When we were willing to tour we were always rewarded. Despite so much easy access to the backcountry it felt like we were almost always the only ones out there. Setting first tracks down perfect slopes constantly rewarded with face shot after face shot. Cresting one ridge only to see 3 more behind it that beautifully stand, blank canvases waiting to be skied.
Despite heavy, tired legs by the end of the trip all I wanted to do was tour. Each day scouring the mountains from the car to spot a rad zone. Once spotted we would quickly flip around and find a place to park and get our kit together for a nice long walk. Never confident that our car would remain in the parking spot without being towed or ticketed. Mostly willing to take the risk for finding new thrills and spots that feel as if we are the only ones who ever ski them.