This just might be the busiest (and best?) winter I’ve ever experienced in the San Juan mountains.
I’ve documented many seasonal highlights, both in words and pictures, on this blog since winter began. In addition to the 136 on-snow days noted below, it’s important to mention some additional highlights and milestones:
“The series of storm events since [the] first part of February has made for one of the most intense 6 weeks of snow accumulation we have ever experienced. This has set up the high country for historic avalanches- 300-year event avalanches!”
-Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, Silverton, CO.
We’ve taken it on the chin a fair bit this season and this past week w...
The only thing scarier than our "dumpster fire" of a continental snowpack right now are the decisions I see humans making in the backcountry. I spend too much time out there. I’m seeing too much scary stuff. And it causes me to think a tremendous amount about the motivations and behaviors of others.
Season’s Greetings Snowflakes! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice and Festivus. We’ve been gifted an amazing winter to date here in the San Juans. Although the precipitation momentarily paused this past week, there’s something special under the tree for us this year. I spoke with Santa and he’s guaranteed me we’re due for a Holiday Dump. I hope you’ve...