The color of fall leaves gleaming in the sun brings us another bonfire, not of green but of flaming hues of gold. The brilliance of the seasons in the wilderness of the Rockies never ceases to astound me. How fortunate we are to live in this lovely place.
Lou is wrapping up projects at WildSnow HQ. Our preparations for winter are almost done. During much of the summer we’ve been clearing the standing dead in our overgrown forest and burning the slash. We’re delighted to see wildflowers and young evergreens flourish with new access to sunshine.
The glowing cinders of the slash burns invite us to cook dinner in hot embers. An Eagle Scout we know suggested roasting potatoes. We wrapped up spuds with veggies, oil and seasonings. The result — delicious! We’re eager to explore campfire cooking more. Suggestions anyone?
Recap of WildSnow posts from the week of 9/15-9/19:
Day 2 @ Lago de las Tres, Chile — Punta Velluda
Avatech Electronic Snow Profile Sensor & Data Network
Minimalist Tech Crampon 250–Ski Touring Innovations Continue
Outdoor Research Women’s Helium HD Shell
WildSnow Girl, Lisa Dawson, is the luckiest girl in the world. Also known as Mrs. WildSnow.com, she tests whatever gear she wants. She gives the WildSnow family of websites the feminine voice.