Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Book From the Dharma Bum

When somebody takes the time to produce a work of any kind (IE Film, music, photo or book) it is an achievment of solid proportions. So with that said here is a link to the book that the Dharma Bum has recently finished. As I have grown up in the mud and sand of the St.Croix River myself I am looking forward to reading it!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Me and my big mouth

So I was so upset at the lack of grooming here in our state park that I organized an email group that was also upset. One thing has led to another and now we are actually hoping to become a "Parks and Trails" group......http://www.parksandtrails.org/ these groups are citizen advocacy groups and hopefully can lend constructive critisism to the park management team.
Life is crazy enough, but here I go adding more soup to the bowl!

Monday, December 10, 2007

This could be the coolest ski site I have ever seen

Any hard core nordic skier, especially skate skier will absolutely drool over this site. I see tons of cool powder vids and sites, I see loads of mountaineering sites but this is by far the only site that actually makes me jealous....

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The films of Andy Newell

Every once and awhile you run into a kindred spirit in something that you do or like to do. I have never met Andy Newell and most likely never will but his films remind me of my younger self, only I never skied like he does! Anyway you can check them out at
His web site is at http://www.xskifilms.com/

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Booked our tickets to Whitegrass

When I worked as a ski rep out in New England, year after year a really strange guy would stroll up to me, pull out a clear jar of moonshine and toast with me to how wonderful it was to live life in the mountains and to be a skier. His name is Chip Chase and he is the brainchild behind the Whitegrass Ski Touring Center in West Virginia. So after all these years, I am finally going to go with Margaret and some friends from DC to visit this famed and deeply spiritual ski place in the Canaan Valley.

Monday, December 03, 2007

My new weather site

So like any skier, surfer and outdoor junkie I am a weather nut on top of it. So you can imagine how happy I was that I saw this guy John Dee's forecast on Skinny SKi the other day. http://www.johndee.com/forecast_graphic.htm Note that this forecast was ahead of the majority of forecast models that said the heaviest amount would fall south and east of the twin ports. I bookmarked it and watched it to see (hopefully) that it would come true and indeed it did. We ended up with about 11 inches here at the house and Duluth came up with 14.5 inches.
I cant remember the last time that we had this promising a start to winter.