Tuesday at work I get an email from my buddy Luke, one of the graphic designers at the Brewers Association.
“I know it is super late notice, but a good friend & I are ripping Moab Thursday night – Sunday (taking off Friday — home by dinner time Sunday). Love to have you come with as the third if you could swing it. Doing the Whole Enchilada on Sat for sure .. Not sure about the rest of the time. Buddy has a camper we are heading down in.” Continue reading April 12-15: Moab, UT
Typically during this time of year, I’m getting after it on my splitboard riding the peaks and lines that are finally safe enough to ride. Not this year. Things never picked up, and Colorado was plagued with a shallow snowpack sitting on top of garbage. But after the season I had last year, I can’t really complain. I still had some good days this year, but nothing like last year. So, last week I decided it was time to put my board away and get back on two wheels. With temperatures soaring in the high country and even more so in the front range, Becca and I headed west to Fruita, CO for our first mountain biking trip together. Continue reading TR: The End of One Season, The Beginning of Another
Once again, Becca and I found ourselves making the trek up to Jackson for a three day weekend. With a bit of new snow and a relatively stable snowpack we planned to hit some bigger lines with our friends Aaron and Simon. Lately, Colorado has been plagued with instabilities and we’ve been seeing plenty of these which is why I haven’t had a blog post since my last trip to Jackson: Continue reading 2/19/2012: Apocalypse Couloir, Prospectors Mountain, GTNP
Becca and I drove to Jackson, WY on Friday night for another weekend of skiing in the Tetons and hanging out with our friends Aaron and Simon. After a short 8 hour drive, we arrived at Aaron’s apartment at 2AM Saturday morning and quickly unpacked and grabbed some shut-eye before taking a lap or two on the pass the next day. The plan was to take it easy on Saturday before our big day in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) on Sunday. Continue reading 1/15/2012: Nugget Line, Cloudveil Dome, GTNP
After graduation, I headed out to Illinois to spend the holidays with Becca’s family. It was nice to get away for a bit and enjoy spending time with her family and meeting everyone as well. I even rode something other than a bike or snowboard. Continue reading TR: Dec. 30-Jan. 6 2012: Jackson, WY to Eiseman Hut