First Schlasman Lift Ride = Holy Balls

December 22nd, 2008

So, I finally got to ride the new Schlasman lift at Bridger Bowl. I’ve been stoked on this thing for a while, but they haven’t been running it very much so I’d yet to ride it. Well, that changed on Monday. And sweet Mary it was awesome. The gnar is out of control. I only [...]

Cold day with thin coverage on Mount Ellis

December 20th, 2008

A large mass of arctic air came down over Bozeman last week, bringing bone-chilling -20F weather. I was nursing a cold that week so, combined with the cold, I laid low. At last my health returned and the weather was getting warmer (ish) so I set out for a tour on Saturday. I imagine I’ll [...]

The Boiling River Hot Spring

December 12th, 2008

I’ve been meaning to make this post about my visit to the Boiling River hot spring in Yellowstone for a while, but I’ve been pretty busy with work and skiing. Anyway, here it is now:

The Boiling River is a primitive hot spring just inside the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park - between Gardiner and [...]

The Crazy Mountains

December 11th, 2008

Today a couple of friends (and a pooch) and I went up for a tour in the Crazy Mountains. I went in to this unique little range once last year, but it was socked in and I never got a view of the peaks. Today was beautiful however, and I got a good look at [...]