Adventures of a Colorado (non) Native
May 30, 2011
But…more snow came the next day accompanied by typical Colorado winds. With the entire avy rose at considerable we opted for some less exposed skiing out of the same trailhead. I ripped out a ~10’ slab that was about a foot deep a few turns before this picture was taken. Sure happy to be in the trees.
But we were careful and enjoyed the snow up high.
Around 10,000’ it started to feel a bit more like spring. Laura was hungry so she had a snack of mashed potatoes.
Fortunately we had another storm to freshen things up, but this one came with more wind than the last. For another few days we were relegated to mellow terrain with beautiful views.
Minor wind-loading? Those sure aren’t clouds.
Within a few days the snow stabilized and we were back up at the peak we were eyeing earlier in the week. This time the weather was the limiting factor.
Laura shields her eyes from the sun on the continental divide.
Luckily she found a face shot to dim the light.
A little sun came out on the next run.
But I, too, got lost in the white room.
The storms just wouldn’t let up and Laura started to get frustrated that she could never see where she was going.
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