Skiing in July


Went skiing in the Bridger Mountains on July 25, 2008 with Newman. Surprising amount of snow out there still and the skiing was half decent.

Classic summer ski in the Bridger Mountains

Classic summer ski in the Bridger Mountains

One of a herd of mountain goats we had to cross paths with.  This picture isn\'t really zoomed in we got within 15\' of them.

One of a herd of mountain goats we had to cross paths with. This picture isn't really zoomed in we got within 15' of them.


Jonas makes some freeheel turn on the top of the line.

Jonas makes some freeheel turn on the top of the line.

Shredding the top of the Great One

Shredding the top of the Great One

Laying it down in July

Laying it down in July

Newman chillin\' at Fairy Lake

Newman chillin' at Fairy Lake

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Capitol Peak (14,130)


Climbed Capitol Peak in the Elk Mountains west of Aspen. Mostly a class IV scramble with plenty of nerve racking exposure. In all we traveled 18 miles round trip, 7 hours to summit, 8 hours summit to car. 4,650′ elevation gain, 4:15 am start.

Capitol Peak
Capitol as seen from the trailhead.

Sunrise
Sunrise on the approach.

Capitol Peak Alpenglow
Alpenglow on Capitol

Jon starting the Climb up Daly Pass
Jon starting to climb Daly Pass

Jon Climbing
Ascending to the NE Ridge

Top of K2
After lots of rugged, expose scrambling we reached the summit of the K2 sub-peak. You get your first view of the Knife Edge as well as the route to ascend.

Jon crossing the Knife Edge with Capitol Peak in the background

Jon crossing the Knife Edge with Capitol Peak in the background

Broskis on the summit
Bros on the Summit of Capitol

Snowfields
Jon crossing one of several sketch snow crossings. With as much snow as there was we should have had ice axes

Chillin'
Climbing towards the summit

Exposure
Exposed climbing

Blue Columine
Colorado state flower: Blue Columbine