Last Updated: May 21, 2024



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  • Grouty/Mortar Peaks - hike/scramble (June 2023)
  • Pebble-to-North Creek Traverse incl. Pebble, Thiassi, Wesley & Sugus - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Mount Truax - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Blackcomb Buttress - rock climb (July 2023)
  • Whitecap Peak - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Mount Hanover - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • The "Long Traverse" incl. Long, Tynemouth, Arrowhead, Tabletop & Anemone - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • Armchair Traverse - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • Snowspider Mountain - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Mount Trorey - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Macleod Peak - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Ben Lomond - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Mount Killam & Gambier Island - hike (September 2023)
  • Lone Goat & Snow Camp Mountain - hike (September 2023)
  • Isollilock Peak - hike/scramble (October 2023)
  • Manson - Hatfield Traverse - hike/scramble (October 2023)
  • Gargoyles & Columnar Peak - hike/scramble (October 2023)
  • Opal Cone and Lava Glacier - hike (October 2023)
  • Park Butte (WA) - hike (October 2023)
  • Trappers Peak (WA) - hike/scramble (October 2023)
  • Rattlesnake Ledge (WA) - hike (November 2023)
  • Sauk Mountain (WA) - hike (November 2023)
  • Mount Daniel & Pender Hill (Sunshine Coast) - hike (November 2023)
  • Mount Dickerman (WA) - hike (November 2022)
  • Winter's End (Verona Peak) - hike/snowshoe (November 2023)
  • Dolomites (Italy) - snowboarding (December 2023)
  • Red Rock Canyon (NV) - hike (January 2024)
  • Flute & Oboe - split tour (February 2024)
  • Whistler misc. (Train Wreck, Loggers Lake, Shadow Lake etc.) - hike (February 2024)
  • Mount Underhill - hike (March 2024)
  • Bombtram Mountain - hike/snowshoe (March 2024)
  • Steep Peak - split tour (March 2024)
  • Ruby Mountain (WA) - hike/snowshoe (April 2024)
  • Blustry Mountain - hike (April 2024)
  • Sowerby Peak (Barr East) - hike (April 2024)
  • Picacho Peak (AZ) - hike (April 2024)
  • Kitt Peak Observatory (AZ) - (April 2024)
  • Mount Wrightson (AZ) - hike (April 2024)
  • Saguaro Nat'l Park (AZ) - April 2024)
  • Superstition Peak/Benchmark (AZ) - hike (April 2024)
  • Mount Humphreys (AZ) - hike (May 2024)
  • Petrified Forest Nat'l Park (AZ) - (May 2024)
  • Piestewa Peak (AZ) - hike (May 2024)

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Resort, Slackcountry, Cat & Heli (chonological)

Photo Albums (older):

    Dolomites (
40 Photos)

    Washington & Idaho (31 Photos)

    Whistler & North Shore (39 Photos)

Reports & Videos:

    Chugach Heli, April 2007 - report/photos (Heli skiing at Thompson Pass, Valdez AK)

    Dolomites, Winter 03/04 - video ("Return to the Dolomites" movie!)

    Dolomites, Winter 05/06 - video ("Fuori Pista" - the movie!)

    Dolomites, Winter 07/08 - report/photos (Low snow)

    Dolomites, Winter 09/10 - report/photos (Wild weather!)

    Dolomites, Winter 11/12 - report/photos (Groomers!)

    Dolomites, Winter 13/14 - report/photos (11 days chasing Dolomiti pow)

    Dolomites, Winter 2016 - report/photos (1 week of groomers, 1 week of pow, 1 f'ked-up ankle)

    Dolomites & Stubai Valley, Winter 17/18 - report/photos (Our old faves plus something new)

    Dolomites, Winter 19/20 - report/photos (10 days on the slopes with cracked rib)

    N. Cascades Heli, March 2012 - report/photos (Silverstar and Varden Creek)

    N. Cascades Heli, March 2013 - report/photos (Above + Snagtooth, Swamp Cr, Fisher, Black, Frisco & Cutthroat)

    N. Cascades Heli, March 2014 - report/photos (Above + Tower, Fisher, Early Winters, Gardner & 'Roo Ridge)

    N. Cascades Heli, March 2015 - report/photos (Silverstar, Snagtooth & Kangaroo Ridge)

    N. Cascades Heli, March 2016 - report/photos (Cutthroat & Swamp Creek)

    N. Cascades Heli, March 2017 - report/photos (Silverstar, Varden, Kangaroo Ridge & Snagtooth)

    Powder Mountain Heli, January 2011 - report/photos (Cypress Peak zone, descents both sides of divide)

    Whistler Heli, March 2009 - report/photos (Cal-Pow zone, plus Rainbow Mtn.)

    Whistler Heli, February 2010 - report/photos (Rutherford zone, descents from Appa Peak and more)

    Whistler Heli, March 2011 - report/photos (Tenquile zone, plus Chipmunk and Goat)

    Whistler Heli, December 2015 - report/photos (Ipsoot, Rhododendron & Sugarloaf zones)

    Whistler Heli, January 2017 - report/photos (Mount Curry zone, plus Hibachi Ridge)

    Whistler Heli, December 2021 - report/photos (Petersen Creek/Wishbone Peak zone)

Snow Blogs & Photos:

    A ski season to remember, May 2007 - photos only

    My (lift served) season thus far, January 2008 - report/photos

    March Update, March 2008 - report/photos

    The good, the bad and the ugly, April 2008 - report/photos

    Paralyzed by snow, December 2009 - report/photos

    Season Finale, May 2009 - report/photos

    So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, April 2010 - report/photos

    Snowdays, February 2010 - report/photos

    El Nino pow @ W/B, January 2010 - report/photos

    Stevens Pass (ski area), May 2010 - report/photos

    Working Stiff Pow, May 2011 - report/photos

    Ode To La Niña, April 2012 - report/photos

    End of Days, Nov/Dec 2012 - report/photos

    It's back ON!, February 2013 - report/photos

    And that's a wrap, March 2013 - report/photos

    In Conclusion..., March 2014 - report/photos

    The Winter of My Discontent, March 2015 - report/photos

    April Showers, April 2015 - report/photos

    Year-End Pow, November-December 2015 - report/photos

    Made Possible by Cortisone, January-March 2016 - report/photos

    Winter 2016/2017 recap (inbounds & heli) - report/photos

    Winter 2018/2019 recap (inbounds & touring) - report/photos

    Winter 2019/2020 recap (inbounds) - photos

    Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, December 2022 - photos

Backcountry, Tours & Traverses (by location)

Baker Backcountry:

    Mount Ann, February 2005 -
video ("Mount Ann Tour" movie)

    Mount Ann, February 2009 - report/photos (Finally some pow!)

    Mount Baker, June 2003 - report/photos (After climbing North Ridge)

    Blueberry Chutes, February 2010 - report/photos (Heavy pow and fog)

    Coleman Glacier, June 2012 - report/photos (Whiteout)

    Coleman Pinnacle, February 2004 - video ("Sun, Sweat & Sweet Turns" movie)

    Heliotrope Ridge, March 2010 - report/photos (Good snow, crazy wind)

    Ptarmigan Ridge, December 2007 - report/photos (With Pot'tyrex!)

    Table Mountain, February 2004 - video ("Sun, Sweat & Sweet Turns" movie)

    Watson's Traverse, May 2013 - report/photos (Coleman-Demming up, Park down)

    White Salmon Glacier, March 2010 - report/photos (Great snow, great day!)

Crystal Backcountry:

    Bullion Basin & Union Creek, December 2003 - video ("Bullion Basin" movie)

    Bullion Point, February 2004 - video ("Bullion Point" movie)

    Crystal Backcountry, January 2005 - video ("Crystal b/c cubed" movie)

    Cayuse Pass loop, November 2009 - report/photos (Tired 70-lb dog carried out in backpack)

    Cement Basin, December 2007 - report/photos (Blue skies and blower pow)

    Cement Basin, January 2010 - report/photos (She delivers once again!)

    East Peak, December 2009 - report/photos (Mega POW!)

    Southback, May 2009 - report/photos (Silver Basin extravaganza)

    Union Creek/Bullion Basin, November 2009 - report/photos (With Agata)

Enchantments:

    Cannon Mountain, March 2004 - video ("Into the Jetstream" movie)

    Cashmere Mountain, March 2004 - video ("Last Gasp of Winter" movie)

North Cascades:

    Bedal Peak, April 2006 - report/photos (Off route)

    Glacier Peak, June 1998 - report/photos (Sitkum Glacier)

    Green Mountain, Dec/Jan 2004/2005 - video ("More White Than Green" movie)

    Hidden Lake Peaks, March 2005 - report/photos (Cascade River area ski tour, lots of potential)

    Klawatti Icecap Traverse, April 2004 - report/photos (Eldorado to Tricouni Peak)

    North Twin Sister, April 2002 - report/photos (North Slope on skis)

    Mount Pilchuck, June 2011 - report/photos (Afternoon tour)

    Ruth Mountain, February 2003 - report/photos (Perfect timing)

    Silver Star Glacier, April 2004 - video ("April Freshiez" movie)

    Mount Watson, November 2005 - report/photos (Intended to ski Bacon Peak)

California, Oregon & Southwest WA Cascades:

    Curtis Gilbert Tour, November 2004 - report/photos (Early season Goat Rocks tour)

    Mount Adams, July 2010 - report/photos (Southwest Chutes)

    Mount Hood, March 2002 - report/photos (Palmer Glacier)

    Lassen Peak, June 2010 - report/photos (North Face)

    Middle Sister, June 2008 - report/photos (Up North Ridge, down South Side)

    Mount Saint Helens, May 2001 - report/photos (Monitor Ridge)

    Mount Shasta, June 2010 - report/photos (Avalanche Gulch)

    South Sister, June 2010 - report/photos (South Side)

Mount Rainier:

    "Cow-Qually" to bridge, May 2011 -
report/photos (~7000-ft descent!)

    "Cow-Qually" (no bridge), May 2015 - report/photos (BIG slough slides!)

    Fuhrer Finger, May 2009 - report/photos (Ripper corn!)

    Gibraltar Chute, June 2011 - report/photos (Via DC!)

    Interglacier, June 2008 - report/photos ("Juneuary" pow!)

    Little Tahoma, June 2008 - report/photos (Turned-around on Whitman Glacier)

    Little Tahoma, June 2011 - report/photos (Climb in sun, ride in fog)

    Mazama Ridge, February 2005 - report/photos (Paradise area touring)

    Muir Snowfield, February 2002 - report/photos (High winds at Panorama Point)

    Muir Snowfield, November 2007 - report/photos ("Muir on Saturday")

    Nisqually Chutes, December 2004 - report/photos (Solo)

    Nisqually Chutes, June 2008 - report/photos (with Scott)

    Nisqually Chutes, April 2010 - report/photos (with Agata)

    Paradise Glacier, February 2010 - report/photos (With Eric)

    Tatoosh freshiez, November 2003 - report/photos (No dogs allowed)

    Turtle Snowfield, May 2012 - report/photos (Race against the weather)

    Van Trump Park, December 2005 - report/photos (Skin issues)

    Wilson Glacier, April 2009 - report/photos (Fuhrer Finger attempt)

Snoqualmie Pass & I-90 Corridor:

    Bryant Coulior, May 2010 - report/photo (Sloppy!)

    Mount Catherine, April 2003 - report/photo (In lieu of Lundin Peak)

    Chair Peak, May 2009 - report/photos (North Slope only)

    Chair Peak circumnavigation, May 2010 - report/photos (Solo)

    Mount Daniel, June 2013 - report/photos (Lynch Glacier touring)

    Granite West, December 2003 - video ("Deep Powder & Some Crud" movie)

    Granite West, February 2006 - 1 photo (Quick and dirty)

    Humpback Mountain, April 2006 - report/photos (Solo)

    Kendall Peak touring, February 2013 - report/photos (Left Twin and more!)

    Red Mountain, January 2004 - video ("Sluff Surfing" movie)

    Silver Peak, February 2008 - report/photos (Up West Face, down North Slope)

    Snoqualmie Mountain (Slot Couloir), May 2002 - report/photos ("Enigma Gully")

    Snoqualmie Mountain (Crooked Coulior & South Face), March 2003 - report/photos (Not enough snow)

    Snoqualmie Mountain (Slot Couloir & Phantom), February 2008 - report/photos (Ice and corn on same day)

    Snoqualmie Mountain (Slot Couloir & Phantom), April 2008 - report/photos (All time pow!)

    Snow/Source Lake touring, April 2008 - report/photos (Sluff slides!)

Stevens Pass & Highway 2 Corridor:

    Arrowhead Mountain, February 2004 - video ("Struggle & Reward" movie)

    Colchuk Glacier, May 2002 - report/photos (A soggy weekend!)

    Big Chiwaukum, February 2005 - report/photos (West-side touring)

    Jim Hill, February 2004 - video ("Midweek Powder Fix" movie)

    Jim Hill, January 2007 - report/photos (Crowded)

    Jove Peak, March 2006 - report/photos (Fun loop tour)

    Lichtenberg Mountain, May 2010 - report/photos (Poor visibility)

    Moonlight Bowl, April 2007 - report/photos (Skyline Ridge classic)

    Stevens Pass, May 2010 - report/photos (Snowmobiles...cough, cough)

    The Swath, March 2010 - report/photos (A rare gem!)

    Mount Townsend, February 2009 - report/photos (Long approach)

    North Chiwaukum Tour, December 2004 - report/photos (Whiteout, no summit)

Washington Pass & Highway 20 Corridor:

    Blue Lakes Col & Copper Creek, November 2007 - report/photos (Thanksgiving day tour)

    Frisco Mountain Tour, May 2003 - report/photos (Loop tour between Frisco & Maple Pass )

    Mount Hardy - "OpenFly Coulior", May 2008 - report/photos (Aesthetic coulior, crap snow)

    Heather/Maple Pass, November 2007 - report/photos (Short tour, great pow)

    Sally Portman's Birthday Tour - Washington Pass, May 2003 - report/photos (Washington Pass classic)

Whistler-Blackcomb, Coquihalla & Canadian Rockies:

    Mount Chief Pascall, January/April 2022 - report/photos (Joffre Group ski tour with great views)

    Cowboy Ridge, April 2023 - report/photos (Ski tour out beyond Whistler's Musical Bumps)

    Decker Glacier, April 2009 - report/photos (End-of-season pow)

    Decker Mountain, March 2022 - report/photos (Tagged the tippy top!)

    Mount Garibaldi, June 2002 - report/photos (Lost my skis)

    Gin Peak, January 2022 - report/photos (Fun ski tour from Whistler Olympis Park)

    Musical Bumps, March 2022 - report/photos (Whistler slackcountry touring)

    Phalanx Mountain, February 2022 - report/photos (Classic Whistler-Blackcomb ski tour)

    Mount Price, February 2021 - report/photos (Classic Garibaldi Lake area tour)

    Mount Rohr, March 2021 - report/photos (Introduction to touring in Duffey Lake area)

    Spearhead Traverse, April 2004 - report/photos (Classic ski traverse near Whistler)

    Spearhead Glacier, January 2019 - report/photos (Plus Spearhead summit)

    Spearhead Glacier, January 2023 - report/photos (With Husume Couloir descent)

    Wapta Traverse, March 2006 - report/photos (Classic hut-to-hut ski traverse in Canadian Rockies)

    Zoa Peak, December 2020 - report/photos (Coquihalla Pass area ski touring)


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