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10th Mountain System Trails

Postby Tory Wells » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:11 am

Anybody skied or snowshoed on the 10th Mountain Division Huts System trails between Leadville and Vail recently? I've been wanting to head up there for a long day of nordic skiing but I'm wondering if there is still enough snow to make it worth my while. Please and thank you kindly.
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Re: 10th Mountain System Trails

Postby Tory Wells » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:21 pm

Bump...anyone up near Leadvillle this weekend? Much snow still sticking around up there?
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Re: 10th Mountain System Trails

Postby shaunster_co » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:36 pm

Since no one else is biting, my conditions are about two weeks old now so I'm sure it has changed. I did the Jackal Hut [above Camp Hale] for a few days. Up high it was bullet proof crust until the sun warmed it a bit. Lower elevations [just out of the trees] the road was patchy bare, and below that - forget it. There was some pretty decent snow on the north aspects and in the trees, but anywhere that got much sun was getting thin or icy.

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Re: 10th Mountain System Trails

Postby Tory Wells » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:39 pm

Thanks Shaun, maybe they'll get some decent snow out of the storm over the next two days and a wednesday ski will be possible. Cheers!
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