2010 Favorites (Part 6)

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in Moab, Photos | One Comment

Another photo from the White Rim. The famous Shafer Switchbacks.

Hike. Ski. Hike. Ski.

Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in Photos, Ski | One Comment

If you have read this space for any prolonged amount of time then you no doubt, by now, understand that backcountry skiing is rather like a Hollywood movie. That is, there is a certain formula that is almost always and forever followed: Hike. Ski. Hike. Ski. It’s that simple. But, like the movies, the beauty […]

A Christmas Story

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

I was 6 years old when I got my first bike. My parents paid $25 for it—no small sum for them at that time. They bought it from the Postman, and had a neighbor help repaint it on Christmas Eve. I had no idea at the time what kind of financial commitment that bike required, but it was […]

2010 Favorites (Part 5)

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Bike, Moab, Photos | 3 Comments

There were few days in 2010 better than the one I spent on the White Rim. The photo below is one of my favorites from that trip. The enormity, and the vast and remote nature of the canyon lands is manifest stark, and obvious. I don’t know that I could ever grow tired of the […]

2010 Favorites (Part 4)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2010 in Photos, Ski | No Comments

This was taken just recently with my new Canon Powershot S95. I’ll be posting a full review of the nifty little Point & Shoot soon. Everyday I see this view –I know, it’s hard on the eyes, right?. And everyday I think about spending more time on Lone Peak, and in the Dry Creek drainage. […]

How To: Dawn Patrol

Posted by on Dec 17, 2010 in How To, Ski | 5 Comments

There is nothing inherently complex about a Dawn Patrol. And yes, despite Dug’s insistence to the contrary, I will now, and forever, use that term. Step 1: Get up absurdly early and hike up a mountain. Step 2: Keep hiking. Step 3: Hike a little more. And enjoy the sunrise. Step 4: Stop hiking. Commiserate with friends about the […]

How To: Backcountry Ski (Part 2)

Posted by on Dec 14, 2010 in How To, Ski | 4 Comments
How To: Backcountry Ski (Part 2)

In part 1 I covered some of the basics in gear, and in mindset. I wanted to go into a little more detail about gear. As a gear nerd I am constantly on the look-out for cool gadgets, tools, clothing, and whatever else I can find that will have some minor or rare use in […]

Zion and Zen

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Photos, St. George | 10 Comments

Sometimes nothing but the quiet and solitude of Zen can calm nerves and settle a rattled mind: Sun, dirt, and far off horizons. A meditative state: Zion and Zen. With friends: Blackbrush. Slickrock. And wheels to follow: The winter desert, still colorful: And warm. For now, at least: Small spaces: And speed: A lowland labyrinth of the physical […]

Saint George Haiku

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in FridayHaiku, St. George | 3 Comments

Sun and dirt. Oh yes. I am going to Saint George. Singletrack. Oh yes.

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