ML Across America

Freshly jobless again at the end of my west coast ski season, I was able to talk Jessica “Birdie” Shannon into spending the second half of March 2012 co-driving to Boston with me.  In her car. And this was not another ski-bum beater… she had a beautiful(ly dented) black-on-black Mercedes ML that I had been…

Skin-Suits Verses The Drunken Germans

Mammoth Mountain plays host to some of the world’s most elite skiers and snowboarders in big-air events, halfpipe competitions, gate racing, and any other dick-measuring contest that can take place on steep snow. And that’s awesome; because without those guys we wouldn’t have anybody to put on posters or call out for GNAR points. “Dude,…

Sierra Hot Springs

The Sierra region of California and Nevada  is chock full of natural hot springs, ranging in size from two-person motel tubs to full-on mini pools. Some have even been cultivated by industrious humans with poured concrete benches, recirculation valves and stepping platforms. Having been given the opportunity to use an N50 Xterra the other night,…

Apartment Five Ascends Mount Dana

Location: 407 Manzanita Road, Mammoth Lakes CA. Time: Dawn’s own ass crack, early January 2012. I was laying in my tiny bed debating whether or not to snooze the next alarm when my housemate Dominic busted through the door. “You gonna be ready to go in half an hour?” I grunted in the affirmative and…