Accuse me of braggadocio, but when you’ve got it flaunt it — at least when we’re talking about snow in Colorado. Wintry storm number six (WS6) hit like a full pressure fire hose evening before last, and snowed in the mountains through yesterday dropping up to two feet in places. I can see the western end of the Elk Mountains from here (Mount Sopris), and the alpine is caked as white as mid-March. Of course more moisture now means the climate will average with a dry year (or month) sometime in the future, but for now we rejoice in the positive goods that climate change has brought us.
|Mount Sopris, Colorado the day after WS6. A bit hazy today from the California wild fires.|
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.