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 Post subject: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:22 am 
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Keffler and I had the culmination of perfect weather and snow conditions to tag a couple classic couliors on Buffalo Mountain (12,777 ft) near Silverthorne, CO. We rode Silver Couloir first (2,500 vert ft) and then skinned up and rode Little Elvis Couloir (2,100 vert ft). I can't imagine getting these lines in better conditions top to bottom. All in all we covered about 8 miles and 5,600 vert ft in 8.5 hours and didn't see another person or cross a track other than at the trail head. PERFECT!

Keffler skinning up with Silverthorne in the background.
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Silver Couloir
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The long skin up Little Elvis
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Little Elvis Couloir

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View of Buffalo Mtn from Silverthorne, CO. Silver Coulior is from the summit and Little Elvis Couloir is the next one looker's left.

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GPS Tracks
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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:36 am 
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nice job! beautiful lines.


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Most excellent TR! Great effort.


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:22 pm 
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Hell yeah, brings back memories of some of my first ever earned turns on Buffalo! Never got into the coolers, though, one of these days I'll get back there with the splitty...

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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:40 pm 
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Super cool. :guinness:

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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:22 pm 
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Sweeeeet!


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:45 am 
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:thatrocks: Conditions do look great in there. Great pictures, I love that overhead slash picture near the bottom.


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:36 am 
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NICE! Me and some friends where just thinking about this line. I like the pics- especially the gps one. :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:50 am 
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I never got a chance to get up Buffalo when I was in the front range. I would think you guys would of wanted to use your first skin track, why break a new one up the couloir? Either way, solid work guys! See you guys soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:15 am 
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summersgone wrote:
I never got a chance to get up Buffalo when I was in the front range. I would think you guys would of wanted to use your first skin track, why break a new one up the couloir? Either way, solid work guys! See you guys soon!


Originally Little Elvis wasn't part of our plan. We got to the bottom of it around noon after riding Silver and decided we still had some time. Our biggest worry was the possibility of the sun coming out in full force and heating everything. Our new plan was to just Skin/boot up with the possibility of bailing if we didn't like the conditions. The clouds stayed out for the most part and the couloir stayed cool, plus the snow was great, so we were able to climb and ride the whole thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:05 pm 
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So my pictures, look, well, pretty sad compared to MountainDog's. Just goes to show you how much a good camera and photographer can make all the difference. Thanks for packing that fancy thing-a-ma-gig around and snapping of a few rolls.

You'll just have to take my word for it, it was a truly amazing day and MD rode spectacularly!

MD closing in on the summit
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First few turns before really getting into the Silver Couloir. Snow was great.
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Dropping in and rolling over...
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MD crossing the "Y" in the top part of Silver. This section always makes me a little nervous.
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Looking up at MD. He's that little dot on the left mid-way up. Such a big Couloir!
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Getting close to the bottom and MD putting in a nice toe side spray
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MD on the exit
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MD at the top of Little Elvis (Anyone know if this is truly the name of this sister couilor?)
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MD above. Little Elvis a great decent all on it's own. Still shocked we got to ride both of them.
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Coming at U!
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Thanks again MD for taking pictures. Really appreciate it and what a day. Funny, I was thinking the same thing Summersgone put as his TR title. Felt like a thanksgiving Easter weekend. So thankful for such a great day.


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
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Been thinking about getting up there.


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo Mtn 2fer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:07 am 
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Nice work . . . great shots MountainDog . . . especially like this one. :thumbsup:

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Keffler skinning up with Silverthorne in the background.
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