It was 14er #47 this week for world-class skier and adventurer Chris Davenport of Aspen, who's nearing his goal of skiing down all of Colorado's 14ers in a calendar year.
He sent this e-mail:
Christmas came early for Ted Mahon and I on Kit Carson Peak in the Sangre De Cristo mountains. Not knowing what we were in for, we set out on a long drive Tuesday and found ourselves camped at the trailhead for Kit Carson Peak Tuesday night. Wednesday was a long and incredibly satisfying day on Kit Carson. Skiing deep, fresh powder on a steep fourteener in the month of December is a rare treat, and we took full advantage.
Happy holidays everyone! If Mother Nature grants my Christmas wishes I'll be back in the high peaks soon, so stay tuned.
Read all about Chris's quest on his blog.