4 Feb 2013

Dry-spell Backcountry Hardpack

Dry-spell Backcountry Hardpack

Kelso looking south to Mt.hood off of Mt.Adams, WA. P: shot with a 35mm Rollei 35 film camera – Tyler   The Northwest has been high and dry for close to a month now.  These mid-winter dry spells seem to set in every winter in the PNW during early January and plague us well into February. […]

23 Dec 2012

Pre-Christmas Powder in Heather

Pre-Christmas Powder in Heather

The BBT (brother brother team) made it to Mt.Hood for one last attack before our travels back East for Christmas.  The snow condition have been so good in the Northwest throughout December that my camera has remained zipped up in my pocket.  Flowing powder turns have a way of taking over control, forcing out any distractions.  This day […]

21 Dec 2012

Dirksen Derby 2012

Dirksen Derby 2012

  Kelso and I attended the 6th annual Dirksen Derby held at Mt.Bachelor.  With the amount of media coverage the event received this year, there’s a damn good chance you’ve already read a far better blog post about what went down.  I will spare you the details and instead, provide you with my insight and a few […]

3 Dec 2012

December Drop to Knee Pain

December Drop to Knee Pain

It was a fun weekend at Meadows this weekend to welcome December 2012.  It’s finally feeling like winter in the Cascades as of Sunday night when the freezing levels dropped down to 4000ft.  Over a foot of fresh snow fell over the weekend.  This made for two scary realities, lift lines and rider confidence. Riding […]

27 Nov 2012

Mt.Bachelor Opening Day 2012

Mt.Bachelor Opening Day 2012

Along with most of the Northwest ski resorts, Mt. Bachelor opened for the season this Thanksgiving, 2012.  A big system pushed into the Northwest days before the holiday weekend.  A mixed bag of weather left the ski community cringing but in the end, the cold weather finished thing off with a bang. Ben Ipsen and […]

28 Jul 2012

Resident Shred 2012

Resident Shred 2012

Resident Shred 2012 was a success.  The idea was a two day shred sesh at Timberline in mid July, a little camping and abundant sunshine. Kelso, Kelsey and I rode with two different crews during two sunny days riding the Timberline public park.  The snow had been melting fast and the halfpipe, feeling the affects, […]

9 Jun 2012

Last Day at Meadows

Last Day at Meadows

Last day at Meadows was May 7th, 2012. This edit was slow to produce due to the Dresm workload taking it’s toll on any computing time. The “last day” edit is finished now though and only good vibes are the bi-product. Good vibes and my shoulder injury I guess. The injury actually made this edit […]

8 May 2012

Mount St.Helens Spring Hip

Mount St.Helens Spring Hip

Kelso and I have been talking up “jump building” all season with nothing to show until now. The last weekend in April we took sleds out to Mount St.Helens for a 50+ degree day in search of a wall to build a hip on. We found the wall but the build on this wall took […]