(Last Updated On: February 16, 2012)
Yesterday, I pulled some double duty with a tour up the Red Lady Glades followed by some uber-deep snowmobiling up Kebler Pass in the afternoon. With 20-40″ of new snow in the past few days in the Crested butte backcountry, the Red Lady Glades seemed like a good, safe choice since the angle can be kept below 30 degrees or so the whole way down. It’s far from my favorite run in the area, and I felt quite a bit of jealousy for those who chose to ski steeper backcountry runs on the same day. No doubt about it, I’ve been feeling like a giant wuss this season- but unfortunately the CO snowpack seems to be giving daily reminders that playing it conservative is a good strategy this season.
I didn’t even bother taking any photos on the descent- but it was a beautiful day to gaze upon Crested Butte:
Thankfully, snowmobiling flat meadows is a whole lot more fun than skiing them, so we headed out, got stuck a bunch, and had an absolute blast doing it. It was deep:
Just a beautiful afternoon in CO: