Archive | July, 2011

Mt. Hood Snow Dome Summer Ski

Fresh brewed coffee in hand, I sat on the deck at Cloup Cap – the morning light illuminating Mt. Hood. Taking in the glow of the mountain, I slipped into my ski boots for the first time in almost two months this weekend. The usual razzing about why my pack was so small, and whether I needed help getting my… Read More

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Banff Wildlife Camera

Check out this incredible video made from 12 months of footage taken by a motion trigger wildlife camera in Banff National Park. It looks like just about every critter in the area passed by this camera over the 12-month period including cougars, wolves, black and brown bears and moose – pretty darn cool.

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Skiers of the Altai Mountains

Back in 2005, I was able to join Nils Larsen on his first trip to the Altai Mountains in Northern China to meet and begin documenting what is believed to be one of the last remaining cultures to rely on primitively made skis for travel and hunting. The skiers of the Altai Mountains represent the roots of skiing. Their skis… Read More

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SNOTEL snow water equivalent

Snowpack Data

The Northwest has been having an unusually cool and wet spring and summer this year. The temp outside my office is a mere 65 degrees and it is July 17! I am not really complaining. The weather has been great for riding and working outside.  Another side benefit is that our already healthy snowpack from the winter has been lingering… Read More

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Osprey Raptor 14 mountain bike hydration pack

Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack

Summer is in full force and, although there is still good skiing to be had in the Northwest, it is prime mountain biking season. I have had a new mountain bike hydration pack on my wish list for a couple of seasons, and when I saw that Osprey was making hydration packs, I decided it was time to try something… Read More

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