• Freshies: Mountain Calligraphy in the Japanese Alps If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of winter sports this season you’ve seen literally hundreds of dispatches from Japan as herds of North American professionals and enthusiasts headed west in search of the most elusive of snow conditions: deep, deep powder. If your engagement in snowsports is more cursory, perhaps you haven’t even realized […]
  • Freshies – A Few More from the Road If you ever get the chance to hop in your car for a few weeks and check out the American west, do me a favor: take that trip. I’ve been back from my fall road trip for a little over a week, and have finally finished running through all of the photos I took. At […]
  • Freshies – Black and White in the American West I’m on a photo journey, as many of you know.  Thus far it’s taken me from my home state of Washington, through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and now California.  The purpose of the trip is to shoot fall landscapes, and as such, much of the work has been colorful by default; it’s the most […]
  • Freshies – Fall Road Trip Part 1, Washington Greetings from Jackson, Wyoming; gateway to the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park.  Why am I here?  Because I’m on a hunt.  Not the dead animals hanging on the wall kind of hunt (although there is plenty of that going on in these parts).  I’m spending a month on the road, hunting for the most beautiful […]
  • 4 Traits of the Greats 9 Days entrenched with Chris Davenport, Ted Mahon and Christy Mahon aka ‘The Power Trio of Colorado Ski Mountaineering‘ was an illuminating experience. In all of my years as a skier and adventurer, I’ve seldom experienced such a well-oiled machine. When I was being interviewed by Powder Magazine about my time with the crew in […]
  • Freshies – Skiing the Centennial Peaks of Colorado with Chris Davenport – Part 3 As the last legitimate spring skiing conditions come to a close across the western US, I wanted to squeeze in one final post covering the series of peaks I skied with the intrepid Centennial Skiers in Colorado. For more background and previous outings, check out here and here. After a great time on Mount Oklahoma, […]
  • Freshies – Skiing the Centennial Peaks of Colorado with Chris Davenport – Part 2 If you had a chance to read my previous post, you’ll know that I just put in 10 days with Colorado’s ski mountaineering elite during their mission to ski the 100 tallest peaks in Colorado (all over 13,800′). After a successful stint in the San Juan mountains near Silverton, Colorado, we jumped over the pass […]
  • Freshies – Skiing the Centennial Peaks of Colorado with Chris Davenport, Round 1 I just got off the phone with one of the editors of Powder Magazine. Toward the end of the interview she asked me this: “So when Chris Davenport calls you and invites you to join him on his lastest ambitious project, you drop everything and make it happen?” “Absolutely.” If you’re unfamiliar with Chris Davenport, […]
  • Freshies – Spider Mountain, Deep in the North Cascades Last weekend held grand adventure and a gorgeous alpine experience in the form of Spider Mountain’s north face, deep in the North Cascades of Washington. Located in the Cascade Pass region, home to many of Washington’s tallest and most formidable peaks, the north face of Spider is a dream line for the intrepid ski mountaineer. […]
  • Freshies – Hakuba, Japan The skiing in Japan has been getting a lot of hype in recent years. After spending two weeks sampling the resorts and backcountry of the Hakuba area I can say without reservation that the hype is justified. Many thanks to Morino Lodge for the hospitality, to Patagonia Ambassador and evo founder Bryce Phillips for killing […]