Trail’ology: When to turn back and call it a day

We've all heard the horror stories, when summit fever occurs and a trekker refuses to turn back even though their odds of surviving (or reaching the summit) are slim. Today on trail'ology we're talking about how this relates to those of us who aren't epic mountaineers, just normal people who like to explore. Yesterday we decided to pack the kid's up and head up into the Snowy Range for a little bit of cross-country skiing. We haven't skied up Barber Lake Road yet this winter so we decided to give it a try. There was only one problem. Our adventure…