I’ve long been into customizing our vehicles for the sports they’re used for, and I’m not the only one. Auto makers have picked up car and truck owners tendency to tweak, and we’re starting to see vehicles with sport specific features. To that end, check out this Dacia show car. The Logan Steppe is replete with boot and glove dryers, a fold out waxing bench, and more. Excellent! Where can I get one?
Seriously, it’s getting close to spring corn snow season here in the western United States. That’s when we start grinding out the miles in our rigs. I’ll be passing my 97 Cherokee on down the line and need a new truck. Something smaller, diesel, that will still tow our rock crawler Jeep and a ton of camping gear. Dodge? We shall see.
Since I do enjoy writing about the trucks we use to access the backcountry, I added a new “automotive” category to the right hand menu bar. I’ll keep the motorhead posts in check, but look for occasional writing about autos — after all, how many backcountry skiers in North America walk to their trailheads? Perhaps a few who live nearby, and some end up bicycling (especially on closed roads), but cars rule for getting there.
Here at WildSnow.com world headquarters we call our rigged up trucks “trailhead approach vehicles,” (TAVs). What TAV do you prefer? Are you bashing your Prius up and down the back roads to get to the trails? How is it working? Did you recently buy a new truck? Is it everything you wanted?
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.