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TR: Dec. 30-Jan. 6 2012: Jackson, WY to Eiseman Hut

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

4/11/2011: Dead Elk Couloir, RMNP

Here’s another trip report from last spring, Enjoy!

Monday 4/11/2011

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

Hidden Treasure Yurts

Here’s an old trip report from last season, Enjoy!

I didn’t get out too much during the early season this year; taking 18 credit hours didn’t really give me much time to do anything other than study. However, I slaved away knowing that my spring semester was going to be way better. The fun this season began right after finals with a trip to the Hidden Treasure Yurts in mid-December. Here’s a video: 

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