Bundles (Nov 2014)

(Last Updated On: December 1, 2014)

I’ve been backcountry skiing skiing quite a bit since the snow began to fly in mid-November. Some of the days you’ve likely read about on this blog, but many days have gone unpublished. Sometimes only one or two pictures gets taken. Sometimes none at all. Sometimes I just have so many pictures that it takes me a while to sort through them all….

So, this report bundles up the photos I’ve taken on a few different November-skiing occasions. I hope you enjoy them 🙂

Mt. Emmons / Red Lady
During the first big storm, Josh, Jenny and I broke the trail to the ridge.
Breaking trail on Mount Emmons in the Crested Butte backcountry

The winds kept increasing, and by the time we reached the exposed ridge, the weather was heinous – the kind of weather where skinning while wearing a helmet, goggles, and hood is a good idea.
Ridge on Mount Emmons

We made it up to treeline and had a good run skiing the glades back down. But, needless to say, it wasn’t exactly a picture-kind-of-taking day.

A few days later, the weather broke and the sun beat down hard as we hiked up the same route.
Skinning on the Red Lady ridge while backcountry skiing in Crested Butte

With the warm weather and near windless day, we headed to the summit. Starr on top of the bowl.
Starr Jamison on top of Red Lady bowl while backcountry skiing in Crested Butte

The skiing was a tad wind affected from the storm, but Mark made it look pretty darned good.
Mark Robbins backcountry skiing Red Lady bowl in Crested Butte

Skiing with the Ladies
A little later, I had the opportunity to ski with Alex & Susan, two of my best female ski partners. It was another warm day.
Skinning in Crested Butte

Admiring bigger lines is always condoned 🙂
Alex Reidman admiring a line in the Crested Butte backcountry

The skiing was great. Susan killing it.
Susan Mol backcountry skiing in Crested Butte

Susan Mol skiing backountry in Crested Butte

Alex dropping the knee for her tele turns.
Alex Riedman skiing backcountry in Crested Butte

Alex Riedman backcountry skiing in Crested Butte

Susan is most known for her career as a pro snowboarder. But, this girl can hold her own on skis too.
Susan Mol skiing backcountry in Crested Butte

Susan Mol skiing backcountry in Crested Butte

These goggles capture Alex’s amazing view.

And we used some creativity to cross the stream at the end of our line.
crossing a stream while backcountry skiing in Crested Butte

Gotta love skiing with these ladies 🙂 (Susan, Alex, Me)
three girls backcountry skiing in Crested Butte

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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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