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The Gullies of Baden-Powell

The Gullies of Baden-Powell

The snow was not quite was I was hoping for, but Al and I nonetheless kept alive his annual tradition of skiing Baden-Powell this past weekend—and things in any case were (more)

Mount Islip

Mount Islip

Oh, Caltrans! I am always a bit skeptical as to whether or not the road reports are accurate, but in this case, Caltrans had specifically changed the report to indicate (more)

Our Magnificent Mountain

Our Magnificent Mountain

Los Angeles skiers can be forgiven for feeling like exiles—we are surrounded by an endless sea of concrete and steel. Yet how truly fortunate we are to live and climb and (more)

Birch Mountain—Still Big

Birch Mountain—Still Big

This past weekend Bill, not one but two Prestons, and I headed to Birch Mountain for a climb and ski, and in the early morning hours, somewhere in the first two thousand (more)

Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

You have seen it, have you not? Of course you have—it is the great White Whale of Southern California Skiing. Indeed, people across the world have seen it, via iconic (more)

Sugarloaf aka The Bump

Sugarloaf aka The Bump

I am pleased at long last to announce success in my longtime quest to climb and ski Big Bear's Sugarloaf Mountain. Sadly and contrary to expectation, this one turns out to be (more)

Baden-Powell – East Face

Baden-Powell - East Face

Baden-Powell is one cool mountain. This is easily a premier SoCal backcountry skiing destination, but snow and road issues have kept me away for a while. I haven't been here (more)

Lost in the San Jacintos

Lost in the San Jacintos

Ah, that incomparable feeling when you're deep in the wild and you suddenly realize you have no idea where you are. This happens to me a lot in the San Jacintos. I joke I get (more)

Damn Frickin’ Lucky To Be Here Day

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 the trees of the San Jacinto (more)

The Couloir To Nowhere – Full Version

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 (more)

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