1.04.2017

Reminder:

Kris, Luke and I rode this line 12/18, today I see a pic from just a few days ago with this slide - on the exact line we rode.

Conditions change, check the forecast, make smart desicions, know when to pull back, have the gear, and be prepared. Thanks to Jesse Hambley for posting this.


12.31.2016

MSH line.

Man, talk about team low-tech. Here we are.

12.28.2016

Luke, in the gut.


Luke in the gut, after riding the line above us. From this point on we had to unstrap - the snow was chest high; the tree wells were over our head. Luckily we only had to travel a short distance down and across to the skin-track at Chocolate Falls.

#splitboarding #mtsthelens #snowboarding #MSH #tothemtns

12.23.2016

Splitboarding Mt. St. Helen's 12.18.2016

Mt. St. Helen's 12.18.2016
 

When Mt. St. Helen's snow is on, it's ON!!! - and on this day, it was on! I estimated about 60" of fresh untouched, snow was on the ground. No rocks or tree's were poking through. This is the first significant snowfall we've seen here on the south side of MSH in a few years. There was enough snow to get into some of the classic lines I used to love to ride.
 

Kris, Luke, and myself left my house at 6am and rallied the Suby, with fresh studded tires up to Marble Mountain. The road was plowed to the parking lot, something I haven't seen ever up here. Whoever the plow crew is deserves a pat on the back - no chunder, just smooth, perfect, ice packed roads to travel on. Nice work fella's. We were the 2nd group of people to the lot. Conditions were 2 day old, cold pow, and sun! The skin line was already in place from a few people breaking track the few days prior (Smith, probably being one of them), so it made for easy travel to the 4,800ft mark.
 

We cut up and across putting our own skin-line in to about the 6,800ft mark, until we reached a nice bench to take lunch, bull shit, rejoice in the surroundings and have some beers. We were high on the ridge just above the SE treeline that was sheltered from the blast in 1980.
 

We put our splitboards together and rode some of the best snow, and coverage I've ever ridden on Mt. St. Helen's. When conditions are this good here, there's now place I'd rather ride. Deep natural half-pipes in the worm flows, nice little rock drops, some mellow run-outs, and even some pretty steep descents towards the bottom of our run-out. I dipped in first, so once again - there are no riding pictures of me. Photog needed. lol
 

Being out in these mountains with good people is truly a blessing! I can't wait to get back out!!!
 

//B
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12.22.2016

Mt. St. Helen's splitboarding

Got out and did some splitboarding up on Mt. St. Helen's with Luke, and Kris. More info coming soon...

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.