We started from the ski exit point, parking along highway 4 on the shoulder. A concerned USFS officer stopped to ask what we were up to. We explained and he was cool with.
Fritzy's splitboard has fallen out of favor with her so she broke out the snowshoes and I carried her board since I had an advantage being on my splitboard
We hit the ridge between Rabbit Mountain and UN9950' to find spring corn on the south side
Looking down Rabbit's south side with the Sandias in the background
Taking in the stellar view of the Valles Caldera
Using the excuse, "I'll go first so I can take photos of you all", I got first tracks
Fritzy rippin' it up
Bill cranking a heel side turn hard
Bill didn't hit that rock jump this time but I finally did
This time we skied the trees well to the east of open patch and found really nice riding. Third time in a season is a charm.
Finishing up! One hour and 22 minutes we were back to the vehicle for part two of Jemez winter adventure day
We made the short drive to the parking area for Upper East Fork (UEF) climbing area. Us snowboarders exchangd our splitboards for snowshoes for this approach.
Twenty minutes and were in the Upper East Fork of the Jemez River valley
The river was pretty much completely frozen over making for fast and dry travel to our climbing wall destination of the day...
No, she's not climbing in her snowboard boots but, in fact, exchanging them for rock shoes
Heading up Cuba and Nova's Block Party, 5.9-
A bit chilly but Allison nabbed the red point
Mark's turn on the route. I like this photo because he's got an AT boot on one foot and a rock shoe on the other
Next we moved on to the wall's latest addition, Mr. Dubious, 5.11a.
Mr. Dubious has loads of amazing little holes to choose from
Mark up high on Mr. Dubious
Mark on Fear of the Dark, 5.10b
Belaying with snowshoes on
Sadly, the adventure day had to end but we got home by 3:00pm