Went out to a Nordic Race this past weekend to an area that is really new to me. Its only 11 miles from Gunnison and located at the edge of West Elk wilderness. as the crow flies its only a few miles from Crested Butte South but Whetstone stands in between the valleys.
Short edit on the race and the groomed network of trails there
The West Elk Wilderness is a zone that I have wanted to explore for a while now. Some really neat rock formations. I find if there is cool rock formations+cliffs+snow, there generally is some couloir/chute skiing. Might have to check it out!