Photo of the Month – October: Making Hay

Exploring a friend’s fields close to home in the Green Mountains… This was the last cut of hay on the fields for the season. We often ride just the perimeter of these fields, en route to a larger network of local trails, but the open fields can occasionally make for some great adventure, too.

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Camera Info: Canon 5D, 200mm, ISO 400, 1/320, f5.6

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NEW Blog Feature: Photo of the Month – Pedal Powered Skiing

It was just a year ago this month that we were deep into a month-long, pedal-powered backcountry skiing adventure through Arctic Norway. (You can check out one of our published stories about the trip here, or a few posts on our skiing website, here.)

We captured this image around 10:30pm in the middle of May, during what was supposed to be a rest day – just as the sun was beginning its 3-4 hour journey across the horizon. At 9pm, just before crawling into our tents for the “night”, a change in the weather inspired us to pack up camp and pedal out to the end of a mountainous peninsula where we would have unobstructed views of the midnight sun to the north for several days. By 12:30am, we were high above our seashore camp, enjoying our first of several runs under the beautiful light of the midnight sun. It wasn’t until shortly after 5am that we skied back to camp. So much for a rest day!

Thanks again to friends David Alpin Skirnisson & family, Per Arneberg, Jimmy Halvardsson, Kaj Sønnichsen, Forrest Twombly, Tom Hite, Alf & Gunnar, Asbjorn, Ulf, Tore & Anna and many others who helped to make this adventure such a unforgettable experience.

Camera Info: Canon 5d, 17mm, ISO 320, 1/200, f7.1

Happy (Car-free) Independence Day!

To celebrate Independence Day, we’ll be enjoying a day of car-free independence by cycling to Warren, VT’s famous July 4th parade and street party, swimming in the Mad River, cycling home, and enjoying the afternoon with some friends and family.  We hope everyone has a great weekend!

-Brian and Emily

Pedal-Powered Skiing: Norway Bound


(In the shed: Prepping the skis and bikes)

We’re making preparations for a month-long adventure, starting April 22, through Norway’s Arctic Alps. We’ll be working on assignment for WEND Magazine, Adventure Cyclist and others, and partnering with a long list of folks in the skiing and cycling worlds to document and share this adventure with others – through the outdoor media and our own Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series. Please look for our posts about the adventure at our skiing website, AdventureSkier.com.

Stay tuned for more!

-Brian and Emily