Perfect Winter Sport for Longboarders

Definitely didn't plan on making a story out of this trip, but after all the fun I had and all the photos I took, I just had to! I'm not the best snowboarder, but I sure do love it! It's the perfect cross-training for longboarding in the winter. On top of that, it's softer bails, endless rides to the top, no cars, and more three-dimensional terrain. What's not to love?!

Flock of Jerrys rushing in for their lift tickets.

Flock of Jerrys rushing in for their lift tickets.

Timberline Lodge

The other day was my first time up on the snow slopes for me this season. A bunch of friends were going up to Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood for the day and invited me to join in on the adventure.

"Strap me in homeslice"

"Strap me in homeslice"

I love Timberline because it offers a variety of terrain and friendly staff. The whole resort is quite easy to navigate and there's lots of great spots to chill out along the runs. My favorite route is called the Bone-zone which is a natural halfpipe carved through the trees. Wish I snagged a couple photos there, but unfortunately that's going to have to wait until next time.

Cruising up on the ski lift between runs with Sarah and Daniel.

Cruising up on the ski lift between runs with Sarah and Daniel.

Jerry on his way off my favorite lift, "Stormin' Norman". He's gonna send it.

Jerry on his way off my favorite lift, "Stormin' Norman". He's gonna send it.

Snowboarding with my Camera

For the first time ever, I tried riding with my camera to take some action shots. It was challenging to say the least! I've got quite a bit of experience on my longboard, but gauging speed and keeping a close distance with a wide-angle lens was a whole new experience on the snow. Focus was a tad off and I wish I shot at a slightly slower shutter speed to capture more motion, but overall, I'm stoked on the results I got. Couldn't have asked for better lighting!

Sarah fresh off the lift.

Sarah fresh off the lift.

Sarah Wyatt sending it down the slopes on our last run of the day.

My Gear

As far as camera equipment goes, I packed quite light. Below is a list of my go-to gear for a low-key spur of the moment trip like this one.

Super light-weight daypack from Cotopaxi. Great for a few small items throughout the day.

Super light-weight daypack from Cotopaxi. Great for a few small items throughout the day.

My Ruroc helmet. Looks kinda storm trooper-ish haha. Got it last year to test out and it's been great. Comes with decent goggles too.

My Ruroc helmet. Looks kinda storm trooper-ish haha. Got it last year to test out and it's been great. Comes with decent goggles too.

Daniel Underwood chillin out mid-run.

Daniel Underwood chillin out mid-run.

Faces of Timberline

Below is a small collection of portraits from some of the awesome people I went with.

Andrew Morgan - Musical wizard and only two-planker in the group.

Andrew Morgan - Musical wizard and only two-planker in the group.

Focus is a bit too shallow. Mustache on point tho!

Focus is a bit too shallow. Mustache on point tho!

Sarah Wyatt - Smiley as frick and making everyone's soup except her own.

Sarah Wyatt - Smiley as frick and making everyone's soup except her own.

Justin Baker - Definitely not stoned.

Justin Baker - Definitely not stoned.

Ezri Martinez - Basically just sent it all day.

Ezri Martinez - Basically just sent it all day.

Colton Negley - Notorious for double-fisting, in and out of the bedroom.

Colton Negley - Notorious for double-fisting, in and out of the bedroom.

Tyler Weld - Fueling up for the gnar.

Tyler Weld - Fueling up for the gnar.

Mt Hood at sunset just before heading home. (shot on iPhone 7+)

Mt Hood at sunset just before heading home. (shot on iPhone 7+)

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