TR: Anthracites After Work (27 Oct 2010)

(Last Updated On: November 8, 2010)

Winter always comes best when it arrives with a bang. Winter did just that as temperatures suddenly changed from highs in the 60’s to the mid-20’s in just a couple of days. Along with the temperature change came the white fluff which blanketed trails that had been rideable earlier in the week. In just a weekend, bike season transformed into ski season. It’s always better that way 🙂

Mid-afternoon on Wednesday the clouds began to break revealing the suddenly wintery wonderful landscape. Giggling with glee I couldn’t help myself but to get out and play on this sparkly windless afternoon. Only being available after work, time was limited. So, Frank and I headed out to the Anthracites. The Kebler Pass road was still being plowed, allowing easy access to this favorite backcountry ski spot.

Ruby and Owen in the distance.
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Frank skinning through balls of fluff.
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Ruby and Owen.
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The snow had settled nicely, with a dense compact layer beneath, covered by a lighter layer of powder. Still, even this powder was relatively dense compared to Colorado standards.
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Marcellina in the distance.
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As we neared the top, the trees were covered in rime. Looking toward Crested Butte in the distance.
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A beautiful windless crisp evening.
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Last rays of sun being cast on the trees.
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The light was fading fast as we began to ski.
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Not much time for pictures, but Frank caught a couple of me.
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The snow was fantastic and coverage was surprisingly good for early season. Better yet, I got the cure I needed. Four months is too long to wait. I finally got to ski some pow:)

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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