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The Art Of The Backcountry

Where does wanderlust come from?

Venturing into the winter backcountry is fueled by a captivating mix of inspiration and determination. The untouched landscapes draped in a serene blanket of snow stir our souls. The winter wilderness offers an escape from civilization, a playground for exploration where we embrace nature’s raw beauty. Navigating snowy terrain, breathing in the crisp air, and witnessing breathtaking vistas drive us to push boundaries and discover hidden gems. The promise of solitude, connection with the elements, and the mesmerizing dance of snowflakes inspire our unforgettable journeys into the winter backcountry.


Purchase one of the ‘Art of the Backcountry’ products below and a donation will be made to the Friends of CAIC.

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  • The Artist

    Leslie Jorgensen is an esteemed artist known for her captivating mountain-inspired artwork. Her unique pieces showcase the beauty of nature, capturing the essence of mountain landscapes and instilling a sense of wonder and awe. Through her art, Leslie aims to foster a deep appreciation for the outdoors and inspire individuals to explore responsibly. Leslie operates out of her own gallery in Salida, Colorado.

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  • The Cause

    About The Friends of CAIC: The Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was created to support the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, while contributing to avalanche awareness and education throughout Colorado. Since 2014 we have invested more than $2.4M into avalanche safety. This money has funded Know Before You Go, developed avalanche safety videos and signage, created outreach for new and existing users, built new web and mobile applications, and supported the CAIC’s forecast operations.

    Know Before You Go