A how-to guide to spring skiing on Independence Pass.
A ski descent of the Grand Central Couloir on Sayres Benchmark, near La Plata Peak.
Late season ski descents of Mount Champion and UN13736 on the east side of Independence Pass.
Chris Davenport skiing the North Face of North Maroon Peak. The season is definitely winding down. For most it was over weeks or even months ago. But we always like to keep things going until the very end, and besides, the conditions up high are really just coming into form in May. We may still get out for another day or two before truly stashing the ski gear away for...
Photos from various days skiing Twining Peak up on Independence Pass.
We wanted to go climb a mountain this past weekend, and we were unsure of where to go. We were looking for something that was tall, nearby, and was a summit we hadn’t yet climbed. It was actually kind of hard to find a mountain that fit that description.
Ski descent of the Grizzly Couloir on Grizzly Peak, 13,988 ft., up the Lincoln Creek Valley near Independence Pass.
The last ski days of the 2011 spring season in Aspen, including the southwest face of South Maroon and Independence Pass.
The snow is just about gone from Bell Mountain, which as unscientific as it may sound, pretty accurately predicts when the creeks and rivers around Aspen are nearing peak flow. This morning it was verified. The Monday morning run up Hunter Creek was more challenging than usual. At 7am it’s pretty cold and when I asked Christy to run through a second time to get a better photo she, not...
J Love, just happy to be here. “It may not be the smartest thing to do,” Johnny said, “but I think I want to try.” Well, as many of his friends can attest, when given a choice, Johnny Love hasn’t done the smart thing every time. But when he called me to ask my opinion on whether or not I thought “it would count” towards his 81 month streak of...