September is here, there is fresh snow in the mountains, and ski season feels closer than ever. This is a quick recap of my training over the summer:
A bit of snow up high and no snow in the valley has meant that logging roads, normally inaccessible with a winter snowpack, allow access to high places that usually go unvisited. Tricouni Peak, just North of Squamish is one such zone. Tricouni gets a bit of attention in the summer as a scramble but is typically reserved for sledders in the winter.
After four kilometres skinning across Garibaldi Lake I remembered that almost exactly one week ago (to the hour) I swore to myself that I wouldn’t skin this lake and ski down the Garibaldi Lake Trail again this season if not longer but there I was. To explain, I have to back up. We had a[…]