The Gear Closet: Corn Skiing
FEATURED IMAGE: Jeff Cricco, San Juan Mountains
The last few weeks have been some of the most productive of my life. Sheltered in a small house, I’ve learned how to bake sourdough, mastered kettlebells, cruised a coding class, reorganized my gear (twice), built a website, finished taxes, framed a greenhouse, read three books and walked my dog twice a day. Well, that included a few exaggerations, but the point stands.
Over the last five years, I’ve been fortunate to harvest more corn than most of my Midwestern cousins. I’ve skied off a dozen PNW volcanoes from Shasta to Baker, crossed the High Sierra on skins, followed friends around the Tetons and Wasatch, toured in Lofoten, Rogers Pass, and the Beartooths, and led a sail-to-ski trip along the BC Coast. The two-month window from early April to June is probably my favorite time of the year. Stable conditions, long days and predictable weather is a great formula for fun. But this season has been .... Continue Reading at Free Skier