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Peak ID and Ski Question

Postby Voodoo302 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:57 am

I stared at this saddle all last spring and now there's snow on it again so...probably time to figure out where it is and how to ski it (although the latter probably won't happen until spring). Am I correct that this is the saddle between North and South Arapaho peaks? I have a good pic with labels but the perspective is a little different.

Having ID'd the area, it looks like there are a few good lines through there, anyone have any beta? Lines, particular avy concern, etc.? Obviously I'm not looking to ski it this weekend, just trying to get some beta on something I've been thinking about.
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Re: Peak ID and Ski Question

Postby Dave B » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:03 am

I'm 95% sure your assesment is right.

However, that's the City of Boulder Watershed (Arapaho Glacier) and is off limits, unfortunately.
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Re: Peak ID and Ski Question

Postby bergsteigen » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:04 am

100% correct. And yes - off limits.
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Re: Peak ID and Ski Question

Postby Voodoo302 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:24 am

Well hell. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Peak ID and Ski Question

Postby tlongpine » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:05 am

You can hike the saddle, but you can't ski the glacier.

http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-105.6477809&lat=40.0235978&datum=nad83
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It can wait forever. I cannot.

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