It was a long winter season here in Lake Tahoe.  One storm after another pounded on us, dumping feet upon feet of snow.  For snowboarding and skiing this was great (as long as you didn't mind riding in a storm).  For photography, this made life extremely difficult.  Weather windows were slim to none.  If we did get one, it seemed like the wind or rain had gotten its way before any good images could be created.  There were a few great days with amazing light and snow and I made sure to capitalize on all of them.  At the end of the winter season, with all of my commercial projects turned in, I finally had some breathing room.  I grabbed my good friend Sean Cronin and we headed down to the Eastern Sierra to descend a line that I had scouted nine years ago in 2002.

This trip was less about photography for me and more about going out and remembering why I love the mountains and snowboarding so much.  A lot of times when I go out photographing I'm not snowboarding the lines that I would like, simply because I need to be in a different spot to get the images I need.  It was nice to just go out and ride an awesome line!

Of course, we did have a couple cameras with us.....

Tags: adventure, california, couloir, eastern extreme laurel, mount pinner, sierra, ski, snowboard, usa, video, winter,

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