The backcountry hut scene has exploded in Colorado (I said that twenty years ago, yeah, and never expected it to keep detonating this way). During our recent trip to the shiny new Sisters hut, I sat down with Backcountry Magazine founder and guidebook author Brian Litz, with Doug (Cripple Creek owner) as MC. A nice bit of oral history resulted, including discussion of the most spiritual hut in Colorado, the Friends. I’m biased, so I dug an image out of my archives (below). Enjoy our history. Click here for the ‘cast.
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. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).