Backcountry Skiing in Colorado

Skiing and Hiking in the Colorado Backcountry


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Divine Intervention on Holy Cross?

I normally do not write about failed attempts but I thought this adventure warranted a description anyhow.  At the very least it might serve to help others in their attempt at the same objective.

Holy Cross on a gorgeous June Day

Holy Cross on a gorgeous June Day

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Notch Top At Last

On June 2nd Eric and I set out from Denver at 1:30am. We met up in Boulder at 2am to transfer gear and make the drive to the Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. The drive was a familiar one, since this would be the 3rd time in over a year that we had attempted this line. Our hopes were high that this would be our day.

Ptarmigan Cirque from Lake Helene.  Notch Top Mountain is on the right.

Ptarmigan Cirque from Lake Helene. Notch Top Mountain is on the right.

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