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



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.



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From the Upper Left.

Wow, Jesse Hambley, Jeff and Kelly Steele are workhorses man. I was up on Mt. St. Helens a few weeks back, and lets just say.... I was complaining (about the snow, or the lack of). lol - The approach was long, and dry as described. Way to make the most of things! I hope I can get out there with you guys one of these days. Check out Jesse's website www.fromtheupperleft.com

You guys are inspiring!

What Jesse is doing here, is exactly what I have in mind for this site. He's doing it though! Nice work man! It's killer to see you guys putting in work on my home mountain. MSH is truly a mostly undiscovered playground. I encourage people to keep riding on Mt. Hood; it's not that good up here on MSH. lol

30 Minute Edits: Mount St. Helens East 1-31-15 Trip Report from Jesse Hambley on Vimeo.
With the PNW having an off season and the weather feeling a bit more like spring, Jeff Snyder and I headed out to explore the East side of Mt. St. Helens. 10 miles by bike, 12 miles by foot, we set out to do some research on the current snow levels and the possibilities for future trips. From ranging elk to daring mountain goats, this region is just breathtaking and not explored much by human power in the winter.

Riding By:
Jeff Snyder

Filmed By:
Jesse Hambley
Jeff Snyder

30 Minute Edits: Mt. St. Helens Wormflow 2-15-15 from Jesse Hambley on Vimeo.
It's sad to read the extended forecast for the PNW, but either you can hang up your boots or get out and enjoy the spring conditions. Kelly & Jeff Steele and I chose the latter and headed up the worm flow route on Mt. St. Helens this past weekend. Finding consistent snow around 5,500 feet, we rode around 3,000 feet of corn down from the summit. The conditions are basically spring freeze thaw, so expect hard snow until it bakes in the sun for awhile and ice in the shadows.

Riding By:
Jeff Steele
Kelly Steele
Jesse Hambley

Filmed By:
Jesse Hambley


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.


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


Drippy Stache.

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


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!



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.


We need more snow.

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



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,
Fly on little wing." Jimi

I can't wait to take this walk.