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The past few days weather event in central Colorado counts in my book as winter storm numero uno. The kids are up in the mountains at a cabin, scouting elk and working on a snowcat. I’m organizing backcountry skiing gear and seeing what hand-me-downs can go to friends and what has to stay in the family. A lucky kid gets my first pair of Garmont Megarides! This is the wettest fall I can remember. Portent of winter?
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).