Tag: snow

Oh, Canada.

The first week of the trip was lacking free wifi or cellular data sufficient to keep up on the blog posts, but I am now back in the Lower 48 where the free wifi runneth over! I picked up my brother Brad on the…

Mountain Collective 2017

I finally finalized the intended route for this years Mountain Collective trip. I will be headed North to BC and finishing out through California. Follow the progress via daily blogs and posts about where in the world BMW is!

Online Avy Training On The Cheap

I have been dipping my toes into the realm of backcountry snowboarding for a few months now and I am overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge and skill that is involved in the activity. Not only is the equipment an investment, but being able…

I wish I was 3,000 Miles South

While cruising my weather page to check that the home mountain’s pack is slowly building while I am away, and I find out that Timberline is making up for the last 3 years of marginal snow with a killer storm! NOAA is forecasting close…

Ski Bum Pilgrimage

As I pour over the maps I have created and the resorts that are to be explored, I have come to the conclusion that the best way for this pass to be used is to make two become one. This morning I woke up…

Eastbound and Down Route Plan

Eastbound and Down does exactly the reverse of what I plan to do, but “Down and Eastbound” isn’t as fun to yell while driving alone through the Southwest part of this fair land. This portion of the MC will trace it’s way through skiing…

De Norte Route Plan

I have been dreaming up this route for the last month and a half, heading to faraway lands to the North and East of my home in Oregon, to ride different mountains and meet new friends along the way. I have always wanted to…

The Mountain Collective Pass…

More like “The Ticket to Paradise“. ┬áThis pass is killer, $409 and you are on your way to cruising 2 days each at some of the best (and most expensive) resorts in the country PLUS 50% off additional days if you can’t get enough…

Yeah, I Got a Piece of Gear For That

Probably my most favorite subject and biggest weakness according to friends and family, is gear. I do not discriminate, if it has a cool function or I can justify it to myself, it becomes a part of my stash. That being said, this next…

So You’re Gonna Want to Take A…

Continuing on with the series… If you have been keeping up, the last post was on the timing of our trip. Since we are headed Southbound during the winter there are not many places that are inhabited to ask directions, so a strong understanding…

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

Today’s installment in the AlCannonball Run saga… The Timing: You might have noticed that Brad and I will be headed down the AlCan, or Alaska Canada Highway, in the dead of winter. You may be shaking your head in disbelief, or ready to send…

AlCannonball Run

Gonna go Eastbound and down! The Alaskan section of my story ends, so I head back down the Alaska Canada Highway (Alcan for short) that has become far too familiar in the last 4 years. Similar to past trips, I will be driving a…