March 15, 2020

Front Range Splitfest brings together riders of all abilities to learn, share ideas and shred together. Following our weekday clinics focused on Terrain, Weather and Snowpack, 

Saturday evening's marquee presentation affords event participants the opportunity to check in with the Human Factor.

The backcountry is always telling us a story. The outside of the classic avalanche...

March 15, 2020

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center publishes a daily hazard bulletin that utilizes the North American danger rating, standardized problem icons and codified language related to avalanche size and likelihood. Diving deeper into the daily report, recreationalists find the Forecast Discussion page, where staffs’ personality, wit and writing talent really shines.

What sha...

February 1, 2020

Recently, a good friend reminded me of the following videos from the Avalanche Geeks

In these videos, we observe Lucy and witness her attempts to educate Rocket and his steezy posse of bro brahs who like to dance with the big man in the white coat. Some classic quotes in this hillarious set of clips- Enjoy!

Video One

"We dance with the White Death...it's who we are!"...

October 1, 2019

I had a beautiful and blessed summer. I was unfocused and I was adrift. It made for some wild days and even wilder nights. I climbed eighteen 14ers and biked over 800 miles of singletrack. I worked more than I wanted to. I climbed high peaks, bikepacked great distances, shot guns, scouted critters, read many books and ate lots of yummy food. I snuck into music fests, drank...

September 20, 2019

Alaska in 2019 shouldn’t have gone as well as it did- large, remote adventures never unfold according to plan. And although I had no expectations for our trip, somehow the experience exceeded anything I could have conjured up.

After planning for 18+ days on Sanford, we were up, down and out in a quick eleven days. 11. This unexpected blitz of success provided us a new window...

June 30, 2019

No sooner was I back from AK than it was time for the next adventure.

The journey lines crew had plans to finish this historic snow season in style with a next level fatpack snowboard mountaineering trip. The bike tour and intended climb/ski routes were obscure and remote. We'd travel to a seldom visited part of the San Juan Mountains and use fatbikes to access camps below o...

June 22, 2019

Day Eight

The alarm goes off at 1:30 and I lay there wondering if I really slept at all. It’s summit day and the suck of the now will all be forgotten if I can just rally and get this shit done. Although it’s the middle of the night, the Alaskan summer provides me with enough light to prep in the tent without a headlamp.

Our goal is to be moving by 2am and our team spent a go...