Our Favorite Place — Spring at Independence Pass — Colorado


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | May 30, 2017      
A mighty fine day from the start.

A mighty fine day from the start.

Near here in Colorado, we have an alpine road that’s closed all winter and usually opens around now, providing amazing access to high altitude spring ski touring. Independence Pass. This past weekend included a Saturday storm day, (which incidentally was when folks were planning an informal party, subsequently rescheduled to next weekend). The weather dropped a few inches of new on nicely frozen substrate. Sunday was the day. My old friend Art Burrows came along and shot some pics, and Lisa did some photos as well. Check it out.

Lisa and I had last seen this gal when she was knee high to a grasshopper, now she's all growed up and ripping.

Lisa and I had last seen this gal when she was knee high to a grasshopper, now she’s all growed up and ripping.

Lisa high in the rocky mountains.

Lisa high in the Rocky Nountains.

Art  shot.

Art shot.

Hardly a tree in sight, I like it that way. Though trees are nice as well.

Hardly a tree in sight, I like it that way. Though trees are nice as well.

Friends we intersected near the top.

Friends we intersected near the top.

Tour mark.

Tour mark.

If you want the true hero shot, wear red.

If you want the true hero shot, wear red.

Al leads the charge.

Al leads the charge.

Art takes a run.

Art takes a run.

Bekka, always smiling.

Bekka, always smiling.

Dreamy turns back to the car.

Dreamy turns back to the car.


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6 Responses to “Our Favorite Place — Spring at Independence Pass — Colorado”

  1. Bill coppola May 30th, 2017 9:36 am

    Gee, Lou we sent you some pictures of a tour here in the southern Sangres. Are we not worthy?

  2. Pete Anzalone May 30th, 2017 10:47 am

    Great day indeed, good to see you and your team!

  3. Lou Dawson 2 May 30th, 2017 11:51 am

    Bill, you are worthy, it’s probably us who are not, please communicate with email and Facebook private messaging, that must have fallen through the cracks during our busy springtime. I’ll ask Lisa about it as she usually receives guest blog queries. ‘Lou

  4. b_fredlund May 30th, 2017 7:01 pm

    Looks wonderful!

  5. Kevin S June 2nd, 2017 7:08 pm

    Lou great pics and as I recover from hip surgery over in Vail this week, I’m envious of you and all of the folks enjoying the great late season snow. It seems like this May and into June will be a special one, talked about for years as I see lines that haven’t looked this good, this late in years! As always thanks to you, your friends and family for the articles and pics!

  6. Michael June 5th, 2017 9:44 am

    looks awesome!

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