December 31, 2019
This year I sepnt the holidays with Lea and her family in Colorado.
We went up to a hut above Copper for a few days, where you ski in (or splitboard in my case). It’s great to be able to access backcountry terrain, it opens up a whole new world outside of ski areas.
I tried skiing for the first time up above the hut. Much less frustrating than a splitboard. Somehow I think this was all part of Lea’s grand plan to convert me to a skier, as I bought a used ski setup before leaving Colorado. Guess I’ll be learning to ski now.
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Taking the ski lift up with our packs
Preparing to skin up to the hut
It’s slow going
Lea with her new glasses and new beacon
The cabin. It was hard to breath up here, especially living at sea level again.
Veiw from the top
Into the sun
You can see the cabin towards the bottom right, in the trees
What a beautiful place to be
Luke taking some photos
Lea and Marina
The Connors Family
Being up in the Mountains is always a serene experience
Written by Mike Guida who enjoys prolonged outdoor adventures and building stuff with software. Follow him on Twitter