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Bumping into Butterflies – Sun Valley/Ketchum, ID

I have the wonderful opportunity to stay and play in the Ketchum/Sun Valley area of Idaho. Unfortunately S and Daisy Trail Dog did not get to come with me this time, but I am planning our next excursion here with the whole family as we speak! Yes, it is soooo awesome I am coming back,… Read More ›

OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

The Donner Lake Rim Trail is a work in progress.  The trail will eventually circle the rim of Donner Lake, just West of Truckee, CA.  As of July 2012, the North side of the DLRT is complete.  Most of the trail is above 7,000 feet in with sweeping panoramic views for miles.  For the avid… Read More ›

OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

Riding the scrub at Hartman Rocks, Gunnison, Colorado

How I Became an Environmental Activist

I am not an activist in the protesting, letter writing sense.  Instead, I use a chainsaw to speak for me.  Let me explain: It was probably around the 20th time I’d heaved my bike over the large tree blocking the trail.  “When are they going to get out here and cut these %^&*ing trees?,” I… Read More ›

OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

Okay, I kinda fibbed on this one.  It’s not singletrack, but what a view.  It’s from the end of the Galloping Goose Trail in Telluride, Colorado.  Some of the fixtures from the abandoned narrow gauge railroad still exist.

OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

Every mountain biker has been here at one point- pushing through slippery, steep, thick mud.  The kind of mud that stops your tires from rolling and makes your bike weigh 60 pounds.  The kind of mud that makes you stop every 100 yards to find a stick to get some of the mud out. We… Read More ›

OutdoorPix- Singletrack Sweetness

Riding the Wasatch Crest at about 9,900′.  Park City, Utah

TahoePix- Singletrack Sweetness

H in the aspens on Flying Dog, Park City, Utah

TahoePix- Singletrack Sweetness

Somewhere in the middle of a nearly 3,000 vertical foot descent (mostly singletrack).  In Fall, 2012 the US Forest Service opened the Star Lake Connector trail- miles of switchbacking goodness through incredible fields of granite.  It’s rideable in both directions too (though quite the climb to around 9,000′ elevation).  Ride it in the fall, and… Read More ›

TahoePix- Singletrack Sweetness

Life outside Tahoe.  I think this is the best picture I’ve ever taken with my iPhone.  H riding the singletrack in Telluride, Colorado.

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