Went up yesterday to catch the sunset for the first time. This is about 2/3's up the glacier.
Not gonna lie, the snow was greatest (its freakin late august who REALLY cares) but the total length of the run is not bad at all. I pretty skied it at dusk which was kind of cool. There is a small rail setup, and with a little work, you could setup a dec. rail. The sun cups were tough, but I still had fun. Only spotted two small rocks in the middle of the entire run.
View of the lake at the bottom of the glacier.
If you keep going past the snow, you will lead to this trail as seen here and then see more of the summits of the mountains above. I didnt venture further cause I was fighting daylight.
Here is the very top of the snowfield. All in all the snow slid pretty decent, it was only this dirty at very top then as you can see it gets better. The biggest problem was the rippling wavy sun cupped snow surface.
The hike from the road was a joke if you consider yourself any bit of a hiker- 20mins to the base of the snow from the bottom then another 20-30mins to the top of the snow. Skiing down from the top of the snow and then hiking down back to my car took a total of 45minutes. The beginning of the trailhead where you park is only 20minutes from I-70. I could not believe how close it was, it was insane. This would be more convenient for denver locals then summit or eagle county locals for sure. And I will tell you it was pretty fucking beautiful site with the sunset. Check it out, i will DEF be going back for sure to get my september day in!
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