|Lisa makes some turns for Robin Ferguson this morning at Independence Pass.|
Some of you might remember when we reported a while back about the untimely death of Friends Hut founder and ski alpinist Robin Ferguson. This afternoon was his memorial service, so we got a group of friends together and made some turns for Robin this morning up at Independence Pass, near here in Colorado.
|The memorial ski run crew this morning on Geissler One, Independence Pass, just before making some sweet corn snow turns in honor of Robin. Click to enlarge.|
|The climb this morning, Geissler to the left. Independence conditions report: New snow over dirt layer is holding at higher elevations, but only good for a few more days on anything but northerly, which will be the last to go. Perfect corn yielded good turns through late morning on all but the most sun cooked aspects. Trailhead start time of 6:30 AM worked well, though longer tours might require an hour or so earlier.|
|Anda carves a few for Robin.|
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.