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Dec 16 2013

BCTalk: Upvalley from Gothic, CO

 
It looks as though new forum member elinck’s position as winter caretaker at some sort of Colorado scientific facility could very well dethrone Alaskan snow pole inspector as everybody’s current dream job.

Tea time at the lab.

It’s roughly a four-mile ski from the trailhead along the closed/unplowed road into the townsite, so groceries and beer are sort of a reverse hut-trip.


Backcountry Talk contributor Elinck lands dream job in Gothic, Colorado.

Fighting cabin fever with a reverse hut trip.

Wednesday’s storm dropped two feet of heavy snow on a fragile snowpack, and then dropped temperatures to the -20° range. Thursday meant getting out to fight cabin fever while avoiding areas of high avalanche risk and not freezing to death.

With a camera and internet connection, you can almost be there too.

With a camera and internet connection, you can almost be there too.

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