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Apr
15
2011
Matanuska Peak
Trip Date: 04/15/11 - 04/16/11   Posted in Chugach Range & Skiing   

Fun weekend outing to Frontier Peak that actually turned out to be Matanuska Peak. More text and pix after the jump.   ( Read more... )



Apr
09
2011
McHugh Ridge Walk
Posted in Chugach Range & Skiing    Tags: dogs, frontrange  
A latest start, a 10 minute commute to Rabbit Valley and then a 4 mile ski out to the base the base of Ptarmigan. Across Rabbit Creek, up a slope to gain McHugh's long East Ridge. Then a traverse of the East Ridge to the East Summit. Fun turns off the top of the East Summit and then a 2 mile run that drops 2000' all the way down the long North West bowl to Rabbit Creek. Some early season bush whacking to prepare us for summer and then back to the Rabbit Valley trail and home at a reasonable hour.
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Silvertip Creek Ave Video above.  Notes and thoughts on Manitoba after the jump.   ( Read more... )



Feb
17
2011
Peak 3
Posted in Chugach Range & Skiing    Tags: frontrange  

I go up Peak 3 all the time so I'm usually not inspired to take photos. But yesterday was a beautiful warm afternoon that felt very spring like. Skiing wasn't so great - but if you can ski Peak 3 after work in Feburary then I say the skiing is good. Come on spring! Some choice pix are below.


Todd booting towards the summit.


Ella, Koven & I on the top.


Heading down... snow was a little hardpacked. Todd was loving his newly refurbished Volkl Explosives.



Feb
05
2011
Peak 4 & Peak 2
Posted in Chugach Range & Skiing    Tags: frontrange  

Fresh snow and no wind meant conditions were ideal for local powder… so come late morning we headed up to Rabbit Valley and began the trek in. One run off Peak 4 and one run off Peak 2 and we were back home by 2:30pm just in time for afternoon errands.

A beautiful day with some half-way decent conditions for early February Front Range skiing. More pix after the jump.   ( Read more... )



Dec
27
2010
Where it's always sunny
Posted in Kenai Range & Skiing    Tags: turnagain  



There is a place south of town where it’s always sunny.  Where the sunlight warms a golden bowl even on the darkest days of the year.  Where the snow is deep and the runs are steep.  Where ribs are scraped clean by expert kid snowboarders and couloirs are filled with discarded sluff from passing skiers.   I won’t say where it is… anyone who skis south of town will recognize it – but if you don’t then you’re missing out.  It is, as I mentioned, always sunny and the snow is always good.   ( Read more... )



On Christmas Eve Eric Parsons and I went down to Turnagain and skied Tincan Proper. This is more or less how it went...   ( Read more... )



Dec
12
2010
Keeping up with the wife on Tincan
Posted in Kenai Range & Skiing    Tags: turnagain  

Tincan

When you're married to an over-achiever a lot is expected of you. You have to hold down a decent job, keep the house in order, make sure the dog doesn't do things like bite the mailman or eat porcupines, be a semi-decent provider, provide IT services, know how to troubleshoot a condensing boiler, have basic carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills ... and more.   ( Read more... )



May
22
2010
Pastoral & Grandaddys
Posted in Kenai Range & Skiing    Tags: turnagain  

On Saturday Todd and I went in and skied Graddaddys.  We weren't able to ski the North couloir (which we were hoping for) due to a huge crown and icey slopes... but it was a beautiful day! 

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