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 Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
 Post Date:  05/12/2009 Modified: 12/15/2013
 Date Climbed:   05/08/2009
 Posted By:  benners

 Work Then Play: Bierstadt Ski Descent   



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http://exploretherockies.org/2009/05/08/mt-bierstadt-ski-descent/

 


  • Comments or Questions
BillMiddlebrook


Photos     2009-05-12 13:16:13
Nice job. Any chance you took a photo of the terrain on Evans above Abyss Lake (right of the Sawtooth)? I‘m considering a ski of Bierstadt from the summit down to Abyss Lake and then climb back up to the flat area between Evans and the Sawtooth, for a descent of Gomers Gully.


benners


Evans and Abyss     2012-04-26 10:11:27


This shot is about the best I have. I did glance off the summit down the line towards Abyss and the skiing looked super rocky and talus studded, Carl and I entertained the idea of giving it a shot until we decided a nice, early evening with the wives sounded more appealing.


BillMiddlebrook


Perfect     2009-05-12 13:46:24
That helps a lot! I was hoping for snow and there it is on the left side of your photo. That would be a good way to climb out if the snow is firm.

Thanks!!

I‘m considering a line along the ridge leading to the Sawtooth. Based on DHatfield‘s photo, it looks like it has quite a bit of snow left:


benners


Hmmm     2009-05-12 14:26:03
Yeah that looks decent from this angle, I didn‘t see that line when I was looking down off the top.


Carl


Sounds like a good plan Bill     2011-05-02 08:23:28
I climbed that route on Bierstadt in snow last year when I droped over the sawtooth. Thought it would make a nice ski and was planning to wait until the Evans road opened to the summit to make it pretty easy but Bierstadt Friday afternoon just made sense. Also wanted to be there when Ben tried out for his Guanella Pass construction stop sign holder job.


lordhelmut


I love cheeseburgers     2009-05-12 18:11:25
on the summit Ben, good thinking. I ate a double cheeseburger from McDonalds on top of Sneffels last year and felt pretty phenomenal.


USAKeller


Bacon burger?!     2009-05-13 04:38:45
How did you manage to keep that ok to the summit?! I like the caption at the bottom (photo and consumption). Classic. Nice to have this one done after work - wish I could have been there!


lordhelmut


usakeller     2009-05-13 20:40:58
contrary to vegetarians beliefs, red meat and swine stays good for a good long while w/o refigeration. If not, it only puts some hair on your chest. Its all about building up a tolerance.


Carl


the McDonalds burger on Sneffels     2011-05-02 08:23:28
was pulled out of Brian‘s pack much to my surprise, but as result of excellent planning the day prior. Good thing Ben was standing so far away from me with that blue cheese bacon burger or I would have managed to get more than a single bite out of it.


benners


Blue Cheese Burger     2009-05-14 10:27:58
These rock by the way, I love Good Times now, natural Angus beef with huge chunks of blue cheese and bacon and those little greasy onion lookin things....mmmmmmmmmm....



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