25 Mar 2013

Friday Pow In March

Friday Pow In March

I have two images and a short story to share. Last week I returned from the Montana “Swanvoyage” vacation and got back to business.  I have a new schedule at work now, my employer granted me Fridays off to work on Dresm.  This new schedule proved itself quite valuable this past Friday.  The weather shifted cold mid-week and the rain […]

28 Feb 2013

Sunny Tuesday On Mt.Adams, WA

Sunny Tuesday On Mt.Adams, WA

The Northwest finally transitioned out of the six week, mid-winter, high pressure hole and back to a more normal state of tree-well paranoia.  Over the past week, a storm system came in multiple waves with fairly light and very deep snowfall, 40 inch in total.  Welcome back powder boarding. This edit was shot on a Tuesday spent […]

6 Feb 2013

Meadows Park Riding

Meadows Park Riding

The Northwest is still suffering from the mid-winter blah.  Every year we sit for weeks and wait patiently for our wet weather to return and deliver more powder.  You may think it sounds selfish to ask for powder but the reality of riding exposed volcanos like mt.Hood, is that groomed snow dosen’t hold well.  Heavy winds, blasting sun and large expanses of […]

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 […]