Trip Reports

Nearly all of my ski days since 2003 have been documented with pictures on First Tracks Online Ski Magazine No-Bull Ski Reports along with some other adventure travel.

I have organized some highlight travel reports here, first multiple reports from trips to Peru 2007, Antarctica/Patagonia 2011, New Zealand 2012, Iceland 2015 and Australia 2019. Other reports by region or type:
American Southwest
Other Noteworthy Hikes
Scuba Diving
Total Solar Eclipses
Heliskiing Highlights
Snowcat Skiing Highlights
Top Lift Served Powder Days
Top Vertical Foot Days
Backcountry Ski Highlights

Selected Ski Reports by Region
Southern California
Central California
Northern California
Colorado
Utah
Other U.S. Rockies
Interior Canada
Pacific Northwest
East of the Rockies
Southern Hemisphere
Europe
Asia

Peru, August/September 2007
Cusco and Sacred Valley
Inca Trail
Machu Picchu

Antarctica, November 2011
Port Lockroy and Wiencke Island
Paradise Bay
Chiriguano Bay
Charlotte Bay
King George Island
Livingston Island

Patagonia Sur, November 2011
Martial Glacier Ski Training
Chalten to Laguna de los Tres at base of Fitzroy
Big Ice Trek on Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate
Bus Tour to Torres Del Paine
Torres del Paine (W: Lago Grey)
Torres del Paine (W: Valle del Frances)
Torres del Paine (W: Los Cuernos)
Torres del Paine (W: Las Torres)

Milford Track, New Zealand, November 2012
Clinton River
MacKinnon Pass
Arthur Valley/Milford Sound

Iceland, March 2015
Reykjavik and Golden Circle
Iceland Eclipse and Scenic Flight
Northern Iceland
Hlidarfjall Ski Area
Arctic Heliskiing, March 26
Arctic Heliskiing, March 27
Iceland Ring Road Dash

Australia, July 2019
Kings Canyon
Uluru Base and View
Uluru Climbing
Kata Tjuda, Alice Springs
Litchfield, Other South Pacific Swimming Holes
Kakadu National Park
Gunlom Falls
Arnhem Land

American Southwest
Egypt 3 Slot Canyon, Escalante, UT, May 2011
Antelope Canyon, AZ, May 2012
Lake Powell, AZ: Annular Eclipse, Glen Canyon, Rainbow Bridge, May 2012
North Coyote Buttes, UT/AZ, "The Wave," May 2012
Zion NP: Narrows, Echo Canyon, UT, May 2012
Closed Canyon, Big Bend State Park, TX, October 2014
Emory Peak, Big Bend National Park, TX, October 2014
Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park, TX, October 2014
Carlsbad Caverns Lower Cave Tour, NM, October 2014
McKittrick Canyon, Guadalupe National Park, TX, October 2014
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, October 2014

Other Noteworthy Hikes
Mt. Whitney, CA, September 1999
Mt. Fuji, Japan, July 2009
Crypt Lake, Waterton NP, Alberta, June 2013
Swiftcurrent Pass, Glacier NP, MT, June 2013
Tuolumne River - Glen Aulin, Yosemite NP, CA, June 2016
Mt. Washburn Spur Trail, Yellowstone NP, WY, August 2017
Lago Obsession, Chile, December 2017
Millennium Cave, Vanuatu, July 2019
Mt. Yasur Active Volcano, Vanuatu, July 2019

Scuba Diving
Bali - Komodo, Indonesia Mermaid I Diving, August/September 2012
Komodo Dragons, Indonesia, August 31, 2012
Cod Hole/Osprey Reef, Australia Spoilsport Diving, November 2012
Isla Mujeres/Yucatan Whale Sharks, Mexico, August 2014
Truk Odyssey WWII Wreck Diving, December 2014
Raja Ampat - Ternate, Indonesia Damai II Diving, March 2016
Lembeh/Manado, Indonesia, March 2016
Jardines de la Reina, Cuba, June, 2017

Total Solar Eclipses
Lake Balaton, Hungary, August 11, 1999
Kezi, Zimbabwe, December 4, 2002
Saloum, Egypt, March 29, 2006
Yiwu, China, August 1, 2008
Costa Classica Cruise near Iwo Jima, July 22, 2009
Paul Gauguin Cruise near Tahiti, July 11, 2010
Pormpuraaw, Australia, November 14, 2012
Flight from Bermuda, November 3, 2013
Flight from Iceland, March 20, 2015
Damai II Cruise near Halmahera, Indonesia, March 9, 2016
Wedding on Rendezvous Peak, Jackson, Wyoming, August 21, 2017
Lessons Learned from First Eclipse Failure, July 2, 2019
Success Despite Pandemic, Fortin Noguiera, Argentina, December 14, 2020
Flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, December 4, 2021

Heliskiing Highlights
Chugach Powder Guides Heliskiing, AK, March 25, 2007
TLH Heliskiing, BC, March 28-29, 1998
Mike Wiegele Heliskiing, BC, February 9, 2007
Eagle Pass Heliskiing, BC, February 7, 2009
Arctic Heliskiing, Iceland, March 26, 2015
Mike Wiegele Heliskiing, BC, February 19-24, 2006
Harris Mt. Heliskiing, New Zealand, August 27, 2006
Arctic Heliskiing, Iceland, April 19, 2018
Points North Heliskiing, AK, April 26, 2012
RK Heliskiing, BC, March 30, 1999

Snowcat Skiing Highlights
Chatter Creek Snowcat, BC, February 2-5, 2008
Chatter Creek Pro Photos, February 3, 2008
Mustang Powder Snowcat, BC, January 25-27, 2010
Island Lake Snowcat, BC, February 23-25, 1997
Mustang Powder Snowcat, BC, February 23-25, 2019
White Grizzly Snowcat, BC, March 5-8, 2012
Mustang Powder Snowcat, BC, February 20-22, 2016
Baldface Snowcat, BC, January 23-26, 2012
Mustang Powder Snowcat, BC, February 22-24, 2014
Island Lake Snowcat, BC, February 4-5, 2010

Top Lift Served Powder Days
1.)
Mammoth, CA, April 9, 1999
2.) Mt. Baldy, CA, March 21, 1991
3.) Castle Mt, Alberta, February 8, 2008
4.) Val d'Isere, France, April 13, 2018
5.) Fernie, BC, February 25, 2018
6.) Mt. Baldy, CA, February 9, 1998
7.) Niseko, Japan, January 29, 2011
8.) Alta/Snowbird, Utah, March 8, 2011
9.) Mt. Baldy, CA, February 14, 2001
10.) Jackson Hole, WY, January 29, 2006
11.) Snowbird, Utah, March 13, 2006
12.) Kirkwood, CA, March 13, 1987

Top Vertical Foot Days
1.)
50,480, Mt. Bachelor, OR, April 7, 2012
2.) 45,900, Sun Valley, ID, March 25, 2010
3.) 44,500, Mammoth, CA, December 18, 2004
4.) 43,900, Mt. Bachelor, OR, April 7, 2000
5.) 43,000, Mammoth, CA, April 6, 1996
6.) 41,266, Snowbird, UT, February 16, 2002
7.) 40,700, Mt. Bachelor, OR, April 15, 2007
8.) 40,500, Saalbach-Hinterglemm/Fieberbrunn, Austria, January 25, 2017
9.) 37,600, Mammoth, CA, March 2, 1984
10.) 37,000, Mammoth, CA, April 17, 2010
11.) 36,100, Mammoth, CA, June 8, 2019
12.) 35,800, Mammoth, CA, May 18, 2013

Backcountry Ski Highlights
Less than 2% of my ski days are in the backcountry involving significant climbing or skinning, but some have been memorable.
Tuckerman Ravine, NH, April 28, 1990
Mt. Shasta, CA, June 17-19, 2011
Martial Glacier, Argentina, November 8, 2011
Wiencke Island, Antarctica, November 12, 2011
Paradise Bay, Antarctica, November 13, 2011
Chiriguano Bay, Antarctica, November 14, 2011
Charlotte Bay, Antarctica, November 15, 2011
King George Island, Antarctica, November 16, 2011
Livingston Island, Antarctica, November 17, 2011
Mt. Rainier Sunrise, WA July 2, 2012
Gardiner Headwall, WY June 23, 2013
Schwarztor, Zermatt, Switzerland, February 12, 2014

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