Monday, December 20, 2010

Mt. Hood Backcountry Turns

I spent a great weekend searching out turns in the backcountry around Mt. Hood this weekend!  Here' s a little footage to inspire your next tour!  Go get some.

Pocket Creek December 2010 from Chris Winter on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Desert Diaries - Epinepherine to Big Sur

After a great day skiing the Mt. Hood backcountry, I finally have the time and motivation to finish up the report on our month-long road trip through the desert southwest.  I’ve been home almost three weeks, and new memories of Cascade powder turns have started to push aside slightly older memories of sandstone walls.  Before the trip began, I knew in the back of my mind that we would be returning to Portland just as the ski season was ramping up, thinking that the anticipation of fresh snow might help my re-entry into the day-to-day.  Well, sure enough, it’s snow time!  So I better finish up the report on our trip so I can move on to colder and fluffier pursuits.

After six days at Indian Creek, we drove back to Moab to reload.  Our original plan was to head back to the Creek for two more days of climbing, but over breakfast at the Wake’N’Bake we pulled up a forecast, which called for cold, wet weather.  Vegas, on the other hand, looked sunny and warm.  Sin City here we come!