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Gear Review: 22 Designs Axl Telemark Bindings

22Designs Axl Telemark Bindings on the K2 Gotback Ski

I’m so impressed with the Axl bindings from 22Designs, I don’t know where to start. The design is simple, yet completely functional. It just goes to show not every new gizmo on a ski needs to be complicated. The toe piece that we’ve all come to know and love on… Read On

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Gear Review: K2 Gotback Skis And Skins

2011 K2 Gotback Skis

The nice folks at the Ridgway Ski Swap last fall recommended the K2 Gotback skis for backcountry and telemark skiing. They steered me right! 167cm in length with 102mm underfoot, these rockered skis are truly “all terrain” like the graphic suggests. They’re light enough to hike with, but stiff enough… Read On

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Memorial Day: Great Memories of Spring…Skiing!

Red Mountain 3 ski tracks

It’s been quite a year. Since August, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in online classes and a teaching internship to complete my public school teaching license for English. It was honestly the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I thought grieving two family members passing away from cancer was… Read On

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Ouray, CO – Tiny Town, Big Fun

As the Montrose, CO Summer weather heats up, myself and many others far and wide trek to Ouray, CO for cooler mountain temps and outdoor fun. In the last several days alone, I hit upon most of the major pleasures in Ouray: hiking, climbing, viewing, and soaking… Hiking Ouray is… Read On

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Embracing Slow

Ankle Brace

I’ve written a lot about injuries on this blog. It seems I’ve been quite prone to them since cancer hit my family in 2009. Our society is pretty fast-paced these days, faster than ever before. Information travels at light-speed along the interwebs, and there are more and more avenues to… Read On

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