The three-day skikend continues! I made it back up to Berthoud Pass with Gary, YC, Cody, and Lauren. Today’s plan was a hair more aggressive than yesterday’s – heading from the top of the pass down to First Creek. Not a huge day by any means, but a very solid tour crossing three drainages. We started with the standard skin up the west side of the pass.
It was about 10 degrees warmer than forecasted, and the winds were gentler than expected – nothing to complain about.
Not too much later we were at the drop-in spot for Current Creek.
Somewhere along the line to our low-point in Second Creek, we hit a flat spot. No big deal for Lauren and I, but a little more difficult for the splitboarders. YC wisely unstrapped and suffered the postholes, while Gary risked scooch-leg to stay in his bindings.
The skiing was pretty fun down to First Creek, though short. I managed to completely miss getting anything good from there, though I’m sure I’ll be back. We hitched a ride back up to the top of the pass, and riding in the back of a truck through the hills there after a good day really is an experience to enjoy.