ANOMOLIES

The average historical snowfall on Mt. Washington for the months of October (17.6in) and November (37.8in) sit well below this season's current totals; unofficially 100+ inches from late October through mid-November. Interestingly, this precipitation outlier was accompanied by equally as strange low wind speeds (based on data gathered from unscientific but incredibly fun “fieldwork”). Additionally, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Intentional Skiing

Things that aren't lame. 1) Environmentalism 2) Great Skiing 3) Adventures 4) Good Music 5) Montana. If any of these are appealing to you then take half an hour and watch Land of No Use. There are many facets of backcountry skiing, but rarely discussed in our current "progression" of the sport is the importance [...]

Somewhere else is right here

The "trucklet" meandered its way through the Vinalhaven fog in an effort to deliver me to my favorite fishing spot on the island. I wasn't in search of big game fish just some Mackerel to cook up for a mid morning meal. As I made my way across the quiet island I thought about the [...]