Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Frosty Mountain Ski Video by Cory Fleagle

Check out this awesome ski video Mr. Fleagle created of our early season ski descent of Frosty Mountain, East Portal, Rollins Pass.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Frosty Mountain, Early Season POW!

Cory Fleagle Skinning up the east face of Frosty Peak 11,960

Last week Cory, Andy , and myself  decided to tour up to the Arapahoe Lakes, located in the James Peak Wilderness area, on the east side of Rollins Pass. Generally known as East Portal, or the "train tunnel", this rugged backcountry area lends itself to long tours, steep tree skiing, and fun above tree-line bowls.

Cory pointing to the east face of Frosty as Andy catches his breath.

Skiing Frosty is becoming a annual early season ritual for me. This trip probably marked the 5th time I've skied this peak before January 1st in the past 7 or so years. Every time with a different partner, sometimes solo, sometimes with my backcountry ski wolf buddy Butters. This time I was psyched to show Cor and Andy my little above tree-line secret stash.

  Summit hi-fives!

 What? No Wind! 

Beautiful lighting late in the day. Prime photo taking hour!

Getting ready for our ski descent. Sunlit ridge of Radiobeacon Mountain in the background.

Cory Fleagle

Andy Morgan

                                                                  Fresh Tracks Baby!!

Purple mountain majesty.

Looking back at the east face of Frosty. Our tracks visible in the middle of the photo.

What an Awesome memorable ski descent with two awesome friends. What started out as just a mellow recon ski tour turned into a full on ski adventure. We left our plans about the day open ended, willing to skin farther and suffer longer than most parties and it paid off big. Like most fun adventures I'm starting to feel that it's the unplanned that makes for the possibility for pure development of fun.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This seasons Photography.

View of Longs Peak from Lumpy Ridge. Estes Park, Colorado.

Rocky Mountain National Park at sunset.

Changing colors. Lumpy Ridge, Estes Park, Colorado

Sharks tooth, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Andrews Glacier Skin track. RMNP, Co.

Boulder Canyon at sunset.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ruby Jewel Yurt 2012

Here is a short video of our Christmas Yurt trip to the Ruby Jewel Yurt near Cameron Pass..
Although the snow conditions could have been more favorable, there still was enough powder from the previous storm to keep us afloat.. Also, due to the high avalanche danger we were limited in our terrain selection..
But that just lent to more time for chilling at the Yurt with close friends and eating some great Christmas time meals..
Thanks again to Cory and Liz for taking so many great pics over the weekend. Without those I don't think I could have put this video together..
Thanks to Andy for bringing all the MEAT! , Carol and Ted for such awesome breakfasts, and our good British friend Naomi for supplying us with awesome English Christmas pudding! Yum!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Lucidmountainadventures YouTube video archive

Click on the video above to view my most recent video creations.