11/22/2005, Colorado Springs
More sunshine has returned to the state, and in this area warming trends have affected the snowpack.
I skied nearly 4000 vertical feet Sunday in Rocky Mountain National Park, under good snow. I dug a profile pit down 133 cm, all test revealed good net results, it was a NE aspect. That was for that small area, that is not to say it's good elsewhere.
I have added 2 Level II AIARE courses for the year, check the website for dates. You must have done a L-I to qualify for these courses.
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This photo is of John Thorne and his two boys Joey and John Jr. This summit shot happened in March 2005.
11/17/2005, Colorado Springs
Snow has steadily crept into the mountains in this part of the US. I was out yesterday evaluating snowpack for the begining of our Avalanche courses. What I found was fairly good skiing snow, on terribly dangerous snowpack. It will be a good learning enviroment no doubt, but danger does loom in the backcountry.
If your intrested in an Avalanche course for 2006 contact us for dates (719-448-0800) or consult the SEI website. We will be offering 7 courses in conjunction with Colorado College.
Enjoy the snow and early season skiing.
11/15/2005, Colorado Springs
Enjoy these photos! Until next time. Jamie
This photo is of Dan Newbill, a long time client and friend this summer in the Alps, he's 74 going on 23.