The Thanksgiving holiday finally rolled around and I flew out of town like a frozen turkey from a trebuchet. The family gathers annually at our cabin near the West Elk Wilderness so I loaded up the ski gear and headed west.
Nate and I scored free tickets to CB’s opening day, and cruised the White Ribbons of Death Wednesday afternoon. Afterwards, we drove up towards Gothic and scouted conditions. Mount Bellview in the evening light:
Thursday was turkey day and much feasting was done.
Friday we poked around the Splains Gulch and Mount Axtel. Not much to say about that other than the icy gnarly sled track would have made a nice slide..
Apparently, there have been a LOT of late-season deer strikes in Colorado this year, including three more that showed up after me at the same body shop. December is pretty late for deer migration, and it might have something to do with the lack of early season snow and the mild temperatures. Anyway, watch yourself out there around dusk and dawn..