Forums TR Archive Colorado TR – Dust in the Wind Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 25 total) 1 2 → Author Posts April 10, 2009 at 12:35 am #571591 HikeforTurns 1113 Posts Had plans to ski a couple peaks in the San Juans last weekend. Addimen and Bones Got Broke were in. weather and avy conditions prevented us from completing the plan, but we did get some really good turns in down a few chutes on Red Mtn Pass. Heres the pics: Before: After: Next day things cleared up and we went for a couple more lines Day 3 the sun came out: (we skied this one at night, so no pictures…) Good getting out guys. Ill be back soon. April 10, 2009 at 12:43 am #616743 schralptowner 176 Posts Great work, sick turns and great pics. I heard about the dust storm rolling in and turning everything orange, I was waiting to see some pics from a buddy and now I know what they meant when they said everything turned RED! Crazy. Keep up the TRs znd great pics!! April 10, 2009 at 1:01 am #616744 bones get broke 298 Posts Thanks hft and adimmen for three awesome days. I hope you guys come back soon. The photos below were take ~2hrs after the ones above. The red tint comes from a wicked dust storm that blew in with the fresh snow. It’s eerie riding red snow to say the least. Red room??? I wish CO wasn’t so flat. 😆 hft hatin’ life…….. 😉 :thatrocks: April 10, 2009 at 2:26 am #616745 TEX 2486 Posts YUUUUMMMMM nice to see some deep pow shots I like that red snow. Reminds me of a red tide . And surfing in a red tide is pretty trippy too Great TR April 10, 2009 at 3:21 am #616746 Nikon 218 Posts What brought on the dust storm? I’ve never seen snow look like that before – pretty rad and makes for some cool shots. April 10, 2009 at 5:08 am #616747 BGnight 1382 Posts @HikeforTurns wrote: zomg! (we skied this one at night, so no pictures…) money :rock: April 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm #616748 Killclimbz 1165 Posts Awesome! Looks freakin’ great HFT. I see you were sporting the helmet cam. Any footy from that thing? April 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm #616749 HikeforTurns 1113 Posts Yup: http://www.forrestthorniley.com/videos/redmtnA02.wmv Its not great, but first attempt. Im a little dissapointed in the field of view, im gonna try it on the top of the helmet next time. (video ends at 6:30 or so, I need to chop off the extra dead time) April 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm #616750 Killclimbz 1165 Posts I’d say it’s a decent first try. I’m sure you’ll get better at it. April 10, 2009 at 4:23 pm #616751 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts Bonez.. you MF’n rippin bastard…. Seeing this is motivation to get my ass packin to CO, or MT I love your style homez.. laaaaaaaaaaay back, slash it up. :thumpsup: Man, the San Juans are money! :headbang: April 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm #616752 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts Is it gay to have to punch one out, after watchin that vid? :scratch: :nononno: nice job, boy0Z! April 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm #616753 IridePow 288 Posts Man… you guys still rocking powder??!! Nice TR! Here we changed to corn season, but still hoping for another good storm to get a few last pow turns in. April 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm #616754 Killclimbz 1165 Posts The storms are lining up and knocking them down as of late. We got almost no snow in the month of March and now April has roared. Berthoud Pass got around 20″ Fri-Sun last weekend. Winterpark is reporting another 5″ over night today, and another spring storm is hitting this weekend. I will say that the strength of each successive storm seems to be getting weaker, but I’ll take it. April 11, 2009 at 1:49 am #616755 bones get broke 298 Posts Nice footy hft. It’s almost like I was there. :thatrocks: April 11, 2009 at 2:22 am #616756 Taft 287 Posts @bones get broke wrote: now this is one cool tr, but if you ever tried shit like that around here, (as in two at a time down a slope, even in the trees which can be 50+ degrees) you’d soon find your self with out people to ride with. must be nice to have that sort of confidance in the snow pack. April 11, 2009 at 3:23 pm #616757 bones get broke 298 Posts @Large Format wrote: now this is one cool tr, but if you ever tried shit like that around here, (as in two at a time down a slope, even in the trees which can be 50+ degrees) you’d soon find your self with out people to ride with. must be nice to have that sort of confidance in the snow pack. That portion of the chute wasn’t very steep. I think maybe if you tilted your head the right way you could make it 30deg. The upper, steeper sections were all ridden via “leapfrogging” from safety to safety. Nice avi quarterbacking though. :thumpsup: April 11, 2009 at 3:48 pm #616758 HikeforTurns 1113 Posts thanks for the tip. April 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm #616759 Taft 287 Posts I apoligize for being a dick. i had a couple shots of whiskey in me. I just get freaked out when I see people doing weired things. maybe part of is the fact that i’m mentaly mounting a rescue mission for a couple friends who desided that the spring climax avalanche cycle was a great time to tie into a super hairy traverse. i’m a dick, sorry. April 11, 2009 at 11:59 pm #616760 bones get broke 298 Posts No sweat man. Way to man up and own it. Just so you know, hft, adimmen and I discussed and evaluated a bunch of lines until we could all three agree on what would go the safest, while still maximizing the fun coefficient. I’m sorry your friends aren’t making the best of decisions right now and I hope that they emerge safely with nothing more than some hairball stories. :drinks: April 12, 2009 at 2:33 am #616761 getvert 4 Posts Here’s the source of your dust: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=37791 Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 25 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.