30 Mar 2021

Spring Eastern Washington Sled Trip

Spring Eastern Washington Sled Trip

This year’s sled and shred trip got pushed out to the spring riding season. Nikki was stuck working an on-site project, leaving me home alone for weeks-on-end with Sloan. When the project ended, I got the green-light to travel and started hunting snow forecasts. John, Kelso and I pooled energy to make a quick strike […]

25 Jan 2020

Baker to BC Long Weekend

Baker to BC Long Weekend

First trip of the season, first post of the season. A slow start for Big Flakes and for mother nature. Mt. Baker however was at the top of the snowfall list for 2019/2020 as of mid January. In an effort to get a trip rolling, Kelso, Joel, Andreas and I headed to Coquihalla Pass, BC […]

26 Feb 2019

Nelson BC Backcountry Exploration

Nelson BC Backcountry Exploration

The good, the bad, and the ugly from first timer’s exploration of the Nelson, BC backcountry, via snowmobile and splitboards.

9 Mar 2017

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 Feb 2017

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 Jan 2017

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 Jan 2017

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 Jan 2016

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 […]