Ski Rigs Will Roll

It’s been a complicated progression of vehicles to get to trailheads in search of powder. I arrived in Valdez cruising over Thompson Pass in a 1975 Ford Galaxy 500 sedan. And, as I write this story, I can’t help but chuckle at the fact that it was white! Since that time, I have been through a Ford Bronco, Mazda, Ford […]

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Valdez Snow Forecast 2016/17

I hit the nail on the head last season so I might as well try again, but I’m hoping I’m wrong. With the last three winters producing unusually low snow totals at sea level around Valdez, that is enough recent anomalies to create a pattern. But before I dabble on here’s a picture of Shoup Glacier in 1981. That is […]

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Goat Trail – Mountain Bike

Been awhile but it seemed like a good idea to ride the Goat Trail in Keystone Canyon with local Brian Teal this last Sunday. I rarely hear of anyone riding the route and based on my experience yesterday, you are missing out on one of the better mountain bike routes in Valdez.     Sure you have to heave your […]

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