Adventures of a Colorado (non) Native
May 30, 2011
So far the Front Range has proved to be a rather difficult place for dawn patrols. While trailheads are just over a half hour away, the approaches can necessitate a fairly early start. Fortunately my friend Kye was in town, you may remember him from the Rogers Pass trip report, to give me some company mulling over a cup of espresso at 3:30 the next morning.
Moonshadows greeted us at the trailhead.
As the sun joined the moon, a sign told us that magical powder stashes were to be found to our left.
Kye spies: the moon, alpenglow, 20” of fresh snow and gorgeous 35 degree chutes. Looks like the early morning was worth it.
The snow was alright—for mid-May.
I only tele on days you can’t tell I’m teleing. 5x fast.
The view wasn’t terrible…
Kye opening it up into the middle gully. Can we call it Central Gully?
Thanks for reading and enjoy the summer!
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