After recent ambivalent blogging about avalanche rescue dogs, I figured I’d hear from some dog fans or at least get plenty of feedback. That happened, but I wasn’t counting on the canines getting revenge by peeing on my new softshell pants. Then, a doggie fan club T-shirt arrives in the mail yesterday. Oh the joy. I can’t imagine what’s next. If I show up at PHQ Highlands, they’ll probably bury me for dog practice and laugh as Kaya or Gus slobber all over my face.
|The object at hand, Gus and Kaya make sure WildSnow doesn’t forget them.|
Along with the T-shirt, this letter:
I found your take on avi dogs to be a good one and having won this t-shirt after last weekend’s Aspen Highlands Inferno (I didn’t really win it but aggressively snatched it out out of the grasp of someones grandmother after Carvelli blindly tossed it in my general direction). I thought you’d enjoy it much more than I would.
Use it in good health and high fashion (you do live in bone-dale) or as a handy tool next time you’re changing the oil in the pickup or to dry off your lower leg next time you’re about to start a tour near Ashcroft.
PS: I’m sure a C-note would have been nicer but if Carvelli was tossing those around PHQ last Saturday, things would have really been rough on granny.
|And this guy? She just wanted warmth. On the trail last weekend in western Colorado.|
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.