RMNP Dead Elk Couloir Skiing 5/22/2013
There's a bit of debate over the name of the line - apparently a frozen and dead elk was once found in the top of the couloir. Some, like Mike, call it Frozen Elk, whereas others, including myself, call it Dead Elk. Maybe it should be Frozen Dead Elk, or FDE for short.
We got a bit of a late start, but some high cloud cover kept the snow cold enough for safe cramponing and skiing in the couloir.
Mike posted an excellent write-up of the day on his blog here: http://www.mikerecords.com/2013/05/frozen-elk-couloir-5222013.html