|View from Blue Peak this morning, looking southerly at Mountain Boy region of Independence Pass, Colorado. (Click to enlarge.) A cold front moved through yesterday and last night, leaving a coating of white above about 11,000 feet. Since the terrain in the Independence Pass area reaches to 13,000 and 14,000 feet, that leaves plenty of room to play.|
|Yours truly backcountry skiing on Blue Peak this morning (click image to enlarge). Nice stuff, should matt down by tomorrow and provide a primo corn snow surface for several days.|
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.