Surfing in Mexico

Nick Langowski and Meg Smith - Sunset surf session - Mexico

I spent a month living on the beach in Mexico and learning how to surf during this fall. Nevertheless, I found a new sport. It was really hard to get the hang of, but the warm water and pure fun of standing up on a board got me out there 2-3 times a day. After a months, I learned a few skills that allowed me to feel a progression and got me hooked. Nick Langowski and I traveled to Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa and with plans to figure it out from there and... Read The Rest →

150 Mile River Trip through Canyonlands National Park

photo: Meg Smith

This fall, Nick Langowski and I took a 150 mile river trip down the Green River into the Colorado River. We launched from Ruby Ranch, Utah to begin our journey through Canyonlands National Park.┬áBeing in the desert was a treat to us. Finally, we don’t have to wear a drysuit! Warm weather and sun on our skin! In Alaska, that is hard to come by. As we started to head into Labyrinth Canyon, there was a feeling of total bliss and freedom. We were on a 14′ raft loaded for... Read The Rest →

Winter in the Chugach 2012-2013

Henry on top of the world! A-1

Here are some photos from my winter in the Chugach Mountains, Alaska. Thanks to all my touring partners for so many incredible days in the backcountry. I love you all! And thank you Alaska, for being so amazing!

Road Tripping to the “Final” Frontier

Nicole, Martin, Nick & I enjoying dinner and the sunset every night.

When it came time to head to Valdez for April, I called up a girlfriend of mine that I knew would be perfect for this mission, Nicole Mansfield, a badass skier, professional kayaker and all around fun lady. It didn’t take too much convincing and she was in. I left Crested Butte, picked her up in Alta, Utah. We packed my truck full of ski, kayak and camping gear and we were on our way. We stopped outside of Banff, Canada and skied in the Lake Louise area. We had... Read The Rest →

Alaska Ski Adventure turned permanent

My guide Nick Langowski

After a kayaking trip to Mexico had fallen through, I had a plane ticket to use. In the winter of 2011-2012 Alaska was having a record year for snowfall. When I caught word of this I knew exactly what I needed to do. So I re-booked the Mexico ticket to spend 10 days in Alaska. It was a bit intimidating coming up to an area that I knew nothing about and no one there. I knew there was a hostel and that I knew someone that could pick me up... Read The Rest →

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