• 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 – Columbia Peak SW Face There is an aerial photographer in Washington who has become perhaps the single biggest source of visual inspiration for climbers and skier operating in the Cascade range. His name is John Scurlock, and his work is breathtaking. For years, a single shot of his has haunted me. At first I asked myself if it was possible […]
  • Freshies – Mt. Baker North Ridge A couple of weekends ago, fresh off of a successful ski descent of the Mowich Face on Mt. Rainier, my friends Brian Fletcher, Jesse Thompson and I decided to have a go at climbing and possibly skiing the North Ridge of Mt. Baker. Everything went just superduper between the 2:30 am alarm at the trailhead […]
  • There I was…Mount Adams Introducing a new series of posts: There I was… This is where you’ll some hybrid of a travel journal and a trip report. An ode to the Hemmingways, Twains and Kerouacs who have so adroitly reported not only the steps they’ve taken, but what made each one unique. It’s a longer form of blogging than […]
  • Freshies – Volcano Tour with Chris Davenport Welcome to the second installation of Freshies; a series of posts intended to get right to the most important part of the program: the photography. In this round: The Volcano Tour with Chris Davenport I feel very fortunate to have been included on two outstanding ski missions with one of my heroes of the sport, […]