Sunday, December 2, 2007

Butler Gultch 12-2-07

Today turned out to be great. We had quite a bit of snow from the last storm this weekend which made for some great turns. The scenery was beautiful but it was cold most of the day. Once the sun came out around 10 o'clock it warmed up. This was a great fourth day of the season!

A short video of the day.

Skinning in is flat for a while then we headed up.

Jeremy with a peak in the background.

Oliver on the way up, somewhat close to the top.

Me cheesing out for the camera, it was pretty cold at this point.

Oliver going across for the first run.

Jeremy coming down on the first run of the day, early and cold.

A small slab release above one a skin track. The skier set it off after coming out of the trees.

Jeremy finding out how deep it really is.

Oliver finding some nice turns.

Skinning back to the top for run # 2. This was a great run.

Hanging out at the saddle.

Dane ended up coming late and he actually saw us from below on the skin track. We skied the rest of the day together.

Jeremy on run # 3.

Dane on the last run still finding the goods.

Me with some spray.

Oliver taking in the views, a tribute to the Swiss guy.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Berthoud Pass, Second Creek Trail Head November 25, 2007

Today was a great day considering the lack of snowfall we have had this season. My brother in law Wes (Tennessee Tele) and I decided to take a chance and see if there was snow high on the pass. Once we skinned to about 10,500 ft. and left the trees the snow was actually pretty good. We made several good turns that definitely brought a smile to our faces.

November 25, 2007 Berthoud Pass, Second Creek Trail head

Tennessee Tele ready to go!

Rufus is always up for a snow day.

Rufus and I on the skin up.

Wes in front of the Second Creek Cabin, I think that is the name of this small shack.

Wes, nature is calling, that is snow falling off a tree, pretty cool.

Wes negotiating the skin to the aqueduct.

Me skinning with Rufus never far behind.

The views are always incredible.

Ready to go.

We thought about this line first but there were to many boulders in the run out.

Springggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, it will be done!

Wes taking off the skins.

I skied across and found a colder place to De-skin.

Wes ready to drop into line #1.

Wes making some nice turns with Rufus in pursuit, as always.

Wes defying gravity, nice trick.

Rufus still in hot pursuit.

Looking back at the snow field, there were some nice turns to be had.

A quick look back at line #1.

Scouting for line #2.

Ready to head back down to the car.

Wes after some nice turns, I think he was having a good time.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

2006-2007 Ski Season

Colorado, Utah, and somewhere in-between.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Mt. of the Holy Cross, August 6, 2007

Mt. of the Holy Cross Assault: Members Chip, Jason, Jeremy, Joe, and Will
August 6, 2007

Starting at around 4:00 a.m.

A great view towards Vail as the sun was rising, I think that is towards Vail.

Sunrise was spectacular!

Chippers taking us........somewhere?

Big Worm making his way up Notch Mountain.

Notch Mountain Shelter, this was at 13,000 something feet and looks across directly towards Holy Cross.

The view from Notch Mountain Shelter was Killer!

Me freezing my ass off at around 6:00 a.m. in August.

Starting the Halo Ridge Route looking back at the shelter. The route was much more tedious and time consuming from here.

Another perspective.

Beginning the catwalk section towards three more thirteeners.

Looking back, very fun.

Chippers after an (E.M.P) Early Morning Poop, he was good to go.

Will and I on the summit of one of the random thirteeners with the Mt. Holy Cross in the background.

Chippers living on the edge.

Near the end of Halo Ridge.

Will and I taking a breather.

From left to right: Me, Chip, Will, and Jeremy on the summit. 14,000 and so odd feet.

The Marker, I can't read it but it is there.

Big Worm on the summit after a long Halo Ridge traverse.

A look back at the summit on the way down.

Will re hydrating, finally.

Chippers at the end after 12.5 hours of hiking, this pictures says it all.