Before the grill was fired up, a short ski tour up to the Geisslers. Water colors from ice overflow in a wetland tarn. Click images to enlarge.
Enjoying sublime vistas and sussing out peaks while waiting for the snow to soften for perfect backcountry skiing.
A Tyler sighting at Independence Pass on a Geissler.
The barbecue is fired up. Time to go.
Goodies on the grill. We'll need a bigger one next year.
The final stage - smoke 'em for the ski mountaineers.
Quite a few beautiful and very rad WildSnow girls showed up. Can you spot the WS sticker?
The hairpin turn below the top of Independence Pass. Some day we hope to get enough people in the Independence habit so as to lobby CDOT to open the road a week or so earlier every year for ski touring access. Be there next year to join us for another fun get together and we'll talk about how to accomplish that.
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