Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ames area

Some friends were in town, eager to climb somewhere other than Skylight and the Park.  Since the passes were closed yesterday, they headed for Ames Ice Hose.  Skiing in, they were greeted by constantly collapsing snow and lots of serious whomping as they neared the climb. Enough so, they decided a hasty retreat was a better and safer idea.  With the recent snowfall amounts and most importantly, the furious winds out of the S/SW, the area was seriously loaded.  Perhaps a few days will see things settle down.  They did report that ice conditions looked great from what they could see of the route...  On their return, they swung past Ames Falls and reported good, but slightly soggy conditions there.