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After Work Scouting Mission

Written on September 30, 2014 at 11:33, by

Embarked on a quick scouting mission to a potential hunting zone last evening after work.  Took the Land Cruiser to the trailhead, rode the fatbike to the end of the trail, and then hiked an off-trail ridge to within 15 minutes of sunset.  Glassed for game until sunset (spotted three elk) and then hightailed it backContinue Reading

Bridger Ridge Traverse – August 24th, 2008

Written on September 18, 2014 at 13:30, by

  *Note – this was originally posted as a trip report on Summit Post in 2008, and subsequently as a post to previous version of my website.  I am re-posting it here for posterity and search-ability.   For all trip photos view the  Bridger Ridge Traverse album on Flickr.   Jeff and Sam started at Fairy Lake USFS campground atContinue Reading

Morganzo 55: Double Nickels on the Grime – 2014

Written on August 19, 2014 at 11:01, by

I participated in my second (of three) of our little local gravel bike ride/race the Morganzo 55: Double Nickles on the Grime last weekend.  It’s a beautiful fifty-five mile course all of which (minus the first 1/4 mile or so) is on gravel roads of quality varying from regularly graded to rutted farm two tracks.  ThereContinue Reading

…Or Perhaps Still Ski Season

Written on June 17, 2014 at 10:22, by

More photos from a weekend of camping and playing in the snow can be found here.

Mountain Biking Season

Written on May 31, 2014 at 09:23, by

Mason rides “Motherlode”, Pipestone, MT during Pipestone-a-palooza 2014.

Splitboarding the Bridgers

Written on March 9, 2014 at 09:07, by

Got out for a great nine mile tour on Saturday in the Bridger Range with a buddy visiting from town. Snow conditions were stellar and after much on-the-ground analysis and two snowpits we felt comfortable picking a thousand foot avalanche path as our line of descent.  All in all we were out for around sixContinue Reading

Winter Picnics

Written on March 3, 2014 at 13:12, by

My wife and I have had a trend going this winter in which we break up our XC ski jaunts and hikes with a midday campfire and picnic. When the weather is cold a warming fire makes for a much more enjoyable lunch break. Besides, building campfires is just plain fun!

Dawn Patrol Backcountry Ski Mission

Written on January 24, 2014 at 17:00, by


Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours

Written on December 24, 2013 at 11:18, by

Mount Theodore Roosevelt, Lawrence County, South Dakota

Written on May 4, 2013 at 15:52, by

After a strenuous multi-mile drive and an imposing walk of hundreds of feet we climbed the thirty-one foot summit “Friendship Tower” with ten cheeseburgers and a backpack full of beer.  Celebrating our buddy Adam’s bachelorhood before he marries this summer made for a great opportunity to explore some of the “mountain” tops of the beautifulContinue Reading