comment on motorized winter traffic use with the forrest service

July 5, 2014

comment on motorized winter traffic use with the forrest service

My good friend Mark Menlove over at the Winter Wildlands Alliance just sent over the letter below. I wanted to post it so that any backcountry travelers who check in here will take a minute (took me about 10mins) to comment on a proposed Forrest Service rule regarding motorized winter traffic.       With [...]

South Teewinot

June 29, 2014

South Teewinot

I live 4 hrs from the greatest collection of  ski mountaineering routes in the lower 48 and have never skied there until this spring. What the fuck! Seriously?! I’ve been to Antarctica, Svalbard, Baffin Island, but never just up the street to ski in Teton National Park?! I really don’t have a good excuse, or [...]

Central Wasatch Traverse

June 10, 2014

Central Wasatch Traverse

    Decided to drag out and finish up this post from the unpublished blog files of winter 2014. For years I’ve been wanting to do a Parley’s Canyon to Provo Canyon tour because these canyons bookend the meat of the Central Wasatch. I couldn’t really find a way to cleanly connect to Provo Canyon, [...]

vorpal

June 1, 2014

vorpal

  “And you will come to find that we are all one mind capable of all that’s imagined and all conceivable.” “Reflection” by TOOL   I guess it was on THIS outing last season that I really decided it was time to try and create the tool I’d imagined in my head. In ski mountaineering the [...]

rainier-success couloir

May 22, 2014

rainier-success couloir

      Nothing is over. To be honest I’m more excited about skiing than I have been all winter. Alaska always seems to really kick me into gear. I  do love the warmer temps, longer daylight and increased stability that this time of year offers. I could do an entire blog just on the [...]

wrangell st elias-slotterhouse

May 9, 2014

wrangell st elias-slotterhouse

    Back from a month of shooting and skiing for Powderwhore in Alaska. We split the month into two trips, one stint in the Tordrillos with Caston Oliver,  Neil Provo and photographer Jay Beyer. For some pics and a trip roundup from that outing visit PW.com. And for round two we flew deep into [...]

tushar mountains-mount baldy

May 6, 2014

tushar mountains-mount baldy

    This past weekend was my mothers retirement party in St George. Good excuse to get outside the Wasatch and explore on the way down south. I’ve only skied in the Tushar Mountains once and well, we did more drinking and puking than skiing. I’ve been scrolling around on Google Earth looking for obscure [...]

Winter Wildlands Alliance

April 24, 2014

Winter Wildlands Alliance

First Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, then Save Our Canyons and now Winter Wildlands Alliance? I thought this was a ski adventure blog full of self absorbed vanity projects. Oh well, I promise to get back to that soon, so bear with me through my enviro-MENTAL kick. I am proud to be a recreation ambassador for the [...]

Lone Peak Celebration

March 22, 2014

Lone Peak Celebration

Packing up for Alaska this morning! Planning for 10 days in the Tordrillo Mountains and 2 weeks in the Wrangells. Luckily I’ll be back just in time to support Save Our Canyons at their 12th annual Lone Peak Celebration. It’s incredible what this great little organization has been able to do to preserve our unique [...]

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

February 24, 2014

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

    The Wasatch Backcountry Alliance was recently formed in hopes of bringing the human powered winter community together and giving it representation. I’m honored to have been asked to be one of the founding board members. I’ve seen many bad ideas (Flagstaff lift) and attempts to expand (Ski-Link) pop up and it makes sense [...]