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We’ve got intense avalanche danger today in central Colorado. When the needle creeps into the red zone of ski touring danger, I like to get my fix in lower angled timbered terrain. We got three solid laps in good safe powder today, and what made it special was I was with my friend John Isaacs, the guy who was with me when I got avalanched back in 1982. John was instrumental in saving my life back then, so any time I can ski with him again seems like a gift. He’s a solid mountaineer — you know just about anything could happen and he’d be able to deal with it. Indeed, good partners make for a good, safe day. Lynn was along as well, another solid companion. Thanks guys!
|John tests our new Colorado snow.|
|Yep, he’s a mountain man. And yep, that’s wall-to-wall Cloudveil. John wears it well , don’t you think? Skis: Atomic TMX, mounted with Dynafit.|
|And for good measure a rare shot of yours truly, taken by Lynn.|