A week of mostly dry skies and beautiful high pressure had brought some temporary stability to our Crested Butte snowpack. I had thought about heading out for some south-facing lines, and the Gothic Spoon was on my radar.
Thankfully, Mike was on his way up from the Front Range, partnerless, and wanting to tour. It was an easy match.
Toward the top, there were small signs of instability in the snowpack, due to the combination of windloading in one area and thin snow in another. With this in mind, we dropped in a little low on the Spoon to avoid what we felt could be instabilities.
Gothic has always been one of my favorite peaks in the Crested Butte area and this ski was a good reminder of why I hold it dear. Thanks to Mike for joining me on a fantastic peak on a perfect Colorado bluebird day!