Post by blogger | May 11, 2012      

Roaring Fork, Carbondale, Aspen and beyond… let’s meet for barbecue on Independence Pass this coming Saturday (instead of Sunday, sounds like weather will be ok), at upper hairpin trailhead, western slope side of pass. We’ll get started around 11:00 am, bring your portable BBQ setups or just your lunch… we’ll bring some extra food to share…

Unknown how much skiable terrain we’ll find up there, if hairpin parking is too far from snow we may park on pass summit assuming the tourist mob isn’t too crazy.

If the skiing is any good we’ll be up there Sunday as well, but BBQ is now SATURDAY.

Plan changed because of Mother’s Day being Sunday.

CU, Lou


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5 Responses to “BARBECUE PLAN CHANGE – TOMORROW Indy Pass”

  1. Tyler May 10th, 2012 11:10 am


    We skied Geissler (east) last Sunday. ‘Steady’ snowpack started about 300 yards from edge of pavement. With a good freeze we were able to keep sneakers on and hoof it to the base of Geissler before switching to skins and skis. 4th of July bowl and Mountain Boy look to be a month ahead of schedule in terms of melt out. Hopefully we’ll see you up there.


  2. Lou May 10th, 2012 11:24 am

    Tyler, yeah, that’s exactly what I suspected, that it would be about a month ahead of schedule in terms of melt and amount, meaning that grass and dirt hike from Geissler trailhead to snow line. Sounds like we might as well do the BBQ at the Geissler trailhead (hairpin), as planned. Thanks for the beta!

  3. Lou May 11th, 2012 8:16 am

    I’m not sure how Mother’s Day will influence our choice of days. Anyone interested in tomorrow, Saturday? Facebook message if you want.

  4. Lou May 11th, 2012 9:39 am

    We’ll do this Saturday, tomorrow, instead of Sunday. Apologies for the confusion. Realized there were too many different Mom’s Day agendas… thanks, Lou

  5. tony nitti May 11th, 2012 9:35 pm

    Lou, wish I could make it, but I’m still on baby watch. Should be any day now. Hopefully I’ll get up to ski the pass before what little is left is gone.

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