Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Heading to So Cal and Go Marco






Leaving in the morning for Santa Barbara, CA to hang with the Robinson crew (50 people strong)! Stoked to go surfing, play a little golf, and most of all, catch up with the fam.

Also, Chels' brother has his first races of the winter this weekend up in Lake Louise, Canada. Be sure to tune in for that one. Downhill on Saturday and Super G on Sunday.

You can watch live on line at www.universalsports.com and other good outlets for U S Ski Team news include; www.usskiteam.com and www.skiracing.com

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

Shots from the beach in Santa Barbara last T giving, and Marco at Beaver Creek, CO

Sunday, November 23, 2008

More High Pressure






Sunny and cold. High pressure weather systems were great for hikes this weekend but not the best for snow. Oh well.

Short week then off to Santa Barbara, CA for the Robinson Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Is it almost December?




If you can't ski in November, then you might as well go fishing. Shots from Thursday, (yea, November 20th!!! ) fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River with Cody Barber.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wow

Caught this beauty driving back from skiing this weekend around Moran Junction and in Grand Teton National Park. Amazing that you can live somewhere 365 days a year and still remain in utter awe of it's beauty on a daily basis.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Finally

We finally got some skiing in this weekend! Chels, Ted, and I went up to Togwotee Pass (1 hour from Jackson) and made some fun turns, albiet very gingerly. There was anywhere from a foot to a three foot base and some nice turns to be had. More than anything it just felt right going through the motions of getting into ski gear once again and skinning up for some turns.

On the way home we were lucky enough to catch one of the best sunsets in recent memory here in the valley. The whole sky was lit up. Stay tunned for those shots later on in the week.

Left green grass in Jackson for some snow and early season skiing on Togwotee Pass

Skinning up towards Brecha Cliffs, felt good to be back on the boards

Chels and Trev skiing out with Two Ocean Peak in the background

I mentioned we skied gingerly, right?

Chelsea and Ted catching the fading light

Ted and Trev ready for apr├ęs in the truck after a great "first" day of winter!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oh Shit




Doing some digging once again for random shots and found these and had to laugh. I was going from Bozeman to Jackson via Yellowstone a couple of summers ago after a river trip and came across a major traffic jam. Ordinarily, this can be anything from a squirrel to a Grizzly bear up in Yellowstone. Well, better than any animal sighting, here is a Ford Explorer in the Madison River. The story went that the tourist forgot to put the rental in gear and jumped out of the car in a hurry to get an animal shot. Meanwhile, the Explorer went for a swim.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Still Hoping







Starting to get very antsy with the ski legs talking to us! Normally turns can be had by middle of November, but unless you want to risk hitting stumps and rocks, there isn't much skiing to be had here in Jackson. Winter Storm Warning is on for tonight though.

Some shots from our trip to Las Lenas, Argentina a couple of summers ago. Come back snow, we welcome your kind back to our neighborhoods with open arms.

Chels could moonlight as a semi professional photographer in her spare time I think.

Happy B day shout out to Meg Ganong. About time you joined the legions of the 29th year club!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Weekend of Grey






Stevie just about sums up our weekend, lots of laziness and laughter.

(I will try to figure out how to flip this video, but for now, you get Stevie dancing sideways!)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Snow Check





Went out to the ski hill today after work for a little hike and to assess how much this past storm had deposited on the higher elevations. There was about a foot up high with a mixture of man made and natural. Was interesting to see the snow maker workers using 4 wheelers to get around at the bottom of the hike and then by the top they were all on snowmobiles. Good to be in the snow once again. Turns are just around the corner.

Some shots I found in the vault from a classic ski day with the crew last April. The couliour shots are from "Central" off of Cody Peak and "Horseshoe" near Granite Canyon. Double click the Central shot(first one) to get a better perspective.

Have great weekends, think snow!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

In Limbo





Early November is always a tough time for me. The temps and weather are usually too cold to bike, fish, or do much of anything usually suited for summer. Conversely, unless we get a huge storm early, the skiing really doesn't get good until after Thanksgiving. So, running and a little bit of hiking before the trails get too messy usually dominates right now.

Some shots I took yesterday while out on a run above the small town of Kelly, WY (15 minutes from Jackson).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

11th Hour



We got talked into going to a big Halloween bash at the last minute. Costumes were interesting. Obviously overjoyed with Obama's win yesterday. We went to a friends house, made pizza, glued ourselves to the t.v. and then had a solid bottle of Argentinian wine brought back from a friend who was there last week to celebrate.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Barack the Vote


We pulled this shot off the Teton Pass webcam from this morning. Out picketing at 9,000ft in a raging blizzard.

Happy Election Day from Wyoming! Both Chels and I voted early this morning. Despite all the news on NPR claiming long lines at the polls, we walked right in and cast our votes in strong favor for Obama. We also have a hotly contested House race this year with Gary Trauner, a Democrat from Jackson with a very real chance of claiming Wyoming's sole spot in the House of Representatives. This of course is no small endevour in a state that bleeds Republican Red.