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  1. Barb

    Crested Butte 3.19.19

    God no. My mother moved here 18 months ago to an assisted living. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Barb

    Crested Butte 3.19.19

    Ended up doing another snowshoe hike last night with my builder, his wife and their dog. Area we went to called Cement Creek. There are 16 cabins back there accessible only in summer unless you snowshoe in. The plan for today was to hike the morning, then ski the afternoon. I checked out a place called Hartman Rocks in Gunnison I have been wanting to go to for a while. Did not see one other person. It is a very popular mountain biking and climbing area in summer. Got a call from home that my mother had a fall. Just waiting for my sheets to dry then heading home, bummed. Supposed to snow here tomorrow. Hopefully get back here in June. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Barb

    Crested Butte 3.19.19

    Went back to the Snodgrass TH to do a snowshoe and tire out my pup before I went skiing. The usually have a classic xc ski track in pace but didn’t this time. There was a semi flat/groomed (but choppy section and I figured the Nordic skiers would want to use that. I didn’t want to put my snowshoe tracks in it so I stayed to the side. Only did about 3 miles but my legs were tired walking through the deep stuff. Hopped on the shuttle and was at the mountain at 9:40 (late for me). Town was socked in fog this morning but the mountain was clear, as was the hiking area. Red Lady lift looked crowded and I skated by and had no line at the Silver Queen. Lift stopped 3 times that ride. It had been down for several days a week or so ago. Think Vail is probably going to have to upgrade it. Headed straight down to Paradise Bowl. Looked gorgeous in the sunshine. Stayed mainly on Paradise, then headed over to the Umbrella bar for a huge glass of water and did some runs over by the Gold Link lift. Left at noon, legs were getting tired. While I was gone the snow guys worked their magic and I now have a parking spot again. Saw lots of dump trucks in town full of snow. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Barb

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    Not my picture, stole off FB. Road to Silverton (rt 550) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Barb

    St. PASR Day

    Is that a joke? Or in Salty’s world are 88’s wide.
  6. Barb

    RMNP tour

    I have not. Lots of people go to Berthoud. That area has much higher avalanche danger however.
  7. Barb

    RMNP tour

    Ordered this backpack. Decided to get a snow specific pack that fits all the avy gear properly. Have a shovel and beacon on order and found a used probe at a local shop. Can’t wait till all my stuff is in and I go out again! Also picked up this book. Lots of good spots in the park when I get more comfortable. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Barb

    RMNP tour

    The area we went to in the park was formerly a ski area, closed in the early 90’s. Found an old trail map. We were in the area I circled but have no idea which ‘Trail’ we took down. Will have to pay more attention next time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Barb

    RMNP tour

    Haha yes, she got egg on hers
  10. Barb

    RMNP tour

    No action shots as I was in front of Shannon. She is just learning to ski and I give her a lot of credit for basically learning this way. It wasn’t pretty. I still feel like my form goes to hell in powder. I have to learn just to trust the skis and let them run. I must say the Zelda’s felt good though! Skied the powder much better then my other ones.
  11. Barb

    RMNP tour

    Yes Doug, blonde with unicorn head. Lol. I finished half the fries. Only had some Ezekiel bread w peanut butter for breakfast so I was hungry. That burger was lunch and dinner. And it was a beef burger. Too hungry for a veggie burger. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Barb

    RMNP tour

    Went back into the park today. The access road to the area we were going just reopened late yesterday afternoon due to Wednesday’s storm. It was a gorgeous day and we arrived about 10:30 to sunny skies and no wind. The skin up started mellow then got steep. I am still figuring out the best way to go about things and on a particularly steep section I started to slide backwards a bit. Thought I would have more traction if I put one ski into the powder and get it out of the skin track. That was a huge mistake. I then tried to get it back on the track but it seemed harder to do then it should have been. Since my heel was loose whenever I lifted my ski the nose just stayed in the foot of powder. Here is a picture of how ridiculous this was. Overall a great day and I have a lot to learn with the transitions/etc. A well deserved lunch in town after. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Barb

    RMNP avalanche class

    We decided not to do the hut trip. I think if not for this latest storm things would be ok. Vail area getting 10-16" tonight through Thursday morning. Avalanche danger forecast is being elevated tomorrow back up to a 4/5 (high). But, since I now have my own touring setup we are going to go back to RMNP one of the days to play around.
  14. Barb

    New Purchases... What did you buy so far

    I seem to gravitate toward purple. I have 4 purple jackets.
  15. Barb

    New Purchases... What did you buy so far

    Decided to pull the trigger in the Zelda’s. Every shop in town is out of stock. The place I rented them from gave me a really good deal on the demos with skins. At the very least now I can go play around in the snow whenever I want. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk