We’re headed back down to Colorado’s San Juan mountains this weekend. Planning on climbing a route on fourteener Wilson Peak to research private property issues. Turns out Wilson is another mountain with a bunch of private land crossed by some of its more popular climbing routes. We’ll see how it looks and report back.
I needed a new pair of summer mountain boots so we’ve got some new gear to test. Scarpa sent me a pair of Charmoz GTX, an incredibly lightweight and comfortable boot that appears perfect for rough backpacking and peak scrambling (not to mention spring backcountry ski approaches). Look for a report on Monday. If they work well will give them an extended test backpacking trip in a few weeks.
Scarpa Charmoz GTX
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.