Backstory: Sunbowl Retreat

Whether on cross-country or backcountry skis, I enjoy the beauty and quietness of simply being out there—but there are other aspects even more compelling, which rouse more primal, visceral and satisfying feelings within me. Sitting at my desk, I thought of the past weekend, when Mike and I went to Lassen Volcanic National Park, with its jagged peaks amid ancient volcanic remnants.


The Last Hill Until the Next One

Alpine starts have a buffer built into them. Rising a few minutes late is no problem. A half-hour’s delay is fine if you’re planning to hustle. Some individuals will even allow an hour. But missing a … [Read More...]

Backstory: Brown Shorts By Night

The snow of the surrounding mountains shoots back rays of the setting sun. Yellow, red and then purple. I’m amazed at the variety of colors in the sky and reflecting on the snow. Everything seems … [Read More...]

BaseCamp TV: Fueling