Wednesday, December 31, 2014
What an amazing year of adventure! I feel lucky to have spent so much time in the mountains of Utah. From snowboarding, splitboarding, and hiking the amazing Wasatch, to backpacking and hiking the Dixie National Forest and the High Uintas Wilderness. There was never a shortage of good times to be had in the high terrain here. Along with the classic places I always visit, we explored some new areas which are now on the favorites list that I am sure to return to. My photography was featured by several companies, and I am honored that a few wonderful people found a place for my images in their homes. The final tally for me out there this year was 71 days snowboarding, 60 days hiking and backpacking, 26 nights camping in the backcountry. I did 190 miles by foot this past year, which I loved every step which I took in our wilderness. This video represents a complete view of my year in the mountains for 2014. I would not change a thing, and the memories of the adventures I had will last a lifetime. Enjoy this video I have put together. Happy New Year to you all! What will 2015 bring? Stay tuned......
Saturday, December 27, 2014
We finally got enough snow to bury those trees and stumps and rocks out there. The original plan was to tour up Mill D, but because of the high volume of traffic heading up that trail, we decided to go to Greens Basin instead. The climb up was a frosty one, and we made our way up the shoulder of the unnamed peak up there that overlooks the basin in just a couple of hours. We found a great spot once we made it to the top and broke everything out from touring to riding mode. A little bit of a break on the top, then we strapped up and dropped in. The snow was so good, and the riding was stable and a lot of fun. We made it to the meadow, and decided to put our boards in touring mode and skate ski to the summer trail for a luge ride home. It was a great first day out touring, I hope to have many more to come. Enjoy the short video I made from today and pray for snow!