As I'm prepping for my own hike, this series on your experience is at times exciting, illuminating, comforting, and a bit scary!
The shot out over range after range covered in snow...amazing. Uh-May-Zhinggg.
Love your gear synopsis afterward. Well done. I'm stuck on your pants though. (figuratively speaking, of course!). Around 5oz, while mine are 17 (TNF Paramounts).
Loving this. Keep 'Em coming, and I second the book idea. As a former English major/creative writing/ journalism nerd, I'm encouraging you! Your writing style is engaging & easy to read without sacrificing detail & the ability to take a reader where you are. Imagining the finished product, in your style, with chapters at the end detailing your gear comprehensively, all overseen by a helpful editor and multiple revisions...I'd buy it!
Denny, I think he was using the Canon Powershot DS1100is.