(Last Updated On: February 13, 2012)
After a good day in the backcountry last week, I headed back to the same zone with Tom Runcie last Friday, and again on Saturday with Sydney Dickinson and Brittany. Without a doubt, conditions were as good as they’ve been this season, although avalanche concerns remain very high, as they will throughout this season. We had about a foot of fresh today in Crested Butte, and double that in the backcountry, so I doubt I’ll be visiting the backcountry again before setting off to Alaska on Saturday. Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Colorado’s fifth avalanche fatality of the season, today outside of Telluride. Stay safe everyone!
It was a gorgeous day on Friday:
A sequence of Tom:
Usually all these little trees are under several feet of snow. Not this year- but at least they give you something to turn around: