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Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby hardtryer » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:35 am

NICE work Forrest! looks super fun!

how was the approach? was it super peanut butter down low or what?

Im looking to get at least a couple more sessions in before flip n slide in august. :wft:

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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby HikeforTurns » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:24 am

Thanks.

Approach was dry up to the lake. Couloir was pretty firm so I only made about two turns on the upper half and side slipped over a moat. Down lower it was better and got to open it up a bit. Snow was dirty but still rideable. Still quite a bit of options in the IPW right now.

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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby hardtryer » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:25 am

nice! what time where you riding down? Any interest in getting out this weekend? sounds like you know the area.

Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby killingcokes » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:53 pm

Went up Audubon yesterday and skied about 800' of remaining snow in the Coney Couloirs, then hiked back up and skied Crooked in surprisingly great conditions. 2 very short down climbs but skied almost all the way to the lake. It wont be around much longer. Toll looks likes it's holding up for about another week or two. Saw some interesting stuff on Achonee and Hopi which I've included. Anybody want to go for a long walk for some interesting lines?

Apache Couloir is still in but it looks like Queens Way is gone. There's a cute little couloir off the East Ridge of "Little Pawnee" that's still holding snow.

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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby hardtryer » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:54 am

NICE!!!! I went out this weekend and got queens way, def didn't go from the top but was still a very fun line with lots of great snow. Also found a nice little pond to skim across! super fun!. I am interested in getting out this Friday if anyone still wants to play in the snow. send me a pm.

Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby killingcokes » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:25 pm

Anybody have recent pics of the Never Summers and Medicine Bows.

More pics of the IPW would be good too.

Thanks for all the pics so far

Anyone know if the couloir on Shoshoni is in?

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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby Danny504 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:43 pm

I don't ski but I have a few shots from the summit of Audubon taken last Wednesday (6/26)

Hopefully it'll give an idea of what's left up there.

First is looking South from the summit at Apache/Navajo etc.
Second is looking west, slight NW at Paiute. Quite a bit of snow...
Last is below Paiute and Audubon, Upper Coney lake.

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If anyone is interested I plan on heading to Brainard tomorrow AM, be there NLT 0600. Plan is to do Shoshoni and possibly Pawnee as well.

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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby Brian C » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:05 pm

If somebody happens to head up Navajo, would you please take a photo looking south along the divide and either send it to me in a PM or post it? That would be AWESOME!
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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby SolarAlex » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:04 pm

anyone seen neva or the arapahoe traverse in the last couple days??

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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby cougar » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:04 pm

Medicine Bows (Clark Peak at right) 7/4
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northern Never Summers - Ricthofen and Nokhu Crags on right:
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melting out fast out there - surprised to see how quick it went in the Never Summers. Looks like there may be a few lines left

Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby killingcokes » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:10 pm

So Cougar what's the chute on the left in the bottom pic?

Went up Meeker today and skied about 1600' of vertical in Lambs Slide. It was really good.

This is what I saw looking south from the top of Meeker

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Re: Indian Peaks Current Conditions. Snow Oriented

Postby cougar » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:03 pm

That chute seems to be around Mt Cirrus or Howard - not sure exactly, but whatever it is, it's a long approach.

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