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 Post subject: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:53 am 
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I think it's safe to start the thread for this season. Cameron pass seems to have made out pretty damn well out of this last round of storms.



Thinking about going up to Jones/Berthoud area Sat or Sunday. Not really expecting to ride but just to scope things out and get some fresh air. Anyone else getting out?

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:13 pm 
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RogueRider,

Pre-halloween and you scored it! Nicely done.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:54 pm 
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LBK - Wish I could take credit for being the one in the vid, unfortunately I was stuck going to class while all this fun was going down.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:37 am 
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Went and hit an old standby with MountainDog on 10/27/12. Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
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Rad! Looks like these early season storms have given face shots all over the country :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Got out just to check the conditions and ended up making a few (very cautious) turns today!!!!

Headed up to Jones Pass and wasn't too optimistic upon arrival at the trailhead.

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Things really started to improve as we climbed and it was actually skinable from the junction of Jones Pass/Butler Gulch

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We took the Butler Gulch route and ended up finding some nice 8-10"+ sections that (if done very carefully) were ridable.

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After the warmup this week I think the rocks will be sticking up through the trail and it will be closed down until the next storm. Up high, another 12-18" before it really would be rippable.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:19 pm 
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itchin the get on the split! maybe next week's system will allow us to get out and check things out a bit..


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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Took my split for a hike yesterday in James Peak Wilderness to check the situation, go through the motions, and enjoy a nice day and fresh air. It's farlooking right now; looks good from afar, but far from good looking.

If you go, you'll have a 3 mile hike/bootpack in most any direction (from the Moffet Tunnel parking lot) before you can even start skinning, unless you don't care about destroying skins and boards. Once I switched to skins, I still had to be very careful- lots of stepping instead of sliding.

Below treeline didn't look ridable on any aspect because it's still too thin. Near treeline held some thin powdery pockets in the shade, and above treeline all seemed to be pretty wind hammered. South facing aspects looked to be getting royally baked- you could hear a river under the snow in areas.

My consensus; wait for another 2-3 feet of snow before going up there in search of turns unless you want to go for a hike like I did (6 miles hiking, 2 miles skinning, 0 snowboarding).

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
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looks like a nice zone up there when snow is in...haven't been able to get any riding in above treeline yet..went back there once but storm came in too hard and kept us in the trees back there...looks like some fun terrain from the topo maps


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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:07 am 
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lot's of snow north of CB, these were both taken tues

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
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Bethoudis finally getting a little snow. Still super thin and sketchy, but enough to slide on if you are brave and can find some grassy meadows.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
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Thanks for the pep-talk HFT! I think I may actually try to get out this week. :drinks:

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 Post subject: Re: 2012-2013 Colorado Conditions
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:28 pm 
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How was the snowpack? I'm sure you've seen this shot from CAIC but just FYI.

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Basically, to quote them, "garbage," and this was before last night's snow.

Planning to head out somewhere Wednesday to poke around. Curious if you found any touchy areas with the new snow.

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