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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 YouTube. I'd been wanting to put a copy up for a (more)

Return To Baldy

Return To Baldy

Apparently I had blocked the memory of just how hard it is to tour in the San Gabriel Mountains. No longer. Dave, Al, and I returned to The Devil's Backbone, Baldy Bowl, and the (more)

Atop The Peaks

Atop The Peaks

Hiking to the top of 12,633' Humphreys Peak is easily one of Northern Arizona's marquee attractions, though in summer it's also typically a hike you want to avoid, as the monsoon (more)

Mammoth April Fools

Mammoth April Fools

That popping sound you hear is the sound of loose rocks pinging off the tips of my skis. Attentive viewers will notice the sound is nearly continuous. Welcome to winter 2015, (more)

Wildrose Peak Panorama

Wildrose Peak Panorama

As with next-door neighbor Telescope Peak, Death Valley's Wildrose Peak features striking juxtapositions of desert and alpine landscapes. Wildrose is in the Panamint Range, (more)

Sawtooth Peak

Sawtooth Peak

Trevor and I paid a visit to Mineral King yesterday, and as we hiked past mile after mile of richly colored rock, I have to say I kept feeling potent impulses to grab a pick axe (more)

University Peak

University Peak

Okay, I thought this one was supposed to be easy. When it comes to accurately sizing up a route’s difficulties, I’m beginning to fear either I’m a hopeless optimist or else (more)

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