Electric forest Christmas light show Makati City Philippines. Video incomming soon http://t.co/nG73Q4GK6v
Woh still at the office, it’s been a long day…….. @ Makati Shangri-La, Manila http://t.co/kZ86c1hVzu
We’re not in Wisconsin anymore toto http://t.co/KYjAiRepIp
100 shots of espresso, heaven. http://t.co/HrI5LUL6mj
Makati City Not a terrible view to have for a week or so @ Makati Shangri-La, Manila http://t.co/5utfk2Uz0z
Find me a God who approves of this #makingfreshtracks
We were grateful for the clear weather on our drive out but quickly got anxious for fresh snow once settled in, so when there was none the following week after arrival we started to get a little worried. Unlike last season as we moved into the last half of the month mother nature turned on the snow machine and the local mountains enjoyed 2-4 feet of snow for every 5-7 days until the first week of January! Since then it’s been the coldest winter since 1990 and the snow’s actually hanging around down in the valley, this time last year we were driving around with car windows down and eating lunch outside. Goods news is I’ve had the chance to enjoy an epic inbounds powder day with Aubrey , Logan and Mike all separately.
Here’s my latest video
Some pics from our resort days and the local backcountry
December 28th was forecasted to be a cloudless full moon night, perfect for a moonlit backcountry tour(my first) to an area of the Wasatch Called “Powder Park” with a couple of Logans touring partners James and Kaleb. I wish I would have had a proper cameratripod because the views of the moon shining through the aspens were stunning,
I’ve never seen anything like it….the moon was so bright none of us had to turn our headlamps on all night even to change over from skin to ride mode with our split boards.
Below is a random daytime pic of the area, we only put in a couple laps since it was cold as hell and was getting late(got home at 4am) but it was worth every minute truly an amazing experience that I greatly appreciated being a part of the crew.
here’s a brief article describing the Powder Park area
So when I got here Logans roomate Mike had a Jeremy Jones solution(manufactured by Nidecker) 161 for sale never ridden(was too small for him) for less than half the price of retail. Supposedly it was a factory blemish but we couldn’t find any blemishes..needless to say I was stoked to get rid of my old DIY splitboard(sold on craigslist) and ride the same board Jeremy Jones uses on first ascents all over the globe combined with a bran new pair of Spark splitboard bindings it was a HUGE upgrade from my backcountry setup last year which consisted of duct taped resort bindings and board some guy split,cut and drilled with who knows what in someones garage.
Got a great deal(over 60% off and no taxes) on the whole rig(now I’m eating raman noodles..sooo worth it oh well at least rents paid) , one of the best normal person setups money can buy(within reason) at a fraction of the cost hopefully it’s the last one I’ll ever need!
I wish I could explain how awesome this thing rides and more importantly how much easier it is on the way UP the mountain, lighter and FAR more efficient.
Here’s some pics(All from GoPro Hero2 mounted on my Helmet) from our first outing to get it all dialed in at BearTrap form just half way up Big CottonWood Canyon