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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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Getting High on Low Snow

Leavenworth skier, Shane Wilder, loves this year’s above-average, low-elevation ski touring in the surrounding hills. In this story, he skis out Leavenworth’s backdoor (Snow Creek Trail) and ascends Wedge Mountain. It’s a story about convenience, goats, turning…and those moments of magic the mountains bestow upon us.
Read this story.