Gear Frenzy

The annual Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap was held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds last weekend, much to the delight of hundreds of jonesing locals, who braved the freezing early morning temperatures to get pole position outside the swap for first shot at the best bargains.

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8-year-old Tig Moore entertains herself while her parents shop for bargains.

A volunteer helps prospective buyers with the decision-making process. Pressing glass: Earlybirds line up outside the sale awaiting the opening of the floodgates.
And the grand total is ... With the anticipation of snow, many shoppers didnít hesitate to throw down the plastic. Shoppers mill through the selection of used boots.





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