An Indy Pass Album

Post by blogger | June 7, 2007      

The other day I asked Bob Perlmutter if he’d send over a few shots from his spring skiing up at Independence Pass. They make a nice guest blog, thanks Bob!

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Sue backcountry skiing Independence Mountain.

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Sue gets the climb done before a fine descent.

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Pete A. skinning up Blue (Twining) Peak before — beautiful backcountry skiing.

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Sue and Pete A. skinning up Independence Palisade.

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Sue & Lisa on Geissler One.

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Blue Peak from the west. All these couloirs are good bets, area to left of summit is tilted a bit more northerly and may hold springtime powder.

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Lou on Geissler Three

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Broken cornice on Snowfence Ridge.

Independence Pass backcountry skiing, Colorado.
Sean crossing Roaring Fork below 4th of July area.



8 Responses to “An Indy Pass Album”

  1. Oliver June 7th, 2007 1:48 pm

    Nice playground!

  2. Mark June 7th, 2007 7:22 pm

    Nice angulation Lou. Who says you gotta drop the knee with turns like that.

  3. Mark June 7th, 2007 7:23 pm

    Forgot to mention that those flashy, white Scarpa boots your wife uses aren’t even on the Scarpa website yet.

  4. kd June 7th, 2007 8:57 pm

    I like your photos.

  5. kimmers June 8th, 2007 10:46 am

    I’m a little curious about Lisa’s Scarpas as well……….any info for us junkies Lou? And were you wearing a BCA pack in the Geissler photo? not the one that your wife raved about in her Blog this past winter. The one she said she wasn’t going to let you guys get a hold of???
    p.s. I borrowed that BCA pack from a friend, and I loved it as well. Although I went with a BD one, sometimes loyalty just wins out in the end.

  6. Lou June 8th, 2007 11:17 am

    Hi Kimmers, my pack is a BCA Alp 40, a bit modified of course, as everything that comes into contact with must be modified!

    The boots are the Scarpa Star Lite, reviewed here.

    We take pride in covering gear before it even makes it on to the manufacturer’s website. Word is they wait till our review comes out, then re-design the product if necessary based on the WildSnow take, then finally get it up on their own website (just kidding).

  7. Terry June 8th, 2007 9:14 pm

    Hi Lou,

    Nice photos! Am glad to see there’s still some decent skiing out there. Has pretty much melted here in Cali now, though still some snow left on Lassen and Shasta.

    I’m curious and hope to eventually hear more of what Lisa thinks about her Goode skiis – visible in the 5th photo. They sound amazingly light. Have you tried them out?

  8. dave downing May 12th, 2008 11:49 am

    i think Blue Peak might have just made my spring to-do list. Gotta check the milage in the guidebook though, feeling a bit lazy:)

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