Current Trip

 

After a reprieve from extended expeditions in 2016, this coming year will lay the foundation for some more committing trips in the coming seasons. Goals this season will be to explore new wild places and further refine specific skill sets.

Tahoe Rim Trail Ski Traverse     Late March ’17
            
    The Sierra has not seen a winter of this magnitude since the 2010/11 season. After weeks of shoveling and close to 700” of snowfall to date, its time to get out and explore the local terrain here in Tahoe. Trauma and I will be setting out on March 19th to try and cover the 165mi of the Tahoe Rim Trail in just over a week. The intent of this trip is to further refine our ski touring systems while experimenting with some new ideas. Full trip report to come....

TRT Winter Gear List.xlsx


Kungsleden, Sweden                 Late September ’17

    The fall season is always a reprieve from my hectic summer work schedule with Outward Bound. Fall is my favorite season to hike and the The last come of years I’ve been enjoying extended backpacking trips with my partner. We’ve been eyeing up the 440km ‘King’s Trail’ across northern Sweden. This would be my first experience into the Arctic Circle.  With a planned start date of late September we’ll be cutting it close into the shoulder season, likely experiencing the first dusting of snow atop the higher peaks. 

If the time of year does not work out, other ideas on our horizon are:
        
Revisiting the 180km GR-20, Corsica. Europe’s ‘toughest’ trail
- Extended hike through the Grand Canyon
Amazing fall foliage along the 273mi Long Trail, VT



Colorado Trail Ski Traverse                Winter 2018

    Long distance ski touring has been a keen interest of personal development over the last decade. By adapting relevant ultralight ethos into a new mode of travel while simultaneously revisiting familiar areas during a different season, I’ve experienced a new fondness for the sport of long expeditions. In collaboration with Justin Lichter, this expedition will hopefully lay the foundation of some bigger ideas for the coming years.  With over 480mi of terrain to explore in a new setting, and new snowpack, this trip will aim to further define the long distance ski touring. Details of this expeditions will be flushed out over the coming months.
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