Merry Safe Powder Filled Christmas 2013 from the Dawsons and WildSnow.com!
Our crack of noon start is nothing to be proud of. Skiing in light of the setting sun, however, is joy. We dance with our shadows. Crisp wind sneaks over the ridge and keeps us awake. I can smell a storm on the horizon, or am I dreaming? The huff of my breath and gentle scrape of my climbing skins are the voice under. Great engelman spruce stand as grandfathers along the track. We find soft snow; gentle turns arc our return to the valley.
Now, sitting here in our little house in the woods, I’m just thinking how much I appreciate all of you. Have a merry bells happy holiday!
Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information opinion website and e magazine. Lou's passion for the past 45 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about backcountry skiing
and is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners
! Books and free back country news and information here, and tons of Randonnee rando telemark info.
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