Narita to Hakuba

  • Wednesday: Last day of work
  • Thursday: Pack, pack, and then pack some more
  • Friday: Drive from Lafayette, CO to Manhattan, IL
  • Saturday: Unpack, repack, wonder what we forgot…
  • Sunday: Fly from Chicago -> Seoul
  • Monday: Disappeared. Really, I don’t know where it went.
  • Tuesday: Fly from Seoul -> Narita, Japan

What an insane week to kick off the next few months of being “degenerate dirtbags” as our friend Jonny aptly called it. Continue reading Narita to Hakuba

Leaving the Comfort Zone

“We should just quit our jobs and go travel….”

When I casually said this to my husband Anthony, he almost fell out of his chair.  Little did we both know that this one statement would change the course of our lives over the next year.  With a little bit of penny pinching, we realized we just might be able to pull this off!


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Berthoud Pass 12/15/2015

The 2015-2016 ski season started off with a bang! Eric and I made plans to meet at 7am Tuesday morning and head up to Berthoud Pass. However after stepping outside, I quickly realized that clearing snow off my truck & driveway was going to take longer than I originally anticipated. Continue reading Berthoud Pass 12/15/2015

South Teton, GTNP – February 2015

Becca and I loaded up my truck on Friday the 13th and hit the road north to Jackson, WY to visit our buddy Aaron and get on some bigger lines to prepare for a trip later this spring. Big mountains with lots of vert to climb/ride make the Tetons the perfect training ground for bigger trips.

The plan for Saturday was to ski the Middle Teton,but high winds caused us to bail at the base of the Ellingwood. The winds were strong enough to blow us over (really, one of us got blown over) and after that we decided it just wasn’t worth it. We retreated back to town for some beer and food.

On Sunday, Aaron, Becca and I planned to climb/ride the South Teton. However at the last minute, a buddy of mine from Colorado gave us a ring asking if he could join us that day. I told David he better hurry up and meet us at the trailhead since we were already running behind schedule.

At 7:45 am, about an hour later than we originally planned, the four of us left the trailhead and made quick progress to the Meadows of Garnet Canyon.


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Elevator Shaft – January 2015

After two weeks of high pressure, Eric Thomson and I decided it was time for our first big line of the year. Rocky Mountain National Park hadn’t seen any significant storms in weeks and down in Boulder it felt like early Spring. The previous weekend we were mountain biking in 70 degree weather. Apparently, Mother Nature decided to send all the powder to Japan or the Northeast this month leaving the West high and dry, but it could always be worse.

Eric Thomson taking the Elevator up

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Surprise Powder Day Version 2.0

Check out this extended edit that Alex put together. More powder, more face shots, and more of Buster!


I’ll admit it. I’ve finally caved in and have seen the light. These new GoPro’s are pretty awesome. The video quality that comes out of these tiny cameras is amazing, and yet they’re very simple to use! I’m definitely looking forward to getting some fish/biking shots with it in the summer.


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