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MIKE HALL, Adventure Sports, Travel, Backcountry, Avalanche, Snowmobile, Snowmobiling, Snowboard, Snowboarding, Sledboarding, Winter Fat Tire Mountain Biking, Mountain Biking, Ski Patrol, Motorcycle, BMW Adventure Motorcycling, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Utah, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Jackman, Maine

Monday, January 24, 2011

Iowa Horse Man / Iron Horse Mustang / Old Iron Jacked...On the Road Again

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Crossing the Mackinaw Bridge in the Dark of the Night

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Crossing the Mackinaw Bridge, 5 miles long & 199 feet above Lake Michigan and Lake Huron under a full moon...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Trip Around Upper Michigan / Mackinaw Bridge

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This is about 3:30AM heading home, the first 100 miles were powder snow on a 2 lane highway.  I have 640 miles to drive this day. Crossed the Mackinaw Bridge on this trip in the dark on the way home with a full moon in the western sky...Good Times!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Bit of Snow on the Road




Stopped to help a guy crawl out of his SUV that had flipped and rolled. He was OK.
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400 miles of snow, locked into 4-wheel drive all the way.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Moving Story

This is the first morning at our new place, we sold the house to down-scale. It was a real challenge to move from a house to a 2 bedroom apartment in a 4-plex. A big plus is having a garage also.

The adventure right now is my job of transporting new cars on a trailer. The trips are 800 to 1500 miles round trip and I haul 1 car out and 1 car back. They are dealer trade sales that swap one new car for another.

Hope to be doing more Ski Patroling the rest of the winter and enjoying the winter conditions now that the move is completed...later

Monday, January 03, 2011

Bacon Rind = Good Stability - 2 Jan 2011



This video is a great follow-up to the earlier test on Bacon Rind. Bacon Rind is located just northwest of the town, West Yellowstone, south of Big Sky, Montana.

Doug gives a good explanation of how the snowpack can strengthen itself. It is useful to see the snowpack evaluations being done by a pro.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Kicking Off 2011

2011. Wow time flies, well we are making the big move. Sold the house and Weez and I are down scaling. We didn't get the Colorado trips in December like the years past. Priorities for sure.

The big picture is more freedom to pursue the adventures. I'm still staying on top of the weather reports and  receive 4 avalanche reports a day. From Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. I'm chomping on the bit, the snow has been awesome in all the areas we seek out, Buff Pass, in Colorado has been receiving storm after storm and the Snowies are incredible right now. Up in Montana the snow pack is deep and the storms keep rolling through.

A few of my snow tools.
 I've got the Ski Patrol season up and running. Got out on the snowboard New Years Eve and did the long Ski Patrol shift till midnight. It was a very good night to snowboard, the weather was brisk, single digit temps and a blustery wind out of the north. Thins the herd, the slopes were uncrowded with just a couple of accidents. It was great to get back on the board!! There is still alot of winter left and many adventures ahead. Keep your head up and board on the snow...later.