Monthly Archives: February 2019

Day 27 Sun Feb 17. SLC – LAX – MEL

So I’m about 3 hours into the flight and trying to hold off on sleeping a little while in the hope I might get more than an hour or two for once. A nice relaxed pace pack up this morning … Continue reading

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Day 26 Sat Feb 16. Grand Junction – Salt Lake

About an inch of snow outside the motel this morning, but for the first time in about 2 months I took zero notice of snow reports, forecasts, weather reports or any such.  A nice relaxed start with a drive across … Continue reading

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Day 25 Fri Feb 15. Glenwood Springs – Snowmass – Grand Junction 4700m vertical (71550 total)

And for a second day we got skunked – this time the best part of the storm hit the southern CO mountains (yesterday was the northern ones).  Just 10 cm at Snowmass and even less at Vail, so decided to … Continue reading

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Day 24 Thur Feb 14. Vail 4400m vertical (66850 total)

The Atmospheric river that’s been forecast for days managed to only deliver a glancing blow on stage 1 – had vague plans for Snowmass but Vail picked up a bit more so it was back up Glenwood Canyon.  For some … Continue reading

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Day 23 Wed Feb 13. Vail 4700m vertical (62450 total)

Had hoped to finally take a look at Breckenridge today.  It’s a long drive from here and it involves driving over Vail Pass – one of my least favourite drives.  Weather due in late today but there’s already a wind … Continue reading

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Day 22 Tue Feb 12. Green River – Snowmass – Glenwood Springs CO. 3000m vertical (57750 total)

If it’s Tuesday, this must be Colorado. Gassed up and on the road with just the faintest hint of light in the sky. I know there’s a couple of people who won’t believe this (or understand it) but there’s nothing … Continue reading

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Day 21 Mon Feb 11. Murray – Alta – Green River UT 2850m vertical (54750 total)

So it eventually stopped snowing last night.  Had a lousy nights sleep and although up early just couldn’t get properly fired up and half way through packing the car realised I wasn’t going to make the bus we’d agreed on … Continue reading

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Day 20 Sun Feb 10. Ogden – Powder Mountain – Murray UT 4700m vertical (51900 total)

Surprised myself by being at the Park and Ride at the mouth of the canyon well in time for the early bus.  Only reporting 2 in overnight but figure it’s still a good option for the day.  Well they may … Continue reading

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Day 19 Sat Feb 9. Missoula – Ogden UT.

Wind still blowing the dog off the chain and had been going all night.  If there had been any snowfall it had all gone sideways to somewhere else.  Weather advisory out till early afternoon but hoped that with a little … Continue reading

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Day 18 Fri Feb 8. Fernie – Missoula MT 2200m vertical (47200 total)

Not quite a powder day but you take what you’re given.  Had gone out for a walk last night just before going to bed to watch the snow falling.  Not a lot at village level but calling 8cm up top … Continue reading

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