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- April 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm #571644imported_MountainDogParticipant
We should have bought a lottery ticket on Saturday! Luck was on our side. My buddy Martin and I planned on heading up to Dry Gulch on Saturday at 5am. Martin picks me up and CDOT is still saying I-70 is closed from Golden to Vail. We decided to take HW6 through Golden to 40 to I-70 below Idaho Springs and be that much closer when they finally open I-70. We make it to I-70 and there’s nothing telling us to stop. Maybe they’ll stop us at Idaho Springs? No. Us and a handful of other cars we’ve seen have free access up I-70. We get to the Dry Gulch TH at 6:45am and it’s empty with knee deep snow. So we plow in with the jeep. Later heard that CDOT blocked access via our route just after we went through. Lucky us!
Martin applying skins
Martin busting trail
Yeah, it was deep!
We decided with the high avy danger on the steeper slopes we’d stick to the meadow skipping on the south face of Mount Trelease.
Martin getting some.
We lapped our skin track and got 5 great runs in.
The Damage. We were the only ones there all day.
Martin’s video footage of me
Heading back home at 4pm I-70 was just wet. However Floyd Hill area was socked in fog. Almost died at the multi-car pile up, but we were able to swerve through everything. Showed up right after 15-20 cars were mangled in the fog. Got home to see that I-70 was closed due to the accident. Luckily we made it through. Awesome day!April 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm #617119chucklesParticipant
That snow looks retarded :thumpsup:
Nice job on sticking to the low aspect lines, not always easy to make the safe choice when things are so good.
Glad you guys got some, Cali is pretty much summertime right now.April 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm #617120Dangerous EParticipant
Way to get after it and not let CDOT scare you out of farming some turns. Well done. :thumpsup:April 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm #617121jcocciParticipant
Nice April pow, can’t beat that!April 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm #617122bcriderParticipant
powder is cool.
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