Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine just released the online version of the feature story I wrote about a really cool trip through the Kootenays that myself and photographer Bruno Long did last fall. READ IT HERE
I hate road trips. Especially trips to awesome new zones to go bike riding. They are a blur of teases: quick, sneaky peaks into great scenes that you previously didn’t even know existed. One short day of checking the area out, maybe a few if you’re lucky, and you are on to the […]
Exams are tough. Whether they are your first drivers test, an important midterm, or a job-dependent physical exam, they all force you to lay it on the line. There is no hiding behind feigned indifference, or deferral to a more knowledgeable friend. It is you, the challenge laid out, and the raw truth of what […]
A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY
Only sometime in the spring can I lift my head up enough to share some images with you, my readers. It has been a ski season of head-down work guiding both cat skiing and ski touring. Transfer out of one lodge in the morning, fly into another lodge that afternoon. Repeat. […]
Autumn is a time of change. More of a transition than a season, the fall puts summer to rest with cold temperatures, short days and rain. Jolted out of the lazy, idyllic atmosphere of the prior months, fall is usually an abrupt slap in the face, a reminder that winter is just around the corner.
Your breath sharply taken away as you dive into the alpine pool, ringed on all sides by the remaining winter’s snowpack, ensuring the temperature in the water remains just above freezing. The crystal clear water reflects the azure sky, streaked with high altitude clouds. As you submerge into glacial bliss, the last three hours of […]
I am not a cross country racer. It had been a long time since I had been herded, cattle like, into a start corral, nervously listening to the PA count down the seconds until the whole mass of spandex and bicycle pour out onto the course and into the suffer zone.
I guess that […]
The McKenzie River Trail (the MRT) is situated in Central Oregon, on the west side of the Cascades. This mountain range, predominantly made up of dormant and not-so-dormant volcanoes, does an efficient job of stopping the moisture from the Pacific Coast. On the west side you have temperate rainforests and old growth timber, and a […]
Head buzzing from the wine, stomach full of cheese, meat and bread, I careened haphazardly down the mountain, the Rhone Valley far below and a group of howling bike riders in the exact same boat as I following closely behind.
We were mid-way through an eight day sampling of some of the finest Swiss […]
Spring is a glorious time on the West Coast. The flowers are blooming in the city, but the mountains are still cloaked in snow. Deep snow, filling up glaciers, forming perfect couloirs and hugging steep north faces. READ ON TO VIEW PHOTO GALLERY