The final countdown

Squaw Valley recently hosted ISSW 2010. The International Snow Science Workshop is billed as a “merging of theory and practice.” That means those of us that work on snow day in and day out share what we see in our daily duties and the scientists run experiments to see what …Read More

Posted by —October 27th, 2010

Termination Dust

The big old Harvest moon gave us a extra celestial show by revealing Jupiter as close as it’ll be until 2026 or so. The essence of sinessense hangs in the air. Its mixture of wet dog and old tennis shoes signals that the plants are dying or hibernating and the …Read More

Posted by —September 27th, 2010

Comfort Food Oktoberfest Style

Alyeska kicked off Oktoberfest last night, and just in time . . . the leaves are golden and holding on due to a surprise Indian summer from Mother Nature. The sun has been out for days and the Harvest Moon filled the sky a few nights ago for a brilliant …Read More

Posted by —September 25th, 2010

Top-to-Bottom Fun

From the top of the tram, without much of a warm up, I rode down towards the lower trail. A sharp turn and some big rocks mark the official entrance to the downhill section. Yeah, those first couple turns definitely felt sharp. . . and steep. . . leading to …Read More

Posted by —September 19th, 2010

Who's Counting, Anyways?

Wow, Climb-a-thon is in two days.  Have I put in enough time on the trails this summer to bang out 10 laps this year?  It doesn’t really matter, I’m going to be out there for 10 hours no matter what.  I’m not sure what the difference is between 9 and …Read More

Posted by —September 9th, 2010