The past few days weather event in central Colorado counts in my book as winter storm numero uno. The kids are up in the mountains at a cabin, scouting elk and working on a snowcat. I’m organizing backcountry skiing gear and seeing what hand-me-downs can go to friends and what has to stay in the family. A lucky kid gets my first pair of Garmont Megarides! This is the wettest fall I can remember. Portent of winter?
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.