Tune in tomorrow for what’s IN my pack. 😎
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Tune in tomorrow for what’s IN my pack. 😎
It seems high pressure is in the house in the Tetons lately and here for a long term stay. With a ton of avalanche classes and other skiers making their rounds on the lines close to the parking lots and trailheads, I teamed up with Reed Finlay for an adventure far from everything else. We […]
After skinning about 30 miles, as well as climbing and skiing Mount Moran over the past two days, I will admit it…I’m tired. More photos to come. The Cathedral group at 6:41 pm last night.
I’m off on a long slog and overnight mission today, so I’ll be back next week. Here’s a little edit from skiing the West Hourglass Couloir on Nez Perce the other day. We were behind another party headed into Garnet Canyon and when they told us there were headed to the Hourglass as well, we […]
Teewinot is the one on the right. Click all photos for larger image. I had a fun ski on Tuesday with Exum guide, rope gun, former rando-racing superstar and general fun-hog, Brendan O’Neill The day started a bit warmer than anticipated, which was nice, and we arrived at the Bradley/Taggart Trailhead just as the sun started […]
Teewinot profile…more later.
Well, it wasn’t technically “the” weekend, but it was my weekend, and it was a mixed bag of early starts, reconnaissance and ripping fast powder turns in Grand Teton National Park. Click all photos for large image. Hello Mr. Bighorn. If you would just stand still for a second I can get the money shot.
After working some crazy busy days at the shop over the holidays, I wasn’t going to let sub-zero temps keep me away from skiing on New Year’s Day. A couple brave souls, Reed Finlay and Brian Ladd, joined me on the trek into Avalanche Canyon to recon a line that is currently in my cross-hairs […]
Historically here in the Tetons, winter closures to protect wildlife habitat in Grand Teton National Park have started on December 15th. Area closures around and near the town of Jackson, mainly Forest Service land, start on December 1st. Advocates like the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance put out ads on the radio and in newspapers (do […]
So…I was having a conversation with the Kitty the other day about skiing over and crossing other peoples ski tracks when in the backcountry. I got on her case a little on our Sierra trip this spring about it (yeah…she crossed my tracks) and she was getting a kick out of a story I was […]
Randosteve skis the North Couloir of Ellingwood Peak in the Wind River Range. Click all photos for larger images. As we slept, a little bit of weather rolled in throughout the night, dropping graupel and rustling the mega-mid every so often, enough to warrant busting out the ear-plugs in order to get some good rest. […]
Brian Ladd skins towards Bonney Pass and Split-Tongued Peak in the Wind River Range. Click all photos for larger images. After skiing the South Couloir on Fremont Peak and returning to camp, we anticipated the arrival of our good friend Reed Finlay, who was coming to join us to attempt to ski Gannett Peak, the […]
Brian Ladd skis the South Couloir of Fremont Peak in the Wind River Mountains, Wy. Click all photos for larger images. We left camp for the South Couloir of Fremont Peak (13,745’…the third highest peak in Wyoming) as the sun hit the tent around 7:30am. It was a nice, cool morning and the snow had […]
Randosteve excited to be getting close to Fremont Peak. Click all photos for larger images. There had been lots of planning, work schedule changes, weather watching and rounding up of partners involved with putting this ski trip to the Wind River Range together. One would think that skiers would line up to ski the amazing […]
Sunset over Titcomb Basin in the Wind River Range, Wyoming. Click photo for larger image. Well…I’m back from an amazing 5-day adventure skiing in the Wind River Range. The trip was full of arduous trekking, incredible vistas, intense sun and of course, some awesome skiing. We went 2 for 3 on this trip and succeeded […]
How many couloirs do you see on this Wind River peak? Click photo for larger image. Finally, the weather forecast is looking good for more than just a few hours and today I am off to ski in the Wind River Range of Wyoming for five days. It may be a little soggy on the […]
It’s crazy how sometimes it’s the smaller lines and peaks that have you scared to death and wondering if this will be the day that takes you down. This was the case yesterday, when Reed Finlay and I were skiing on Two Elk Peak. This relatively benign line on Two Elk Peak had me fearing […]
I had the opportunity to ski in Norway this year, but bailed on it because of life obligations. Soooo…when Doug Stoup contacted me about his recent ski trip there after a couple of North Pole expeditions, I was psyched to hear about his experience and even more psyched that he has done the research, homework […]
CLICK ALL PHOTOS FOR LARGER IMAGES It’s been two or three years since the last time I skied the Grand Teton and recently I have been jonesing to get back up there to check it out again. Chris Onufer joined me for this trip and we started walking on the dry trail from the Bradley/Taggart […]
Randosteve skis off the summit of the Grand Teton, May 14, 2010. More photos to come…have a great weekend!