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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby PKelley » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:13 pm

I have climbed North Pole Peak. It is surrounded by private land, and I am lucky enough to know some folks who own a lot of land down there. Their great grandparents bought 1800 acres in 1895 for $2 an acre. Their ranch backs right up to that peak. Its an amazing place. It would be a sick ski.
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby ryguy79 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:13 pm

+1 for loving the San Juans.

Me playing in the pow at Silverton last friday...

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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby bckcntryskr » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:08 pm

+1 on Silverton last Friday. Love the snow pack in the San jauns this year...
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:54 am

bckcntryskr wrote:+1 on Silverton last Friday. Love the snow pack in the San jauns this year...


Must have been a different pack than I have been on. Love it like a really hot ex-wife.
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby ktimm » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:36 am

I've climbed to the base of North pole. I'm not sure about ski descents. I accessed it from Box Factory park area and it's a bush whack and up a pretty steep rib. I think the peak itself is low tech the last few hundred feet. I know 13134 (S9) and some of the s peaks are skied on that side.

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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby bckcntryskr » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:44 am

RoanMtnMan wrote:Must have been a different pack than I have been on. Love it like a really hot ex-wife.

Ah yes, I should have been more specific about the depth. Thoug it was fairly stable last week, unlike that really hot ex-wife. :P
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