They were all attending a splitfest promoted by Snowboarder Mag.
The Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Gathering kicks off tonight - Snowboard Magazine
I chose to do my own thing at Bert. Loveland Pass is not great for splitting, I don't know why it wasn't held at Berthoud Pass. Which has plenty of dangers. So don't read this as it should have been there. This is bad, really bad. There are going to be people involved in this that are well within six degrees of separation for me. I can't stop crying.