If all goes as planned, we’re up on a PNW mountain today while you’re reading this. The drive out to Washington State was smooth as a Deer Valley groomer, though the pain of fuel prices in Oregon caused us to scream in agony at the most we’ve ever paid for a fillup. Worth it for us because we get to haul our camper around and stay in comfort just about anywhere, but still, you pay prices like that and you find yourself thinking “I’d better skip that dinner out and make a salad…or go on a 3 day fast?”
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.