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I am excited to announce the launch of TerraHubs.com, a sister website to TerraVida! This website will be an excellent resource for outdoor folks looking to meet up with others and go on adventures! This site is a free tool where you can create a group, join a group, organize adventures and events, and more!
This project was a collaboration between Dan Matriccino and Nathan Silsbee, with the vision of connecting outdoor minded individuals across the globe! Hikers, bikers, SUPers, kayakers, snowboarders, skiiers are welcome!
I hope you find this website useful, and please submit feedback if you come across anything that needs improvement!
Steamboat. 2/20/12 – Fourty inches in 36 hours!
What Up All!
I hope that the winter season is treating you well. It’s been pretty funny watching all of these Shit __s Say videos develop, and I figured that we could organize and embed a few for quick consumption by our viewers who may not have seen them all. It was a pleasure to be the official chauffeur for the kayaking installation of this viral phenom!
Without further ado, enjoy this compilation:
Hello Ladies and Germs! I Recently returned from a hut trip in the back country near New York Mountain, Colorado. A couple of months ago, I was sitting in my office working on the computer when I received an email from my uncle inviting me on a 4 day skiing adventure! I promptly replied that I would love to join the trip.
Several weeks later, the trip began with a groggy wake-up at 4:45am. I reminded myself of the amazing weekend ahead of me, dragged myself off the air mattress and began reviewing my gear. Food, compass, bivy sack, knife, map, first aid kit, lighter, fire starter, extra clothing, flashlight, sleeping bag, etc etc.
After driving west for about 3 hours, we arrived at the trailhead. A short while later after strapping on showshoes / skis with skins, we set-off up a snowmobile track. 6 miles and a terribly inefficient short-cut later we arrived at the hut!
Next to our hut there’s a neighboring hut called Polar Star, and upon arrival, a skiier from the other hut began yelling at me. I was bewildered. Evidently someone from their trip had been lost in the woods all day, and search and rescue were en route. The man had thought I was part of the search and rescue team, thus the yelling. (This made no sense to me, I was looking plainly at him when he began waving his arms and yelling at the top of his lungs). After offering assistance in searching for their friend, they politely declined and I trudged the last 1/8 of a mile to our hut.
Staying in a hut has many perks, and I soon discovered why my uncle loves these trips so much. Wood stove, gas lights, and whiskey make for an incredibly cozy experience in the woods.
Once settled in, the possibilities are endless. A steep trek straight to the top of the ridge reveals an almost 360 degree view of the snowy behemoths surrounding the mountain. The wind was extremely intense… I couldn’t help but imagine myself getting blown off into oblivion like a dry leaf in the wind.
The combined experience of the high winds, jaw-dropping beauty and the fact that I would be snowboarding down the mountain to our hut made this one of the most incredible places I’ve been to in a long time!
One surprisingly funny part of the trip was discovering the inner wonders of the outhouse. About 8 feet down, a stalagmite of shit rises up from the depths to greet potential outhouse users. Since the beginning of the winter season, various hut-dwellers feces freeze into a sort of ‘drip-castle’. A tall brown tower striving for the heavens, only to soften and melt back into a puddle come springtime.
I’m happy to say there are many reasons to move to Colorado. The biggest one that I personally accredit my recent arrival to: enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountains for all their worth!
Hope you all enjoyed, and see you via the web again soon!