I was thinking of attempting to ski a peak on Sunday, but the sketchy avalanche conditions the day before convinced me to simply tour around the Mt. Baker Ski Area. Turns out it would have been a great day to do some ski mountaineering, but fun was had in the powder and sun nonetheless. We headed out to the Coleman Pinnacle area to get away from the crowds around the ski area, which were out in full force. The north faces had wonderfully light powder, and the snowpack was remarkably stable.
Louie Dawson earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from Western Washington University in 2014. When he’s not skiing Mount Baker or somewhere equally as snowy, he’s thinking about new products to make ski mountaineering more fun and safe.