I guess we’re on a backcountry skiing classics tear. Yesterday, Mount Daly northeast of Marble.
|Near record cold temps kept the snow from softening, so we messed around near the summit for about an hour while waiting for more heat. Dave and I figured we’d add some interest to the usual scenic shot of famed Capitol Peak, so he caught huge air off the top.|
|Our descent route is the classic couloir you look at all winter when you’re ski touring off the Quarry Road near Marble.|
|WildSnow team is testing Black Diamond’s new boots. Dave likes ’em, so he’s our man to suffer with un-molded liners and such, all for the sake of cranking out a few more carves with either the Method or Factor. Several reviews coming. See previous Factor backcountry skiing boot reviews.|
|Upski. (Jessica Downing photo)|
|Jess crests the summit ridge.|
|The down, Chair Mountain area in background. Mike Logan skiing.|
|Dave, Method testing. (Jessica Downing photo)|
|Jess, corn testing.|
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.