Whew, Internet Down Today but Got Some Work Done


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | August 20, 2007      

Shew, was working my rosy cheeks off this morning like one of Santa’s little elves, then the “Internet” light goes out on the DSL modem. What? Turned out a big Quest fiber optic line got cut, and much of Western Colorado had to do without their pixels for a day.

That was okay by me. A big deadline got created out of thin air the other day when Chris Davenport asked me to write an introduction for his 14ers book. So I worked on that most of this morning, then worked on digital maps for a secret Internet guidebook project that will eventually go public out of here (grin).

I don’t have much space to work with for the Dav intro. Even so, it’s fun to get back to print and practice a bit of restraint — instead of having all the room in the world on a website. My focus in the intro is history, just a quick overview of a few folks who skied 14ers before Dav or myself. Guys like Fritz Stammberger and of course Chris Landry.

Anyhow, it sounds like Dav’s book is well on its way to publication, but I wouldn’t look for it till at least late this winter (or perhaps beyond that). It’s going to be incredible — a mind blower for sure and perhaps the start of a new ski mountaineering era for Colorado.

Other things today included a call to Dynafit NA, where I learned that the Green Machine (AKA Zzero) boots have landed, and should be at North American retailers about a month earlier than is usual for AT boots! Meaning you may see them soon! Aparantly we’ve got a pair coming and we’ll be giving them the once-over like has never happened at WildSnow (or at least hasn’t happened recently, grin.)

Oh, and thanks for continuing the college ideas folks! Amazing how much we’ve gotten out of that. Super helpful. When we get the shortlist going we’ll be sure to share.

Thanks everyone for visiting today, and how do you like the new “Most Popular” listing in the sidebar? It seems fun, but kind of a space taker for regular readers…



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