Alaska Basin in the Tetons

August 31st, 2008

So, I was back in the hills again this weekend. I should really have a dependable job… but I don’t… so why not go camping again??  Summer - and indeed life itself - is short. Carpe deim. This time I just went to Alaska Basin for two nights. When I hiked the Teton Crest Trail [...]

Huckleberry Fields Forever

August 28th, 2008

A classic and rewarding past time in Teton Valley this time of year is berry picking. The local cowboys do it, and the imported hippies do it. The mountains around here are covered thick in huckleberry bushes and this tiny relative to the blueberry is a firm part of the local culture. As far as [...]

Ski Cabin Volunteering

August 23rd, 2008

So, historically I’ve never been much for volunteer work. This probably stems from when my parents “suggested” I volunteer down at the hospital when I was young, and I did some data entry and cleaned floors and mostly hated it. Doing things you don’t like and don’t care about for no money never made sense. [...]

August skiing on The Laser

August 19th, 2008

As I mentioned briefly in my previous post, one of the main attractions to visiting Bozeman for a few days was getting my Dynafit bindings mounted on my new skis. I’ll go into more depth on my new backcountry ski setup (and compare it to my old one) at a later date, but suffice it [...]