Climbing skins: if you ski the backcountry you gotta have ’em. As nifty as fishscales are, and as good as kickwax can be under the right conditions, if you’re off in the woods you will find hills steep enough to require skins. So, what to get? Skins are not cheap. They’re also one of those […]
Telebabe. In spite of, or perhaps motivated by, the cold weather we drank deep from the ski-crack today. Using my skin track from Thursday, we busted a buncha laps in the lower clearcut, then headed back up and enjoyed the even better snow in the upper glades. We left when we got tired, then did […]
Action first: if you’re a winter backcountry skier/recreater, take this survey. Very well designed by an APU student. (Roman, tell Nora her advisee did good.) Second: PEEZAAHH! Dinner last night; Biga style. M is getting really good at pre-baking thin crust just right. To that I added sliced tomoatoes, rosemary-garlic sausage, ricotto, a bit of […]
It’s now light enough to get in two hours of ski touring, after work! You know the skiing is going to be good when it’s been snowing for a few days, and then it gets cold enough for Micropuff pants to not be overkill when skinning.
Get yourself a sausage and cook it. This one is a garlic-beer bratwurst from Pattee Creek Market in Missoula. Bestest bratwurst around. I boil it in water with some BBQ sauce and a few Tbsp of bal. vinegar mixed in. Boil the onions and peppers to taste. Effin’ y u m. Toast the bread (sourdough […]
A discussion of a ski trip with Bill Martin on Saturday, interspersed with photos from other activities this weekend, with speculative conclusions on the most salient factors that build a safe and fulfilling outdoor adventure. A reliable approach to a good weekend with M is as follows: have a big adventure straight away so I’ll […]
M in the snow last weekend. The larger context. This little zone has a good view (Missions in background, right). 1) Danni is competing in the Susitna 100 this weekend. Follow her here. Cheer on Jill and Beat (also foot), and Woodchuck (bike), too. 2) Backcountry Magazine reviewed fat waxless skis. They’re shitty little reviews […]