I spent Saturday in the backcountry of RMNP poking around to see what the recent storms have done to our snowpack. It was great to get out with some old friends I haven’t ridden with much this year, and also show the ropes to a newer backcountry skier. We toured around Lake Hiyaha, scoping out some larger lines back in the basin and simply enjoying being outside with each other’s company. It was a fun day of skiing, but nothing too eventful occurred. Continue reading Finding Serenity
Here’s an edit from my good friend Alex Umbhau. We skied Berthoud Pass, and were pretty surprised by how much snow had falled. However, the snowpack was a bit touchy. We trigger a few small soft slabs and sloughs that ran on the old bed surface. Nothing that wasn’t manageable, but I would expect the danger to rise as the snow is still falling.
“We are not trying to race down the hill to see who can go the fastest. We are trying to make the most of the terrain. There are so many approaches to the same line and how you decide to express yourself on a slope reflects your style and personality” -Taro Tamai Continue reading Frosty Mountain