March is my favorite month. Statistically it is when the most snow falls here in Colorado, yet bluebird skies somehow dominate and the fresh flakes sparkle back at us, 10,000 tiny mirrors. Spring arrives and the sun beams down heat that soaks your soul better than a Japanese onsen. My birthday comes and goes but special treats arrive daily, extending my celebration of this wonderful life for weeks. Most cherished of gifts is time with friends, made all the more memorable skiing the backcountry during this lovely time of year.
Friends from the Pacific Northwest visited and Colorado March welcomed them with a bubbling magnum of champagne pow. We skied under the azure heavens and laughed. We gobbled up lavish meals at a cozy cabin and laughed. We played spoons until midnight and laughed. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” William Shakespeare. Yes, I agree.
My favorite ski touring lunch — Sandwich by Henry Hagood
1 Granny Smith apple
Fresh spinach leaves
Mix about a teaspoon of maple syrup in a 1/4 cup of cream cheese. Add chopped walnuts. Cut croissant in half. Spread with cream cheese mixture, layer with sliced apples, turkey, brie and spinach leaves. Super tasty!
Treat yourself to a new pair of Julbos and enjoy grand vistas this spring. Shop for them here.