|We’re climbing Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado (14,433′). Pack to left is the Vapor Trail, a super lightweight and versatile sack that Louie uses for every type of 1-day trip, from summer hikes to backcountry skiing adventures. Pack to rear is Alpine Vapor, sort of a beefed version of Granite Gear’s lightweight concept packs. It’s a beautiful alpine pack – at home anywhere.
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.