May 31
Climbing the 1st Flatiron
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Last weekend Gordon, Sonya, and I had the pleasure of climbing around Boulder, CO for 3 days.  Following is a photo essay of an ascent we made of the 1st Flatiron via the route Fandango (III 5.5) on our first day.

High on the classic route Fandango.

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May 15

The seasonal snowfall record for the Northern San Juans has been broken!  A whopping 465″ of snow fell on Red Mountain Pass this season, surpassing the previous record of 445″ set in 1992-93.  There is currently a tremendous amount of snow in the mountains and it is likely late-May and June will offer some of the best spring skiing conditions we have seen in years.

Skiing endless powder during the epic winter of 2010-2011. This photo taken on May 12th.

May 11

Yes, it’s true, today was a powder day.  And with 9″ of new, cold snow it was a really good powder day!  Actually, for May 11, it was pretty remarkable.  Here are some photos from the “Serpentine” ski descent Jack and I did on Red Mountain #2.

Jack enjoying amazing powder riding on May 11th

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