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Today 06:55 PM
Powhunter
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Originally Posted by DrGreeNThumB420 View Post
when youre ready hit me up. My friend and I are new to this BC this year after finishing AIARE level 1 in spring of 2015. We have mostly been skinning inbounds with a couple tours in safer BC areas. We still have a lot to learn but all about making the right choices and getting back to the car safely.

What size split you looking to get? I have another friend saying he wants to buy my Rome Whiteroom 165 but he doesn't I may have a good deal for you. Board is just to big for me.
Word, thanks for the offer, I'll definitely give you a shout once I can be a contributing member of the group.

I'm thinking a 161/162 Venture Storm right now since they're coming back next year. I normally ride 156s so a 165 would be a heck of a leap lol. Do you have it listed on Denver CL? Someone's had one up for a bit
Today 06:35 PM
DrGreeNThumB420
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Originally Posted by Powhunter View Post
Thanks dudes. I definitely plan on getting all the gear over the summer, along with an avalung and a llvl 1 class come next winter. Going to be expensive, around 2500 for everything, but I think it I'll be worth it. Thanks for the tip on the friends of Bp thing too, il definitely have to hop on that. My biggest issue is lack of a group to go with so I think il start with just skinning in bounds before lifts turn to start out, and hopefully I can meet some like minded individuals in the process.
when youre ready hit me up. My friend and I are new to this BC this year after finishing AIARE level 1 in spring of 2015. We have mostly been skinning inbounds with a couple tours in safer BC areas. We still have a lot to learn but all about making the right choices and getting back to the car safely.

What size split you looking to get? I have another friend saying he wants to buy my Rome Whiteroom 165 but he doesn't I may have a good deal for you. Board is just to big for me.
Today 12:58 PM
Powhunter Thanks dudes. I definitely plan on getting all the gear over the summer, along with an avalung and a llvl 1 class come next winter. Going to be expensive, around 2500 for everything, but I think it I'll be worth it. Thanks for the tip on the friends of Bp thing too, il definitely have to hop on that. My biggest issue is lack of a group to go with so I think il start with just skinning in bounds before lifts turn to start out, and hopefully I can meet some like minded individuals in the process.
Today 08:40 AM
killclimbz
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i'd recommend getting gear(beacon,shovel,probe) and AIARE Level 1 class
This.

You'll need to find people who enjoy getting out and as linville said, a similar acceptance of risk. The problem is some people may have an acceptance of risk that is likely to get someone killed.

Friends of Berthoud Pass will be starting up our free avalanche awareness classes next fall. Classes run about two hours and are a great primer for your level 1. We'll probably have the schedule out sometime in September. There is also a free one day on snow component that will be held over a weekend in late January/early February. Again, a great primer if you haven't taken your L1 by then.

There is a lot to learn but it is fairly easy. The problem is, a small mistake can lead to huge problems. It doesn't take much. It's the little things that make the difference.
Today 07:47 AM
DrGreeNThumB420
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Originally Posted by Powhunter View Post
Made the decision to get involved in the BC next winter. Started reading Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain. So much more to snow than I realized! Any tips from anyone In Regards to getting started in the Colorado BC? Seems our snowpack is the sketchiest of them all...
i'd recommend getting gear(beacon,shovel,probe) and AIARE Level 1 class
Yesterday 11:04 PM
linvillegorge Get with a group of experienced BC riders with a similar level of risk acceptance.
Yesterday 10:52 PM
Powhunter Made the decision to get involved in the BC next winter. Started reading Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain. So much more to snow than I realized! Any tips from anyone In Regards to getting started in the Colorado BC? Seems our snowpack is the sketchiest of them all...
05-09-2016 10:31 PM
deagol today was brutal, left home at about 3:00 am to drive to trailhead.. brutal winds on the mountain (50 mph sustained with blowing snow), got blown off the slopes, a summit was not possible.

Made it to about 13,500' when we decided to turn around. very hard to transition to ride mode in those winds...

descent started in sastrugi then we did find some wind blown powder.
05-05-2016 08:57 AM
deagol
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"The 6,240-acre Rocky Flats Plant (USDOE) site is located about 16 miles northwest of Denver and 10 miles south of Boulder, Colorado. The Rocky Flats Plant operated from 1952 until 1989 as part of the United States’ nationwide nuclear weapons complex. The facility manufactured trigger mechanisms for nuclear weapons from various radioactive and hazardous materials. Manufacturing activities, accidental industrial fires and spills, support activities, and waste management practices contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water with hazardous chemicals and radioactive constituents." -EPA.GOV



That's enough for me to stay far away.
and here is one of the comments from a reader:

"My aunt worked at Rocky Flats for 13 years. She had 3 kinds of breast cancer and survived for 13 years. Then, was diagnosed with lung cancer that moved to her bones, although I still think it started in her bones. At any rate, she left this Earth in Nov 2014.."
05-05-2016 08:38 AM
Mystery2many "The 6,240-acre Rocky Flats Plant (USDOE) site is located about 16 miles northwest of Denver and 10 miles south of Boulder, Colorado. The Rocky Flats Plant operated from 1952 until 1989 as part of the United States’ nationwide nuclear weapons complex. The facility manufactured trigger mechanisms for nuclear weapons from various radioactive and hazardous materials. Manufacturing activities, accidental industrial fires and spills, support activities, and waste management practices contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water with hazardous chemicals and radioactive constituents." -EPA.GOV



That's enough for me to stay far away.
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