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Land of No Use – A Montana Wilderness Ski Project

Written on November 7, 2014 at 19:19, by

Land of No Use takes a look at the controversy surrounding Wilderness through groups of skiiers and snowboarders who visit many of the state’s recognized Wilderness areas as well as through commentary from Wilderness proponents and opponents alike.  

MYOG: Winter Splitboarding Day Trip Pack

Written on April 1, 2014 at 14:47, by

I've been on a bit of a pack kick lately and sewed up two new ones in the course of about a month. I shared pictures of my "Franken-ruck" recently but what follows was a previous work. It's a bit more detailed and includes a foam framesheet in a tight-fitting sleeve, a probe/shovel handle/saw pocket,Continue Reading

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

Dawn Patrol Backcountry Ski Mission

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


Advanced Snow Science Data Recording

Written on November 8, 2013 at 11:37, by

Doug Chabot of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center with a somewhat in-depth description on recording snow pit data.

Shoulder Season Ski Camping 2012/2013 – Part Two

Written on June 4, 2013 at 18:00, by

As mentioned in yesterday’s post I had to keep my snowboarding exploits to a minimum this season due to an out-of-whack sacroiliac joint. The trip highlighted yesterday was in November and was pre-injury and being able to dwell upon how great it was to get out ski camping with a good friend did a lotContinue Reading

DIY Hat Access Solution

Written on February 26, 2012 at 09:01, by

Cord and cordlock girth-hitched to shoulder strap of  backpack for hat storage. When ski touring I use variations of a trucker cap, a winter hat, and the hood of my merino hoody to thermo-regulate during uphill travel. When the winter hat becomes too warm I cinch it into this simple cord system I attached to my packContinue Reading

Memorial Day Splitboarding

Written on May 31, 2011 at 10:45, by

Having enjoyed a nice Saturday and Sunday relaxing but not having gotten out for anything epic (I know, I know, a potential waste of a three-day weekend) upon awaking on Monday morning I looked at my phone to see a text message announcing the automatic weather station at Bridger Bowl (now closed for the season)Continue Reading

Things Are Warming Up

Written on April 18, 2011 at 09:38, by

The chickadees can be heard calling out to potential mates with their mating call, the once pristine piles of snow in town have been reduced to hunks of dirty, gritty ice, and the snow line is visibly moving upward from the valley toward the mountain tops.  For those willing to walk the ski season isContinue Reading

Initial Thoughts – Brooks-Range Mountaineering Cirro Jacket

Written on March 22, 2011 at 11:23, by

Last Sunday afternoon was a prime example of why I have chosen to live in Southwest Montana. The snow has continued to fall every few days in the beautiful mountainsides of our fair ecosystem as is considered normal for March in these parts. The sun rose as usual during the 0700 hour on Sunday morningContinue Reading