Tag Archives: Backcountry Skiing

Dynafit Cuff Rivet Replacement

The Dynafit TLT5/6 and DyNA Evo are hugely popular in the backcountry skiing community. Despite their popularity, Dynafit has yet to address a glaring design flaw: the cuff rivets. (At least they changed the lower buckle on the TLT6 from … Continue reading

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Hagan X-Race Skis & Dyanfit Low Tech Race

When I made the decision to lighten up my gear for the upcoming race season, I figured I would go all-in or likely be left chasing those who upgraded.  There are many factors to weigh when evaluating skimo race skis.  … Continue reading

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Dynafit Dy.N.A. Evo 12/13

After trying unsuccessfully to get my hands on a pair of the Dynafit Dy.N.A. Evos last spring,  a few of the East Coast racers teamed up to try and source 3 pairs from domestic channels.  With only a small number … Continue reading

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Denied on Mt Adams 5/19/12 – 5/20/12

After an amazing tour on Mt St Helens, our plan was to head directly towards Mt Adams to drive as far as we could up the closed road towards Morrison Creek trailhead.  The rangers at the Gifford Pinchot Ranger Station … Continue reading

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Mt St Helens Anniversary Ski

After three days on Mt Rainier, we took a day off from skiing to gather supplies and form a plan for our final three days of the trip.  The forecast was looking good for all three days and Jeff would … Continue reading

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Mt Hood via West Crater Rim

Dima and I were able to stay the night at the Mazama Lodge and grab a few hours of sleep before waking up at 4 AM.  The Mazamas had generously allowed us to stay even though they had rented the … Continue reading

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PNW Day 1 – Mt. Hood Snowdome

One great perk of my job is a 6 week sabbatical after 5 years of service.  Six straight weeks seems like a lot of time to fill with events but I have managed to stay very busy especially since a … Continue reading

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