Home Sweet Home.

Bighorn sheep peer over a ridge line in front of the mountains of the Ross Lake region. I’m back from my trip to the Northern Winds loving where I live even more…and I’m not even talking about the skiing. More later.

Off to the Winds!

I’m off to the Northern Wind River Mountains today to explore some new terrain (see map) for a few days with Mike Calla. I will be back next week. The zone we are going to be in has some cool and varied terrain, ranging from some tight couloirs I spotted the last time I made […]

Weather Busts Gannett Push

Alpenglow lights up Squaretop Mountain and the peaks of Porcupine Creek The forecast for weather was up to 40% by the time we left Jackson at 4 am on Monday morning, some snow was also predicted. Not the best conditions for a speed attempt on Gannett Peak, but my stubbornness kept the trip on track […]

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 […]

Guest TR: Gannett Peak-North Face

While the Tetons are looking pretty thin right now, the rest of Wyoming is sounding pretty good. I got word that conditions out of Elkhart Park are prime right now. J-Holer’s Mike Calla and Kyle Steger were able to drive to the trailhead and then skin all the way to Titcomb Basin last week. They […]

Wind River Glacier Awareness on NPR

Gannett Peak rises in the distance Wyoming Public Radio’s weekly news program, “Open Spaces,” features a group of Jackson skiers, who climbed and skied the state’s highest peak to raise awareness about global warming. Lead by Jackson mountaineer Forrest McCarthy, the group skied Gannett Peak in the Wind River Mountains, which encompasses the greatest concentration […]

Short But Sweet in the Northern Winds

Last April (2006), Dustin Lemke, Chris Figenshau and I ventured into the Ross Lake area of the northern Wind River Range in search of steep couloirs and general exploration. Randosteve skis Crystal Lake Couloir in the Wind River Range, photo: Chris Figenshau I only had two days off of work that week, which isn’t much […]

Salvaging Ski Descents in the Winds

This Saturday, the 14th, is the anniversary of my first ski trip ever into the Wind River Range in 2005. I put a little piece together about the trip and sent it to some magazines, and ended up getting two pages in Backcountry. I was really hoping to get a feature slot, so I had […]