Tag Archive: backcountry

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

©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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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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May 07

Photo of the Week: The Steep Season

Skiing in the White Mountains, NH - ©Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto

You can always count on the White Mountains of New Hampshire for offering up some of the finest steep corn in the country this time of year. Terrain that is seldom safe and fun to ski mid-winter transforms into a candy store for skiers in springtime. Days like this often beg the question…if you had …

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Apr 22

Photo of the Week: Sliding into Spring

Backcountry skiing in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, New York - ©Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto

After a couple fantastic weeks of spring skiing across the Northeast, it was nice of Old Man Winter to throw us some fresh snow last week. Although the warmth of days prior (the equivalent of Mother Nature taking a blow torch to our snow pack) had drastically eroded our snow pack, the fresh snow had …

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