Weekend Taste of Backcountry Skiing

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Just to keep it real. A couple of photos from backcountry skiing this weekend in Colorado, Elk Mountains. Click images to enlarge.

Colorado backcountry skiing.

Louie and I rigged up his BD Megawatt setup a few days ago with DynaDuke plates, FT-12 and-or Marker Tour. He's on the Dynafits in this shot, launching out of some fluff. Click image to enlarge.

Colorado scenic backcountry skiing.

My obligatory scenic shot. This guy from another group just happened by as I clicked the camera. Click to enlarge.

Still using my Canon A720 camera, do these things ever die?


7 Responses to “Weekend Taste of Backcountry Skiing”

  1. Jason December 13th, 2010 11:45 am


  2. Tyler December 13th, 2010 12:15 pm

    Lou- nice to meet you on a Solitary Saturday in the not so secret place!
    What a beauty of a day out there.

  3. Geoff Thomas December 13th, 2010 2:29 pm

    WOW! nice shots

  4. Mark W December 15th, 2010 12:22 am

    Megawatts don’t float; they FLY!

  5. Man December 16th, 2010 6:13 am


    >with DynaDuke plates

    What is it :?:

    Thank you for your answer,


  6. Lou December 16th, 2010 9:09 am
  7. Man December 16th, 2010 3:27 pm

    Interesting ;-)

    Thank you for the information,


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