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Barb

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About Barb

  • Rank
    Super-G Racer
  • Birthday 03/22/1972

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    Skier
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    Winter Park

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    Female
  • Location
    Boulder, Co
  • Interests
    Hiking

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  1. Barb

    New Purchases... What did you buy so far

    Mittens are the shit! I switched over when I moved out here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Barb

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/avalanche-reported-in-closed-terrain-at-loveland-ski-area/73-a21393ff-f85d-4e54-bb21-0cb6bd8c51cb?fbclid=IwAR2cu1vpOl4g30wDU1qItDK1kXFiDot_CN8-W24gG-qej1Z06stw2T-Cu64 another avalanche at Loveland. Looks like in bounds but closed terrain. No reported injuries.
  3. Barb

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    Avalanche danger really amping up around here. With all the slides around lately I’m scared to go anywhere this weekend for a snowshoe unless there is a zero rating. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Barb

    Taos 2018

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-mexico-avalanche/avalanche-kills-one-skier-injures-another-in-new-mexico-idUSKCN1PB2S7?il=0 one of the rescued skiers didn’t make it. Really sad.
  5. Barb

    the pics from today thread

    Skijoring is pretty fun! Traffic was awful since it was a powder day. Took us 3 hours to get to Frisco when it should have taken less than 2. My friend and I planned to get up there early before the class and snowshoe. There wasn’t time for anything long so we just went to a trail at the edge of town so I could walk the dog a little. There were several large female moose hanging around the parking lot so I had to keep him on his leash. There were 5 of us in the class and the first half of class all the dogs wanted to play and everyone was getting wrapped up in leashes and falling down, including myself. By the end, the dogs started to get the hang of it. But when we were standing around I quickly learned I had to be in a dug in snow plow because at any given moment my dog could want to run after something. The equipment is less than $100 so I am going to buy a setup and take him to local places. There were times he was running so fast I couldn’t ski I just tried to stay upright and he was doing all the work. Group shot the instructor took. I have never seen my dog more tired. He totally crashed in the car as soon as I loaded him. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Barb

    the pics from today thread

    Senator beck basin near Red Mountain Pass
  7. Barb

    PASR Goes Meadow Skipping

    That first picture deserves a frame. Beautiful backdrop.
  8. Barb

    Skison 18/19

    Ant man, TP4, whoever wants to stay fine by me. My Ouray trip is 1/24-1/27. I blocked out a few days before that in CB to break up the drive. Long ass drive to Ouray. And yes, the “blonde” will be there. She was with me on Jones Pass the other day too.
  9. Barb

    Skison 18/19

    I don't know about driving to other hills from CB. Closest would be Monarch and that is 90 minutes. Telluride is about 3.5 hours. But yeah, hit me up TP4 if you have questions. They just opened the high lift last week ( not terrain I have or probably would try).
  10. Barb

    the pics from today thread

    There was a large avalanche in the San Juan’s over the weekend that caught 6 people while taking a backcountry ski class. One died. Scary shit.
  11. Barb

    Colorado backcountry 1.6.19

    She borrowed someone’s xc skis w skins. She left the skins on for the way down and went slow.
  12. Barb

    Colorado backcountry 1.6.19

    Today they are calling for 50mph sustained winds with 90 mph gusts in the mountains. Glad Our wind wasn’t that bad.
  13. I have been looking into backcountry clinics for a while now. When I asked some friends if anyone wanted to do one with me one offered to show me the ropes. It turned into 6 of us going. 2 of the girls in our group have lots of backcountry knowledge and have taken avy courses. The girl in charge chose Jones Pass. The part of it we did has zero avy danger and there is a snowmobile company that guides tours there (more on that later). We arrived to cold temps and light snow. Gearing up in the lot We did a 2.5 mile skin up. Heard some avalanche bombs along the way. They were not coming from Berthoud Pass, which is close by. Would have to study a map to be sure. Don’t know if we would have heard them that clearly from Loveland or Abasin. Not sure if the elevation gain. We think somewhere around 1200 feet. Internet says 1600 but didn’t feel that steep. Don’t get me wrong, it kicked my ass. At about the 2 mile mark I was getting very worn out. My friend suggested I glide more instead of lifting my feet. That made all the difference and all of a sudden what I was doing felt much easier. The wind and snow were both picking up. When we got to our turn around point it was super windy. I tried to keep sweating to a minimum wearing only a very thin shirt under a wool base layer. But I was soaked. I decided I had to take off the shirt, holy shit that was a cold endeavor. Then put on a light puffy and a hard shell for the descent. Snow was kind of cruddy and wasn’t use to the boots. They were really digging into my shins. I couldn’t wait to get down and take them off so I said I would meet them at the bottom. The track we were on was not too wide. About the width of 2 snowmobiles. I came upon a large group of people and EMS workers. There was a body covered up and I knew by the somber scene he was dead. Not wanting to intrude I had to wait till they finished to go by which took about 20 minutes. There were 3 ems guys still there waiting for a transport I imagine. But they did not move him and he was lying long ways across the path. I had about 18” to ski around him. My friend asked someone at the bottom and they said he died of natural causes. He was with the snowmobile group. I am glad I went but it’s not quite what I expected. I would go again but am glad I didn’t spend $200 on a clinic. I made the mistake of not having enough calories or drinking enough and was cramping up by the time I got down. Brought some soup in a thermos and with that and another thermos full of tea started to feel better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Barb

    Huntaaaah 12.27.2018

    Winter Park has the diamonds in the blue squares also.
  15. Barb

    1/1/19...fun mild day

    I think you are right. The whole hardcore thing, pretty ridiculous. Everyone trying to one up each other. Like; “I went for a hike today”. “But I hiked a 14er today.” “Well I rode my bike from Boulder to Estes Park, hiked Longs Peak...before work.” Kind of gets exhausting
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