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Friday Photo: Snowshoeing Galore

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Trekked up to Twin Lakes last weekend. An excellent loop that on a nice day features gorgeous views of Mt. Hood. But of course, the Northwest being the Northwest, the day was cloudy and cold.

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December 10, 2010 at 10:16

Friday Photo: Portland In the Tetons

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I love this photo for a lot of reasons:

  • The Innate thermos has hot cider in it.
  • That’s my favorite PDX bike sticker.
  • This hike was fantastic.

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December 3, 2010 at 17:12

Yurt Life

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This week’s office looks a little something like this…

Plenty of good stuff going on right now. Em and I are officially on board at BETA, finalizing 2011 contracts at Under Solen, getting to work with cool groups like 5 Gyres and iLCP, and as usual, lots of coffee.

All in all lots of things to be thankful for this week.

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November 23, 2010 at 08:56

Snowshoeing Mt. Rainier

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Fresh snow crunches under your feet. Along the trail, paw prints of a small forest creature lead the way. The sun shines. You take a break to drink tea from your thermos and slice of a piece of brie cheese that’s your one gourmet indulgence in the backcountry. You continue along, excited about the prospect of an evening in front of a warm stove in a cozy ski hut. You contemplate to yourself how a winter trip doesn’t get much better than this.

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Earlier this winter I was craving some snow time, and decided to check out the Mount Tahoma Trails Association hut-to-hut ski trail system, a collection of groomed trails used by the Forest Service in the summer and snowshoers and cross country skiers in the winter. A common obstacle to pursuing winter backcountry adventures is of course that it’s cold and gets dark early, not the optimal tent conditions for most. Fortunately the MTTA maintains several different backcountry accommodations, including a yurt, all complete with propane stoves, sleeping pads and complete kitchens. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it ‘glamping,’ but high end backcountry digs is certainly a fitting definition.

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Friday Photo: Utah Post-Ski

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An unplanned New Year’s resolution (unplanned because it happened organically in the last few weeks) has been to learn how to ski. And what better place for your first turns than Utah? A beautiful day at Snow Basin – after a couple hours of low visibility and icy snow straight in the face – with a gorgeous drive into Salt Lake was an excellent introduction to my first time skiing in Utah. And winter sunsets are always a wonderful thing.

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January 22, 2010 at 06:00

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Friday Photo: Winter Tree

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While the rest of the world is experiencing extremely low temperatures and plenty of snow and wintry weather, I’m stuck in dreary drizzle. Which means I’m longing for genuine winter. I love the lines of this tree; the way the white snow lays on the dark green and creates an interesting perspective of shade. A simple photo that says a lot.

Here’s to some snow…

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January 8, 2010 at 06:00

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Snowflake Study

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I’ve got snow on the mind, so had to feature this Graphic Study of the Snowflake by Andrei D. Robu.

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December 30, 2009 at 10:06