Thursday, December 31, 2009

FSTPKR Episode 2 part 2

Shredding the downhill. 2,200 ft of traversing descent! Nice views up here. Shelly is no stranger to bold, clean, and untracked lines. Make sure and check back soon as I have one more short video for this weekend. Went home and packed for a overnight. Learn the secrets of my 2nd cabin find. Real nice views in it too.

FSTPKR Episode 2 part 2

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FSTPKR Episode 2 part 1

Christmas Day 2009. Brockway Summit to Mt Baldy and back. Freestyle expression session. Big mountain backcountry snowshoeing extreme. Make sure and check back shortly for part 2. Really nice weather christmas day.

FSTPKR Episode 2

Monday, December 28, 2009

FSTPKR Episode 1 part 2

This FSTPKR is my first video I have made. Pretty crude, but I don't care. It actually looks better smaller or as it appears on the blog. Now I have a better idea of how to use the video software, so look out. I have some better footage from this christmas weekend that I am working on next. Had exceptional weather on Friday. Making videos is time consuming. I get everything all dialed and my first episode gets rejected by youtube. If your videos are over 10 minutes they are rejected now. So now I had to go back and cut the video in half. More hi jinx ensued and several hours later I now have it loaded over at youtube. It looks better if using at youtube then embedding to blogger. By the way, strange thing about the cabin. It ends up not being the cabin I found 3 years ago. More on that in FSTPKR 2.

FSTPKR Episode 1 part 2

Thursday, December 24, 2009

FSTPKR Episode 1

A day before the solstice I found some time from the retail madness to head into the hills. The objective today was to head from Hunter Lake Road at 5,500 ft up to 9,500 ft. The high point is the ridge that separates Hunter Lake from Thomas Creek. I stumbled upon a cabin I found 3 years ago when doing this trip the opposite direction. Managed to find some good snow still a full week after the last snowfall of our first real winter storm. It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. I also saw a sow and cub tracks who had made the same trek but in reverse. All in all a killer day.

FSTPKR Episode 1 part 1

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Arizona Trail Unsupported Speed Record 2007

On May 7th 2007 I was fortunate enough to set my first unsupported speed record on the 800 mile Arizona Trail. I took 5 days off of the prior record, bringing it down to 30 days 7.5 hrs. This record has since fallen to Matt Signore aka Worldwide spring of 2009. The current AZT speed record set by Worldwide is 28 days 22 hrs. Here is a link to a pdf of the AZTA newsletter with a brief mention of my new record. I also managed to raise about 900$ for the AZTA for land acquisition purposes. Whether or not the funds I raised for land acquisition purposes was put to use I will never know. Unlike the PCTA, with the Arizona Trail Association I have never been able to get a clear idea of what the funds where used for. I plan to return to the AZT to reclaim the unsupported record in the near future.