Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ouray Conditions

Well, the ice season is over here in Ouray. Although we are continuing to get snow every couple of days. The skiing is good in spots and funky in others. I have been fielding a bunch of inquiries about mountaineering lately, but haven't been super optimistic. We are still in a winter snow environment, so skis or snowshoes and full avi kit are needed to get to the top of most anything in the San Juans. If you are keen and hardy there are lots of good ski mountaineering objectives available for 1 to 3 day trips to the high peaks. I've benn trying to rock climb as much as possible, and the Pool Wall has been quite nice, as have some desert locations.Cheers, CC