Weather, snowpack structure, terrain, season (fall vs. winter vs. spring) or more specifically date (sun angle), and time of day are factors in determining safety
Author: Kimberly Gardner
Kim resides in the Eastern Sierra (Bishop, CA). She is an avid mountain runner and backcountry skier. In the summer months you can find her running big Eastern Sierra passes in the southern Sierra and cutting off cross country to scramble up a mountain or two or more! In the snowy months you can either find her running the canyons in the desert ranges across the Owens Valley, peak skiing, or out on a multi day ski tour to peak ski mountains deeper in the Sierra. Formerly a PT by trade, multiple traumatic brain injuries halted that path and led Kim to forming a new identity based on a life of endurance in the mountains and full of adventure.