The Highway Line

Posted by on Mar 31, 2010 in Ski | 5 Comments

There is in the backcountry ski – and I would expect the rock climbing – world a unique and exclusive phenomenon. A fantastic and spectacular distraction of such epic and arousing proportions that it is known to cause severe rubber necking, lane drifting and angry, frightened outbursts from any passengers you may have in the […]

This is the Right Place

Posted by on Mar 30, 2010 in Ski, Wasatch | 3 Comments

“There’s new snow in the mountains.” “Yes indeed.” “We need to go investigate.” “Where do you want to start looking?” “Superior? West Bowl of Silver? Holy Toledo and Cardiac?” “All excellent options.” “Let me take a look at the map…” And so started a chain of events that ended with us all being able to […]

The Point of the Mountain

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Ski | 8 Comments

Along the Wasatch Front – both in local vernacular and in geographic terms – we use the phrase “the point of the mountain.” Actually, in the local vernacular that phrase has two meanings, one of which is simply a more benign term for the State prison. As in, “If you continue to behave this way […]

High Adventure

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Ski | 3 Comments

I’m tired. But I’m smiling. (More to come on Monday. For now, I need a nap.)

Shot Down

Posted by on Mar 24, 2010 in Ski | No Comments

The sport of skiing consists of wearing three thousand dollars’ worth of clothes and equipment and driving two hundred miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and get drunk. ~P.J. O’Rourke, Modern Manners, 1984. One would wonder what the venerable Mr. O’Rourke would have to say about backcountry skiing, wherein one […]

On Second Thought

Posted by on Mar 23, 2010 in Bike | 2 Comments

The mountain biking is starting to fill in nicely. A few more days like the ones we’ve had recently will certainly make it easier to let go of that heretofore hanging thread.

Hanging by a Thread

Posted by on Mar 22, 2010 in Ski | One Comment

The ski season is melting away into spring. Slowly. But undeniably. And yet, as I have written, I’m not quite ready to give up on it just yet. And so, I’m hanging by a thread to an equally precarious snowpack. Anyone want to indulge in spring corn?

The Knuckle Dragger

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Photos, Ski | 2 Comments

The moment I took this photo I knew that it would some day need to be made into a baseball card. Today is that day.

Superiority

Posted by on Mar 17, 2010 in Photos, Ski | 3 Comments

I never tire of looking at Mt. Superior. There is, quite simply, no bad angle on it. Although, I would guess that possibly the best angle, would be the one enjoyed by the skiers in this amazing film clip. An angle that I fully intend to witness first hand… but not likely this season.

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