Once again, Becca and I found ourselves making the trek up to Jackson for a three day weekend. With a bit of new snow and a relatively stable snowpack we planned to hit some bigger lines with our friends Aaron and Simon. Lately, Colorado has been plagued with instabilities and we’ve been seeing plenty of these which is why I haven’t had a blog post since my last trip to Jackson: Continue reading 2/19/2012: Apocalypse Couloir, Prospectors Mountain, GTNP
Becca and I drove to Jackson, WY on Friday night for another weekend of skiing in the Tetons and hanging out with our friends Aaron and Simon. After a short 8 hour drive, we arrived at Aaron’s apartment at 2AM Saturday morning and quickly unpacked and grabbed some shut-eye before taking a lap or two on the pass the next day. The plan was to take it easy on Saturday before our big day in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) on Sunday. Continue reading 1/15/2012: Nugget Line, Cloudveil Dome, GTNP
After graduation, I headed out to Illinois to spend the holidays with Becca’s family. It was nice to get away for a bit and enjoy spending time with her family and meeting everyone as well. I even rode something other than a bike or snowboard. Continue reading TR: Dec. 30-Jan. 6 2012: Jackson, WY to Eiseman Hut
Here’s a video of a trip into the Gore Range to ski the CC Writer Couloir on the 4th of July in the Gore Range of Colorado. 3 Days, 2 Nights, a good friend with a six pack of Upslope Brown Ale. Enjoy!
Here’s another trip report from last spring, Enjoy!
Sinus issues have been slowing the Miss down the past few days, so she decided to stay back and rest while my roommate Kyle and I went up to RMNP to bag another line. Winds were much higher than forecasted and our original goal of the Notch Couloir didn’t look like too much fun since we would be at the mercy of the winds for a long time. We decided to go for option #2 and drop into Dead Elk Couloir, another line on my to-do list that I had been scoping for a while. We chose this because we would avoid the hike all the way around divide and I thought it would be a little more protected from winds, allowing the snow to soften up. We droppen in and rode to the downclimb, and found icy conditions as well as the winds ripping thru the choke. Not exactly what I was expecting. We slowly worked our way thru, being cautious of the ice and loose rock, and worked together to get our gear down each section. Continue reading 4/11/2011: Dead Elk Couloir, RMNP