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5 Lessons From Day 1 in the Backcountry

18th March 2015 | Heather B. Fried

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This is the way we adjust our touring bindings. - © Victor Roberto

This is the way we adjust our touring bindings.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

This is the way we adjust our touring bindings. - © Victor Roberto
Look out for that snow around those bushes, you junk show. - © Victor Roberto

Look out for that snow around those bushes, you junk show.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Look out for that snow around those bushes, you junk show. - © Victor Roberto
Beacon on, check. - © Victor Roberto

Beacon on, check.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Beacon on, check. - © Victor Roberto
Oops, was I supposed to wait? - © Victor Roberto

Oops, was I supposed to wait?
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Oops, was I supposed to wait? - © Victor Roberto
Once you get the hang of it, touring is super efficient. - © Victor Roberto

Once you get the hang of it, touring is super efficient.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Once you get the hang of it, touring is super efficient. - © Victor Roberto
At the summit of our backcountry touring adventure. - © Victor Roberto

At the summit of our backcountry touring adventure.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

At the summit of our backcountry touring adventure. - © Victor Roberto
Two warm hams head into the backcountry. - © Victor Roberto

Two warm hams head into the backcountry.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Two warm hams head into the backcountry. - © Victor Roberto
Try to keep skis flat to the fall line when the going gets steep. - © Victor Roberto

Try to keep skis flat to the fall line when the going gets steep.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Try to keep skis flat to the fall line when the going gets steep. - © Victor Roberto
Skin goes on, ski goes up. - © Victor Roberto

Skin goes on, ski goes up.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Skin goes on, ski goes up. - © Victor Roberto
Howie of Sierra Mountain Guides impressing us with his geo knowledge. - © Victor Roberto

Howie of Sierra Mountain Guides impressing us with his geo knowledge.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Howie of Sierra Mountain Guides impressing us with his geo knowledge. - © Victor Roberto
Downloading the lift at June Mountain. - © Victor Roberto

Downloading the lift at June Mountain.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Downloading the lift at June Mountain. - © Victor Roberto
Enjoying the serenity touring back to June Mountain. - © Victor Roberto

Enjoying the serenity touring back to June Mountain.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Enjoying the serenity touring back to June Mountain. - © Victor Roberto
Want to ski that? Maybe next time... - © Victor Roberto

Want to ski that? Maybe next time...
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Want to ski that? Maybe next time... - © Victor Roberto
Up we go! - © Heather B. Fried

Up we go!
Copyright: Heather B. Fried

Up we go! - © Heather B. Fried
Making our way back down after touring up. - © Victor Roberto

Making our way back down after touring up.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Making our way back down after touring up. - © Victor Roberto
Besides a powder day, you couldn't ask for much better than this. - © Victor Roberto

Besides a powder day, you couldn't ask for much better than this.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Besides a powder day, you couldn't ask for much better than this. - © Victor Roberto
Getting ready to make our backcountry descent after a couple hours' climb. - © Victor Roberto

Getting ready to make our backcountry descent after a couple hours' climb.
Copyright: Victor Roberto

Getting ready to make our backcountry descent after a couple hours' climb. - © Victor Roberto

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