Originally Posted by El Flaco
After the wind loading I saw coming over Berthoud at 2pm, conditions up in the high country are going to be N A S T Y for the next few days. Be careful.
Yeah, most probrably the sketchiest conditions in a long while. Stay in the trees and avoid the winds. Probrably best to stay off any open faces > 35. Unfortunately that leaves only the trees under floral. I'd say floral is pretty sketchy too. I've been up there a half dozen times this year and have yet to hit any of the real fun stuff do to hairball snowpack. With that said a lot of folks have been hitting hell's half acre. I've yet to talk with anyone who's hit the face or any of the skier's left chutes of the face (the rush and all those shots). I think even the 80's and 90's are pretty dangerous right now.