Thursday, April 10, 2014

Arches National Park

Last week I was in Southeast Utah checking out Arches.  Michelle's boys invited me on their spring break trip and how could I say no to that!  It was a great time camping and generally just checking out the park with all of it's attractions.  The desert never disappoints!

KAVU in Fernie

Two weeks ago I got the opportunity to photography a KAVU clothing release event in Fernie Canada.  It was an awesome weekend.  The KAVU crew are some of the finest people I've ever met.  We spent the weekend skiing, curling, partying, and flying around in a chopper photographing the athletes wingsuit BASE jump.  It was a great weekend.  Huge thanks to the KAVU crew.

Big Mtn, Whitefish

Shortly after climbing with Justin, I was back in the Whitefish area, this time with Michelle and her boys to ski Big Mtn.  We spent the weekend with some of her friends, had a nice day on the mtn, and another towing the kids with a snowmobile.  As always, it was great to get out of town and hang with friends.

Ice in the GNP

Back in February, Justin and I skied into Snyder Lake with hopes of climbing the North face of Mt. Edwards.  We were both itching for a good adventure, but the weather had other plans.  The park had been seeing high wind events and coupled with large snowfall, shut us down due to the poor conditions.  Plan B as always was the Brainstem wall on Mt. Brown.  Conditions looked exciting up there, but it was a safe alternative a true alpine adventure.  The ice appeared to be in super fun conditions, but while I was on it, realized it was going to be much more difficult than expected.  Not to say it wasn't a blast.  We worked our way through the crux and topped out on a wonderful climb.  With the day fading away we made our way back to the car and headed for the Packer's Roost.  That turned out to be an entirely new story….