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Peak(s):  Mt. Shavano  -  14,229 feet
Post Date:  04/16/2008
Modified:  05/28/2011
Date Climbed:   04/14/2008
Posted By:  Jcwhite

 Shavano Ski Descent: Smoke, summit and corn!

  • Comments or Questions

Congrats..     2008-04-17 07:56:24
on finally getting to ski the summit of Shavano. That is a long mountain to hike and your right, there usually is not much snow up there. I‘ve had the ”luxury” of laboring up that hill 2 times now. Great report and pictures. Those snowmobiles sure could come in handy right now!!



Nice!     2008-04-17 08:31:40
I‘m still shocked there was continuous snow from the summit to the trailhead. Amazing. Don‘t worry, I paid for dropping my boards 150‘ below the summit - I nailed a rock in the Angel that required some repair work. Great day with you guys!


Well Done     2008-04-17 08:40:17
Nicely done Jordan, Andy, and Bill. Looks like a stellar ski decent on some nice corn. Do you think it‘ll hold in good shape for a few more weeks? I can‘t get out this weekend, but maybe one of the first weekends in May.


ummm     2008-04-17 09:25:18
It probably won‘t be in from the summit, but the angel will still have snow in it.


Hey Jordan     2008-04-17 09:48:13
Maybe you can return your melted gear to REI!
Looks like a great day out guys! Nice job!


Sweet Day!     2008-04-18 10:26:53
Looks like a really sweet day, conrgats on tagging Shavano!


Thanks guys     2008-04-18 13:43:34
Hopefully the snow sticks around in the high country for at least a little longer.

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Congrats     2008-04-18 14:28:59
That is a heluva lot more snow than we had last year when we skiied it (April 7). Glad you were able to get a complete ski descent of this one!


Burnt gear     2008-04-20 12:33:15
I still laugh about that pack (sorry, Jordan). This morning I found more melted chunks of unknown climbing gear. Good stuff!


Snow     2008-05-09 15:13:05
Nice day out boys.

Wow, if thats a lot of snow for Shavano, we got REALLY lucky last year

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