May 31 2015

Triple Sport Days and a weekend out of town.

Double sport, or triple sport, or hell even quadruple sport days are one of the benefits and novelties of living in the mountains, and Elisabeth decided she was up for one. We got out of town early on Saturday morning and headed up the pass for a quick Mountain Boy ski. The conditions were perfect corn skiing all the way back to the highway below.

Elisabeth dropping in.

Elisabeth dropping in.

And farther down.

And farther down.

Elisabeth snagged one of me as well.

Elisabeth snagged one of me as well.

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May 28 2015

A quick 3 up 3 down

Published by under Backcountry Skiing

Truly the heart of skiing on Independence Pass.  Ski down and count on other like minded people to give you a free ride to the top.

Truly the heart of skiing on Independence Pass. Ski down and count on other like minded people to give you a free ride to the top.

Backbone Media and Frank and Brittany Konsella sent the invite to head out for a little Black Diamond Media trip over the weekend. With access being so easy these days on the pass, it’s hard to say no. I found myself strolling up the ridge with Penn Newhard and Sam Coffey for our first climb of the day, and much to everyone’s surprise the freeze was slightly better than expected which made for perfect skinning conditions and some incredible corn conditions to start the day.

Frank Konsella and John (JLD) DiCuollo on a casual shush to the mountain boy peak.

Frank Konsella and John (JLD) DiCuollo on a casual shush to the mountain boy peak.

Obligatory group shot. With (left to right)  John, Penn, Sam, Brittany, and Frank.

Obligatory group shot. With (left to right) John, Penn, Sam, Brittany, and Frank.

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May 25 2015

Hatch Wash, Moab

Published by under Trips Outside Colorado

Some pictures from backpacking part of the Hatch Wash in Moab. There are worse things to do for a living I suppose. Aspen Alpine Guides has a huge Moab permit these days. Take advantage!

Fun after dark.

Fun after dark.

Water in the desert is a beautiful thing.

Water in the desert is a beautiful thing.

When you find water in the desert; purely the contrast makes things look incredibly green.

When you find water in the desert; purely the contrast makes things look incredibly green.

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