A look back at March 2011.
Photo of the Week (Week 13)
Tom D. skis the lower slopes of Cobb Peak, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho.
Photo of the Week (Week 11)
Photo of the Week. Hyndman Peak, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho.
The Crow’s Foot
The Highway Line can cause otherwise rational people to do irrational things. Why? “Because everyday I look up at that line.” The Crow’s Foot is blatant from Salt Lake City. It’s a massive avalanche path that can be seen from miles. Every backcountry skier has heard of the Crow’s Foot. And every one stares up […]
Pioneer Yurt (Video)
Juan Grande has finished his magnum opus from our days in the Pioneer Mountains. Behold, the masterpiece:
What is Wrong With Me?
Instead of skiing 2 feet of fresh snow, I went to the gym. The gym! What is wrong with me?
$8 Ski Gloves
Looking for a decent hiking glove for your ski tours but don’t want to spend $100? Go to Wal-Mart. Or Target. Or Cal-Ranch. For $8 you can find a good pair of leather winter work gloves. Put a little water resistant treatment on them and voila! They will probably wear out after a season or […]
Old Guys Defy Gravity
Backcountry skiing is a lot of fun. Why? Lots of reasons. Most of them resemble this: Fresh powder. Untracked slopes. Empty, lonely mountains. Yeah. Whatever. Sometimes skiing the backcountry has nothing to do with any of that. Instead—and especially when a natural kicker is discovered outside the front door of the yurt—backcountry skiing becomes all about hucking yourself as […]
Pioneer Yurt (More Photos)
I’m still digesting the 4 days that I spent in the Pioneer Mountains. Words are brewing, but slowly. In the meantime I am continuing to wade through the photos I snapped along the way. About 150 all together. And frankly, it was hard to take a bad shot given our surroundings. The Pioneer Range is a […]