Winter is making a late season push here in the Northwest. Double digit snowfall totals at Mt. Hood were the norm last week with more on the way this week, and this is all on the heels of my return from a backcountry hut trip to Powder Creek Lodge in British Columbia. Not sure what I did to deserve it, but the new snow has been great for our annual ski testing that began last week and continues next week.
Powder Creek Lodge served up seven fine days of human powered ski touring. The lodge is one of the finest set-ups in British Columbia; all the amenities of home served up with inspiring backcountry simplicity. Although we never got the epic dump we have enjoyed in past years at Powder, we managed to enjoy ourselves without any trouble. Lodge co-owner, Heather Smith, joined us for our week, and we did our best to ski all day and keep Ullr happy by night. Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words . . .