By Joe Brannan, WildSnow Denali crew
Lou and the crew taught me a few things new this winter. One being that we urbanites from the Denver Metro are known as Frangers! What a great name (say it like “rangers”), I loved it immediately. Hey, the Front Range may not have the laid back inexpensive lifestyle and clean dust free air of Aspen or Telluride, but there are some fine days to be had ‘out the back door.’ Saturday in RMNP was a good example.
Seems like we always hit this part of the approach about the same time.
Fine opportunities for adventure up there on and around the Diamond, but we were here for a moderate mixed route up Mount Lady Washington.
We found it!
And in fine shape…
Attention… attention… Longs North Face is IN for ski descents.
Nothing like good skiing after good climbing:
I don’t mind this “Franger” stuff too much…
But I can’t stop thinking about Alaska.