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 […]

14 Feb 2017

Wind Lip Side Hit To Save The Day

Wind Lip Side Hit To Save The Day

Taking a chance Saturday (February 11th) in Southwest Washington, Kelso and I inspected the snowpack after big rains all week and only a small wave of snow since. We reached 5000ft where a meadow was thick with 6″ of fresh snow. Hopes began to rise. We pushed out to the normal riding area excited at […]

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 […]

25 Dec 2016

December 2016 Blast

December 2016 Blast

Looking back at the first month of the 2016/2017 season, it’s been a great month packed with travel and snowboarding. The Cascades are thickly blanketed with over 100 inches of snow, settling in for what we hope to be a long winter. As the Mountains turned white this fall the seasonal snow junkies within us […]

8 Apr 2016

Spring St.Helens Summit and Hip Hit Weekend

Spring St.Helens Summit and Hip Hit Weekend

The skis went blue over the Northwest during the first week of April. Desperately wanting to take advantage of the dry and unseasonably warm weather for some snow camping, I talked Kelso and Nikki into making plans to ride Mount St.Helens for the weekend. Nikki and I set out solo on Saturday with summit fever. […]

29 Feb 2016

Powder Highway Vacation Couples Style

Powder Highway Vacation Couples Style

With BC so close to Oregon, it’s long been a desire of mine to learn more about the snowboarding terrain and ski town living found along the legendary “Powder Highway” in the southern interior of British Columbia. The snowmobile riding in these mountain is arguably the best in the world. Evidence of this is seen […]