We’ve got intense avalanche danger today in central Colorado. When the needle creeps into the red zone of ski touring danger, I like to get my fix in lower angled timbered terrain. We got three solid laps in good safe powder today, and what made it special was I was with my friend John Isaacs, the guy who was with me when I got avalanched back in 1982. John was instrumental in saving my life back then, so any time I can ski with him again seems like a gift. He’s a solid mountaineer — you know just about anything could happen and he’d be able to deal with it. Indeed, good partners make for a good, safe day. Lynn was along as well, another solid companion. Thanks guys!
|John tests our new Colorado snow.|
|Yep, he’s a mountain man. And yep, that’s wall-to-wall Cloudveil. John wears it well , don’t you think? Skis: Atomic TMX, mounted with Dynafit.|
|And for good measure a rare shot of yours truly, taken by Lynn.|
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.