Join us for a backcountry ski to Iceberg lakes in our spectacular Indian Peaks. We will start from the Moffat Tunnel trailhead (near Rollinsville-Nederland) and ski about 1.5 miles up the trail. We will then leave the trail and break trail up through the trees for about 2/3 of a mile to Clayton lake at the edge of treeline. From there we will behold the huge Iceberg lakes cirque. We will then skin up through the cirque for about 2/3 of a mile to Iceberg lakes. These lakes are absolutely gorgeous nestled below the huge walls of the Continental Divide. We will then ski down through the glorious powder of the cirque, and then a long powder run through the trees to the trail, and back to our cars. The total elevation gain will be about 2,500 ft.
Skiers will definitely want skins to go uphill. Snowshoers are welcome to join the fun and laugh at the skiers faceplanting. Doggies are welcome too.
All the slopes we will ski are less than 25 degrees so avalanche risk is minimal. If you have an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel then bring it all, the safer the better. However, since we are skiing low angle slopes, beacons are not required.
Since I have now moved to Denver I am going to have a Denver meeting spot too. :) Lets meet at the Starbucks in Golden at 9:00 AM at the intersection of 93 and Washington Ave. We will arrange carpools from there.
Boulder people can meet at 9:00 AM at the Justice Center parking lot on the south-east corner of Canyon and 6th in Boulder, and arrange carpools from there.
We will then all meet at the Moffat Tunnel parking lot and ski from there.
You can call me at [masked] if something comes up.
Lets go ski some sweet powder!
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