chris country wrote:
Hey Phil, I live in Salida and it's a really small scene. I'd say there are about a half a dozen of us between Buena Vista and Salida with only two of us riding much. The snow in our valley has been pretty dismal this year so far...in fact, I've been dirt jumping my mountain bike more than flying my kite!
Your best bet close to Salida is to drive north to Twin Lakes and ride the frozen lake which hopefully has snow on it or press on to Lake Dillon. You can also drive over Monarch Pass towards Gunnison and explore. I've had some great sessions near Wuanita Hot Springs on the way to Gunnison off Highway 50 or over by Cochetopa Dome off Highway 114. That area is roughly a 45 minute drive from town. We made it to Creede last year in 3 hours last year from Salida which was well worth it although the Southern Colorado guys would have to vouch for the coverage down that way.
Send me a pm when you get out this way and I'll try to clue you in.
Contemplating packing already.
I'm planning on renting skis,etc. There, but bringing kiting gear. If I could only bring 2 kites, what sizes should i consider bringing? 6,9,11,13, 16?
I can bring 2, maybe 3 kites.