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Editor’s note from Lou: We’ve covered nearly every square foot of our house in Carbondale with Denali gear. By tomorrow we hope it’s all in our cargo trailer and we’re down the road burning mass quantities of diesel. We’re not sure where our first stop is, but the Sierra is tempting. We’ll pass through the Pacific Northwest then on up through the Yukon. Our glacier flight for Denali is scheduled for May 30, and we’ve got to get there a day or two before that to do red tape stuff and last minute food shopping, so that’s our schedule. Starting this weekend we’ll be blogging the road trip — hopefully from some somewhat different perspectives. I’ve been out skiing quite a bit, but nothing too exciting. Jordan had a run down the North Face of North Maroon Peak the other day that involved some amazingly good conditions for this time of year, so between gear mods and packing we put a bit of a photo essay together that perhaps shows the stellar day he and his buddies had up there. Enjoy.
Jordan White is a strong alpinist who finished skiing all 54 Colorado 14,000 foot peaks in 2009. He guides, tends bar, and lives the all-around perfect life in Aspen.