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killclimbz 11-02-2010 01:52 PM

Halloween 2010-TREAT!
 
The Front Range mountains in Colorado have been hammered pretty good by a series of storms over the last week. I wasn't able to get out into the thick of it, but had my chance to go check out what was happening last Sunday. 2-4" had fallen over night but the temps for the previous 4 days had been very warm. I was figuring dust on crust and the day would be a two mile hike for an ord (one run day). I couldn't have been more wrong. The forum's own Linnvillegorge decided to join in on the action this day.

The top of our first run was looking pretty good.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5006.jpg
And it was.
Steve thought so.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5013.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5017.jpg
Forrest concurred.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5030.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5032.jpg
Pete enjoying the early season pow.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5054.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5059.jpg
And Linville got deep into the shadows.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5084.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5085.jpg
Cont...

killclimbz 11-02-2010 01:58 PM

Linville was on slowshoes. On the drive up I told the crew that he was on them and that he planned to use them for the season. I also said that by the end of the day he'd be talking about getting a splitboard asap. After hiking through the ultra light very unsupportable snow pack he was wasted by the second lap. Things started out well for him.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5095.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5096.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5098.jpg
Then he got towards the bottom of the run...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5105.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5107.jpg
and the legs couldn't take it anymore...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/...0/DSCF5108.jpg
Nice and soft so no harm done. It was definitely treat that day and I can confidently say it was the best powder day of the season.

Until next time.

oneshot 11-02-2010 02:00 PM

thats better than any candy u could possibly get on halloween..
good work dudes!

turbospartan 11-02-2010 02:06 PM

How many dogs do you have?

I've seen Cody the black and brownish one...

A golden retreiver looking one...

and now a Husky?



Awesome pics.

killclimbz 11-02-2010 02:22 PM

I only have two mutts and Cody is the only one fit for playing in the snow. The other two pooches were Wahine (Steve's dog) and Bella (Pete's husky). When you go to buy your backcountry kit they come with a free dog in Colorado...

CMSbored 11-02-2010 03:20 PM

Gosh darn coloradans stealling all the snow. send some just a little north, i want to partake

brownSnow 11-04-2010 02:30 PM

great shots! thanks for sharing

c_mack9 11-04-2010 02:54 PM

wow! thats awesome! nice pics. this is back country im guessing? im so jealous. i would love to do that. theres not much back country riding in western kentucky...

Otto Maddox 11-07-2010 01:44 AM

props to you sir :thumbsup: that looks super rad! hopefully the east coast will get another good wither this year too!:laugh:

Magnum626 11-10-2010 05:28 PM

I always love hearing about these stories. Hiking for your runs. Must be beautiful out there.


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