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Date Saturday  3/9/2013
End Date Sunday  3/10/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Monarch Pass Telemark
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Virginia Ellis
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 11
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Classification Moderate III
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 250


Hampden and Wadsworth Park and Ride

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Sat drive to Salida and unload overnight items at AspenLeaf Motel (hot tub). Then ski the snowstake bowl on Monarch Pass. We can also ski west into Porphery Park, an 800-900 ft descent. Sunday, ski the north ridge off Monarch Pass and descend west toward Hiway 50. Anyone that wants to ski Monarch area is welcome to do so. The pass is hammered with snow. The leader may continue south Sunday eve to Monte Vista to watch the sandhill cranes on Mon AM before driving home.


Roads were snowy until Bailey, then clear to Salida. Monarch Pass had great back country powder in Snowstake drainage and the north ridge off the pass itself. Tree skiing was great and fun was had by all. The 5 skiers who canceled at the last minute really missed out.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.