Category Archives: skiing

Seven Territories

When I signed up to be a dad eleven years ago, I had many hopes and dreams for my then-hypothetical kids.  But I never really thought about how much fun it would be, eventually, to ski with them.  For the … Continue reading

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“Telemark” is Norwegian for “I Can’t Afford Real Skis”

“Free your heel and your mind will follow,” is what the telemarkers say.  Actually, they have many pithy sayings including “Randonee is French for ‘I can’t tele.‘”. The backcountry skiing bug has bitten me a lot more gradually than most … Continue reading

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Ski Big or Go Home

Several different sets of friends just sent me some amazing photos of the huge powder dump they were skiing in during an early-April blizzard.  My first reaction was “Wow, that would suck to run through!” That was the moment I … Continue reading

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Stupid Fun

“Hey, let’s go race each other uphill on skis in the dark!” Some people (probably most people) would say, “No! That sounds stupid and painful and why would anyone do that!” A much smaller group of people would say, “Okay, … Continue reading

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2017 B-sides and Rarities

2017 featured some great adventures written up here previously.  Most significant (to me) were probably my spontaneous trip to South Africa, a big family trip to Yellowstone, and a series of adventures associated with my home-grown ultralight backpacking gear.  But … Continue reading

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James Peak Skimo Rematch

Back in the day when my quiver of skis was a lot more barren than it is today, I thought it would be a grand idea to skin up and ski down James Peak.  It turned out okay and was … Continue reading

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Descent Via Flattop

“I couldn’t catch a ball or do any of that stuff. I could do only what required brute stupidity.” — Warren Harding on mountaineering. Back in the day, the Stupid Brutes were pretty active in the ascending of mountains, the … Continue reading

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