Monday, September 21, 2009

Gone Fishing

My brother returned to B.C. a few weeks ago after living in Honduras for the summer. He lives in Vancouver now, but when he used to live in Whistler he spent much of his time flyfishing up here around Pemberton. One of his favorite places was the Birkenhead River. I used to join him and our friend Rob on some of their fishin' missions on the river back then. Last week he was back in Whistler doing some work and had a day off so we took the afternoon to return to the Birkenhead. The fishing was pretty slow but just to be out there throwing a line again was great for both of us. The river has changed quite a bit since we last fished there. Some of the favorite runs have shifted and new ones have developed. The locals are still there - check the bear in the photo. We'll be back.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Splitboarding AK Part 1

This past April I was lucky enough to be part of an AK mission with Jeremy Jones and his all star cast shooting footage for the "Deeper" project. It's a two year film/video project Jones put together "focussing on the hard to reach zones that are not accessible by helicopters, ski lifts and snow machines". Here's the collection of boards we took with us.

This is how we got out to our snow camp. If you ever need a ride into mountains around Haines, Drake is your man.

Our first camp. It snowed 10 feet while we were there.

Me & T.B. waiting out the storm. This was a typical day for the first half of the trip. Thanks to Travis for bringing the community tent along.

Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones and Chris Edmands (front to back) in the snow cave. Jonaven & Travis dug this elaborate cave. A good place to chill - pun intended.

Some of the lines in the "backyard".

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mt. Baker in the Summer

I've spent many days at Mt. Baker Ski Area during the winter but until last weekend I'd never been there in the summer. What a contrast to see it without snow. And the blueberries! Happy bears in the North Cascades this summer.