I’ve done a lot of ski trips in my life. Based on such experience, Washington State sojourns tend to be exercises in shell jacket testing under full moisture conditions. Today we tested some Mountain Equipment shells, but a water column eval was not to be. Instead, the sky looked like Colorado but the ground looked like a glacier. Perfect.
After this little soujourn on Stevens, Lisa and I said goodbye to Louie and headed back to Colorado. We’ll spend about a week back home then we’re on the road again, or in the sky. In fact, we’re thinking we might get to report on some rather disruptive gear along with rather good pastries, so stick around.
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.