Tag Archive: backcountry

Nov 18

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

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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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Oct 01

2nd Annual Vermont Backcountry Forum…Celebration…and Potluck!

2nd Annual Vermont Backcountry Forum

Hosted by the Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC), Catamount Trail Association (CTA) and the Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA), the event promises to be a fun celebration of the coming winter season. Representatives from the VTBC, CTA and RASTA, will provide a series of updates around ongoing backcountry projects and programs in Vermont, which will …

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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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Jun 21

Photo of the Week: Mid-Summer Arctic Dreams

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Happy Summer Solstice everyone! We hope everyone is enjoying these longest and brightest days of the year…and that the nights b/w them filled with your wildest skiing dreams. (Does anyone else have vivid skiing dreams this time of year?) And here’s to living your wildest summer dreams… We captured this image while skiing and camping …

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