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06-19-2011, 10:13 AM #1
Looking for an easy Skin Hike around Summit/Arapahoe Co
my bike still hasn't been delivered, looking for something new to ski.
i have 2 broken ankles that aren't healing to well so looking for a skin/bootpack that is short and sweet with not too much exposure, gnar factor, etc.
did Evans and St Marys the last 2 weeks and drove up to Jones the other day just to turn around because the road was too snowy to drive, not consistent enough to skin
talked to a volunteer ranger at Evans that said Berthoud was pretty sloppy and Ive skied LLand pass a bunch, so just looking for suggestions on something new for me. . . . . .
06-19-2011, 11:47 AM #2
For all I know I'm suggesting things you have already done/considered but that being said Grays Peak is a pretty mellow hike/ski, and if the top if melted out you could ski the saddle bowl between Grays and Torreys. Also, did you think about skiing some of the inbounds/slackcountry terrain at Loveland Ski Area? I bet that Golden Bear peak would be a nice ski right now, quite mellow too.Ask McGreener....
06-19-2011, 07:00 PM #3
4th of July bowl on peak 10 is in. You can drive pretty much to treeline and skin/boot from there.
06-19-2011, 07:29 PM #4
ah, forgot about 4th of july, never done it but have some buddies i can talk to. by breck? anyways, weather is looking shitty for my days off, so might have to skip it this week. . . .
06-19-2011, 07:37 PM #5Registered User
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I skinned up to top of Peak 8 twice in past few weeks and it was fun both times. And, yes, Golden Bear is a nice easy access one in a pretty valley. Had a tough one yesterday on Sniktau. Skied the E Face (instead of the S we planned, as we had 0 vis at the top). The traverse all the way around back to the pass was a real pain. Clearly this line is best done with a car planted somewhere near Herman Gulch exit.
06-19-2011, 08:31 PM #6
06-19-2011, 11:02 PM #7
Rollins Pass is also a great option, I guess its probably not clear yet though.Ask McGreener....