Tag Archive: adventure

Sep 06

Photo of the Week: Mussel Picking

©Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto

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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Mar 23

Photo of the Week: Blower

Powder skiing in Vermont's Green Mountains - ©Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto

Winter reached an unforgettable crescendo over the weekend after 10-20″+ of perfect-density powder snow piled up in the preceding 48 hours across many high elevation Northeastern locales. In the most snow-catching and wind-loaded drainages and gulleys, the snow was nearly bottomless…and blower – billowing well overhead and blinding anyone following behind you. Here’s a quick …

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Mar 14

Photo of the Week: There’s No Powder in Vermont

Green Mountains, Vermont, USA©Brian Mohr/ EmberPhoto - All rights reserved

This week’s storm produced (and continues to produce) some of the most enjoyable snow-sliding conditions of our lifetimes. Here’s an image captured around 8:30am on Thursday morning in Vermont’s Green Mountains. It’s a good thing we sharpened those skis Wednesday night. The Ice Coast was going off. Enjoy the deep snow pack out there in …

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Mar 07

Photo of the Week: Extra Points

This first week of March continues to be a gem. It kicked off with up to 6″ of fresh fluff in many locations last Sunday morning (3/2), enough to finally cover and cushion (to varying degrees) the lingering Feb 21 rain crust off-piste. In some locations across the northern Greens, that rain crust has been …

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Feb 12

The Next Generation: Like Father, Like Daughter

With the recent return of snow in the lower elevations, a great variety of human-powered skiing opportunities have opened up in our backyards, on sloped pastures, and within our town and state parks close to home. First timer Jamie Bouchard, 11, was introduced to backcountry skiing by her dad this past weekend at historic Little …

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