Blame it on Jackson

Posted on March 29, 2010

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I finally made it out of the State of Colorado for a recreational trip a few weeks ago when I spent a 5 day spring break in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When all was said and done, I have never been so happy to return to Coloradical in my entire life. Something bad happened to me everyday, including running out of gas and severely dislocating my thumb.


Riding up the tram in about 4 seconds

The snow was piss-poor and shallow, and everything that is fun in-bounds on that mountain, such as Corbet’s, Alta Chutes, Casper/Crags and Tower 3, was closed. Shredding icy groomers in the morning and slush runs in the afternoon gets old.

Nick and Chris shredding the CornBacks

The highlight of the trip was definitely a hike we took out past Cody Peak to the mountain behind it (anyone know the name?). The snow was perfect for the time we hit it at.

Hiking towards Cody Peak

mmm… Northshore….

My goal is 20 summits this Spring, Cody Peak was #3, Grand Teton behind me

Down-hike from Cody, Andrew took a scary slide right after I took this pic

Chris dropping in, Once Is Enough Couloir providing the back drop.

Looking back at the face we skied, does anyone know the name? My tracks are coming out of the little pinch on the left

Otherwise, we skied groomers way too fast for pictures.

Probably the funniest thing that happened was Friday morning when we were supposed to leave. Chris, who was also suffering from bad luck on the trip, noted the night before that the trip needed to end. But, as our luck would have it, I-80 was closed. We got lucky enough that when we hit Rock Springs, it had reopened, and I started to feel better as soon as I crossed the border.

Weather is looking good for my first 14er and #4 summit this coming weekend, I might finally be able to summit all of the 14ers in the Front Range. I acquired a used Go-Pro too, so hopefully the quality (and positivity) of my blog posts will start improving next week.

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