When Brittany App received her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this summer, she cooked up a new way to exercise her charity bone and help California's drought in the process.
The weather had just cleared after monster storms in the Tetons. I went with some other experienced backcountry skiers to check conditions at a steep couloir called Double Dog Leg. There'd been an avalanche nearby the day before, but on a different aspect. We decided to give it a try.
Citizen scientists forgo the slopes to search for scat.
In the future, will pavement solve all our problems?