East Coast Roundup

            They are testing snow guns at Sunday River; ice pellets are forecasted on Mt. Washington, Warren Miller is coming to Portland, and whispers of ESAW abound. Meanwhile, lunar eclipses and monsoon rains are creating meteorological chaos that we can only hope carries into the upcoming colder months. All of which [...]

Intuition

It was the first bluebird day of the season in Huntington, but as is typically the case on the “rock pile,” winds were hammering start zones and the skis on our packs were turning into sails. After being knocked down to our hands and knees (while climbing over a fun mixture of rock, rotting snow, [...]

Slowly Pushing Limits

I had no idea the undertaking writing a master’s thesis would be. My imagination fell horribly short in its attempts to create what it would look and feel like to complete this level of academic work. All facets of life were impacted by the project, however, what I truly underestimated was the toll research and [...]

Overly Attached

The DAS airing out after a good day on Mt. Washington           My buddies Al and Ryan are gear heads. Engineers by trade, they are able to dissect the tensile strength of any material you show them, the breaking points of the myriad components in a tech binding, and can determine [...]

A Renewed Perspective

Few times have I seen the moon that bright. Huntington was so well illuminated that the massive rock buttress that divides the middle of the ravine cast a shadow over central gully. Standing there in awe we were compelled to howl at the moon to honor the untamed spectacle that surrounded us. It was a [...]

A Gateway Into the Mountains

Employing parking lot camping skills was not a conscious act of toughness, rather an unforeseen reality stemming form poor planning and traffic. The initial plan had been to skin up to the Harvard Cabin that evening but time and fatigue squashed that goal. Fortunately, sleep is typically easy to find in a -20 sleeping bag, [...]

Early Season Edit

Doing our best to find good snow and steep lines in the whites. Looking back on this day it is amazing to see how lucky we were with the conditions. Sometimes in the moment you are so focused on staying safe and dialing in your turns (especially when your third day of the season looks [...]