Grand Teton National Park Backcountry Conditions Website

It’s that time of year again when the Teton high country starts to get filled with climbers and hikers from the Jackson Hole valley and points further. The good news is that Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) and the Jenny Lake Rangers have created a website to give you current route and trail conditions. In […]

Bear With Me: Tips for Bear Encounters

Bear tracks from May 2, 2008. Click picture for largest image. Saw some day old bear tracks around the Bradley/Taggart area last week. Running into one of these guys (moose too!) in the dark, early morning hours is one of my biggest nightmares. Here are some things to think about if you have and encounter. […]

Off to Switzerland!

The Dents de Midi. I’m out the door today on my way to Switzerland! My flights go through Denver, Washington DC, Munich and then on to Geneva. I’ve got some Ambien to help me get some rest and sleep…and hopefully help me deal with some of the jetlag. I struggle with sleeping on planes, all […]

Thanks for the Donations!

Raised so far. It’s not too late to donate! I just wanted to recognize all those that have donated to the TetonAT Switzerland Fund before I head overseas on Weds morning to race in the World Ski Mountaineering Championships. Thank you for your enormous generosity!!!! I’m feeling pretty good right now and I just need […]

9 Days and Counting

I’m less than two weeks out from heading to Switzerland and wrapping up some of the finer details in relation to logistics, gear and training…and getting a haircut too! So far, the TetonAT Switzerland Fund has raised over $800 from generous donors all across the country. I thank you all! So far…your generous donations to […]

Help Support Randosteve in Switzerland

I just started looking for airline tickets to Switzerland and although they aren’t too bad right now, hopefuly I can get my itinerary dialed to pull the trigger soon. There is no doubt though, that this trip to race in the Ski Mountaineering World Championships is going to cost a pretty penny. And with the […]

News…and a Little More Outdoor Retailer

Time to start planning!!! The members of the 2008 US Ski Mountaineering Team have been announced by the United States Ski Mountaineering Association and it looks like I’m headed for Europe!!! Here is a link to the World Ski Mountaineering Championships website. One of the races has 10’000′ of vertical. The members of the team […]

Thanks WYDOT for Plowing Teton Pass

I haven’t been skiing Teton Pass much lately, but I want to give a shout out to WYDOT for keeping it open for those that skied up there during the big storms of last week. There was a comment and some discussion on a Teton Pass webcam post last week insinuated that WYDOT intentionally didn’t […]

Off to Orizaba

I got a test pack of ProBars a week or two ago and I’ve got a box of my favorites for the trip to Orizaba. Sometimes my stomach doesn’t like certain flavors or combos when I’m in the mountains, so I tried to eat them while in the mountains…or during long trail runs…instead of just […]

Going for Gannett

I’m going for a speed mission to Gannett Peak in the Wind River Mountains with Julia today. The plan is to leave Jackson at 4am Monday morning, and drive to the Green River Lakes trailhead. We should be able to move pretty fast on the road at that time, so we are hoping to be […]

Ski Descent Technicalities From the Ma…Apprentice: Part 3

I’m no master…but I do have my own thoughts on some aspects to the the sport of ski mountaineering. Ski descent ratings can be very helpful when traveling to a new area or trying to describe the line you just skied. Unfortunately, unlike climbing, there isn’t a universal system that has been adopted by skiers. […]

Good Luck to Jason Petervary!!!

I went to Jason Petervary’s house last week to talk to him about the Iditarod Trail Invitational (AKA, Iditabike) he will be competing in on February 24th in Alaska. Jay is an accomplished adventure racer, having competed in multiple Eco-Challenge and Primal Quest events, as well as being pretty much good at everything that revolves […]

Wind River Range Trip Gear List

Well I’m off skiing in the Winds tomorrow for the next three days and I’m psyched. I love to go winter camping and the weather looks good. I am also with my two bros…Reed Finlay and Dustin Lemke. Last April I took a trip to a nearby area, but had to hike in AT boots […]