Hands on the steering wheel in a few hours for the drive through the furnace to Salt Lake City to cover Outdoor Retailer. Have lots of appointments to check out new gear and work on support so we can keep WildSnow going. Stay tuned. I’ll blog the show as much as possible, then file a few more posts once we return to WildSnow HQ.
Meanwhile, we were over in Crested Butte, Colorado for the weekend and continue to be amazed at the warm monsoonal weather we’re getting in central Colorado. Crested Butte felt like Galveston, Texas. Well, perhaps not quite, but almost. Looking back at the last decades, I don’t recall a period of this type of weather going on for more than a few days, this one is going on 10 days or so. Climate change? Perhaps. Let’s just say that one pattern like this in early winter could set up Colorado for the best backcountry skiing season in years. We shall see.
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.