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I found the moon rise/set table. Here's a link-pretty cool info. For Nov 26th
moon rise 1622, moon set 0658.

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/aa_rstablew.pl


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For those of us who like our heels locked down at all times, Colorado Ski & Golf / Boulder Ski Deals is running their demo days this weekend at Loveland. It's a good chance to try this year's toys for real, rather than just relying on magazine reviews and word of mouth.


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You guys have any good recommendations on snow shoes? I am getting some REI bucks for xmas...

KT

What's your primary use for them and how much do you weigh?

I'll check wannabe's thread thanks for the tip... primay use: shoeing in for freshies on back country pow and getting the huskies out for their snow fix.
I'm 6'7" and weigh ~210


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Shorty, is registration on the mountain or does it have to be taken care of in the Front Range?
Either way, but the process can be a little slow at Loveland.
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Oh, wait, I can pretty much demo anything I want at Winter Park any time I want.
True, but does the WP parking lot have 15 to 20 vans from most of the major brands loaded up with multiple ski models and sizes? Can you try anything from race stock slalom & GS to all mountain carvers to mid-fats to powder boards? Can you try a dozen different pairs of boards in one day? (My personal record is 14 pairs over 26 runs -- plus a couple of runs on my own equipment.)

Neener neener (in return).


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Well Friday and Saturday were great at Berthoud. Managed to get up on Russell and drop the chutes on the North Side. Nice big lines and great snow. No Name peak is in and would be worth a trip. Unfortunately the guys I was with did not have any avy gear or knowledge and No Name was definitely a little more suspect than the Russell chutes. It was snowing pretty good at the pass when I left, but from looking around at the ski area reports I would be suprised if the pass got more than 4".
Speaking of snow Wolf Creek got 29 inches!!! Unbelievable. Now I am thinking it would be nice to get a backcountry day there on Friday. Monarch got 6 inches, and they may get more, but geez that is a lot of snow in 24 hours. Wannabe, you'll have to give us the Monarch report, but I am starting to think of ways to get down to Wolf Creek. Anyone in Alamosa?


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Ok, I am waiting for reports from Wannabe on Monarch, though I have to say that it doesn't look like it's the place to go yet. I am out on the moonlight ride for Friday. For one, I am going out all day that day and the second reason is that I am working the next day at the Wildy. Kind of forgot about that.
Anyhow, I am starting to lean towards Berthoud Pass for Friday if anyone is interested. No Name peak is in and if it's clear, I want to try to do it. It's one of the best descents around. Anyone interested?


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Hi peeps, I have to report the snow conditions at Monarch are not as good as I would like. There is about 6in on top of a thin base. While there are spots that are skiable, I don't think it is worth a trip at this point. The turnout before the summit offers some of the best snow, several feet in spots. The West side is still pretty thin. :?

So what's happening this weekend? Anyone want to join me Fri. if the weather is good?


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Hi peeps, I have to report the snow conditions at Monarch are not as good as I would like. There is about 6in on top of a thin base. While there are spots that are skiable, I don't think it is worth a trip at this point. The turnout before the summit offers some of the best snow, several feet in spots. The West side is still pretty thin. :?

So what's happening this weekend? Anyone want to join me Fri. if the weather is good?

Hey Vince, thanks for the update. I was starting to suspect that would be the case. Maybe the next storm system will bring a little more snow up north. Monarch usually gets a good dumping, only second to Wolf Creek. Did I mention Wolf Creek got 29 freaking inches!!!??? Anyway, I'm out for the moonlight thing, but I do want to get in on that, maybe the next time around. It would be blast to hike up to some of the big chutes and get some turns on those. I can think of a great moonlight tour on the North Side of Current creek to do once the base comes in. It would give us two descents with minimal trees and maximun exposure to the moons light. Powder should be good there too.


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Hi peeps, I have to report the snow conditions at Monarch are not as good as I would like. There is about 6in on top of a thin base. While there are spots that are skiable, I don't think it is worth a trip at this point. The turnout before the summit offers some of the best snow, several feet in spots. The West side is still pretty thin. :?

So what's happening this weekend? Anyone want to join me Fri. if the weather is good?

Hey Vince, thanks for the update. I was starting to suspect that would be the case. Maybe the next storm system will bring a little more snow up north. Monarch usually gets a good dumping, only second to Wolf Creek. Did I mention Wolf Creek got 29 freaking inches!!!??? Anyway, I'm out for the moonlight thing, but I do want to get in on that, maybe the next time around. It would be blast to hike up to some of the big chutes and get some turns on those. I can think of a great moonlight tour on the North Side of Current creek to do once the base comes in. It would give us two descents with minimal trees and maximun exposure to the moons light. Powder should be good there too.

Sounds good, I'm also looking for partners on the 1st-6th of Dec. I have to take a few days off before the end of the year or I will loose them.


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Hi peeps, I have to report the snow conditions at Monarch are not as good as I would like. There is about 6in on top of a thin base. While there are spots that are skiable, I don't think it is worth a trip at this point. The turnout before the summit offers some of the best snow, several feet in spots. The West side is still pretty thin. :?

So what's happening this weekend? Anyone want to join me Fri. if the weather is good?

Hey Vince, thanks for the update. I was starting to suspect that would be the case. Maybe the next storm system will bring a little more snow up north. Monarch usually gets a good dumping, only second to Wolf Creek. Did I mention Wolf Creek got 29 freaking inches!!!??? Anyway, I'm out for the moonlight thing, but I do want to get in on that, maybe the next time around. It would be blast to hike up to some of the big chutes and get some turns on those. I can think of a great moonlight tour on the North Side of Current creek to do once the base comes in. It would give us two descents with minimal trees and maximun exposure to the moons light. Powder should be good there too.

Sounds good, I'm also looking for partners on the 1st-6th of Dec. I have to take a few days off before the end of the year or I will loose them.

I'm off Tuesdays and Fridays. Let me know if you want to take one of those days off to get out. I'll be happy to be your date. :shock:


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Ok honey :shock: , I have Fri the 3rd off. I gots me a snow date.


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Ok honey :shock: , I have Fri the 3rd off. I gots me a snow date.

It's a date!


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OMF God, I love men who are in touch with their feminine sides, but this is scaring me! :lol:

Care to make it a threesome? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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OMF God, I love men who are in touch with their feminine sides, but this is scaring me! :lol:

Care to make it a threesome? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Sure! My place or yours?!?!? :shock:
Yours....You are in the mountains already.... :wink:


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You "guys" are killing me! :D :D :D :shock:


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Hey, I just caught a trip report on Teton Gravity on Guanella pass. I am guessing that this was for Geneva Basin. Anyone know how much of a pain in the arse it is to get back there with a car right now? If I remember correctly it's a dirt road not maintained by cdot.


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Was this thread moved to Community for a while, or did I imagine that? Seriously, I have not been partaking of the doob. In any case, glad it is here again.


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looked on CDOT. i'm a dummy though....which road goes to guanella? Cameron had decent snow yesterday and was filling in around diamond peaks. are you still thinking berthoud on fri. gary?


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Yeah, I am still thinking Berthoud. Guanella is that pass that goes from Georgetown over to 285. Definitely worth a trip. I need to get up to Cameron also.


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anyone...my girlfriend and i were at berthoud this sat 11/27. we came down mines 2 and she lost her snowshoes on the descent. if anyone found/finds them please give me a holler. they were yellow Atlas showshoes with her name on them.

cheers


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Sorry to hear about the snowshoes. Sounds like if you don't find 'em you're going to be bootpacking when Shanna is around. :shock:
How was Mines 2? That's one of the more avy prone chutes around. Hope you guys dug before dropping that. It's also a great run.
It absolutely dumped on Friday it must've been good. For anyone that is interested, I will be heading back up on Tuesday. Anyone is welcome to join. Probably going to hit Berthoud Pass, but Cameron or Wood Creek or options.


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Just checked the Monarch ski are, they got 25" in the last 48 hrs :P . Sounds like the Monarch pass I know. Could be pretty good there. Thinking that Monarch Pass is a distinct possibility on Tuesday. Vince, do you think that would give the area enough coverage?


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Monarch is in good shape. My daughter teaches there and has been there for the past several days and says the skiing is good. Although the area isn't 100% open no area is. she says she expects them to open several of the black diamond runs today. :D They are reporting 17" in the last 24, appears to be about the best new fall in the state.


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Monarch is in good shape. My daughter teaches there and has been there for the past several days and says the skiing is good. Although the area isn't 100% open no area is. she says she expects them to open several of the black diamond runs today. :D

Wolf Creek is 100% open, but I'm not going down there...yet. Thanks for the update 8^) . I am guessing that the BC down there could be pretty sweet by Tuesday.

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