The secret ski boot fitter in me comes out. Lisa and I are down here in Lakewood, Colorado (Denver, essentially) attending Masterfit’s training seminar that’ll take us from being hackers to the first level of boot fitting expertise. The way it works is Masterfit arrives with a big truck full of equipment: sacrificial boot shells and other material. They set up a bunch of temporary workshops in the hotel conference rooms, replete with grinding wheels and glue pots. You then get three days of sensory boot overload; everything from how to do their version of footbeds all the way through punching and liner molding. Masterfit even has a special class just for backcountry boots. Should be interesting to say the least! More later, gotta run and carbo up so we’re ready to pry open those boot shells!