Friday, October 21, 2005

A drive in the clouds.

I had to get a shot of this drive…it was nuts!

Commuting at 9000 feet has its advantages; for one thing there is almost never any traffic. But there can be other reasons for a slow go of it. For example today a dense cloud layer socked in the Coal Creek Canyon. I couldn’t see past the hood of the jeep this morning. Basically I was using the force to commute down the mountain roads till about 6000 feet, where I was beneath the layer.
Taking it super slow (20 mph)…and are those white knuckles?

Monday, October 17, 2005

Rock Sliding

Last Saturday JP(Stoermer) and I when powder scrounging up by Radiobeacon, a popular spring ski with late-season powder stashes. This area during March-June is heavenly, with untouched powder run after untouched powder run, but in October it’s mostly rock! We ended up getting a few turns never the less. We had to be careful not to carve to deep to avoid cutting through the snow and into the mountain.
We thoroughly enjoyed the day scouting the surrounding peaks walking the ridge line. This picture is from on top of Radiobeacon looking south west towards Berthoud pass.

JP had a term for this kind of bush whacking, he called it “Shwacking”. Using the alternative definition:
SCHWACKING - the sound made while ripping lines through deep powder and trees braches
also - can be used to define a bullshit bushwhack.

JP’s Blog of the day. (His blogs kick my blog’s ass.)

Peak Info:
Mountain Height: 12,110 feet
Location: Colorado, United States, North America
Lat/Lon: 39.9175°N, 105.682°W