5.22.2016

3.22.2016

Palmer.

One of the many times up on Palmer Glacier.

3.20.2016

T-Line.

Mt. Hood, I love you. I made the trip up with my 4 year old, my 5 month old, and my wife.
 

My 4 year old, Halo was stoked on getting her first season pass. She was excited to take her first run, then quickly tired and wanted a snack! haha - "Dada, can we go to Dairy Queen?" What?! She must have saw the DQ in Zig-Zag... haha - ya win some and lose some.
 

Halo made it one run, then we all went in the lodge and had lunch. If you've never had the Nacho's at bar in the lodge, order them. They're huge! We also had some Ice Axe IPA's too. I took about 5 Mile to Flood laps, then we headed home.
 

I had a lot of fun, had some good convo with my wife, and finally purchased that Tline hoody I've had my eye on for a while that Wilde & Co designed.
 

Stoked on the day.
 

Total backcountry mission. haha
 

*On another note, I sold the 2014 Outback and bought this little Forester; tread on little car, tread on! I can finally afford to go to the MTN again without that huge car payment.







2.22.2016

MT. HOOD

Got the opp to go ride with some long time friends, the brother and sister combo of Treavor and Crystal (Locke) Cichozs. What a DAY! There was 10 inches of new, blue bird skies, and lap after lap of untouched blower!

Once mile opened we pretty much lapped Little Zig-Zag Canyon over and over again. What a day! Got the hook up on a pass from the homey Neil too! Hit the taco shack at Phlox Point, had some beers, and enjoyed a lot of top notch POW!!! Stoked on the day!

I LOVE snowboarding!!! #tothemtns

2.05.2016

Crystal Mountain, WA

The forecast was calling for 6-12" of new for Thursday, so I knew I had to make the 3 hour trip up to Crystal Mountain. Mother-nature delivered. 

I made a solo mission to the North side of Mt. Rainier Thursday. 9" of fresh dropped, making for an epic day. The best thing about Crystal is the lack of people that utilize the mountain. The resort was a virtual ghost town. 

Traveling up the road from Buckley, and through Enumclaw I didn't see anyone that looked like they were making the trip up to the mountain. It's funny to me how there's hardly even an existence of such an epic resort and terrain just a few miles up the road. There's no ski-town vibe there at all. Is the area that economically depressed? I just don't get it - there's a gondola at Crystal! I suppose everyone with cash probably just hangs at Stevens or Alpy; I'm not sure though.

Once you leave Enumclaw you feel like you're going the wrong way or something. You gradually wind up the White River, through the forest and clear cuts, and eventually into the awesome village of Greenwood. I love that place; so small, so local. I would love to live in a place like Greenwood. There's a river, tons of terrain to explore, Mt. Rainier, cabins, a small grocery store, and a tavern; the Naches Tavern to be exact.

I loaded onto the gondi about 9:05am and there were so many fresh, mind blowing, steep, pow covered lines to choose from after that. I made my way from one side of the resort to the other. Blower, white room pow was to be had - face shot, after face shot. A few of the lifty's just kept smiling at me as I loaded. My beard was covered in POW most of the day! 

I need a Go-Pro. The iPhone photo's just aren't cutting it, and taking video with it is out of the question. Plus, the thing shuts off on me in the cold every 5 minutes. That was my only bitch about the entire day; not properly being able to document it.

I rode until I couldn't stand anymore. haha

//B



1.05.2016

EJack.

An understanding. 

12.31.2015

26w Old Brag.

Here's some 26 week old news... I had a photo of myself published on Frequency TSJ's Instagram account.

This is the crowning achievement of my snowboard career thus far. haha

Photo: Mike Emmons
Location: Mt. Hood side country 

Low Tech.

My apologies for the lack of posts to the website. My computer has taken a crap on me.

And, in this technologically driven world, it's hard to get any exposure without all of the modern tools at your fingertips. Long live the #WyattStasinos' of the world!

No GoPro, no computer, no cam, no photog, no updates. My iPhone battery lasts 2.7 minutes in the cold, too.

Look for some decals, soon'ish!!! #MtRainier #Washington #BlueCollarSnowboarder


12.01.2015

4 yrs.

Halo's first day on the hill. She informed me she wants to snowboard "every hour, of everyday"!!! I couldn't be more happy! 

The forecast looks great!!! 

#mthood #timberline #snowboard #snowboarding #prayforsnow

7.31.2015

SNOW.

I sure hope it snows this season. This summer heat's about to break me.

3.22.2015

Sad.

This is what the base of Mt. Hood looks like this March. I feel for all the businesses impacted. Look beyond the Bunjee and you'll see slopes that should have about 80" of snow on them right now.

2.09.2015

Banana Express.

It's nearly 60 degrees here on the foothills of them' PNW mountains with no cold fronts in site. Oh Mother Nature, you are cruel sometimes.

2.03.2015

Deliver the Goods.

You're messing with my livelihood Mother Nature. I'm just sitting around, eating pizza and drinking beer; waiting on the snow... STILL. I'm getting fat. Please deliver the goods!


Usually this area on MSH is covered with 6' of snow by now. 📷 @mshinstitute

1.29.2015

Drippy Stache.

There's no snow out here in the great PNW. Jul'anuary.

1.03.2015

The Climb.

The older I get the more I realize just how important moments like this are in my life. I spent this day with Mike, Dane, and Chris blasting pow until the lifts closed. Man, what a day. The mountains can really set you free. #stairwaytoheaven

Alpy Haus.

Check out our homey Jay Hergert always getting after it. He's back home up at Alpental this season living in a killer pad just moments from some insane terrain. Check his adventures out at: @mountainsinthebackyard

Can't wait to visit!


1.02.2015

MSH.

MSH 1.1.15

Mt. St. Helens was bonier than a Super-Model. I still had a great first day out touring and putting a few scrapes on my splitty with Kris and Luke though. We got up to about the 4,500-5,000 ft mark, had some lunch, then picked our way down the hill through the rocks. We grabbed some 10 Barrel Pray for Snow in Cougar on the way back down - Because, well... we need some help. #prayforsnow 

I def need to slash some pow and ride some steeper lines soon. Once again, no riding pics this trip. 
I need to work on planning out more photo ops' while we're actually on our boards, instead of just strapping in and mobbing all the way down to the bottom of the mountain. Or, if any photog's would like to get on board with our project, hit us up!

Being out in these mountains is truly a blessing though. It's hard to soak in the beauty and what you're looking at sometimes. I'm so glad to call the PNW home on days like this.

See ya out there...


Bless up-


I need to find a new web-flatform for this blog too. This platform... is... difficult.








12.12.2014

We need more snow.

As of late, it's just been barley spitting here. Took the suby up on the hill for some turns...

8.29.2014

Anticipation.

Anticipation of the upcoming season is always exciting; how much snow will there be, how many trips will I take, where will I go, who will I meet? Snowboarding takes commitment, and this year I am fully committed to being in the mountains.

I'm committed to getting up early; very early on POW days. I am committed to going to new places, and putting shredding first. From this, I shall grow.

"Well, she's walking through the clouds,
With a circus mind that's running wild,
Butterflies and Zebras,
And Moonbeams and fairy tales.
That's all she ever thinks about.
Riding with the wind.

When I'm sad, she comes to me,
With a thousand smiles she gives to me free.
It's alright, she says it's alright,
Take anything you want from me,
Anything.
Fly on little wing." Jimi

I can't wait to take this walk.