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Outdoors Thu Dec 14 2017 21:27:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Last weekend, Beat scheduled work meetings in Mountain View, which also coincided with our friend Liehann's birthday. Liehann has a 5-month-old baby, so for a present he requested the "gift of time" a day-long ride on his favorite route over the Sant
Train your intuition to make good decisions in avalanche terrain by examining your mistakes.Train your intuition to make good decisions in avalanche terrainLast April we skied on the icefields above Prince William Sound. It was an Alaska trip of a li
In early November a friend and I backpacked about 30 miles through Salt Creek and the Peakaboo Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. This canyon is renowned for its numerous Ancient Puebloan ruins and pictographs; in fact
Research suggests that many folks do not spend enough time outside.  This is particularly true for the younger generations.  Kids are spending more time indoors, using technology and engaging in generally sedentary activities. &
'Tis the season that time of year when everyone (meaning a small sampling of friends and acquaintances) is planning 2018 outdoor adventures and races. I see their posts on social media and admit to feeling a small sting of resentment ... "Oh, look at
Light, low-profile layers for long days in the mountains
Guided mountaineering and rock climbing in the Alps, mostly near Chamonix, France.Euro summer! I got to Chamonix in late July and stayed for two months. During that time I worked 43 days, three of those weeks were private trips. The other tr
Earlier this month I flew from Anchorage to Keflavik, Iceland and then on to Nuuk, Greenland.I'd never been to either country but always wanted to go, of course. Many of you readers have likely been to both on much longer, gnarlier, or more in-depth
In early November a friend and I backpacked about 30 miles through Salt Creek and the Peakaboo Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. This canyon is renowned for its numerous Ancient Puebloan ruins and pictographs; in fact
Finally got out to do Penguin Ridge. This thing has mega classic status, all my friends have been like "you still havent done it?!" whenever it comes up. The weather and stars finally aligned for Julie and I to take a day mid week off to go hike all
My first attempt at running 100 miles was at The Yeti 100 on the Virginia Creeper Trail. The Creeper Tail is 33.4 miles long and spans from Whitetop Station to Abingdon. On the way there it passes through the town of Damascus, VA at more or less the
The Aemmer Couloir was the first bit of steepish skiing that I did in the Rockies. It was probably in the spring of 2004 and Chris Brazeau and I did it in pretty firm conditions. Since then, I've always imagined what it would be like in more civilize
I couldn't tell you how many times "back in the day" came up this weekend. Probably enough that Danni and Meghan quietly rolled their eyes while I recounted the Upper Black Box trip where Curt threw his pack down the 100-foot cliff that my college fr
The former Interior Secretary speaks on public lands 'nonsense' and how the outdoor industry is woke.
here's an update to a post from a few years back. i've been rolling my big-wheeled coconino frame for about 5 1/2 9 years now.  Before that i ran a 26er for a couple of years.  Thought it would be kind of cool to have all the variou
Joe Stock's favorite avalanche resources, reading, websites and information.Last winter Rob Whitney asked me about my favorite avalanche resources. Here they are, for the moment... they will soon change. This update: September 2017Please sen
Packraftings roots reach deep into wild, landscape crossings of northern Alaska.Landscape crossings are what I started over thirty-five years ago as a young punk in his twenties and its where I have returned as a 50-something old curmudgeon. Northern
The 2017 Jackson Hole Skier Magazine is here! Look for printed copies throughout Jackson Hole and check out our mobile friendly website at www.jhskier.net The 2017 Jackson Hole Skier Magazine is here! Look for printed copies through
In late October my buddy Kevin and I hiked down the Warner Route and camped along the Gunnison River at the bottom of the Black Canyon for a night. We brought our fishing rods for the “gold metal” water, and it did not disappoint!
4/17-4/22 2017. Stellar week of high pressure, Billy and I headed in for a week of peak bagging focused ski-mountaineering. I had been wanting to do a trip like this for years inspired after JT and Toby did a similar 2 day binge.Alpine Air dropped us
Photo by Beat JegerlehnerAbout once a week, I carve out an opportunity for a moderate-length ride with no set direction and no real training purpose. Beat teases me for refusing to call six hours "long," but it's still a far cry from the way I used t
In late October my buddy Kevin and I hiked down the Warner Route and camped along the Gunnison River at the bottom of the Black Canyon for a night. We brought our fishing rods for the “gold metal” water, and it did not disappoint!
Avalanche education professional recreation split.The Great Divide in US Avalanche EducationAvalanche education in the US is about to make a big change. Perhaps the biggest change ever. Starting in fall 2017, avalanche education will be divided into
Grand Junction, Colorado isnt known for its Mexican food. Unlike other southwestern destinations, including Durango, Colorado, anywhere in New Mexico and even Salt Lake City, Utah, its not easy to find authentic Mexican cuisine, unless you count stre
The former Interior Secretary speaks on public lands 'nonsense' and how the outdoor industry is woke.
The Firth River in Ivvavik National Park, Yukon Canada is a legendary wilderness run of moderate whitewater. It's also far, far away.Since the mid-2000s I'd wanted to walk in, run it, then exit--somehow--to Kaktovik to fly to Prudhoe Bay on Ravn Air&
Since I began hyperthyroid treatment in February, my year has been a continuance of peaks of valleys. Fluctuations are far preferable to an ever-deepening valley. Still, this truth provides little comfort when I dip into another low. Suppressed by op
Kebler Pass is easily my favorite place to enjoy the aspens in Colorado, with the largest continuous mature aspen fields in the state and perhaps the world. This October was one of the stranger autumns transitions I’ve see
Again this year, I studied and confirmed,that Southcentral Alaska has the best skiing on earth. I'm not biased. I'm just right.Again this winter, I studied and confirmed, that I'd rather ski in Southcentral Alaska than any place in the world
The last leg of my trip was located in the Wise River Valley in south west Montana, twelve miles off the highway.  After I crossed the meandering Wise River, I pulled up to the Big Hole Lodge that is beautifully tucked in the base of the Pio
It's long past time to get over misguided assumptions about looks, ability, and character.
[This was published in the February 2017 Scree of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska, but thought some might appreciate the beta here, too.]Alaskas network of conservation areas may be unsurpassed in the world. We need to keep it  th
Over the weekend I had an opportunity to join a few friends on a camping trip in Moab. Car camping in the Utah desert always brings a flush of happy nostalgia for a segment of my life when I lived on almost nothing with nine other 20-somethings in Sa
Kebler Pass is easily my favorite place to enjoy the aspens in Colorado, with the largest continuous mature aspen fields in the state and perhaps the world. This October was one of the stranger autumns transitions I’ve see
Again this year, I studied and confirmed,that Southcentral Alaska has the best skiing on earth. I'm not biased. I'm just right.Again this winter, I studied and confirmed, that I'd rather ski in Southcentral Alaska than any place in the world
While Newport, RI might hold the title of Sailing Capital of the World, for sure the city is identified hosting the Americas Cup races for decades. Newport is known for the summer mansions of Americas 19th century rich and famous, the Tennis Hall of
The Sea to Summit X-Pot cooks dinner, then folds down to nothingbrilliant
Last weekend, Google hosted a retreat for Beat's work team on Ka'anapali Beach in Maui. It was a quick trip less than 72 hours on the island. A mechanical in Denver caused us to miss our connection in Seattle, and we missed all of the festivities on
For all of August and September 2017, my wife and I lived out of our truck and tent while traveling around and backpackingin our great state of Colorado. We did over a dozen backpacking trips in various mountain rangesthroughout the state, including
Expecting the UnexpectedGlenn, James, Paul and I needed an adventure. A place with no information. Where we could just go and see what happens. We asked our man Steve Gruhn for trip ideas. From a list of options, we picked a remote corner of the Neac
Do you have a place where you love to visit? A place that is beautiful all year round? For me, the answer is yes! That place for me is a beautiful lake that you can only get to by hiking. In order to experience this beautiful lake, you have to [...]
Bears Ears is getting most of the attention, but Carrizo Plain could be reduced by Trump Administration, too.
After my forest road meltdown last Friday, I was hopeful I'd cleared my head enough to muscle through some projects this week. I'd felt unmoored. Last weekend was supposed to be my annual trip to hike the Grand Canyon with my dad. This is a tradition
For all of August and September 2017, my wife and I lived out of our truck and tent while traveling around and backpackingin our great state of Colorado. We did over a dozen backpacking trips in various mountain rangesthroughout the state, including
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. —Mark Twain   Mike Bromberg searches for the entrance. Revelstoke, British Columbia. B
A couple weeks ago, my annual work conference was held in Denver, CO. After finishing up all my meetings and seminars, my wife flew out to Denver to meet me so we could spend a long weekend exploring the area. By the time the weekends was over, I was
This spring, Gleich became the first woman to ski all of the Wasatch lines in a cult classic guidebook
Those first groggy minutes of morning have never been my best, but lately they've become more difficult to face. I know I'm not the only one waking up to a vague sense of dread, brewing a pot of artificially flavored vanilla coffee without shame beca
The final destination of our three-week northern limestone Alps tour in July was the Dachstein mountain range of Austria. Starting from near the Sdwandhtte, above the lovely village of Ramsau on the south side of the range, we hiked for three days ar
It's okay that you don't know. You're not supposed to know.  “It aint what you dont know that gets you into trouble. Its what you know for sure that just aint so.Mark Twain” Mike Bromberg searches for the entrance. Revel