Backcountry skiing alone is not always dangerous and, with the right terrain choice (read: not too steep), more often enlightening. When you have nobody to talk to, you tend to think a lot. Going out alone helps me sort through my work and life in a way that can’t happen sitting in my living room, even if I’m solo. Soft turns, as on the recent day pictured here, only lead to more productive contemplation.
Photo by Devon O’Neil