In between storms we ventured into the alpine to see what was happening.
It snowed about 10 inches of super low density snow with no wind on Tuesday. we were hoping to ski some of this "blower" before the wind got to it.
We decided to go across valley and ski some more sheltered snow in the trees of the Anthracites. It was DEEP and skied great. People have been skiing the Anthracites quite a bit but we were still weary of the touchy snowpack.
Zach looks for a safe entrance
Zach lines up a cliff
Eszter is in Minnesota getting ready for a 135 mile snowbike race and I have a bunch of freelance work lined up that I am actually pretty excited about. Eszter and I both agreed that we live on the edge if disaster trying to get by here in Crested Butte, but life is to short to not to follow your dreams! I was watching "Touching the Void" the other day and Joe Simpson talked about his decision when he fell through the crevasse. He could not climb out for his leg was badly broken, but he had the other end of the cut rope that he could rappel lower into darkness. He did not even tie a knot at the bottom of the rope because he figured that if he ran out of rope he was done and would simply fall to his death. "Whether it's right on wrong, you have to keep making decisions." By lowering himself into darkness he found light, and found a way out.