|Name:||Canadian Rockies 1995|
|Destination:||The Wapta Ski Traverse w/ Dave Goodman|
|Description:||A really nice guided trip (Dave and I were on assignment) of the classic hut to hut ski tour. We got the deluxe version when Chris realized we could ski. Four days and three nights. Good conditions and good weather.|
An introduction to Canadian Hut to Hut skiing
Almost perfect conditions in early april on the classic hut traverse in the Can Rocks. Dave Goodman and I were working for Backcountry Magazine. Accompanying us as our guide was a local ER doctor from Banff. Once Chris realized we could make turns with a pack on we got the deluxe tour including things like Vulture Col and a trip up Mt Daly on our final day. The three of us had a great four days. Only wish it could have lasted longer.
|Destination:||Six weeks of backcountry skiing and climbing in Jackson Hole|
|Timeframe:||December - January|
|Description:||After the two previous winter ski trips to Wyoming, I was ready for a longer version of the same. My friend Earl Alderson had a plan for just that.|
Backcountry Skiing in the Tetons
Pretty good conditions and low avalanche hazard the entire time we were in the area. Could not ask for more. There were some locals who we know before they moved out west, so we never lacked for skiing partners.
|Destination:||Back on the road to all the usual locations and some new ones.|
|Timeframe:||May - September|
|Description:||After my divorce I felt a strong need to get back to what I did best - travel and climb. Started with some backpacking in RMNP, Wasatch, San Juans and Elk Range before heading up to Cascades for almost a month of climbing, skiing and backpacking. After that it was Canada time and a return to the Bugs and Mt Robson. There was a bit of Lake Louise and a day at Smoke Bluffs at Squamish before the money ran out and it was time to head home and get some work. Throw in some family time coming and going, and all told I was gone three and a half months.|
A backcountry ski trip into the heart of the park.
The truism that all that snow in the Olympics could only result from a lot of bad weather became the exception as we had a perfect mid july week in the park. With our local guide and friend Steve Barnett, Dave Goodman and I got a great intro tour of the summer skiing possibilities in the range.