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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwalk View Post
    Making a trip from Salt Lake to Denver next weekend and trying to get in a July ski day if possible. Willing to make a decent detour off our route for the right spot. Something roadside off one of the passes would be awesome, but a decent hike wouldn't kill me either. How is St Mary's Glacier or RMNP looking?
    Well did you get something? Tell us how it went. Or does the beta only go one direction ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

  2. #27
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    Didnt want to chance the thunderstorms the weather was showing so we ended up hitting beartooth highway to ski and doing yellowstone and grand teton on the way home.Click image for larger version. 

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  3. #28
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    Oh OK. Definitely better years to be hitting the July turns in Colorado.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

  4. #29
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    Near Telluride, there's almost nothing. Went last week near Alta Lakes where snow hides in North-facing chutes (last year on same day was amazing), and found 99% dirt. Going to head to Imogene Pass next week and make some turns just for the hell of it, but that's even pushing it. The Jeep road makes it all worthwhile though.

  5. #30
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    What Still Goes in CO Right Now?

    Looking south from S Arapahoe Peak in IPW this morning. Could be something in that next drainage south (above devils thumb lake I think?) but hard to say. Click image for larger version. 

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    Skyscraper two drainages down in the distance Click image for larger version. 

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  6. #31
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    Skyscraper two drainages down in the distance Click image for larger version. 

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    That's Challenger. Skyscraper is on the other side, out of view.

  7. #32
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    My bad, thank you! I wonder what the more obscure peaks are holding on the north faces like N arapahoe, elk tooth, ogalalla, etc. I'll try to get back there in a couple days to take a peak.

  8. #33
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    I'll throw a few recent pics on here as well, from 7/17... Most are confirming what's closed out. But Jasper and its southeast ridge ok, and relatively accessible (closer than Neva/Dorothy I think?)

    Jasper Gaiter/Snow Leopard/Lion - first two corniced at top, Lion is gone
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    Decent patch on southeast ridge down from Jasper "peak"
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    Jasper northeast flank... GONE
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    Skywalker... GONE
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    Now debating Neva vs Skyscraper next. I assume Toll is done and Navajo has melted half way up. Anyone been up around there recently?

  9. #34
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    Recently moved to Bethel, Maine from Montana and trying to come up with a plan for September turns so I can keep my monthly streak alive, at least for now.

    I'll be traveling with the girlfriend, so gnarly-steep is not a desirable feature, and I'm lazy, so I'd like to minimize the amount of carrying of ski boots.

    Initial research suggests that St. Mary's Glacier might be the best bet to combine ease of access (non-stop flights are available from BOS to DEN), the approach isn't bad at all for September, but that it's not going to be a whole lot of turns.

    The whole idea is somewhere between crazy and silly, and it pretty much has to be a long-weekend operation to work from a work-schedule standpoint (current plan is fly out Saturday morning of Labor Day weekend, fly back late Monday/early Tuesday on a redeye to be home and able to work Tuesday). We're hoping to get turns one day and visit Sand Dunes national park the next (yes, we're probably going to be doing a lot of driving).

    Anyone have a recent report, or a better suggestion?

  10. #35
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    What Still Goes in CO Right Now?

    The glacier looks small and dirty but is in. Here’s a pic from below in the valley. Click image for larger version. 

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    I think anything else that goes, it’ll require a long hike in...

  11. #36
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    If you are considering September turns in Colorado and you plan to visit Great Sand Dunes NP, you should consider skiing there. As odd as skiing the dunes may sound, it will almost certainly be better than the sun cups on St Mary’s. I imagine that you will be able to find some disposable gear on Denver’s craigslist or at local thrift stores.

  12. #37
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    If I was looking for September turns I think that I'd be headed to WA or OR. Something with a glacier. St Mary's was viable when I was in college 20 something years ago but now it is pretty small and I definitely wouldn't travel across the country for it.

  13. #38
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    Conundrum couloir holding snow at the top - no beta on what it holds below here. I've never skied it past april - this seems risky.

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    Upper Montezuma holding a little snow:

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    And lower MB holding a very little too.

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    I don't think it's worth it, but do as you will.

    This was today, fwiw.

  14. #39
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    Look around Instagram...looks like Skyscraper is in.

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    Look around in South America.

    Still in. Because it's fucking winter.

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    ^^ yeah or MT hood or MT Shasta or Rainer are sure to have something with bigger vertical and smoother snow


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

  17. #42
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    That’d be some real desperation to get out there.

  18. #43
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    Anyone looking for a patch? East side of 13er Cupid off Loveland Pass has the goods
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  19. #44
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    ^^ Tuning Fork still hanging on there...
    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
    .))
    ((. That's worth living for.
    .))

  20. #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefrush View Post
    ^^ Tuning Fork still hanging on there...
    Yep...that would be “interesting”.

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