Valdez: Spring Skiing on Thompson Pass

June 5th, 2009

The morning before the wedding and the day we drove out of town we skiing up on Thompson Pass. The first day was only my girlfriend’s second day backcountry skiing ever, so we did a pretty mild and short run on the East side the road, on the shoulder of Odyssey. The second day was [...]

Valdez: Heaven on a Sunny Day

June 3rd, 2009

At last we arrived in Valdez. When we got there it was - as it often is - cloudy and rainy but it was exciting to see our friends and catch up and drink and generally have a good time. We were to stay at a neighbors house just across the green space from the [...]

Alaska 09: The Drive Up

June 1st, 2009

Almost exactly a year after my first trip up the Alaskan Highway I was once again on the Alaskan Highway. Masochism? Self-hate? What were my motivations to make this ghastly-long drive basically twice in the same year? The big one this time was the wedding of two good friends from college. The Alaska-Bozeman connection was [...]