Yellow Mtn. - A Collection of Couloirs


San Juan Range - CO

Yellow Mtn. - 12,933' 

A Collection of Couloirs


Vanping in Ophir, hanging with Kevin and Todd, and skiing right from our backyard lead to an amazing week in the San Juan’s. We spent a few days exploring the lengthly expanse of Yellow Mtn. and its endless couloir lines!

Which couloir today? - Kevin

Which couloir today? - Kevin

 
Yellow Mtn. - Picking our line while having our AM coffee

Yellow Mtn. - Picking our line while having our AM coffee

 
True Summit - Yellow Mtn. 12,933’

True Summit - Yellow Mtn. 12,933’

 
Just One of Yellow Mtn’s numerous couloirs

Just One of Yellow Mtn’s numerous couloirs

 
Entering - Kristin and Kevin

Entering - Kristin and Kevin

 
The Choke - Todd

The Choke - Todd

 
One of my favorite zones looms behind - Kristin

One of my favorite zones looms behind - Kristin

 
Looking back up one of our couloirs

Looking back up one of our couloirs

 
Kristin entering the days line - Kristin and Tood

Kristin entering the days line - Kristin and Tood

 
Exposed Traverse - Kristin

Exposed Traverse - Kristin

 
Warmth - Kristin

Warmth - Kristin

 
Approach - Kristin

Approach - Kristin

 
Snow Stake

Snow Stake

 
Endless Turns - Kevin

Endless Turns - Kevin

 
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Casey for watching the boys for a WEEK!

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Casey for watching the boys for a WEEK!

 
Kevin

Kevin

 
Challenging Entrance

Challenging Entrance

 
Our yearly reunion with our main man - Todd!

Our yearly reunion with our main man - Todd!

 
Spring Pow on the Shaddy Sides - Todd

Spring Pow on the Shaddy Sides - Todd

Road trip 2018! - Destination Mtn Biking and ...

 
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Big Boy

Shenanigans

Our second annual summer road trip.  Again we found our self in the pacific northwest...way cooler summer temps then at home, and destination mountain bike trail systems.  This year we decided to check out the bike scene around Jackson and the Tetons, followed by Helena, MT.. Next we traveled west to the Bellingham area,  that we had heard so much about.  It did not disappoint, Mt Galbraith was insane, so many trails, all styles of riding including insane man made features, monster berms, gaps, jumps and table tops.  Tiger Mountain just outside of Snoqualmie, WA was one of my favorites!!    On the return stretch back to CO we rode some of Oregon's hot spots, finally finishing with some biking in Park CIty, UT.  Kristin and I by the end of the trip biked over 400 miles of epic top notch singletrack throughout 5 states!  

At the trips midpoint we were spoiled by our friends Dane and Kathyrn at they're beautiful homestead!!  Plum Nelli  

"Plum Nelli is a micro-farmstead offering farm-stays and creative retreats, with an emphasis on pure and simple living. We host an artist residency program one month out of the year and offer pop-up art, wellness and food events. We also host weddings, family reunions, and more..."

The boys were rock stars on this trip! Living on the road out of the van was a breeze this year...  they are growing up so fast.  Well almost a breeze... Henry the crab from Indian Island did get out of Liam's cage once and hid out who knows where in the van before we finally noticed him one evening by the slider door. Henry made it all the way to Bend, OR where he finally was put to rest by the McKenzie River :) Liam is already counting down the days when he can find the next Henry.  



 
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Boys Chasing Prairie Dogs - Grand Teton National Park, WY

Boys Chasing Prairie Dogs - Grand Teton National Park, WY

 
The Sink of the PoPo Agie River - Sinks Canyon State Park, WY

The Sink of the PoPo Agie River - Sinks Canyon State Park, WY

 
Scooter Pro - Wilson, WY

Scooter Pro - Wilson, WY

 
Vanski Breakfast - Mt Helena Ridge Trailhead - Helena, MT

Vanski Breakfast - Mt Helena Ridge Trailhead - Helena, MT

 
Sinks Canyon - WY

Sinks Canyon - WY

 
Shoes are Overrated - Wilson, WY

Shoes are Overrated - Wilson, WY

 
Old Faithful - Yellowstone National Park, WY

Old Faithful - Yellowstone National Park, WY

 
Geyser Steam - Yellowstone National Park, WY

Geyser Steam - Yellowstone National Park, WY

 
T.A Moulton Barn - Moose, WY

T.A Moulton Barn - Moose, WY

 
Tatonka

Tatonka

This was taken from inside the van upon opening the slider door, as we took both boys out of their car seats the fella walked within a few feet of the door.  Declan: "Is he going to eat me"?, that was our queue to shut the door and slowly pull away

 
My Babes x 2 - Yellowstone

My Babes x 2 - Yellowstone

 
Declan, now this guy may eat you

Declan, now this guy may eat you

 
Mt. Helena Ridge Trail - Helena, MT

Mt. Helena Ridge Trail - Helena, MT

 
Bison

Bison

 

Interactive Maps of the Trails we Biked:

  • click on trails for further details

Teton Pass on Trailforks.com
 
South Hills on Trailforks.com
 
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Whatcom Falls - Bellingham, WA

Whatcom Falls - Bellingham, WA

 
Predator Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

Predator Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

 
Cannon Hill Park - Spokane, WA

Cannon Hill Park - Spokane, WA

 
Master Link Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

Master Link Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

 
Garden Treats - Plum Nelli - Marrowstone, WA

Garden Treats - Plum Nelli - Marrowstone, WA

 
Evolution Trail - Mt. Galbraith - Bellingham, WA

Evolution Trail - Mt. Galbraith - Bellingham, WA

 
The Roost - Plum Nelli

The Roost - Plum Nelli

 
Strider vs Deer - Bellingham, WA

Strider vs Deer - Bellingham, WA

 
Snoqualmie Falls - Snoqualmie, WA

Snoqualmie Falls - Snoqualmie, WA

 
Sand Dollars - Indian Island, WA

Sand Dollars - Indian Island, WA

 
Blueberry Harvest - Vancouver, WA

Blueberry Harvest - Vancouver, WA

 
Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden - Spokane, WA

Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden - Spokane, WA

 
Roundup - Dane - Plum Nelli

Roundup - Dane - Plum Nelli

 
Picking Strawberries - Plum Nelli

Picking Strawberries - Plum Nelli

 
Hot Bath to Soften the Feathers - Dane

Hot Bath to Soften the Feathers - Dane

 
Red Rock Crab - Indian Island, WA

Red Rock Crab - Indian Island, WA

 
De-feathering Spin Cycle - Dane

De-feathering Spin Cycle - Dane

 
Predator Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

Predator Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

 
Frog Song Cabin - Plum Nelli

Frog Song Cabin - Plum Nelli

 
Zen Master - Manitou Park - Spokane, WA

Zen Master - Manitou Park - Spokane, WA

 
Hama Hama Oysters  - Lilliwaup, WA

Hama Hama Oysters - Lilliwaup, WA

 
Finn River Farm & Cidery  - Chimacum, WA
 

Interactive Maps and 3D Videos of the Trails we Biked:

  • click play to relive a 3D video of our GPS tracks for some of our favorite rides

  • click trail for further details

Galbraith on Trailforks.com
 
Tiger Mountain on Trailforks.com
 
 
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McKenzie River Trail - Williamette National Forrest, OR

McKenzie River Trail - Williamette National Forrest, OR

 
Tumalo Falls, OR

Tumalo Falls, OR

 
Catching Butterflies - North & South Sister Peaks - McKenzie Pass, OR

Catching Butterflies - North & South Sister Peaks - McKenzie Pass, OR

 
Koosah Falls - McKenzie River, OR

Koosah Falls - McKenzie River, OR

 
Antlers - Williamette National Forrest, OR

Antlers - Williamette National Forrest, OR

 
McKenzie River Trail - OR

McKenzie River Trail - OR

 
Mrazek Trail - Bend, OR

Mrazek Trail - Bend, OR

 
Hide and Seek Trail - Sandy Ridge, OR

Hide and Seek Trail - Sandy Ridge, OR

 
Crooked River, OR

Crooked River, OR

 
Tansformers

Tansformers

 
Trailhead Games - Waiting for Mom

Trailhead Games - Waiting for Mom

 
We Found Mom - Sandy Ridge Mtb Trails, OR

We Found Mom - Sandy Ridge Mtb Trails, OR

 
Narnia Tree Climber - Williamette National Forrest, OR

Narnia Tree Climber - Williamette National Forrest, OR

 

Interactive Maps and 3D Videos of the Trails we Biked:

  • click play to relive a 3D video of our GPS tracks for some of our favorite rides

  • click trail for further details

McKenzie River on Trailforks.com
 
Phil's on Trailforks.com
 
 
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Desolation Lake - Wasatch Crest Trail, UT

Desolation Lake - Wasatch Crest Trail, UT

 
Ahhh man! The Road Trip is Over :(

Ahhh man! The Road Trip is Over :(

 

Interactive Maps and 3D Videos of the Trails we Biked:

  • click play to relive a 3D video of our GPS tracks for some of our favorite rides

  • click trail for further details

Park City on Trailforks.com