Proof of Life Photo — Skiing Grizzly Peak from Lincoln Creek Road, Colorado

Post by blogger | June 2, 2007      

Skiing Grizzly Peak, Sawatch Mountains, Colorado

Pete Anzalone dropping in off the top of Grizzly, yesterday. Click image to enlarge.

Darn, Louie and I had to stay home for his last day of school ceremonies — but we’ll be heading up there next week if the snow holds. Good job Bob and friends!

(I hope this is all the proof needed that the road is open, despite what the USFS tells you on the phone. And hey, however the road got opened, thanks is due somewhere for that happening!)


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6 Responses to “Proof of Life Photo — Skiing Grizzly Peak from Lincoln Creek Road, Colorado”

  1. Mark June 3rd, 2007 5:31 pm

    Possible first descent…in June? Perfect!

  2. Danno June 4th, 2007 11:31 am

    I think the Indy Pass gathering is to thank (somewhat) for the opening. As I heard it, some of the crew alerted the campground host that there was a large number of people wanting to camp in the campground this past weekend, so they opened the gate.

  3. Lou June 5th, 2007 3:42 pm

    Danno, If that’s true than why haven’t they opened the gate many other years? Lots of people call them every year. But if camping at the campground is the leverage we need to get the gate opened, we can easily come up with that every year. Or do the people calling have to be telemarkers (grin)?

  4. John Gloor April 15th, 2008 9:36 pm

    Michael Blakeslee, Russ (?) and I snowmobiled to the bottom of the west face of Grizzly before plowing began on 82 (April? 2007) and ascended straight up to the summit of Grizzly. It is probably too obvious a line to be a first if it is west of the true summit . By the way, A dirtbike is a great late season access tool for all the paved and dirt roads that are plowed but not officially open (Independence pass, Maroon bells, Lincoln creek). It isn’t cheating if you’ll drive your vehicle there a month later

  5. Scott June 21st, 2011 1:25 pm

    anyone skiied Grizzly in the past few weeks? Looking for what the conditions are like as we are thinking about skiing it this coming weekend 6/25/11. We looked at it from the top of Green last weekend and it looked good, but would sure like to know what it is really like from someone who has been on it recently.

  6. Jordan June 21st, 2011 2:30 pm

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