Backcountry Avalanche Awareness 2019

The 2019 snow season kicked into high gear early this year allowing many ski resorts across the american west to open early than scheduled. The 2018/2019 winter proved to be historic in the number of avalanches that occurred in the state of Colorado. But what do you need to know when you venture beyond the … Continue reading Backcountry Avalanche Awareness 2019

Second Creek to Broome Hut

For the past four years, we have been driving past the Second Creek Trailhead as we traveled back and forth to Base Camp @ Grand Lake over Berthoud Pass. Repeatedly, I have mentioned to Stella that we need to venture up the trail to see what is hiding up there. Well, fate had intervened and … Continue reading Second Creek to Broome Hut

Historic Colorado Avalanche Activity

I am sharing a recent post from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center from their Instagram page. We have seen unprecedented avalanche activity over the course of the last month and really since the first snowfall of the season. Our friends at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center provide us with information to make informed decisions throughout … Continue reading Historic Colorado Avalanche Activity

Colorado backcountry skier dies in avalanche near Jones Pass

Despite avalanche danger warnings in Colorado Thursday, an Empire man was backcountry skiing with friends near Jones Pass in Clear Creek County when an avalanche buried and killed him, authorities say. The name of the deceased skier has not been released. He was the seventh person killed by avalanches this season. A group of people was skiing… … Continue reading Colorado backcountry skier dies in avalanche near Jones Pass