We’ve had a couple of “sticky” storms this fall, which by all reports resulted in somewhat unusual coverage on the high peaks of the Elk Range here in Colorado. So we checked it out yesterday.
WildSnow guest blogger Dave on his Kilowatts, Montezuma Basin yesterday.
What would a day with WildSnow be without some gear testing?
It is time. We’ve got a pile of new gear here at HQ. Dave is testing the Outdoor Research Transcendent down puffy, and OR’s excellent Omni Glove. I’ve been a fan of the Omni for a while. This year’s version is slightly thicker and makes an even better cold weather but still light-weight option, what with PolarTec Wind Pro stretch fleece, but I liked last year’s slightly thinner version for spring skiing and high intensity uphilling.
We're also testing the much vaunted Garmont Radium, all good so far, real-world review coming once we've been out on them for a while.
Fourteener Castle Peak has amazing coverage and has already been skied several times from the summit this season. We were short on time so didn't go for the summit, instead enjoying excellent snow on the Montezuma snowfield.
I got to drive the Dawson family Jeep, so the day was complete.
For some reason I like this better than a cable car -- but each to his own. (Dave photo)