While I know most of you wildsnowers are jonesing for the white season to begin your ? year of backcountry skiing, I hope some of you are enjoying the perfect desert recreation weather we’ve been having here in the Colorado/Utah banana belt. We were down in Moab a few weeks ago enjoying a bit of hiking, mountain biking and petrochemical entertainment, but this past Thursday we pulled out all the stops and did a 4-day loop through southern Colorado and on back through the Moab area and Fruita. Check it out. Nothing like a bit of Indian summer traveling to make the Colorado lifestyle complete! To start in good style we drove part of the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway down to Gateway Canyons resort. As if that wasn’t scenic enough, the trip just got better and better as we progressed through four days of Colorado and Utah’s best.
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.