Lincoln Was The Man

You’ve probably seen the Spielberg movie, and you may have even read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, but what Doris and Steven left out of their narratives is a little-known fact that’s recently come to light; Honest Abe was a backcountry skier.

“Riiiiight”, you say, “Not buying it”.  OK then, we submit the following for your consideration:

  • He lived in a log cabin in the woods when he was young.
  • There are a bunch of pretty tall mountains named after him, including the 14,265’ version in Colorado – the 11th tallest in the lower 48.
  • Many present-day backcountry enthusiasts have mimicked his facial hair.

In fact, here is one of the earliest pics of Lincoln:PW

If that’s not a backcountry dude, we don’t know what one is.

Anyway, in honor of our 16th president and all the awesome things he did (including pioneering some key Illinois lines), we decided to have a sale.  We know, we know – always thinking out of the box – but this is a special occasion and we should make a big deal about it.

Visit the site for up to 40% off current season gear.

(In case you’re wondering, that’s actually Cloudveil athlete and 100K vert skinner Pete Wadsworth.)

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