President Obama performed one of his most memorable and positive presidential actions today by vetoing the proposed bill to implement the Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to the Gulf of Mexico. This is all great news, but there are still many battles looming in the near future. One of the most pressing and dangerous of these, is the current move by coal companies of the Powder River Basin (a large coal producing area occupying parts of Montana,Wyoming and […]
With the potential of a wee bit of El Niño (el niñito ;}) action this winter for Southern/Central Utah,some turns in the Bryce Canyon area could be a distinct possibility. Check out the Provo brothers, rip up some red country in a carefully planned excursion to Bryce back in March of 2010. RADDDDDD. Neil and Ian Provo are two awesome adventurers who make up the Provo Brothers. Check out their sites for more risky exploits! After this is potential advertisers: Pay […]
Mineral King in Sequoia National Park is a quintessential alpine environment. With an elevation gain of 11,500 feet from the valley floor near Three Rivers, CA, Sawtooth Peak & Needham jut out dramatically in the central portion of the Sierra-Nevadas. Walt Disney had grand plans to turn the area into a massive (think Mammoth) ski resort back in the 60’s, but the local residents prevented this from happening. The Walt Disney Company reportedly still owns a few acres of land at […]
Recently visiting the Sitzmark Club at the Alta Lodge in Little Cottonwood Canyon, I saw a legendary ‘Ski Utah’ poster from decades past. It inspired a search into vintage skiing posters. Below is a collection of some of the best ski posters from simpler times (& fictional :} ).