A Classic Western Spring Break

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A Classic Western Spring Break

Postby EZSide » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:57 pm

I just returned Sunday from a great week in Silverthorne. I was out with my wife and my sons, along with 3 of their friends whom had never been west. This was primarily a ski outing for the Seniors for their spring break.

We all had a great time. My personal highlights included dropping the east wall at A-Basin – not gracefully, but it along with a number of other runs stretched my abilities; a morning spent photographing the sunrise on the Gore Range, and a driving tour to Buena Vista (91-24-285-9) including a swing past the La Plata trailhead. As this is a winter target someday, it was great to get the beta to the trailhead as well as just the feel for the area and the peaks I had not seen in person. I enjoy knowing where I’m going road-wise and the drive expanded that understanding. It was also wonderful to share where we’ve been and some of where I hope to go with my wife and our friends.

Thanks to this community which continues to enrich and supplement my knowledge and understanding of the mountains, and thus my appreciation, enjoyment and ability to share it with others.

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Re: A Classic Western Spring Break

Postby PaliKona » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:45 pm

Sounds fun! The East Wall is open?
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Re: A Classic Western Spring Break

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:01 pm

Open, but full of sharks.
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Re: A Classic Western Spring Break

Postby Gareth » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:30 am

Nice hat! :wink:
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Re: A Classic Western Spring Break

Postby EZSide » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:44 am

PaliKona wrote:Sounds fun! The East Wall is open?


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Re: A Classic Western Spring Break

Postby EZSide » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:52 am

Jim Davies wrote:Open, but full of sharks.


Aaah ....yup. Not mine.

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