Drove from Colorado to SLC on dry roads with the Silverado’s XM radio easing the pain. After a quick tour up to Flagstaff near Alta, Kelly gave me a quick ride to the airport where I caught a short hop to San Fran. With a fairly long layover ahead, what better thing than dinner with my Ma and bother C.C. (they live near San Fran) at some of those “San Francisco” joints in the North Foodcourt. The chow mein tasted pretty good.
Then it was on to what seemed like a quick hop over the pond, though the time warp could have been from the Xanax induced airliner sleep session.
Munich was snowy and cold. Thanks Manfred for saving me a long train journey and giving me the the nice autobahn ride to LowTech HQ (original name for Dynafit bindings) here in Bad Haering Austria, which will be base camp for the next couple of weeks. This house should have one of those bronze historical plaques hung on the front, saying something like “where the Dynafit was invented in Manfred and his son Fritz’s farmhouse workshop.”
And hey, still some interesting stuff being cooked up in there! My lips are sealed.
More later, gotta saw a few more Z’s so I can keep up with Manfred tomorrow.
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.