Saturday, October 21, 2006

Berthoud and Jones Pass - October 20, 2006

I went up to Berthoud Pass this Friday to get some first tracks of the 2006/2007 season. Berthoud was a little disappointing. You could only ride just what you see to the left and right of the Pass highpoint. There was about 10", but no base.

I decided to go over to Jones Pass and there was some more snow. However also there most of the upper part is quite wind scoured. I still found a decent line from the top and got some freshie turns in. With every third turn you hit a rock or something, but it was still good for the beginning of the season.

It was snowing pretty hard when I left around 3PM. The snow storm for tonight looks promising!!!

Picture 1: Berthoud looking NW - Quite wind scoured the top (click to enlarge)

Picture 2: Road to Jones Pass looks more promising

Picture 3: On top of Jones Pass. (Snow and wind)

Picture 4: Got some decent tracks

Picture 5: Below treeline you had to watch out a little.

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