Is there a cheap way to backcountry?
This season I'm looking to get into backcountry in Colorado, but everything is so damn expensive. So I'm wondering if theres any cheap way to spend a few weekends BC. Can you rent a splitboard? Does anyone have an extra one that they would be willing to lend to a noobie? I've looked at avalanche courses online, and am definitely going to take a few classes before I try anything. I was looking at renting a beacon/shovel/probe from a shop in Frisco/Silverthorne and figuring out how to use it before I went out. But I know I should become proficient with it beforehand. How long does that take? I definitely can't buy one so would it even be advisable for me to try? Otherwise I'll just go to Silverton... Thanks for reading my long post!