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April 3, 2014 Geyser Pass La Sal Mtns. POW
« on: 04/07/14, 07:15 AM »

Just wanted to make a quick report for those of you who might be coming to the SW to bike or climb, bring your skis.  We biked in the Canyon Lands in the morning, and had 4 inches of nice powder in the afternoon.  there is a good map at the Moab visitor center, that is helpful but not necessary, and the folks at the FS were most helpful.  The guy that does the local avalanche forecasting works there and would be a great contact.  We went up the pre Laurel area and had a great time, about a 45 min drive from town.  I'll put up some pictures when I get to a better computer. 

The view from Canyon Lands



Aspen on the drive in



Local help





La Sal grandeur








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Re: April 3, 2014 Geyser Pass La Sal Mtns. POW
« Reply #1 on: 04/07/14, 07:31 PM »

Fun Fact: they are called the "La Sal" Mountains because the spanish explorers who saw them and thought there was no way there could be snow nearby when they were spotted from the searing heat of Moab or wherever, and that the mountains must have salt deposits.  It is the oddest place to be when it's the only place for miles with snow, but there sure are some sweet lines in there!
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