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“Ullr, hear my prayer!” I yell with a flask of whiskey raised above my head. A chill, autumn wind blows atop A-1 Peak in Utah’s Uinta Mountains; a sign of winter’s approach. “We beg you for deep powder, a stable snowpack, and the wisdom to ski it safely!” I tip my flask, adorned with an engraving of a skier doing a back scratcher, and pour top-shelf whiskey onto the summit rocks. I am here for the annual ritual of climbing atop a mountain to visualize world pow, and pray to Ullr, the Norse God of Snow, by bribing him with quality hooch for an epic winter.
'THE HUT JOURNAL- THE GREEN-WILSON AND FRIENDS HUT'
Located high in the Elk Range of Colorado, the Green-Wilson hut sits on the Aspen side of Pearl Pass, while the Friends Hut is on the other side of the divide, which flows down to the Crested Butte area to the Brush Creek trailhead. Both huts are part of the Braun and Friends family of huts in the famous 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. A common multi-day tour is to spend a few nights at the Green-Wilson hut, then climb up and over Pearl Pass descending to the Friends Hut for a stay. A loop back over Pearl Pass will get you back down to a starting point in the old town of Ashcroft, near Aspen, while it is not unheard of to alternately ski out the Crested Butte drainage with a pre-arranged car shuttle, or to reverse the starting points.