Tag Archive: adventure

Nov 18

Photo of the Week: Back(yard)country Ski Season Is Here

backyardcountry skiing, november, off piste, zero approach, marquettes

Thanks to a solid inch or two of fresh snow piling up close to home late last week, and with some well-worn Marquettes ready for action, we kicked off the backyardcountry ski season in style last weekend. The snow should be piling up in the higher elevations in the days ahead, with easily a foot …

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Nov 04

Photo of the Week: Binding Deep

Green Mountains, Vermont

Does it really matter how deep the snow is? In November, in Vermont…nope, it doesn’t. With as much as 20″ of snow falling in parts of North Carolina, and Maine, stoke was running high this past weekend. Locally, we picked up an inch or two, and that was all we needed. With plenty of fossil-fueled …

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Oct 24

Photo(s) of the Week: Dreaming of a White Halloween

Green Mountains, VT

While a heavy dusting of snow lured at least a few of us into the mountains last weekend, some beautiful surf out on the coast, courtesy of Hurricane Gonzalo, kept many of us out of the mountains altogether. Fast grass? Or chest to head high peelers? Either way, it was hard to go wrong. Some …

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Sep 06

Photo of the Week: Mussel Picking

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Somewhere on the shores of the north Atlantic, we once spent the late afternoon waiting for a friend to pull himself from the fog and blowing snow of a developing spring storm that nearly swallowed him whole (long story, for another post sometime). Tempted to brave the weather for one more run in the clouds, …

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Aug 21

Friday Film Fix: Celebrating Human-Powered Skiing

If in need of a little skiing stoke, check out these relatively recent releases in the land of backcountry skiing media… First up is a sweet little ten minute film by Washington-based Jason Hummel, featuring a six day, descent-oriented spring ski traverse through the northern Cascades. Makin’ Bacon – Ski Traverse from Blum to Bacon …

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