Thursday, April 19, 2012

Superior Star Trails on the cover of Folio SLCC Spring 2012

Wow, what a huge honor! I have submitted photography to this publication every semester I have been in the photography program at Salt Lake Community College. I graduate this year, and what a way to finish things out by having one of my favorite shots I took this year make the cover of this great outlet for literary works and arts created by the students at SLCC. You can check the web site here:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Epic April Pow Day- 4.13.2012

I think old man winter is trying last minute to make up for the winter that never was this year. We had a very wet storm come through on Thursday, and it dumped some very high density snow. As the storm moved in, a cold front pushed in behind it and it allowed for us to get our Utah Pow that we are so famous for. Friday was to be described with only one word- EPIC!!! Everywhere was good. I mean everywhere. You would have been hard pressed to find anywhere in the mountain that was not good. I started in Mineral Basin, spent the better part of the morning putting fresh tracks in back there, with walk on lift chairs and no traffic, it made for wide open runs and miles of powder to boot. RTP finally got the go ahead and they opened that area up. Snow was a bit windblown, but pretty good for sitting there for a whole day. I made it back to the front side around noon, to find that Peruvian Gulch was holding some very nice goodies! I worked my way over to Gad Valley just to have my full Bird, and was pleasantly surprised that the snow was in great condition there too, and there was plenty of fresh tracks to still be had. My legs about 2 PM started talking back to me, and since I had been riding from first Tram till then, I decided to listen to them and call it a day. One to remember this year, and some redemption for us powder hounds that is for sure. Enjoy the video, I know I enjoyed slashing it up making it!

Bells Canyon- 4.11.2012

Did a little hiking this past week, as we had a huge winter storm headed our way. Did a little fishing and got a beautiful Cutty while I was up there. I hung out until the sunset to catch some great photos. Enjoy the pics, wont be long now until I am on the trail a lot more.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Surprise Pow Days-

Little Cottonwood got a couple of Surprise Pow Days Monday and Friday of this past week. It was nice to have some fresh after pretty much snowboarding on glue because it was so warm over last weekend. Monday was a bit variable, with pockets of wind collected fluff. The crust was still fully in play, so line choice was optimal. The new snow was extremely windblown and very grabby, so you had to make sure not to get off balance. Friday was epic in all ways. The forecast was calling for 3" of new snow, so I was expecting a repeat of Monday. Pow!!! Pleasantly surprised with the 12" of fresh coating the whole mountain. You would occasionally touch some crust, but overall it was a great day and much needed redemption for the low snow year we are having. Enjoy the video, high pressure sets back in this week, pray our snow holds up.