After two weeks of high pressure, Eric Thomson and I decided it was time for our first big line of the year. Rocky Mountain National Park hadn’t seen any significant storms in weeks and down in Boulder it felt like early Spring. The previous weekend we were mountain biking in 70 degree weather. Apparently, Mother Nature decided to send all the powder to Japan or the Northeast this month leaving the West high and dry, but it could always be worse. Continue reading Elevator Shaft – January 2015
Overall, this winter hasn’t been anything to write home about. Persistent deep slab instabilities (reports of large, destructive avalanches have been reported daily for the last two month) have been plaguing our state’s snowpack, keeping everyone in check and making conservative terrain choices. But the good news is that there’s always some safe slopes to be ridden and always some friends to enjoy them with. Continue reading Finally Some Decent Riding!