The Outdoor Junkie | All Blogs


Facet Farming

By Ann Driggers

After a good November for snow, December has been dry, dry dry. There's been a couple of minor snowfalls but nothing to write home about. The conditions are some of the poorest I can remember in Colorado. Indeed we have heard old sheepherders tales this is the driest since 1969. Jeepers! Still, we are making the most of it and getting out there to farm the facets - the technical term for sugary snow that cold nights and endless dry sunny days create. More postively we could describe it as recycled powder. All the same it is fun skiing. Chad got to try his new carbon fiber DPS surf boards. Big thumbs up judging by the giggles and grins.

At this time of year the north facing slopes where the best snow/facets lies are lucky to see more than a glipse of sun. Makes for dark skiing, goggles required, and dark photos.

Putting the breaks on too hard in an incohesive and bottomless snowpack sends you down deep...you kind of get a faceshot....like the ones we are endlessly dreaming of:

Please send us some more snow!!!

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.




Recent Posts
Thrifty Christmas Gifts continued
By Julie Norman
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Little brother armor
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Get your (control) freak on
By Melinda Mawdsley
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The last harvest
By Penny Stine
Monday, November 24, 2014

LOONY TUNES
By Nic.Korte
Sunday, November 23, 2014


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy