This episode of Salomon's Freeski is about the stories behind the photo. There is a photo of myself by Will Wissman, Matt Walker by Erik Seo, and Christopher Frankum by Mattias Fredriksson. Exciting! Can't wait for winter...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Biking on the North Rim Trail with Lindsey, Cody, Andy Miller and Quincy Young- this was so much fun!!!
The fall season in Tahoe can be a great thing, but it carries its hardships as well. Basically, if the temperature drops to ridiculously cold (okay, it's not as cold as Jackson Hole but... it's California, and everyone is a bit on the soft side in Cali- even an Alaskan) and brings in precipitation that is not in the form of snow it can be REALLY frustrating. Plus, sports can become a bit on the not-so-fun side when it's rainy and frigid. On the upside, when the climate is acting a bit more Californian the outdoors are great. A bit of biking and fishing become a must!
Cody got jealous of the view that was distracting me so he turned to his no-fail talent of impressing me with his muscles by running uphill with his bike instead of actually using it- I'm such a sucker
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The November Powder Magazine recently graced newsstands and I have a photo in it! I am so excited. The photo was taken by Will Wissman during a three week trip in February I took to Utah to film with the Levitation Project. The snow was so deep and light it made for great landings off any huge cliff you could muster the courage attempt. Did I stick this air? You'll have to find out when the Levitation Project puts out their film edits this coming November at www.thelevitationproject.com.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Working on my false casting- guess how many times I got my fly stuck in the trees? Well, just a few but not in this spot
The crisp nights and changing colors of the leaves were signifying that winter is just around the corner
Fishing in Yellowstone is not as easy as you would think. Yes, there are a lot of rivers to fish but because there are so many people that visit Yellowstone for the sole purpose of engaging in this fine sport the fish feel a lot of pressure. As a consequence the fish have become really smart and make it a more difficult task to catch these suckers. Game on!
Biking near Mammoth Hot Springs on the Bunsen Peak loop with the Gardner River in the background
Cody and I decided that since we had our bikes with us we really wanted to get in a bike ride. However, there are not many places that you are able to legally ride your mountain bike in Yellowstone. We went out on the Bunsen Peak loop, a trail that use to be open to motorized vehicles. As we rode we came across a trail head for the Osprey Falls. Our curiosity got the better of us so we stashed our bikes (like everything else this trail was off limits to bikes) and descended over 700 feet into Sheepeater Canyon to the Gardner River. The journey's end is a magnificent 150 foot waterfall. It is a truely special spot in Yellowstone, I think magical things happen in this majestic place!
Even though it is on a major park stream and so close to a major tourist spot, very few people visit the Osprey Falls- it's a special thing to have a glorious Yellowstone sight all to yourself
Biking from the Falls. It is 12 miles roundtrip to the falls, 3 miles are the mandatory hiking. We were really glad that the other 7 miles we were able to do quickly on bikes.
Friday, October 9, 2009
This is Beehive Geyser. Doesn't look like much does it? The picture below shows what this little nozzle will do when it erupts, sending water up to a height of 190 feet.
I was so excited by Old "F" that I convinced Cody that we should stay and watch it a second time. He was thrilled too.
Monday, October 5, 2009
I last left off at Cody and I camping in Cooke City, just outside the northeast corner of Yellowstone. We reentered the Park the next day hoping to lock down a campsite at Slough Creek, the best spot in Yellowstone to camp. We lucked out because we didn't get there until 10:30 am, and as we later found out if you want a spot you need to be there by 8 am. Now that we were situated at a site, we had the next few days to discover what a great playground Yellowstone is and the majesty it holds.
There are so many interesting rock formations around Yellowstone that are a result of lava fields being compressed, whittled and carved into shape over time
Tower Falls - I'm glad this was the first waterfall we saw because it is quite beautiful, but when you see some of the other waterfalls in Yellowstone it ever so slightly loses its splendor