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Sorcerer Lodge Reflections
Sorcerer Lodge Midweek
Photo: Kristin Campbell. Jeff Campbell skiing in the sunset. The weather for the week was light snow showers over night with plummeting temperatures throughout the week. Our coldest day reached a balmy -18degrees F. But these cold temperatures preserved the quality of the snow and even though we did not receive any significant snowfall we still skied daily freshies. The Avalanche conditions...
Sorcerer Lodge, British Columbia- Day 1
The Sorcerer Lodge is a backcountry ski hut located in the northern most part of Glacier National Park near Golden, British Columbia. The hut itself sits at 2050meters (6750ft) elevation right below tree line in the Selkirk Mountain Range. In the Selkirks there is often a deep, consistent snowpack of 2 to 4 meters, which means plenty of snow fall and epic powder turns! The lodge offers backcountry...
Photos from my iphone while spending some time in canada. -k
Why do you ski?
It is a valid question to ask yourself. What does skiing mean to you? We live in a time where everyone is a “hero.” Everything is being filmed, photographed, talked about and scrutinized. The limits of skiing are being pushed, forcing athletes to face more risk to stay on top. There are less and less first descents, trips that haven’t already been taken, or lines that...
Mount Baring area, Washington
December has been an odd month for the Cascades with insignificant snowfall and unusual sunny skies. Jeff, our friend Collin, and I decided we would take advantage of the clarity and explore the mountains around Baring, Washington. We originally had plans to summit Merchant Peak but low snow cover made the drainage we were traveling through unsafe. After some interesting skinning, a few face...
Early season for Jeff and I is all about the numbers, trying to log as much vertical hiking as possible to prepare for our larger objectives. This weekend there was a window of sunny skies on Saturday for about 6 hours of the day so we headed to Mt Rainier to do a little recon hiking in an area called Paradise. The recent rain event, wind and sun exposure made for some interesting skiing but the...
Early Season Training
This past weekend Jeff and I took an Avalanche Refresher course with the American Alpine Institute at Mt Baker, WA. We reviewed snow science, terrain management and rescue scenarios. There is a wealth of knowledge about avalanche safety in books and online but no written information can replace clinics and personal instruction. Our go to resource for weather and current avalanche conditions is...
POWDER Cover! December 2011 Issue
Jeff got the cover of POWDER December 2011 issue! This shot was taken by Garrett Grove at the Sorcerer Lodge in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia. For information about the shot please visit Photographer, Garrett Grove’s Blogsite: http://blog.garrettgrove.com/2011/11/december-2011-powder-cover/ Jeff and Garrett have been a very productive team and I am excited to see what content...
Jeff’s Three Sisters Backcountry Yurt edit from 2011 is being featured on Backcountrymagazine.com Link to the article by clicking below or watch the edit on our blog! Backcountrymagazine.com
Backcountry Magazine October 2011
The October issue of Backcountry Magazine has featured Three Sisters Backcountry yurts this month with an article written by Tyler Cohen, photos by Garrett Grove, and athlete Jeff Campbell…..getting after some deep Oregon POW! Pick up the October 2011 issue and head over to Three Sisters Backcountry.com and book YOUR trip with Jonas and Shane!! For those deep days don’t forget your...
2011 Season Edit from Jeff Campbell