9 March

Elk Lake Central Oregon Cabin Trip

Elk Lake Central Oregon Cabin Trip

Motivated by Dave to join the Crossover Revolution event at Elk Lake Lodge, Nikki and I rented a fancy cabin over the first weekend in March. This became our opportunity show our buddies Chris and Morgan a unique snowy adventure. We rented one of the modern, luxury, high ceiling cabins and packed it proper with […]

11 February

Crystal Camper Van Powder Monday

Crystal Camper Van Powder Monday

Riding a hot-pow Saturday at Mt.Hood Meadows in early February, Nikki and I had an itch. The lift lines were long, parking lots packed and the steep terrain was closed for avy control, all of which compounding on a season’s long feeling of entrapment. February, the heart of the winter season and we both felt […]

24 January

Pine Martin Express Reunion Tour

Pine Martin Express Reunion Tour

The Wallowas are quickly becoming a very special place for me. Standing 9 miles deep into the mountains, you get a sense of natural isolation. The remote trailhead we left behind in style, 10 people on 5 machines with four trailers full of gear, is no longer a thought once planted at the cozy mountain […]

10 January

Exploring Central Oregon New Years 2017

Exploring Central Oregon New Years 2017

Kelso, Becca, Mimi, Ben, Mikey, Nikki and I rang in the New Year together in a small cabin blanketed by feet of fresh snow. 2017 marked Nikki and my 5th New Years together, funny enough, 4 of which have been spent with Ben Ipsen. It was quite the crew of cabin gamers, backcountry enthusiast and […]

12 January

New Years 2016 Snowboard Tour Adventure

New Years 2016 Snowboard Tour Adventure

Nikki and I have spent the past four New Years together now and this was our third in the mountains. Returning from vacation spent with our families, the heavy snows that hit while we were away had started to settling out and the the resort was tracked. We laid eyes on getting out of the […]

21 December

Derby Weekend 2015 Snowboarding Bend

Derby Weekend 2015 Snowboarding Bend

I got my wish for fresh snow at the 2015 Dirksen Derby. The forecast was almost as stacked as the event roster, which was packed with 500 riders. A heavy storm cycle rolled in as the long weekend approached. The new snow made for slow race courses and a strange sense of emptiness at the […]

23 April

Valdez Powder Hunt Spring 2015

Valdez Powder Hunt Spring 2015

Mid April marked my second time traveling to Alaska on a whim to escape sad snowboarding condition in the Northwest. Two season’s in a row and my tastebud for Alaskan terrain has definitely matured, now to the point of hunger. Alaska is a far off land though and I was on the fence about making […]

27 February

Utah Travel Bug

Utah Travel Bug

I’m sure you know the feeling of being trapped, tired of your routine and a lack of adventure. During this warm winter in the Northwest, rains have washed away many weekends of outdoor activity. 2015 has been the second of such winters where Nikki and I have felt trapped in town. By mid January, we […]