Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Week in the Hole

The Martini Chutes
Wow, where has the winter gone?!  The season has almost come and gone without me even noticing.  That's not quite true.  Actually, this winter has been a long, hard fight here in Alaska.  We have had an unusually dry few months and way too many big wind events this year.  Most of us here can only hope we see as much high pressure this summer as we have this winter!  Amongst all this, I managed to get a quick trip in to visit my ol' buddy Matt down in Jackson Hole.  As always, it was a great time!  My flight was a bit hectic, but I eventually made it.  The skiing there this season has been amazing and it was well worth the wait to enjoy some of that light, Wyoming snow.  I put together a couple little edits using my recently purchased helmet cam.  Check'em out and let me know what ya think.

Enjoy!

Here's one I made with footage from my flight.  It's just for fun and practice with the new software.

http://www.vimeo.com/21167578

Here's the skiing from Jackson.

http://www.vimeo.com/21446167

The Chugach Range
Prince William Sound
The Pyramid
Tag enjoying the snow.
Kaso, thigh deep.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Few New Pics

New 'Pic of the Week!'

Sorry for my absence, I have been quite busy finishing up school and starting a new job.  Not to worry though, I have still been snapping pictures as my adventures continue to take me into some beautiful terrain.  There's a couple new 'Pics of the Week' and I will get some photos up ASAP from my recent wanderings.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Early Season in Alaska

Friends enjoying the deep snowpack in Turnagain Pass
The Alaskan winter season is in full swing as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday.  We have seen a tremendous mix of conditions in the last few weeks of skiing. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Photo of the Week

Week of October 17, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Drive Home

Wilson, Wyoming
This past Spring I had the opportunity to drive back to Alaska from where I was living in Wyoming.  I had done the drive north many times before, but I hadn't had the chance to come this far east.  I was always commuting from Reno and, therefor, stuck to the West Coast until I hit the Alaska Highway.  This easterly route gave me the chance to explore both Montana and Northern Idaho as well as meet up with friends in Red Mountain, British Columbia.  The journey began with my departure from Wilson and a beautiful, blue bird day at Grand Targhee.  I spent the day making turns and basking in the sunshine.  Once I had my fill of Targhee, I hit the road north and sped through Eastern Idaho and Montana.  The following day I hit up Lookout Pass, a little place on the Idaho/Montana border.  It was just the experience I was looking for.  Totally empty, the tiny hill seemed much larger when every run was your own.  I enjoyed my day of shredding groomers, had a beer at the bar afterward and continued down the highway toward my next destination.

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