Lick Creek Yurt Trip 2015

We have just reached our intended skin track for the day and we intend to head up the drainage towards Sawtooth Peak. Along the way, we will investigate one of our favorite areas called “The Pillows”, a NE facing burned area full of logs, boulders, terrain drops and small cliffs. On powder days this area …

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Gladiator Peak and the Grand Prize Tour

We have just topped out on a pass between two beautiful peaks in the Boulder Mountains of Idaho. There is a storm brewing somewhere out there to the northwest, but the only signs of the pending weather system that is approaching is this furious wind, hellbent on knocking us down. The skies are a brilliant …

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Turns All Year (The Unapproved Quest)

Chasing dreams is a great thing to do! But before you go sprinting out the door ya might want to make sure that you’ve properly communicated said dreams with your spouse. This is the story of the unapproved quest to chase turns all year. Table of Contents Video Highlights – 12 months packed into 5 …

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Ride Like A Girl…

While climbing to the top of the infamous Porcupine Rim, arguably the best downhill trail in Moab, I was struggling. My legs were weak, my cardio non-existent and my attitude sour. This was the spring of 2002 and I hated climbing. As I slogged up the hill, I could hear the steady cadence of a …

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Hi-Adventure for Mobile Devices

If you prefer to surf the interweb with your smart phone, and you have tried to browse the hi-adventure site with one of these devices, it has probably not been an optimal experience. OK, let’s be honest here. It has totally SUCKED! But as of today, the suckiness (OK, I know that isn’t really a …

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iBikes Under The Tree?

I don’t own an iThingy.  No iPod, no iTouch, no iPhone, no iPad and certainly no iPad Mini.  I have nothing against iThingys—my wife and two daughters have iPhones, iTouchs and iPods.  Truth be told, I have downloaded some un-cool, old guy music from iTunes once or twice with their help.  For me, the whole”i” …

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Oregon Coast Escape

Not all of my adventures involve snow – and that is a good thing! OK, here’s is the deal. My wife has been saying that each of these ski mountaineering trips that I have been going on requires some “beach time”. Now it is important to note that fortunately, in her case, “beach” doesn’t necessarily …

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Heaven and Hell in the Tetons

This little adventure was my October session of Turns All Year, (the unapproved pursuit of skiing every month of the year). I refer to this as “unapproved” in reference to Ann’s attitude towards this latest installment of my ongoing insanity. I was getting nervous about this trip actually coming to fruition, due to the fact …

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Scars Rule!

As Halloween approaches I am reminded of…scars. While nobody can rock a scar like Frankenstein, scars have found a place in my psyche. I stare down at my left arm above my hand. A newly minted scar in licorice red has formed. I acquired this in a recent disagreement with a step-up jump at The …

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Finding Your Flow

As strange as this may seem, I was not always a mountain biker. There was a time when I was blissfully unaware of the total awesomeness that is mountain biking. My life was a series of long work days, memorably short holidays and grand family togetherness. Great wife-check. Great kids-check. Great job-mostly-check. Life was good …

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Middle Teton Cave Couloir

As I was ascending the Cave Couloir on September 1st, it became obvious to me that the descent was not going to be easy. There were two technical issues that I was dealing with to figure out how best to approach the descent; First, I noticed that the runnels were getting pretty deep and went …

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Climbing the South Teton

As is often the case with me, my plans always start out more grandiose than what actually transpires. This climb was going to be a combo climb of both the South and Middle in the same day. This is a fairly common climb that a lot of people do and it is still “on my …

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Tetons and the Turns All Year Club

As a rule, I rarely venture out into the mountains solo. Almost all of these ski mountaineering and climbing adventures that I do are with one or more partners. It is fun to share the experience with others, it fosters teamwork and it definitely provides an added layer of security in case of injury. However, …

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Summer Skiing in the Sawtooth Range

The mission to ski all 12 months in 2014 is continuing with fantastic trips each month. July was no exception! Based on some expert advice from Sara Lundy of Sawtooth Mountain Guides, we set our sights on the basin above Hell Roaring Lake that is guarded by the Finger of Fate. We overnighted at the …

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My Final Playlist…

Truth is I have never made a mix tape. Sadly, I never received one either. With as many times as my trusty little heart has been crushed, you’d think at least one tape would have made it into my cassette player.   Having a sad mix tape would have come in handy for those inevitable “It’s …

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