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First day of the season!! Couldnt be happier to get strapped in again even tho there were rocks everywhere and it was just a coupla rails. After goin at it for a while, i decided to whip out the camera and get some shots. Sean stoked on switch front boards and Kevin in the background […]… Continue Reading

Yet another weekend spent in school….and this time was just as fun as the last. Here is my account of earning 2 more college credits the best way possible.  Leaving the trailhead 30 miles outside Hanksville, the plan was to hike 3 miles in to our first camp. The next morning, wake up and follow […]… Continue Reading

Big Cottonwood Canyon: Butler Fork trailhead to Baker Pass to Raymond summit and back (22nd). Butler to Baker to Raymond cirque to Circle Awl Peak and back (23rd – 24th). Elevations: 7,120′ – 10,241′ 3,121′ of vert and 17.6 miles The route up Raymond. The blue spot was the camp site for the last 2 […]… Continue Reading

Big Cottonwood Canyon: Silver Fork to East Bowl saddle (Emma Ridge) to Davenport to West Bowl and out Days Fork. Elevations: 7,725 – 10,420   My line from Gobbler’s Knob. Starting from my cabin in Silver Fork. A storm was clearing up. So i left the neighborhood. And onto the old silver mining road. Passed […]… Continue Reading

Goin to school on a weekend. This three day feild trip got me two college credits and lots of good photos. Couldnt ask much more of a solid education. Class left campus around 10 and got to camp at 2:30 to set up. We spent the rest of the day with a warm-up canyon. Drove […]… Continue Reading

At last…..movin to the mountains. Its truly a dream come true to live in Big Cottonwood Canyon with Andy and Julie. One mile to work at Solitude and two miles to Brighton. Comin into the entrance of the Silver Fork neighborhood, you can see the top of the Great Western lift at Brighton. A Bear. […]… Continue Reading

Railroad Earth – Right In Tune (Live at Yarmony Grass) The plan was to drive to Colorado for a three day Bluegrass festival called Yarmony Grass. It featured all of the side projects from The String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Railroad Earth and a handful of other bands. My long time friend Marissa flew out […]… Continue Reading

I had some time to kill before work so i thought i’d just go across the road and hike up to the Willow Heights Lake. Here’s a few shots…. Only .75 miles and a little over 600 feet of vert to the meadow. A good one if you dont have a lot of time. Solitude […]… Continue Reading

City of Alpine: Lone Peak trailhead to Fort Canyon waterfall to the second Hamongog meadow and back to the trailhead. Elevations: 5,200′ – 8000′ This weekend of backpacking was all in memory of Nate, Rebecca’s son, who died two years ago in a tragic accident on his descent route from Lone Peak. Our plan was […]… Continue Reading

Big Cottonwood Canyon: Broads Fork to Storm Mountain summit. Elevations: 6,200′ – 10,450′ Totals: approx. 8.5 miles and 4,250′ vert My route as seen from Mt Olympus on April 22. The line starts from the first meadow and the trailhead is a little over 2 miles farther down. Gettin up off the road, lookin down […]… Continue Reading

Little Cottonwood Canyon: White Pine trailhead to White Pine to Red Pine to Maybird fork to Hogum’s Thunder Ridge and reverse. Elevations: 7,700′ – 10,300′ Totals: 9.2 miles and 2,600′ vert A rough estimate of my travel route. The trailhead is a little over a mile from where the line begins. Over the bridge and […]… Continue Reading

  Little Cottonwood Canyon: Alta Guard Station to Little Superior Buttress Elevations: 8,697′ – 10,443′ With an early start, we saw the first light on the Hypodermic Needle and Coalpit. Ski Nazi territory. Dan setting the pace……fast. Checkin out our destination. Superior with LSB down the ridge to the right. “Skooo weeeee!!! …..oh man theres […]… Continue Reading

Solitude: Top of Sunrise lift to Fantasy Ridge Peak and out Honeycomb Canyon to Silver Fork Elevations: 7,800′ – 10,479′ When I got off work at 4, I decided to head up the Sunrise lift to get a head start on the Fantasy Ridge hike. I kept hearing about how people went and tracked out […]… Continue Reading

Millcreek Canyon – Church Fork trailhead to Grandeur Peak Elevations: 5,600′ – 8,299′ Looking back towards the road, the shadow of the peak can be seen. With intense wind and rain on the way up, we thought we weren’t even going to see the fireworks. Sure enough, the sun came out for a few seconds […]… Continue Reading

Big Cottonwood Canyon: Mill B South Trailhead to Lake Blanche Elevations: 6,200′ – 9,300′ Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak before sunset. Little marmet homies were everywhere. Caught one grabbin a bite to eat. The fellas settlin down and cookin dinner for the sunset. The Great Salt Lake at dusk. Whatta view to wake up to. […]… Continue Reading