March Review

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Bike, Ski | 2 Comments

A look back at March 2011.

Photo of the Week (Week 13)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in Photos, Ski | No Comments

Tom D. skis the lower slopes of Cobb Peak, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho.

Photo of the Week (Week 11)

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in Photos, Ski | No Comments

Photo of the Week. Hyndman Peak, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho.

The Crow’s Foot

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Photos, Ski | 5 Comments
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)

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Ski | No Comments

Juan Grande has finished his magnum opus from our days in the Pioneer Mountains. Behold, the masterpiece:

What is Wrong With Me?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in Ski | 17 Comments

Instead of skiing 2 feet of fresh snow, I went to the gym. The gym! What is wrong with me?

$8 Ski Gloves

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Ski | 4 Comments
$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

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Photos, Ski | 4 Comments

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)

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in Photos, Ski | 3 Comments
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 […]

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