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Boxcar, Sultan, or other SJ outings.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:18 pm
by danshorb
We're doing the Boxcar couloir on Saturday the 13th. It'll be my wife and I. If you are in the area and would be interested in meeting up just let me know.

Re: Boxcar, Sultan, or other SJ outings.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:25 am
by chrishami
I'll be in that area this weekend as well. Saturday I'll be at Silverton Mountain, but if you are around on Friday I will be touring somewhere on Red mountain pass...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:23 pm
by Kerry
Please post your Sultan/Molas conditions. Couple of us are looking at the Sultans (upside down V couloir) and Naked Lady (south of Molas) for 25-27 Apr. Alternatively looking at La Plata Pk on the east side of Independence Pass too. Thanks!

Re: Boxcar, Sultan, or other SJ outings.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:05 pm
by danshorb
chrishami wrote:I'll be in that area this weekend as well. Saturday I'll be at Silverton Mountain, but if you are around on Friday I will be touring somewhere on Red mountain pass...


We've decided against the SJ outings Chrishami. We were just going for a night and a day, but can't justify it with the conditions. Like Kerry asked, please do post conditions. And, have a good trip.

Re: Boxcar, Sultan, or other SJ outings.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:01 am
by chrishami
Kerry wrote:Please post your Sultan/Molas conditions. Couple of us are looking at the Sultans (upside down V couloir) and Naked Lady (south of Molas) for 25-27 Apr. Alternatively looking at La Plata Pk on the east side of Independence Pass too. Thanks!


Sorry for the slow reply. I can't speak directly to those locations: I skied Red Mountain #3 on Friday April 12 and Anvil Mountain on Saturday the 13th. There was a backcountry snowboarding event going on all weekend around Silverton and so I do know for certain (without knowing exactly who rode what) people rode both the Wishbone (assuming that is the same as upside down V) as well as Naked Lady. The general consensus I heard was "variable conditions, average to good." Personally we found the snow above 11000 on N aspects was quite good, lower and more towards W was not so good. Then again, on Sunday up to a foot of fresh fell on Red Mountain pass, we did not go out that day as we were driving back home to NM.

I do know there was additional snowfall yesterday on top of the Sun/Mon storm, as well as severe wind including dust this week, and so I have no idea of conditions at the moment. Seems like fresh windslabs might be the concern. CAIC is calling all aspects moderate at and above treeline.

I think this weekend could be very nice at lower elevations, supposed to stay cold up there with some more very slight snowfall. Hmm, tempted to try and sneak north once more...

Re: Boxcar, Sultan, or other SJ outings.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:40 pm
by danshorb
Thanks Chrishami.

I am planning on heading up to the San Juans for Saturday, and possibly Sunday. Looks like both the conditions and weather will cooperate.

Would love to have a partner. Currently my #1 goal is Boxcar Couloir on Wilson, and possibly a tour in the Sultan group. I'm open to similar option too. Give a holler if you may be interested.

My current plan is to leave directly from work at 3:15 from ABQ, camp at lizardhead pass Fri. night. up at 3:30am Sat for a start on wilson...
sounds fun dont it.

danshorb at hot mail dot com

Re: Boxcar, Sultan, or other SJ outings.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:26 pm
by chrishami
Email sent.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:14 pm
by danshorb
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:23 pm
by danshorb
A few shots from Mt. Wilson

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:43 pm
by scotthsu
awesome, Dan. Glad you made it out there!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:09 pm
by danshorb
scotthsu wrote:awesome, Dan. Glad you made it out there!


Word. Thanks Scott. You up in Taos next Sat? I'm thinking of skiing Vallecito and LFP

Re: Boxcar, Sultan, or other SJ outings.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:30 pm
by scotthsu
Dan, not at this point, but will let you know if I end up there.