Mt. Elbert on Memorial Day (Reblog)

(Editor’s Note:I skied this line back in 2009 with Jenny. I didn’t really take any pictures the second time around, so I’ll point you to Collin’s well-written post about our Memorial Day Mission.)

Backcountry Skiing in Colorado

On May 28th Jon Jay and I set out for an early morning assault toward a thin Box Creek Cirque on Mt. Elbert.  I climbed Mt. Massive over 5 years ago and have wanted to get after Elbert for a while now.  However, I figured if I was going to climb it, I’d rather get a good ski in as well.  I’d just been waiting for the right time and Jon was down for the trip… it was on!

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the coolest thing I have done in a long time…

This past weekend I had some free time on Friday and was really hoping to get out in the mountains seeing the nice weather forecast. My goal was originally the Dead Dog Couloir, but after a partner had to bail because of work, I had a mad scramble to find someone else to go, and … Continue reading the coolest thing I have done in a long time…