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10-24-2009, 08:26 PM #26
Be sure you make it to at least one FOBP avy class. If you think you won't benefit from a refresher, you're wrong.
Calendar here: http://www.berthoudpass.org/index.php?s=45
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10-24-2009, 08:32 PM #27
I had no idea that Berthoud used to be a ski area. Cool bit of history.
How does the FOB Avy class stack up against the one that they do at Eldora? Now that I live in CO, I feel like I absolutely need to take a quality Avy I class before I head out with my buddies who are into backcountry.
10-24-2009, 08:47 PM #28
In the discussion at 14ers.com linked below, Hacksaw does a great job of describing the difference between the FOBP course and a Level I class. Chose your courses wisely, but take as many as you can.
10-24-2009, 08:52 PM #29“I mean god damn, who could believe that shit.” Greg Noll, Riding Giants
10-24-2009, 08:54 PM #30
sweet, thanks for the info. I will look into one of the early FOB classes I think, then try and take an actual Avy 1 course over xmas break since my school schedule doesn't allow any time off until then.
Luckily the guys that I will be starting out with seem experienced and VERY conservative about what they ski.
10-27-2009, 12:16 PM #31
this thread is going to explode after the next storm rolling through... be safe out there! layers are scary, had a column fail while isolating the back side of it on sherman 10-25. mix of depth hoar, wind slab and surface hoar failed on all three
10-27-2009, 12:53 PM #32
Everyone be safe, you can't post stoke if you don't make it back!Do I detect a lot of anger flowing around this place? Kind of like a pubescent volatility, some angst, a lot of I'm-sixteen-and-angry-at-my-father syndrome?
fuck that noise.
10-27-2009, 12:56 PM #33"Buy the Fucking Plane Tickets!"
-- Jack Tackle
10-27-2009, 02:40 PM #34
Hopefully there's better/safer on the horizon.Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau
10-27-2009, 09:31 PM #35
Here's to another great year at the pass!
Going to poke around a bit up there thursday after the storm
10-27-2009, 10:35 PM #36
debating going up there on Thursday morning on an exploratory mission (below treeline) if anyone would like to join me, if this pans out the way the weather folks are saying it might....shoot me a PM if you'd like to join
(EDIT: 700th post bitches!!)A good traveler has no plans and is not intent on arriving...
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10-27-2009, 10:38 PM #37
I'll be up there tomorrow to check it out after skiing Lovleand. Probably going Thursday, if it looks good. I'll let you guys know what I find."Alright stop what you're doing, cause I'm about to ruin the image and the style that you're used to."
10-28-2009, 01:05 AM #38
10-28-2009, 01:27 AM #39
The snow is coming into Denver very wet. I can only imagine how upside down the pack will be up there. I think on a good note this will paste anything that isn't faceted already. It should be interesting to see how it develops.
Be careful. I'm not gonna get out till the 2nd. I've got family stuff to do. Regulars, hit me up for Monday turns and exploration.
10-28-2009, 07:10 AM #40Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau
10-28-2009, 08:55 AM #41
I will be there tomorrow morning (Thursday) early - going back to denver around 9-10ish
Last edited by climb2ski; 10-28-2009 at 02:18 PM.We hold daggers in the side of the Moon...
10-28-2009, 11:26 AM #42
10-28-2009, 03:31 PM #43
Runs skied: Powder Line, Bonanza (East Side Runs)
Snow Depth at top: 65cm
Make sure you take your really fat skis. Snow was deep and I sunk with my 99 underfoot. Deep and (semi) light, and when I did get going it was awesome! Snowing when I got there and didn't stop.
"Alright stop what you're doing, cause I'm about to ruin the image and the style that you're used to."
10-28-2009, 04:20 PM #44
The pictures tell me its worth it to drive out there this weekend...is it?
10-28-2009, 04:50 PM #45
Probably not worth it by the weekend, supposed to be 50's and sunny. Probably all melt by then or be slush on dirt.
10-28-2009, 04:53 PM #46
I'll be up Friday, EARLY...should be niiiiiiice.
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"You should have been here yesterday...", said everyone I know.
10-28-2009, 05:00 PM #47
10-28-2009, 05:11 PM #48Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau
10-28-2009, 05:31 PM #49
10-28-2009, 06:00 PM #50
I may be up in the morning if work is closed. black tacoma blue jacket, split.