial Day Weekend there were others around and the boot tracks ran in several directions. There were […]
Route: Southwest to East Couloir Team: Christy, Ted Don’t turn down the chance to head into the Weminuche Wilderness, it’s so cool in there. We had both been down there several times by now and Christy wanted to go for the Needle Creek 14ers on skis. Perfect, I thought, because I needed to redo South […]
Route: West Face Team: Ted, Christy, Dirk Bockelmann Take two. I skied “on” Snowmass Mountain back in 2002, but couldn’t claim it as a summit descent. So after Pikes Peak last week, I rallied Dirk and Christy for what has become our annual Memorial Day Weekend 14er ski trip and we headed over to Marble. […]
Route: Northwest Face Team: Ted, Dirk So far so good, we climbed and skied El Diente and Mount Wilson the day before, and with another clear and cold night we were able to shoot for two more summits the next day. One of them, Wilson Peak, might not be skiable off the summit from the side […]
Route: North Face Team: Ted, Dirk Bockelmann After descending El Diente, we traversed as far as we could towards Mount Wilson and began climbing. Switching off trail breaking duty in regular intervals, we made pretty good time up the very direct North Face. This peak, like El Diente, warranted another visit. At the top of […]
Route: North Face Team: Ted, Dirk Bockelmann After some pretty good days so far this spring (we were just in the Sangres), and with a week remaining before work starts up, I figured I should keep charging. Dirk was free as well, so we decided to head down to the San Juans with the three […]
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