Monday, July 15, 2013

River Weekend July




Going East. Highway of Death Sightings


Stevens Pass, feels like home. I like staring at it.


About 5 years ago, my dad, our friend Dr. Tim, my sister and myself decided to swim across the Columbia, hike up and over the mountain across the river, and finally cruise home on the highway. We've done this every year since. 


500m swim: 10 minutes (almost drowned)
1,500 foot hike: 32 minutes (sprint hike, no trail, loose rock) 10 minutes hopping down.
25 mile bike home: 1 hour 10 minutes


Mr Hasselbeck lathering up Devin.. PWOB


Studs and best buds: Yours truly, BroLaw, Benneito, Sis


Mid way through the casual ride. Crossing back..


Been hitting up this place since I was a little ankle-biter. We decided to try some new stunts


What else was I supposed to do?


Couple local kids had a rope swing set up. We thought it looked sketchy, so we gave it a try


This needs to happen again. So much stinkin' fun.
The loco kids hucked a couple triple backies off this baby.. Fun to watch


Neighbor Lukey Z


Natalie and Lauren being who they are.

video


Devin has got real skills.



When in doubt, swan it out.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Inspirations


Kurt Jenson [Circa 00 - 07?]

Kurt and Tim are two of the biggest inspirations of mine and other Stevens Pass shredders. They have been killing it in natural terrain way before Jake Blauvelt made it cool, and haven't slowed down to this day. Well into their thirties and kids of their own, these guys are still kids on the mountain, but they shred the manliest lines. Kurt gets the banger parts in TWSnow and SnowboarderMag edits and Timmy competes on the Swatch Freeride World Tour. They may or may not have been over looked in the early millennium - but it doesn't matter because they still rip hard and are showing the young guns how it's done. We're lucky at SP to have dudes like this to look up to. If I could shred like those dudes in 10 years, I'd be stoked.


Tim Carlson [Circa 06-07]