January 30, 2017 Snoverload Current Conditions

Snoverload

It is like the Sierra of old: a great gleaming white shield dominating the horizon. Do you have a fantasy line? The Sirens are calling. (more...)...

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January 25, 2017 Damn Frickin Video

Damn Frickin’ Lucky To Be Here Day

More than 20 million Southern Californians work and play within an 80 mile radius, and yet I was literally all alone yesterday exploring (more...)...

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January 23, 2017 Waterman Current Conditions

Waterman

Snow, snow, and more snow. Al and I wound our way up the 2 on Saturday during the mid-storm break to check out Mount Waterman (more...)...

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January 17, 2017 It Current Conditions

It’s a SoCal Winter!

Southern California dead-enders rejoice: 2017 will finally mark the end of the past semi-decade’s accursed endless summer (more...)...

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January 8, 2017 Super Storm Current Conditions

Super Storm

The satellite images are stunning but also sobering. With Mammoth currently reporting a 170″ upper-mountain snowpack, yet another powerful storm is (more...)...

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December 9, 2016 The Couloir To Nowhere - Full Version Video

The Couloir To Nowhere – Full Version

I am very pleased to offer the full version of my 2011 film, “The Couloir To Nowhere,” now online for your viewing pleasure at YouTube (more...)...

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November 15, 2016 Mammoth Opens Current Conditions

Mammoth Opens

Conditions out there, I know, are stormy—very, very stormy. We’ll talk about skiing for now (more...)...

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October 12, 2016 October Musings

October

Fall colors arrive and my thoughts turn to winter. For me, October is the most contemplative of months (more...)...

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September 25, 2016 Summer At A Glance Updates

Summer At A Glance

Well, rather than trying to catch up on my hopeless backlog of unfinished summer posts, I’ve instead created this handy collage (more...)...

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June 15, 2016 Pedaling Breakthroughs Tips & Technique

Pedaling Breakthroughs

It is interesting, looking at video of myself from this past weekend, how similar my technique looks to earlier footage…yet how different it feels to me now (more...)...

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