(Last Updated On: April 16, 2020)
This post is part of a Throwback Thursday series featuring trip reports that we haven’t had a chance to write about until now! Look for them on Thursdays!
Well, things are a little crazy in this Coronavirus bizzaro world, for sure. We’ll be writing more about that later. But, for now, we are taking time to post throwbacks on a backlog of adventures we’ve had in the mountains. Last season was a great season. So much that we were too busy skiing to write much about it. Now, we have some time to write. So, here we go…
In late February / early March, one of the biggest avalanche cycles happened in Colorado that we have in recorded history. It was state-wide, avalanches causing havoc during the cycle and causing numerous access issues for the rest of the spring and into summer. Even as I was able to start hiking in the fall after my accident in July, we crossed avalanche paths that still had not been cleared. So, we patiently waited for the snowpack to settle. Perhaps I was overly conservative. But, I didn’t backcountry ski from when we returned from our ski trip to Germany and Austria on March 8th until March 26th.
When I did finally ski, I met up with my two adventure friends, Larry and Zach for a little Powder Factory action. And it was good….
The morning skin was icy and firm, and somewhat difficult at times.
But we made it to the ridge in quick time where wonderful mountain views greeted us.
Though the snow was firm on our ascent, the refrigeration effect of the north aspect kept the snow we intended to ski quite nice. Zach dropping in.
And a couple of me near the bottom.
What can I say? It was a fun day in the Powder Factory 🙂
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