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The Colors of Touring

My daughter paints in oils. One of her paintings of a goat’s face looks realistic from a distance but is a swatch book or color when examined closely. “There are so many colors within color,” she has told me. I decide to practice observing like an artist on an early morning ski tour.

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Valhalla and More

Cathy and Drew Gaylord started backcountry skiing this year. About a tour to Lake Valhalla and Mt. McCausland, Drew writes, "Before getting into this, we had wondered if all the climbing for just one run would be worth it. We got an answer... the run we had Saturday was far better than a whole day of lift skiing."

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Skiing Dragontail: Triple Dare, Triple Scare

When John Plotz first climbed Dragontail's Triple Couloir eight years ago he was on the edge of his climbing comfort. Last weekend he returned to ski, the beast. The pictures are stomach-churning enough ... but watch the video at the end.

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Pyramid Peak Ski Tour

Those who know Dave Jaecks, recognize this retired 69-year-old doctor is a tough geezer. Recently, during a five-day winter camping trip, Dave skied up Pyramid Peak (8,240 feet), Skidgravel Peak (8,300 feet) and several no name bumps near the headwaters of the North Fork of the Entiat River. During this mid-March trip, Dave shared a two-person tent with me that was, literally, no bigger than a refrigerator box...
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Pyramid Peak Ski Tour

Those who know Dave Jaecks, recognize this retired 69-year-old doctor is a tough geezer. Recently, during a five-day winter camping trip, Dave skied up Pyramid Peak (8,240 feet), Skidgravel Peak (8,300 feet) and several no name bumps near the headwaters of the North Fork of the Entiat River. During this mid-March trip, Dave shared a two-person tent with me that was, literally, no bigger than a refrigerator box...