lone peak, chipman, box elder

January 27, 2015

lone peak, chipman, box elder

Moving apartments, good powder skiing, resting, and schmoozing at the Outdoor Retailer have filled my days since the Jackson Skimo race. High pressure and good avalanche stability moved in last week. This is when things get really interesting. Where to go? What to do? I knew that the speed demons of the Wasatch would be [...]

wyoming round-up 2015

January 15, 2015

wyoming round-up 2015

  This past weekend I competed in the Wyoming Round-Up skimo race. What is skimo? It’s short for ski mountaineering racing, formerly known as randonee racing. How the hell it became skimo? I have no idea. It’s a horrible name and has nothing to do with ski mountaineering as I know it. Even though the races [...]

twin peaks

January 8, 2015

twin peaks

Resolution of the new year, 2015 = blog regularly. I’ve realized in order to achieve this I’m going to have to lower my standards of what I consider “blog worthy.” It can’t always be first descents, link-ups, or big traverses as I would like. The conditions and snowpack just don’t allow it. So, lower your standards [...]

plinko-revisited

December 16, 2014

plinko-revisited

  Another winter is slowly getting underway and lots of changes taking place. Excited about the partnership with Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal and seeing what a great job Paul Olerich is doing with it. The latest issue is out and you can pick one up at your local gear shop throughout ski towns in the [...]

Dome Sweet Dome

November 11, 2014

Dome Sweet Dome

I’m not a writer, but I enjoy the challenge it presents and the introspection it can award. And I really like sharing and discussing adventures on snow. I was invited to contribute to the new backcountry ski journal Ascent. The first issue was just released in print and most of the content is also available [...]

curl

September 17, 2014

curl

The devil, or whomever is running the show at this point, will indeed find things for idle hands and feet to do. This summer has been a great mix of trail running and gym time. I’m feeling faster and fitter than ever, but the hunger to get out of training and into adventure must be [...]

Some Thing Else

September 11, 2014

Some Thing Else

Too strange and hard to believe that Jonah and I just finished up work on our 10th backcountry film! This whole Powderwhore thing started as a joke, became a hobby and now it’s still a joke that sometimes feels like a job and pays like a hobby. This truly is our baby. From planning trips [...]

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, [...]