The backcountry has been calling my name for years now—it’s a huge reason why I moved to Colorado. Big mountains. Untouched powder. Tree riding.
Snow on snow on snow on snow.
You name it, I want it. Last winter was my first winter in Colorado and I played it safe, if you will. I only rode in-bounds and mostly only groomed trails. I hiked a bit, but didn’t bag any of the bigger peaks that were calling my name. But this year, I’m so freaking ready to push myself.
I want to push myself this season to enjoy winter in ways I never have before. I want to push myself as a rider. I want to gain a better understanding of the backcountry. I want to have oh-so-much fun.
Cue another adventure-filled list: My Winter Goodness Bucket List.
- Learn about, practice for, and ride in the backcountry.
- Get a beacon and understand it completely.
Bag a big ass peak.
- Experience what a pillowy cliff is all about.
Mountain bike a snow-covered trail. Enjoy a hut trip.
That’s it. Keeping it simple this season. This winter is definitely going to be my best yet. I know it.