Pack-Raft Access Backcountry Ski Adventure in Colorado's San Juan Mountains

Pack-Raft Access Backcountry Ski Adventure in Colorado's San Juan Mountains

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Pack-Raft Access Backcountry Ski Adventure in Colorado's San Juan Mountains

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“Skiing with a boat on my back at nearly 14,000′ sure sounds like a gimmick, but it turns out our corner of southwest Colorado features an incredible high altitude travel route perched in-between two of the state’s best whitewater runs.”

Loved this little video of posted by Jeffery Creamer of a backcountry crew using Colorado’s waterways to access backcountry summer ski lines in The San Juans including a trip up 14,059ft Sunlight Peak:

“Three of us spent four days on the wildest adventure I’ve come up with so far, featuring consistent quality punctuated by a ski descent of the 14,059′ Sunlight Peak and an exploratory packraft descent in the headwaters of Vallecito creek. We carried our packraft/paddling setups and full ski mountaineering setups (avy gear, crampons/axe) through the entire traverse.”

For a full breakdown of the trip and further Colorado adventure inspiration I highly recommend visiting THIS BLOG:

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