A couple of days ago I landed in Spokane, WA, to go skiing with my friend Sam in the Canadian Rockies. We have had some cold powder and sunshine snow in Red Mountain, then went touring in the backcountry around Kootaney pass and slept in a great little hut out there. Avalanche conditions where pretty bad (two guys got in trouble a few days earlier and one died) so we mostly enjoyed the wilderness and played it safe. Now we are in Nelson to ski Whitewater and might drive down to Montana later today. It's fantastic to be on the road again with skiing in mind. Feel fortunate! My legs are hurting but apparently it's time to get out of my comfortable bed and go skiing again..