November photo dump

I was pretty busy in November and didn’t find time to update this blog as much as I should have. Catching up to where we are now. November produced a lot of really great sunsets here in Crested Butte.

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Red Lady at Sunset

Walking the dog at sunset always makes for a nice way to cap a day.

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Looking south from Crested Butte at Sunset

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Walking along the lower loop I caught this reflection of Mt. Crested Butte off of a beaver pond.

Its hard to beat this town for sunsets and views really.

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Looking up valley at Paradise Divide with another reflection off of the beaver ponds on the lower loop.

Then it snowed! It snowed early in November and I went hiking for some turns at Irwin Lake. It didn’t amount to much, but it helped scratch the itch.

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I went up to Irwin Lake to look for snow.

I found a few good turns.

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First faceshots of the season.

I shot a little bit of video too, I might put it up after I look at it again.  It was a fun day, but man was it COLD. We had single digit temperatures all weekend. It did warm up again after that though. That week I went up to Loveland ski area for Demo days for work. It was a fun day of trying out new snowboards, but I didn’t shoot any photo or video that was any good.

Soon after that came opening day at Crested Butte.  I went up shortly before the mountain opened to get some shots of the snowmaking piles for my social media duties at work, and I was treated to this awesome sunset. It only lasted a couple of minutes, so I felt especially lucky. This is an instagram shot.

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A few passing moments of glory and it was gone.

We haven’t seen a whole lot of snow since early November, so I decided to get back on skis for the first time in 6 years.  Turns out I still know how.  I was also product testing for work so I can describe our equipment to the guests.

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Atomic Panic skis. They are fun.

As you can see, we could use a bit of snow. I had a couple double header days- skiing/snowboarding and then mountain biking in Gunnison at Hartman Rocks. There are some really great trails down there. I really enjoyed Collarbone Alley, which is right above the parking lot.

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I went and rode my bike at Hartman Rocks.

The views up at Hartman Rocks aren’t too shabby either.

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Friends coming up the trail at Hartman Rocks.

Sunset at Hartman Rocks.

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The sunset from Hartman’s trailhead.

I made it into the local newspaper’s Thanksgiving section. The question was, “what are you thankful for?”

IMG_1171ecmAnd that sort of wraps up the month of November. We did get a really great moonrise the other night at the shop.

IMG_5889ecmThe gnar himself goofing around with a GoPro selfie.

Ed Carley

What a goof.

Thanks for checking out the pictures!

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