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Spring Skiing

Greetings!

Though the weather has warmed some snow continues to fall … it’s a wonderful time to visit the mountains and take photos.  Last weekend I joined Marty and Paul to ski in the Colorado State Forest on the Jewel Lake Trail (beneath Clark Peak, 12,954’); we spent two nights in a Yurt beautifully nestled in a snow-covered forest (at about 9,600’).  On Wednesday Ed and I skied at Steamboat Springs – our last ski in the area until next year. The beauty and joy of AT skiing (alpine touring) and spring skiing in Steamboat are the lack of other skiers.  Below are a few photos.

1.5Dll*c3874JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Trail head Jewel Lake (Clark Peak in the background) – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

2.5Dll*c4425ClarkPkYurt(7.5x5,cpywrt)Clark Peak Yurt – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

3B.5Dll*c4518ClarkPkYurt(7.5x5,cpywrt)Clark Peak Yurt – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

3.5Dll*c4463ClarkPkYurt(7.5x5,cpywrt)Clark Peak Yurt – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

4.5Dll*c4501ClarkPkYurt(7.5x5,cpywrt)Fresh snow, Clark Peak Yurt – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

5.5Dll*c4104JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

6.5Dll*c4112JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Marty and Paul, Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

7.5Dll*c4184JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

8.5Dll*c4215JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Marty and Paul, Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

9.5Dll*c4227JewelLake(7.5x5,cpywrt)Paul above Jewel Lake (11,270′) – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

10.5Dll*c4281JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Paul skiing down Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

11.5Dll*c4289JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)View southwest Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

12.5Dll*c4320JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Marty and Paul skiing down Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

13.5Dll*c4330JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Marty and Paul skiing down Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

14.5Dll*c4345JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Marty and Paul skiing down Jewel Lake Trail – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

15.5Dll*c4362JewelLakeTrail(7.5x5,cpywrt)Marty, Michael and Paul, Clark Peak Yurt – Colorado State Forest, Colorado

16.5Dll*c4564Steamboat'13(7.5x5,cpywrt)Steamboat Ski & Resort – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

17.5Dll*c4627Steamboat'13(7.5x5,cpywrt)Steamboat Ski & Resort – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

18B.5Dll*c4606Steamboat'13(7.5x5,cpywrt)Steamboat Ski & Resort – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

18.5Dll*c4590EdSteamboat'13(7.5x5,cpywrt)Ed, Steamboat Ski & Resort – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

19.5Dll*c4588Steamboat'13(7.5x5,cpywrt)Ed, Steamboat Ski & Resort – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

20.5Dll*c4638Steamboat'13(7.5x5,cpywrt)Ed, Steamboat Ski & Resort – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

21.5Dll*c4621Steamboat'13(7.5x5,cpywrt)Michael, Steamboat Ski & Resort – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Darin #

    Wonderful photos! We try to get a yurt trip in every winter up here in the Tetons, but missed it this year in exchange for another adventure.

    April 15, 2013
  2. Matt Caires #

    Fantastic! Great stuff! I wish I could have enjoyed this back country tour with you! Next climb? Park View Peak!

    April 15, 2013
  3. Ellen Petrick #

    Looks like so much fun! Thanks for the lunchtime mini-vacation. I have been out turkey hunting which also has involved snow this year.

    April 25, 2013

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