Dec 30, 2012

2012 Compilation Adventure Video

Hi y'all thanks for checking this little space out this year. I dig it when people have passion to play, and I dig it when people allow me to capture them having fun. Here is my 2012 Compilation Adventure Video:

Dec 29, 2012

Skiing into Blue Ridge Reservoir

I just haven't been really anxious to ski lately, but today I was inspired to do something I've been wanting to do for a while, and that was to grab the skinny skis and kick my way from the gate at the highway down to Blue Ridge Reservoir. The way I see it, is that today was just the right time. The recent snow has been cleared from the highways, so driving there would be no problem, yet the snow behind the gate should still be in good condition. I split from my place in Phoenix a little after 6:00 am, and I parked the car at a snow cleared pullout just up the road from the gate. I left my car about 8:45 and kick the 5 miles down to the lake via FS road 571. It wasn't totally untracked, as a snowmobile had beatdown a nice path for me, so breaking trail was easy. That and the first 2.5 miles is flat. The 2 miles after Rock Crossing Campround it drops down about 600 vf, but the slop if the road is pretty gentle for coming down on skinny skis and and climbing back out of. I saw a couple elk, and could hear others battling off in the distance. The temps were pretty cold when I started, prolly about 10 or 12 degrees, but once I got moving, I wasn't bothered at all. I didn't shoot any video, so I pretty much kept moving, but I took my time. Actually I didn't really look at my watch until I was nearly done, which was about 3:00. I ended up going all the way to the dam, so the round trip was about 13 miles. Here are a few snaps:

Dec 23, 2012

Verde River - Beasely to Gap

I AM SOOOOOO STOKED!!! We had a most excellent float down to Gap Crik on the Verde River today. I hit my first perfect boof on the ledge off of Verde Rapid (pre falls). Then I had my first perfect drop off the Verde Falls proper, which also was my first clean run on a class IV rapid. Then I hit my first combat roll after getting upside down on Punk Rawk. It was soooo freaking schweet! Great day with great peeps!

Anycow, here is a video of the day:  
  And here is an interactive Google Earth Tour of the route we did (it even has the rapid locations:

Dec 18, 2012

T0nt0 Crik

Here is little video of us going to 'church' from last Sunday:

Dec 2, 2012

Black Canyon Trail Shuttles

Did a little Black Canyon Trail Shuttle action with GnarGnar Tours,  it was way fun.

It had been a few years since I've been out on BCT and it did not disappoint.

This was my first trip down from Crown King Rd down to BumbleBee (about 15 miles).

Here is a vid of the day: