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 Peak(s):  Western State Peak - 12,779 feet
 Post Date:  01/20/2009
 Date Climbed:   01/19/2009
 Posted By:  gb

 Finally Crossing the Valley   

Western State Peak is the unofficial name of UN 12,779', which is directly across the East river valley from the Crested Butte ski area. Full TR: http://www.14erskiers.com/blog/2009/01/western-state-peak-11909/

The peak is directly under the red dot:












 


  • Comments or Questions (4)
mjsherman


Nice     2009-01-21 19:35:44
I am in that area quite a bit. My sister lives in CB South. Was‘nt there a large slide in that area last year set off by some skiers? Looks like the snow was great for you though.


gb


Last year‘s slide     2009-01-21 19:53:57
The slide was a little West of where we were, in the ”big bowl”. If you scroll to the bottom of this entry http://www.14erskiers.com/franksblog/2008/06/the-damage-done-checking-out-a-winters-worth-of-avalanches/, there are some photos from the CB avalanche center. Pretty stable conditions right now, thankfully.


mjsherman


Cool     2009-01-21 20:08:53
Great picture. Thanks for the putting them up. My parents live in Gunnison and they had more snow there than they have had on record. I was over there shoveling a lot.


stevevets689


Sweet!     2009-01-28 15:50:42
Hey gb, I‘m going to Western State now. You skied our mountain! lol

Just so you know, I‘m getting ready to try backcountry skiing... haven‘t done any yet but I‘m looking for a more experienced partner. Let me know if you wouldn‘t mind having a rookie tag along at some point.



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