WildSnow EU 2010/11


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | December 31, 2010      

Getting from Carbondale to SLC was the 9 hour drive through Hades. Big storm, I-70 closed for a while, Soldier Summit a war zone. I knew I was in for it when after I-70 opened (closed an hour), I’m tooling along and whipped past a state snowplow that had gone off the road into the ditch. Oh, and before that a semi in front of me in Glenwood took out a lamp post and scattered parts over the road like a burst backpack. I jumped out of our little Euro car (practicing for Europe), kicked the bigger parts out of the way, and as the semi driver gestured me to stop and the cops pulled up, I blasted out of there, a man on a mission (I didn’t see anything, promise.)

And that was all after a two hour epic getting snowmobiled out of a remote cabin in the West Elks.

At any rate, mission now is to get to Chicago for the connect to Munich. Sounds like that might be iffy as well.

So stay tuned folks, I’ll post when I can. Munich here we come!



IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE VIEWING SITE, TRY WHITELISTING IN YOUR ADBLOCKER, OTHERWISE PLEASE CONTACT US USING MENU ABOVE, OR FACEBOOK.

Please Enjoy A Few Suggested WildSnow Posts


Comments

5 Responses to “WildSnow EU 2010/11”

  1. Christian December 31st, 2010 11:08 am

    Hope you at least grabbed a doughnut to start the tradition. Safe travels.

  2. Mark W December 31st, 2010 10:11 pm

    Didn’t you guys buy a Nissan Versa a couple years back? Those get quite high reviews. Thinking about one for our next car.

  3. Lou January 1st, 2011 9:49 am

    Mark, Versa is awesome. You actually come out way ahead of a Prius in terms of total cost of ownership, and even more that way if you do much highway driving (no battery weight to haul on the Interstate, and you can keep skis inside instead of having a sail (box) on top.) I think the tires are slightly larger diameter than Prius as well, and that’s better for trailhead parking to prevent high-centering on 4 inches of snow (grin). Still, it was hard not to buy a Rav or a Subie, but we figured if we were going to go Euro, go Euro (though it’s not diesel).

  4. TobyG January 2nd, 2011 6:29 pm

    Bit off topic but hats off to Greg Hill – 2 million vert in year – outstanding.

  5. Lou January 3rd, 2011 6:39 am

    Toby, agree, I got a blog post done about Greg’s feat:
    http://www.wildsnow.com/4149/greg-hill-2-million/

  Your Comments


  Recent Posts




Facebook Twitter Email Instagram Youtube

WildSnow Twitter Feed



 



  • Blogroll & Links


  • Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information & opinion website. Lou's passion for the past 50 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about ski touring and is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners! Books and free ski touring news and information here.

    All material on this website is copyrighted, the name WildSnow is trademarked, permission required for reproduction (electronic or otherwise) and display on other websites. PLEASE SEE OUR COPYRIGHT and TRADEMARK INFORMATION.

    We include "affiliate sales" links with most of our blog posts. This means we receive a percentage of a sale if you click over from our site (at no cost to you). None of our affiliate commission links are direct relationships with specific gear companies or shopping carts, instead we remain removed by using a third party who manages all our affiliate sales and relationships. We also sell display "banner" advertising, in this case our relationships are closer to the companies who advertise, but our display advertising income is carefully separated financially and editorially from our blog content, over which we always maintain 100% editorial control -- we make this clear during every advertising deal we work out. Please also notice we do the occasional "sponsored" post, these are under similar financial arrangements as our banner advertising, only the banner or other type of reference to a company are included in the blog post, simply to show they provided financial support to WildSnow.com and provide them with advertising in return. Unlike most other "sponsored content" you find on the internet, our sponsored posts are entirely under our editorial control and created by WildSnow specific writers.See our full disclosures here.

    Backcountry skiing is dangerous. You may be killed or severely injured if you do any form of ski mountaineering, skimo randonnee and randonnée skiing. The information and news on this website is intended only as general information. Due to human error and passing time, the information, text and images contained within this website may be inaccurate, false, or out-of-date. By using, reading or viewing the information provided on this website, you agree to absolve the owners of Wild Snow as well as content contributors of any liability for injuries or losses incurred while using such information. Furthermore, you agree to use any of this website's information, maps, photos, or binding mounting instructions templates at your own risk, and waive Wild Snow owners and contributors of liability for use of said items for ski touring or any other use.

    Switch To Mobile Version