This spring has really been an incredible experience if you are a backcountry skier. As you can see from Lou’s posts from Independence pass, we have an amazing amount of snow, and every few days we seem to get more of it. Incredible. I would like to be able to tell you I have been taking full advantage of it, but in truth I don’t think my feet can handle that many days in ski boots. We have skied powder in every month this winter and spring, even as recently as yesterday on Pyramid peak. Tuesday was a popular day in the high country. As we gained the amphitheater below the north face of Pyramid we could see little headlamps out and about in the different basins of the Maroon Creek Valley. Everyone had seen the same forecast as us and was taking full advantage of the nicest day in a week.
Austin and I had our own plans to go see if we couldn’t snag a later than normal ski descent of the Landry Line. In the end we did just that.
Just a few photos here, but if you feel like seeing more words and photos a more comprehensive report is located over at Elks and Beyond.
Jordan White is a strong alpinist who finished skiing all 54 Colorado 14,000 foot peaks in 2009. He guides, tends bar, and lives the all-around perfect life in Aspen.