Sunday, February 21, 2010


Big Brother is finally back in action. I learned a lot in the process. Had one key snafu which had me mystified for hours.. but a fresh start today (and a run up Wolverine looping over to Near point) helped volumes with the patience factor.

First - taking everything apart. Feet off, trimming knives off, broken hook assembly removed.

 Old hook.... new hook..  remind me later to open a machine shop in Japan to make millions on these things.

Timing and opener adjustments.. key.

Everything back in place... 

back in business.

Friday, February 19, 2010


shit, you better put your beacon on if driving to Seward..

This says it all

Thinking about crust skating up the placer when this crap re-freezes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This was one mistake I'll not repeat again.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ship Pass Emergency Overnighter

Headed over Ship Pass and spent the night up near the north side of Bird Ridge Overlook Peak. This will be a photo essay. enjoy.


When touring in the Chugash.. one must select the proper skis...

These next few are for Gnat.. who request time exposures this weekend. These are 15-40 seconds.


Weather rolled in as forecasted - woke up to wind and snow.



Back up to Ship Pass..


pretty windy now..
back to town.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

lots of this:

with a decent helping of this...
Been really enjoying short jaunts up in the front range this winter. The night above's 35 minute rager descent of near point has had me sore for days. Good sore though. Its never too early to get into summer time mountain shape right?