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Old 12-21-2004   #1
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 79
Friends of Berthoud Pass stoke and big thank you.

This past Saturday and Sunday FOBP organized our first on-snow avalanche practice field days. Both days were a resounding success and by all accounts the day was packed with solid hands-on learning, lots of laughs and even a few face shots thrown in for good measure.

The weather cooperated and all participants were prepared, energized and eager. The energy was positive and the facilitators were fantastic.

FOBP owes a lot of people for making this happen.

Primary thanks go to Halsted Morris for his classroom presentation which set the stage for our on-snow sessions. From the particpants for their enthusiasm and patience, to the facilitators for their knowledge and understanding, to our sponsors for stepping up where we needed them, it took volumes of effort to do this right.

Personally, I think my three partners in this monkey house are due all the credit.

Back in August Jamie had an idea. He ran with it and, through many hours of phone calls, personal contacts and not just a little hair-pulling, had a solid framework for an avalanche awareness clinic. Adam stepped up to organize a registration and payment structure and managed the rosters and all the technical and logistical viscera. Strand wrote the on-snow curriculum, called in favors and goaded and threatened everyone he knows to assemble a solid crew of facilitators. I was put in charge of handwarmers.

We're proud, satisfied and just a little tired. We'll be taking a few weeks of needed rest to enjoy the holidays, attend to some housekeeping, lay some turns down at the Pass and plan future good stuff for FOBP. We're hoping to offer more of these educational opportunities and starting to take other ideas from conception to reality. Stay in touch, let us know how we're doing, and let's get together to ski or just to shoot the breeze.

Thanks again for all your support.

See ya at The Pass!


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Old 12-21-2004   #2
Join Date: Oct 2003
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Friends of Berthoud Pass

Thanks for the update and for your efforts. You guys are providing a great service to those of us who enjoy the backcountry up there.

I am sending my donation today.

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