Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Congradulations Mike!

photo pulled from Phil's blog.
Totally self sufficient Knik to Nome.
I don't see any processed sugar left in those bottles - Pretty lean looking fella ain't he!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Carpe Diem

one of the advantages you hear about of being self employed is being able to skip out on weekdays all the time. This actually is not true and you will find yourself working most weekends as well. As Julie pointed out "you're self employed.. get the hell out of here!" When the Yellow Orb in the forecast calls, in March, it must be heeded.

Jeebs, Page and I went to Turnagin with Pastorial peak on the docket. It's been a year since I've been back there (a good day it was) I was hell bent with way too much jitter juice flowing to say the least.

Started with a run off of the top of Sunburst:

Sun crust forced warp factor 11 speeds... crazy fast! Page is the dot near the top for scale.

Back to Taylor Pass.. thanks skin trail.

Up Pastorial
 a bit windy at the pass and along the ridge for sure...

You simply can't top the view from Pastorial Peak on a clear day. Huge mountains in all directions beckon.
Top to lower valley run.. no photos,  broke a nice skin track back up to the glacier.

Killer pow, must repeat. all the way back up to the top.
Manta ray cornice.
Thanks Pastorial.. we did the runs just left of the summit, this view is fore-shortened and deletes the whole middle part.
by popular demand.. The swallowtail cam!
back up out of the basin, up over sunburst to get back. Page is the most ripping tele skier I've ever seen, with about 7,500' vertical of climbing under her boots she was pretty happy.
Thanks Ladies!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Jeff's B-day

Jeff got what he wanted for his birthday, blue skies, incredibly fresh blower cold smoke snow, and no body out there. Felt like we had the place to our selves.
Up To PMS bowl on magnum. Breaking trail from the car all the way to the ridgeline. The cornice up there is the biggest I've seen it.


Crazy cornice.. looked like a head down battering ram.


A group heading to Taylor pass:

3 runs on Magnum, then busted up the valley and did Super bowl.

A group on the wild ridge heading up to Gold Pan that Billy Yvonne and I did a while back.

Best snow all year!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Marlin's ice drums

Marlin's been cooking up this for a while and got some good press this morning. Follow this link .
Fat tire bike expeditioning on the great lakes with packraft safety sled for personal scientific studys. Awesome.