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post #1301 of 6607 (permalink) Old 10-11-2013, 05:54 PM
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Ended up going up to Jones pass today. I think I was expecting a little more snow than there was. I saw a few pockets of ridable snow but not much. We had a some time constraint issues and at one point it started snowing pretty heavily so we didn't make it all the way up but we got a couple of turns in.

It was my first time there so it was a bit of a learning experience ( I should have driven my car up a lot farther up the road) but it looks like a great place to ride and the approach up was pretty easy. I can't wait until it fills in more.

I think I might go back this weekend if for no other reason than to familiarize myself with the area.

Wasn't a whole lot worth taking pictures of but I did get a couple before it started snowing.

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Oh man, you should have driven a much longer way up there! Hahaha. The Summit Peak in the distance there? Yeah, that is where the rideable snow is. At least I think that is the Summit shot. It can get sketchy getting up there with a fresh layer of snow like that. I've seen some interesting accidents over the years up there.

Butler Gulch wouldn't have been a bad spot to hike into. The gate you pass on the left early on in the hike is the trailhead for that spot.
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Snow is shit down here in town. I'm gonna go up to vail pass tomorrow to see what happened there
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I plan on driving up for one run and a bacon bloody mary, then head home. am I crazy?
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So, who's going tomorrow? I'll probably show up a little late. Don't plan on buying a lift ticket but if I see someone leaving a little early who has no use for theirs...

Worst case scenario, I end up drinking a beer or two at Abasin and going home.
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Wrangling a ride from Breck right now should be there early enough to do hot laps then say fuck those front rangers and sit in the parking lot watching people drink.

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I went up to Shrine Pass (thanks Argo!) and got a few turns in off the ridges there. On Friday above about 10,500' there was just enough snow to have a little fun.

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Where are you living now? You and your wife move to CO yet?

Shrine ridge/vail pass is def a beautiful spot for some turns, glad you made it.
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just got back from my one run at a-bay. respect to Nate Doggggg & crew for first chair yet again. look at the queue now



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dang, that's crazy! i should have gone up. wouldn't have been there very early though... anyone going tomorrow?
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