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Taos Couloir Ski Fun

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:23 pm
by skykilo
Naomi arrived on Thursday. We climbed on Friday and Saturday.

Naomi works through the crux of a fun climb at Tres Piedras.
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I was in a spell of monomania, wanting to climb but not really motivated to ski. Why would I want to disturb my beauty sleep at 6 am on a Sunday morning? It seemed so harsh. But somehow we made it happen this morning and headed for Taos.

This couloir seemed like a good objective above Williams Lake.
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I noticed it quite some time ago and have had a vague desire to ski it since then.

Naomi above Williams Lake with Wheeler Peak in the background
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Naomi boots up the couloir.
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A friendly, adventurous dog joined us on the trail and accompanied us all the way to the summit!
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I bet this dog has summited every peak in the basin.
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I skied that peak last year. It was fun.

The snow was surprisingly good for its appearance, with packed powder the whole way down the couloir.
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Some fairly intriguing lines look to be in good shape. Maybe I'm not done skiing.
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It was the last day of the season at Taos Ski Valley and the festivities were entertaining. The schnitzel and Spaten on tap at the Bavarian are authentic YUM YUM.

Re: Taos Couloir Ski Fun

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:52 pm
by Jason Hummel
Nice. Looks like great fun!

Re: Taos Couloir Ski Fun

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:05 am
by Diamond Dachshund
Did you feast on the dog at the summit? What flavor was it? Chocolate lab?

Re: Taos Couloir Ski Fun

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:13 pm
by Alex
mmmm. Rock, snow, beer, & schnitzel...
now I'm hungry.