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