Hey everyone. I'm new to the forum and full of questions. Some I have already had answered by searching through posts.
I am from Maine and ski mostly at Sugarloaf but am looking to get into the backcountry for a little more challenge and fun. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan until next spring. I am in pretty good shape now but doing foot patrols with 80lbs of gear I'm sure when I get back going up a mountain with just my ski gear will seem like a day off.
I don't know much about backcountry skiing. I know I want to have a clue in my head before I venture out. I haven't got any friends that want anything to do with walking up. I got one buddy who skis at the same level as me but no one with much experience to learn first hand from.
If anyone has any tips on where I can get stuff to print off and read about anything backcontry related I would appreciate it because I don't get a whole lot of time to browse around here.