Crunching Numbers

Posted by on Feb 26, 2010 in Ski | One Comment

I feel like I have been, to quote Karl Malone, “beating a dead horse to death” with all the avalanche talk. But these numbers from the UAC are simply staggering: SO FAR this season: 252 unintentional, human triggered avalanches in the backcountry 52 caught 19 partial burials 5 total burials 11 injured 3 killed Bruce […]

Platinum Jersey Winner

Posted by on Feb 24, 2010 in Bike | 2 Comments

It may come as a surprise to a few of you, but this coming summer I will not be racing in the Tour de France. However, that does not mean that I will not win the race. In fact, I already have won. Following the lead of master delusionist and Russian figure skater, Evgeni Plushenko, […]

Avalanche Nerd

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010 in Ski | 3 Comments

I admit freely that I am becoming more of an avalanche nerd. And for good reason. Reason I believe I have documented well enough recently that I see no need to do so again, other than to point out that something just last winter I had no understanding or interest in, has become a sort […]

Persistent, but Different

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Ski | 2 Comments

The uncanny and uncharacteristic and overtly sensitive nature of the Wasatch snowpack continues to cause problems in the backcountry. The depth hoar that was so deadly a month ago has mostly, but not entirely bridged under the weight of new snow. However, I would not go so far as to put any faith into it […]

Powder Hunt

Posted by on Feb 19, 2010 in FridayHaiku, Ski | No Comments

Snow starting to fall? Winter still not finished yet. I’m going outside.

Cornice Bomb (video)

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in Ski, Video | 11 Comments

We kicked a small cornice off one of Scotties shoulders, and ripped out a small and shallow soft slab avalanche with it. The riding conditions were quite good, if rather sensitive on the steeper slopes. Aaron did the kicking while he was tied to Mark who stood back in a safe zone, just in case […]

Celebrate Baseball

Posted by on Feb 16, 2010 in Bike | 4 Comments

I harbor no fallacious and premature notions that this Wasatch winter is over. Indeed, it is snowing now as I write. Nor do I believe that there are not several outright miserable, cold, and altogether deplorable days that are waiting for their page to be turned. No, winter is not over. In fact, one would […]

Pursuing the Fantastic

Posted by on Feb 15, 2010 in Bike | 9 Comments

Somewhere, and on some far and distant and nearly invisible horizon I can see, if I look hard enough an alternate reality wherein I am that self and that competitor that occupies the delusional and illusory reels of fantastical dreamscape that are ever playing out in the warped caverns of my own mind. I see […]

Scotties Friday

Posted by on Feb 12, 2010 in FridayHaiku, Ski | No Comments

Scotties Bowl, Friday. The snow was not all that bad. Hungry for powder.

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