How trashed do you allow your land to get? Ask that to the USFS and private land owners up above Crested Butte, on the Kebler Pass road. We drove over there last weekend, and I was appalled at the snowmobile graveyard we drove through a few miles above the ‘Butte. We saw abandoned sleds in the creek, in the bushes, over by the forest — everywhere. The place looked like a mountain version of an ATV war zone.
The abandoned sled pictured below was conveniently missing its registration tag, but the tow rope gives it away as a skier or rider tow rig. Come on folks! Leaving your sled in the creek, oozing who knows what from the chain case and fuel tank!? No wonder the anti-mechanized folks want to shut it down.
Comments? Anyone know who owns this sled (grin)?
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.