A real backcountry ski day was long overdue. That’s not to say that training days and races on the rando gear don’t count. It’s just that we really missed being out on a regular backcountry ski day, with the heavy packs, a normal lunch instead of race food, and a real ski objective. (more…)
The abbreviated backcountry ski season keeps going. These photos are from a ski outing that Christy, Anda, and I recently made to Hayden Peak and South Hayden. (more…)
If you haven't checked the CAIC website as of late, the current avalanche danger rating for the Aspen zone is moderate on all aspects and elevations. With five ratings on the avalanche danger scale-- low, moderate, considerable, high and extreme-- moderate is just a notch above low, the safest rating possible. To look at it another way, if the ratings were assigned numerical values from one to five, then moderate...
If the set goal for the day was to ski good snow we would have been let down. Instead, Christy, Tim and I went to Hayden on Sunday and filed it under the category of "getting out for some adventure" rather than "epic backcountry day"-- and that small label change made it appealing. After all, when I was up here last Tuesday the snow left much to be desired and...
Timing is everything. Sometime last Saturday I noticed Bob Perlmutter peering through the telescope at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain, following the progress of a skier on Ski Hayden (Hayden Peak's north summit). I had been tracking the solo skier as well and after noting Bob's interest, knew exactly who to recruit as a partner. After a half dozen more skiers followed suit up there on Sunday and Monday and...
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Chris Cummings on Vestal Basin, Whitehead Trail, Weminuche hey ted - could you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org…
Ted on Vestal Basin, Whitehead Trail, Weminuche Funny. And kind of true. You'd love it there.
Scott Martin on Vestal Basin, Whitehead Trail, Weminuche Great post and I'm going to try to get there…
Ted on White Dome and Peak One Thanks Chris. It's the location, not the photographer.
Ted on White Dome and Peak One Billy, hopefully these posts offer some ideas as to where…