Thursday, February 26, 2009

tornak hut

It's tough to beat waking up in the mountains, eating a good breakfast, slipping into the ski boots, exploring until dark, finding new lines, day after day, all with your buds.

Pain train leaving the hut early. Who's off the back?

Skied Norton peak after a long approach. It's the high point of the big cirque on the far left.

Wood fired sauna's can be hot

Solitary solider

Orange down booties rule!

Snowed hard 2/4 days

Wonder if Adam is enjoying his first backcountry hut trip?

Bluebird following a dump

I should be riding my bike

48 egg scramble

No caption needed


The ditch master digs out a spring with a havoc

Eyeing more lines off Norton Peak

Just another reason why Alex is the best splitboarder in the Wasatch and possibly the world.

Thanks guys, I am already planning next years hut adventure!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Because Jared does such a fine job with trip reports he has been designated as group historian. Today was a solo mission so I am now forced to recount my own events.

First some foot notes from Saturday:
boarder on the bus

a ninja

a samurai

rockin the double hood

alexander basin and "cluster ridge I"

porter fork and "cluster ridge II"

Excited to get back up there in something other than a blizzard.

Today's solo tour saw nothing but fast skining and perfect skiing. Only had to break trail up to the west peak yet did not see another person.
NW face of Mtn Aire
NE face of peak to the West
NE face of Mtn Aire
NE face of Peak to the East
NE Ridge into lambs
Had these 3 for company on the skin track!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Garage Sale

Cleaning out the shop for spring. Email me for prices/trades/questions. I will add stuff as I dig deeper. Ebay gets the leftovers. Score some deals!

Bike Stuff:

-Cannondale optimo team frame size med black/silver, new

-SI hollogram set 175mm 29/44, new

-Lefty carbon SL 110, light use

-SI stems, new and used multiple sizes

-Cannondale furio dual/assault frame medium black, new

-Lefty Carbon Fox RLC, new

-Sun/Ringle/Lefty wheelset DT swiss xr4.20, new

-Mavic SLR lefty wheelset, new

-Avid carbon Juicy disk brakes, new

-Control Tech carbon flat bar, new

-Maxxis 2.1 monorail exception series, pair new

-Continental race king 2.0 supersonic, pair new

-Truvatic stylus set/BB with rings 170mm, new

-Reynolds carbon clincher road wheels

-SRAM x-9 rear Der, new

-SRAM x-9 front Der, new

-SI carbon Mtn set 175mm 22/32/44 rings, new

-SI carbon rd set 170mm 39/53, new

-SI carbon rd sets 175 with rings, used

-System six stem 100/-5, new

-Sram 11-34 pg990 cassette, new

-WTB inner peace internal 1 1/8 headset

-Egg Beater c pedals, new

-Shimano 5600 11-25 10spd cassette, new

-Magura Marta SL disk brake set, used

-Reynolds ouzo pro carbon road seat posts 27.2, 1 used, 1 new

-e. thirteen SRS/STS/32 special chain ring gaurd, new

-XCR dry 2 MTB tires 26x2.0

-Carbon Alien road post 31.6, used

-Kenda Nevegal 2.1 tires, new

-Kenda small block eight,2.0 tires, new

-SRAM XO shifters, new

-Avid Juicy ultimate disk brakes, used

-FSA carbon flat bar 31.7, new

-Reynolds carbon topo C lefty wheelset, new

-Cannondale system six SRAM force 54cm road bike

Plenty of choices for a complete bike with all the odds and ends needed for complete builds.

Ski stuff:

-Alpina NNN BC touring boots, mens size 8

-Karhu catamount waxless/NNN BC touring skis/bindings 174

-Touring poles

-Salomon Race skate pilot boots 40 2/3

-Madshus hypersonix 3x3 skate skis 190 with Salomon pilot bindings. 130-170lb


-The North Face mountain light goretex jacket womens med blue black, new

-Patagonia primo ski pants, size 30 black, used 1x

-Mountain Hardwear Down jacket med black

-Cannondale sliver plus cycling jacket small black/white, new

-Cannondale womens Heavy Weight Jersey small black/white, new

the base mile experiment

"It's like when your going up a long climb on the rivet and the grade gets steeper and you know you should shift to the middle ring but instead you keep the power down and somehow get over the top in the big ring"

Indohran in the big ring!

Thursday, February 05, 2009


One minute I am at major metropolitan hospital on the computer finishing up some documentation for the day and the next minute I am here.

The Wasatch rules!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Lookout Peak

Quick after work ski on Lookout Peak. I was alone and able to move quick, I forget how fast the F1's roll!

Up the South face while it was soft and enjoyed recrystallized powder on a firm base on the North side all the way into the City Creek drainage.

Back up the North side through the trees and then East on the ridge
chasing the setting sun in hopes of skiing the South Face just before it crusted over. The top was soft but the bottom was survival skiing in breakable crust.

Is the set up to euro for exploring the Wasatch? Something about tights make me go faster.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

3 sides of Kessler

The Kessler Trifeca as named by the Samurai was somewhat inspired by the our quick trip up and down Argenta on Wednesday, Alex surely will be disappointed to have missed the follow up. Jared provided such a nice write up I figured I would just share a few pictures, after all he is a wordy attorney.

Jared booting up the East ridge of Kessler

Gods lawnmower looks small from below

East couloir of Kessler is a jem of jems!

Jared a couple turns in after we cut the cornice

looking back up the apron before enjoying some fine powder skiing

beta for a future tour

more beta

Wasatch powder skiing at it's finest

Jared enjoys a trip through bonkersville on the 3rd time to the top of Kessler in a 5 hr period

Enjoying a well earned breather!