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Apr 26 2013

Some Thoughts On Our Snowpack

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This has been a tough week. Five of our brethren were lost in an avalanche here in Colorado. According to reports I read, this was the largest toll of skiers and/or snowboarders ever in the state in one single accident and was the deadliest since the Twin Lakes incident back in 1962. As a backcountry […]

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Sep 22 2012

A Tattoo – Ascension

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It’s been a really rough year. Far too many people in my world have passed. In an effort to honor them I decided to get a tattoo, my first. Pain and sorrow in the immediate aftermath of any loss are to be expected. The level of pain seemed to ease for me as the year […]

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Feb 17 2011

Budget Cuts Could Eliminate the CAIC’s Backcountry Forecasting Program

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This is cross-posted from the Friends of CAIC website. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR SENATORS AND LET’S GET THIS OFF THE CHOPPING BLOCK Link this on your facebook page so as many backcountry users see it as possible. Together we can affect the process. Speak loudly. Click here to check it out http://www.friendsofcaic.org/petition/ The Colorado Avalanche Information […]

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Feb 05 2011

“Out of the Shadows” – Crash Reel

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This is a great edit. Some of these crashes look pretty painful. Others just look funny. Enjoy. The main movie should not be missed.

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Dec 17 2010

Berthoud Pass Slide Vid – Scary Stuff

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A group of 2 caused this slide back on 12/8/10. A few thoughts on safe backcountry skiing Planning begins the night before or in some cases weeks before for bigger lines. I try and look at snow history and as importantly temperature and wind history.  I read the CAIC for incidents in the area and […]

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Dec 14 2010

The Kitchen Remodel – Finally Done

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This has nothing to do with skiing and everything to do with skiing. With this project finally complete I have a ton more free time to get out to the hills. Plus my wife is happy and that is a very ideal place to be. Happy wife equals more skiing and a better time in […]

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Oct 14 2010

An Interview with an Avy Pro

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It’s starting again. As the season ramps up, now is the time to get your snow thinking caps back on. If there’s snow on them thar hills, it can slide. Last season was a great reminder of this for me. Hopefully we’ll have a great snowy winter and a dust free spring. Be Safe Out […]

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Apr 02 2010

Remembering A Friend: You Will Be Missed Jack Hannan

The world is not as beautiful a place. The loss of Jack Hannan makes this so. He was a special person. Kind and generous with his friendship he made all feel welcome. He was one of the 1st people I met in Crested Butte 16 years ago. I was going down to try my hand […]

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Jan 28 2010

Art Portfolio

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I uploaded a portfolio of my art from the days of my youth. Hope you like it. Art Portfolio

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