Roaring Fork, Carbondale, Aspen and beyond… let’s meet for barbecue on Independence Pass this coming Saturday (instead of Sunday, sounds like weather will be ok), at upper hairpin trailhead, western slope side of pass. We’ll get started around 11:00 am, bring your portable BBQ setups or just your lunch… we’ll bring some extra food to share…
Unknown how much skiable terrain we’ll find up there, if hairpin parking is too far from snow we may park on pass summit assuming the tourist mob isn’t too crazy.
If the skiing is any good we’ll be up there Sunday as well, but BBQ is now SATURDAY.
Plan changed because of Mother’s Day being Sunday.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.