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10-25-2012, 11:46 AM #1
Berthoud Pass 2012-2013 Observations, Conditions and Stoke
Away we go.
Friends of Berthoud Pass avy classes:
Tuesday, October 30 - University of Denver, Sturm Hall 281 (Lindsey Auditorium), Denver
Thursday, November 15 - Bent Gate Mountaineering, Golden
Monday, December 3 - HUMN 1B50, University of Colorado, Boulder
Tuesday, Dec 11 – GoLite, Boulder – Pearl Street Mall (8:00pm)
Monday, December 17 - The Oriental Theater, Denver
Wednesday Jan 09 – Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, Denver
Wednesday, January 16 - The Oriental Theater, Denver
Wednesday, January 23 - Bent Gate Mountaineering, Golden
Monday, January 28 - The Oriental Theater, Denver
Wednesday, January 30 - HUMN 1B50, University of Colorado, Boulder
Free and open to the public. Donations are kindly accepted. No RSVP is needed.
The class runs from 7:00pm until approximately 9:00pm.
Full-day on-snow sessions at Berthoud Pass will be conducted in February 2013. You must attend a classroom presentation in order to register for the on-snow.
MORE DATES ARE BEING ADDED, SO CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES
Last edited by Pinner; 11-15-2012 at 09:49 AM.
10-25-2012, 01:12 PM #2
EDIT: I've been working on what I'm going to call (for lack of a better description) an online community guidebook for Berthoud. I've got 70 lines from around Berthoud posted now and I'm going to throw up another 30 or so of the more obscure lines over the next few weeks. I'm working on getting decent photos of each line (if it ever snows) and integrating with CAIC and OpenSnow to provide avy forecasts for each line and snow forecasts for the area. My idea, longer term, is to open this up for people to post notes or comments about lines as well as uploading their own photos and trip reports. And even longer term to add many other zones around the state and hopefully start to provide a decently valuable reference for people looking for up to date conditions and community sourced notes on backcountry lines.
It's still only moderately useful at this stage but I present to you guys: GrandLin.es
Spot reserved for super secret project coming in November.
But for now I give you this: Berthoud.kmz
Via Stihletto from the 08-09 thread.
Here's to it not being last winter anymore...
Last edited by georgio; 12-07-2012 at 12:06 AM.
10-25-2012, 01:16 PM #3Registered User
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- Eastern Block, CO
10-25-2012, 02:22 PM #4
any details on the new cabin? is it open for bidness?looking for a good book? check out mine! as fast as it is gone
10-25-2012, 02:57 PM #5
Was up there a few weeks ago, still a decent amount to do, but it looks pretty awesome. Should be ready for the season.
10-25-2012, 03:02 PM #6Registered User
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- Denver, CO
Where is this cabin? Is it going to be public? Certainly looks like it will be private...
10-25-2012, 03:33 PM #7
10-25-2012, 04:26 PM #8
stoked this thread is up and running again, anyone have any news on conditions?
10-26-2012, 11:54 AM #9
some dude posted on the FOBP facebook page saying he'd gone skiing up there already. I'd imagine that there is probably a little bit of grass skiing on the west side and east side runs to be had.A good traveler has no plans and is not intent on arriving...
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10-26-2012, 12:20 PM #10Registered User
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- Oct 2008
- Edgewater, CO
Love this time of year!
New hut looks great Haven't been over the pass in a while...need to get up and walk around a bit this weekendCorner store junkies giving advice
10-26-2012, 12:47 PM #11
10-26-2012, 01:55 PM #12
10-26-2012, 01:56 PM #13
I'd say they had at LEAST a 4 inch base.
10-26-2012, 02:55 PM #14
10-26-2012, 04:16 PM #15
Forecast looks sick.
Late Afternoon A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 18. West wind around 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as -5. Breezy, with a west wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as -4. Breezy, with a west wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery, with a west wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery.
Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy.
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
10-28-2012, 09:11 PM #16
Got out just to check the conditions and ended up making a few (very cautious) turns today!!!!
Headed up to Jones Pass and wasn't too optimistic upon arrival at the trailhead.
Things really started to improve as we climbed and it was actually skinable from the junction of Jones Pass/Butler Gulch
We took the Butler Gulch route and ended up finding some nice 8-10"+ sections that (if done very carefully) were ridable.
After the warmup this week I think the rocks will be sticking up through the trail and it will be closed down until the next storm. Up high, another 12-18" before it really would be rippable.
10-31-2012, 09:51 AM #17
^niice...way to get out this early
10-31-2012, 02:40 PM #18
11-05-2012, 06:40 PM #19LEGEN..wait for it...DARY
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Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuump mothafuckas. Subbed.
11-05-2012, 10:02 PM #20
Pinner, I went to the class at DU last week. Time well spent for sure, you did an excellent job. Came home, and signed up for my FOBP membership. Do I get a card in the mail to make use of the discounts?
Also, interested in trying to help out with the on-snow day. I've done my Level 1. Shoot me some info when you get a chance.I french kissed Kelly Kapowski.
11-11-2012, 06:51 PM #21
Present. Careful out there folks. Not enough snow to risk injury....yet.==================
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11-12-2012, 10:41 PM #22
Risked life and limb to take some turns today...
I thought it was worth it. Pick your battles. The meadows skied well.
11-15-2012, 09:51 AM #23
Updated class calendar posted.
See you tonight at Bent Gate.
11-21-2012, 04:32 PM #24
11-22-2012, 02:06 PM #25Registered User
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