RSSTrip Reports

DuMore Packraft Trip

| August 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

The true beauty of  packrafts is that their lightweight portability allows you to boat wildly remote rivers which would be logistically daunting or expensive with a hard-shell boat.   Weighing in at about 15 pounds for the entire boat, paddle, pdf, drysuit, etc., means that you can hump them over mountain passes and carry them […]

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White Hot White Rim

White Hot White Rim

| June 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The 100 mile White Rim trail outside of Moab, UT is one of my favorite mountain biking adventures and I’ve done it clockwise, counterclockwise, in a day, over three days and at night. There are far burlier rides out there, but I like the White Rim as it is such a classic slice of the […]

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Antarctica November 2013 Update

Antarctica November 2013 Update

| June 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Although the 2013/14 Wasatch snowfall totals were a bit of a bust, I’m already looking forward to my next anticipated skiing outing in Ushuaia, Argentina before heading down to Antarctica for ten days of skiing in November with the 2013 Antarctic Ski Cruise. This is one of my favorite trips of the year (or actually […]

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2013 Wilderness Ski Week Photo Gallery

2013 Wilderness Ski Week Photo Gallery

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013 was the second annual Wild Alpine Wilderness Ski Week, which is held in conjunction with the Ultima Thule Lodge. Like last year, the weather and conditions were great and we got out every day for some of the best turns of the season, at least in my case.  I haven’t gotten around to a […]

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Ruthless Ambitions Photo Gallery

Ruthless Ambitions Photo Gallery

| April 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’ll get around to writing this trip up ASAP, but first… photos. Ruthless Ambitions 2013 This was the second part of my trip to Alaska this year and involved a nine-day outing in the Ruth Amphitheater (thus the “Ruthless Ambitions” trip name) with Garrett Grove, Noah Howell and my old skiing buddy, Mark Holbrook.  The […]

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Ultima Thule Lodge

Ultima Thule Lodge

| March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

It looks like we’ll get some skiing in today…

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Up, Up & Away to Snowy AK

Up, Up & Away to Snowy AK

| March 27, 2013 | 8 Comments

If I had to pick my favorite place on earth to go skiing, it would have to be Alaska.  I know, this is a cheater’s answer as the state is so huge it is like saying “protein” is your favorite food, but that’s the point.  In Alaska you can ski anywhere from sea level to […]

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12k on 12-12-12

12k on 12-12-12

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The day started with airborne garbage cans flying around in Salt Lake City.  Texting Noah from the comfort of his upstairs bed, Jonah asked “Are you still going?”  Noah had no choice, first because it was his idea to climb and ski 12,012′ in honor of 12-12-12, but also because he was meeting me for […]

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River of Return – TR

River of Return – TR

| October 18, 2012 | 8 Comments

This was one of the funnest non-skiing trips I’ve ever been on and is an instant Wilderness adventure classic.  Named “The River of Return” as it starts and finishes at the same spot in the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness area, this trip was the brainchild of Forrest McCarthy from Jackson Hole. […]

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Roundtrip River Running

Roundtrip River Running

| September 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

At what elevation do deer turn into elk? Is there always snow on Everest? Do you finish at the same place you start on this river? These are all excellent questions, and in the case of an upcoming packrafting trip, yes, you do start and finish at the same point on this river.  This reminds […]

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