Just because the calendar says summer doesn’t mean the skiing needs to end. This is one of the things I love the most about living in Grand County. At any moment, any day of the year, I can be on snow in under an hour. This afternoon, after work, I headed up the pass. Not having been up in two weeks I had no idea what to expect, I was hoping that either the North Chutes or the Postage Stamp would still be in. But sort of surprisingly to me, everything within easy access from the pass was pretty toast. Hard to believe that only a month ago we had almost midwinter coverage up high, were skiing fresh snow, and still had to worry about windslabs.
Regardless … I took off down the other side towards Jones Pass.
Jones Pass was snow free until around 12,000 ft. And when we did encounter snow, it was 800 feet of continuous snow all the way to the top of Bobtail Peak. So we did what any sane person would do in the summer … we went skiing.