(Last Updated On: April 23, 2009)
Mt. Owen 13,058′
Eric, Tom, Austin, Rob, Frank
I had been holding off on this TR in the hopes that my friend Rob would be able to get his videos up on youtube, but he had some trouble getting it from his computer to the internet. Photos will have to suffice for what was one of the best days of the year. Mid March was dry and warm in Colorado, which led to some great stable skiing in the backcountry and hard conditions at the ski area. The only worry at that time was that cornices were getting heavy and breaking off, as this one was trying to do on our climb of Owen:
Rob, Austin, and I continued to the top and missed Tom and Eric’s runs. Tom took this shot of Eric that also shows Tom’s tracks down the face.
Tom got a photo from below as well. Rob’s tracks to the left. Look right of the pinnacle for me.
Austin was next and killed a line just looker’s right of mine on his snowboard. Tom’s photos:
The skiing was so good that Tom, Rob and myself all decided to do a 2nd lap. It’s only a little thirteener, right?
Even now, over a month later, those turns on Owen represent one of the highpoints of this ski season. Hopefully there’s a couple more out there.