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  1. #1
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    TR: MayCember: Dog - Shit and The Citadel

    FRIDAY, MAYcember 13th, 2011

    May has been incredible in Colorado, so after a recent dumping of snow I headed up to Loveland Pass area this past Friday to ski a few lines I've been staring at for a couple of years.

    I met up with John and Alexandra at 6AM and we began skinning up above the gully behind the CDOT shed.


    It felt like winter in the Alpine with new snow, blue sky, and a gripping wind


    About halfway up the ridge we encountered a bulletproof snowpack, and switched from skinning to booting.

    We gained the ridge had a snack and began the precarious 4th class scramble over to Shit For Brains.


    Despite the allure of a spicy exploration over to Shit For Brains, I decided to hit the rather plump looking Dog-Leg Couloir. (seen on left)


    After a series of ski cuts, I dropped in and smiled, our early start had paid off and I was rewarded with face shot after face shot of cold dry powder. I cut hard left at the Apron and proceeded up the bootpack of SFB to a safe zone.

    John ripping a turn in the gut of SFB


    Alex Finding good snow down low


    This shot says it all


    The damage done


    A look at the two lines. Dog leg is on the left, SFB on the right


    We ended an amazing day with some sidecountry fun. ME








    John


    Alex


    Saturday, May 14th, 2011
    The Citadel

    Up before the sun to explore a beautiful Colorado 13'er with a solid crew. We dropped a car at Herman and proceeded to skin briefly along I-70.

    Bulldozer, Ecojigs, John


    The Citadel Looking Flush


    Working our way up and out of Dry Gulch


    After gaining the ridge we paused for a look back. NO WIND and blue sky that was quickly giving way to another storm....GODDAMN Colorado is beautiful


    A view of the objective


    After a quick lunch we headed up the collar


    John leads the way




    The snow was perfect for booting



    Bulldozer is ready


    Dropping


    John is Ready


    Dropping


    On last look back at a gorgeous basin and beautiful line


    It must be hard to splitski


    Capping off the day with some tasty taste


    We knew it would be

  2. #2
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    thanks for the stoke
    ROLL TIDE ROLL

  3. #3
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    Admired that line when we skied Snoopy.
    I can't believe you are a rando racer because I look so much better in Lycra than you.

    People who don't think the Earth is flat haven't skied Vail.

  4. #4
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    Good stuff!
    I have mastered all major sporting activities to a high degree of mediocrity.

  5. #5
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    Sweet TR, Wilder! Way to break into the self exploiting.

  6. #6
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    FKNA....$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I stare at SFB every time I'm in that area...sick line.

  7. #7
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    MAYCEMBER is looking solid this year, hoping the epic Winter just keeps on rolling through the Summer this year. Just when you thought it was over, it just reels us back in. Great line on Citadel Saturday, finally checked it off the list. Only gets better this weekend with some legit MayCember POW days.

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