Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
It’s a magical time in the northern San Juans. Spring !
The snow is settling down, the sun is sweet, and the pow just keeps comin’ .
Don’t forget the sunscreen.
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Definitely February transition time out there. Storm Total is 40 ” so far with more forecast. A real “crusher”, we hope. Crushing, and compacting all those large unstable crystals down at the bottom of the snow pack.
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Nice to have some fresh after a relatively dry January.
Be Careful out there she’s gonna take some time to settle !
Monday, December 30th, 2013
May the new year bring many magical, safe, backcountry days !
Thanks for all the great times in 2013
Sunday, December 15th, 2013
A little beta while we wait for the next dump. Wise up y’all !
We see group after group lug pounds and pounds of food and booze to the hut each year. Dragging 80 lb. sleds up the 3.5 mile road route to the hut. Then dragging half that back down in trash and extra crap. We provide food and all the blankets you need at the hut so you don’t have to do that.
Tip : Buy your meals at the hut and take a more exciting route to the hut.
Come in from the Telluride ski area, Red Mountain Pass, Ice lakes basin ……. Get a map ! make your own route !
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Support the San Juan Mountains Act. Some might imagine that huts and wilderness don’t go together. Obviously, huts can’t be built in wilderness areas, but huts do help to protect the environment. By increasing the awareness and appreciation of the surrounding wild lands, those who might not spend time in the mountains can become comfortable with the wild and learn to defend it. This is the mission of the OPUS. You may have assumed it was all about partying and skiing.
Going through old photos yesterday I came across a few good ones of the front yard, which will all be protected under the proposed wilderness study area. In fact everything on the south side of Ophir Pass road would be protected.
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Monday, October 28th, 2013
Special thanks to Capt. Barry Kennedy for pullin’ through when needed – please conserve firewood, it don’t come easy or cheap.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Winter has come early to the OPUS. Thirteen inches of settled base on the sunny side of the valley and more snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Wahooooo !!