Shot this scenic on the Leadking 4×4 trail this past weekend. Snowmass Mountain (left) and Hagerman Peak rise from the North Fork of the Crystal River. Hagerman has interesting backcountry ski routes on the south face in view, time for more 13ers next spring? Fun to note that perhaps five hours before this photo was taken, the water in the creek was snow up on the mountain in the background. Primal.
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.