(Last Updated On: December 11, 2010)
Last weekend, Frank and I joined 12 other people on a hut trip to Uncle Bud’s hut. The occasion? Our friend Matt, whom we met on Little Bear last year and has been a reliable ski partner since, was turning 50!
This hut is part of the 10th Mountain Division system and is located outside of Leadville. I will post another blog on the great features of the Uncle Bud’s hut as well as our elaborate birthday celebration. But, today’s blog will focus on the skiing.
The next morning, everyone headed back to civilization fairly early. But, Frank and I stuck around for a few more turns. We found some better snow on a northeast facing slope. But, there were signs of instability so we didn’t linger long.
While the skiing out of Uncle Bud’s was certainly not prime, it certainly has potential, especially for bigger lines normally skied in a more stable spring snow pack. It was a fun area to check out!
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