I can answer questions about backpacking a snowshoeing in the American West: Mountains, Canyons and Deserts.
I've spent much of my life backpacking, hiking and snowshoeing in the Cascades, Rockies, high Sierras and the red rock canyons of the Southwest.
Just letters to the editor in Backpacker and Outside and my Backpacking homepages
B.S. Biogeography (timberline trees)
It's just in my bones. I moved west 30 years ago just to be around mountains. Then went to school to learn more.
Peace and health and adventure.
In the not too distant past mountains were fearsome places to be avoided.
If you go ultralight then do be ready to manage yourself through extreme weather, first aid needs, and so on. I've helped out two ultralight guys suffering from exposure so far.
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