Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:10 am Posts: 1176 Location: Denver
Monarch Pass and Mount Peck, 12,208'
(killclimbz, IridePow, spthomson, HikeforTurns)
Mt Peck, Pecker Face, and "pecker wood" on the left:D
Met up with a few people from splitboard/TGR forums for some BC touring around Monarch Pass on Sunday. Snow conditions were excellent. With the avy danger rating of considerable we stayed off exposed faces and skied mostly low consequence stuff and trees. This was my first time touring around Monarch Pass, and it was fun! I was even able to bag a free 12er in the process. Mt Peck, 12,208' is a fairly easy trip from the pass. Here are the pics.
Killclimbz and his dog Cody
Killclimbz testing the air
a little photoshop fun
Cody enjoying the powder day!
IridePow and spthomson getting ready to drop in off the summit of Mt Peck
IridePow, riding pow in pecker wood
All in all, a GREAT day. Snow was deep and pretty soft. We ended up making four runs around Monarch Ridge and Mt Peck. It was great to meet and ride with you guys, look forward to future trips. But probably not at Monarch Pass, the drive is way too far for frontrangers, I WOULDNT RECOMMEND IT!
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:46 am Posts: 43 Location: ny
nice pics. i just drove over monarch pass going from silverton to the denver airport. definatley nice terrain and a lot of snow there right now, however a far ride from the frontrange. looks like a fun day!