little cottonwood canyon

Staying Safe in the Backcountry: A Video Project with H2Ooverdrive

Staying Safe in the Backcountry: A Video Project with H2Ooverdrive

Sometime during the slow part of the winter (time clarification: this provides absolutely no reference to any specific timeframe in the “winter” of ’11-12), I was lucky to get out with Tim for a shoot about avalanche preparedness while backcountry skiing. My role was to emphasize the accessibility and safety of backcountry skiing on any(…)

Cinco de Ski-Climb-Bike-o with @brodyleven

Cinco de Ski-Climb-Bike-o with @brodyleven

Grab your broken piñata from the recycling bin and crack open a can of black beans.

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(…)

A Fun End to the Week (My “weeks” end on arbitrary days. This one, I’ll end on a Monday.)

One week. Climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Skiing in Park City at Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort. Kiting in Vernal. (kite skiing) Kayaking on the Weber River. On each day, snow graced us with its ever-welcome presence (with the exception of climbing earlier in the week). (What does that tell you about our comfort(…)

Does Valentine’s Day Suck for Everyone Except Climbers?  Who Knows.

Does Valentine’s Day Suck for Everyone Except Climbers? Who Knows.

If you, by chance, happen to frequent www.tjvideography.com, you’ll recognize this video. Otherwise, enjoy Tim’s newest creation.

How to Make Friends’ Ski Boots Wet.  LCC’s Y-Not Couloir.

How to Make Friends’ Ski Boots Wet. LCC’s Y-Not Couloir.

Little Cottonwood Canyon’s Y-Couloir is a surprisingly famous run in Utah’s Wasatch mountains.  When I write “surprisingly,” I mean “surprisingly” in the same way that it’s “surprising” each time you see a magazine at a supermarket checkout brightly featuring “63 Ways to Please Your Lover on the Airplane.”  In “The Y,” a few thousand vertical(…)