Photography

Photoshoot Reminder: Make Sure to Senderbrau with Surface Skis

Photoshoot Reminder: Make Sure to Senderbrau with Surface Skis

Between spring ski trips, I was fortunate to get out with Surface Ski’s Jason Eichhorst along with a rope, 3 ice axes, ski poles, a full rock rack, a harness, an Avalung, a helmet, Walk Frees, and a bike without any brakes.  The agenda was to do a photo shoot to promote the release of Surface’s(…)

Wolverine Cirque-o de Mayo

Wolverine Cirque-o de Mayo

A good portion of that Cinco de Ski-Climb-Bike-o day, which I somehow manage to survive a few weeks ago, involved skiing.  And although the very very vast majority of skiers in Utah had already hung their skis up for the season (with good reason, such as a severe dearth of snow, an abundance of rocks, long(…)

Lake Peak: Both Sides of the Story (…Mountain)

Lake Peak: Both Sides of the Story (…Mountain)

Two weeks ago, I didn’t even know the name of Lake Peak. And while that may not come as a surprise to you–mainly because you don’t care–it’s actually kind of telling. During my 6 winters here, I’ve spent enough days getting sufficiently lost in Utah’s backcountry and enough evenings geeking out in front of topo(…)

NW Couloir of the Pfeifferhorn: April 7, 2012

NW Couloir of the Pfeifferhorn: April 7, 2012

Rappelling silently, I glanced over my shoulder as Jay, anchored to his ice axe, snapped photos from a nearby rock nook that guarded him from falling rocks, ice, and slough.  Thirty seconds later, I was anchored alongside the rest of the crew: Surface Brandbassador Hayden Price, Surface Creative Genius Jason Eichhorst, and Tahoe splitboarder Abe(…)

A Cardiff Day with Kalen, Jay, and a Phantom Flat Fixie Tire

A Cardiff Day with Kalen, Jay, and a Phantom Flat Fixie Tire

Privileged to know such active people, I headed out with Jason Eichhorst and Surface Skis team rider Kalen Thorine on a short tour in Little Cottonwood Canyon.  We skinned up pole line pass for a while and hit the top of Cardiff Peak.  From there, we dropped north for a run and then headed back(…)

Revisiting China’s Forbidden City (Ain’t That Forbidden. At All.)

Revisiting China’s Forbidden City (Ain’t That Forbidden. At All.)

“Why would they block off the middle of the stairway?  Doesn’t that seem, like, not conducive to effectively moving the 50 gazillion Chinese people here?” I ask my pretty-much-Chinese friend, Tony, while approaching the Forbidden City’s first majestically ornate stairset.  “It obviously decreases walkflow and disallows–” “You see how there aren’t even any stairs in(…)