Summer Stand Up Journal

Photographer Ray Gadd does it again!  We (Nesta and I) are proud to be featured in the summer issue of the Stand Up Journal.  The image was taken at Silver Creek.

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SUP action this month!

 

Summer vibes and the living is good!  The Bid Wood River is still delivering!  Last week it hit its peak at 2200 cfs.  Of course I had to do a lap after work.

Enjoy these images of the waterlife…mountain style.

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Big Wood River SUP

Big Wood River SUP from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

 

SUP Season is here!!!  It has been a really fun enjoying the spring run off on the Big Wood River.  I can put in down the street from my house and get a 8 mile run. This season we have even gone to Hailey a few times. The great ski season has set up for a great sup season.  The Big Wood is a really beautiful river that few people float due to its shallowness.  The best part has been sharing time on the river with old and new friends.
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Cold Bowl~ Pond Skimming & Supsquatch

Always a good time freeing the heel at Sun Valley Ski Patrol’s Cold Bowl. This is a classic mountain town celebration.  We had a great spring day to celebrate another great year of skiing! Plus, this year we had a new addition- The Supsquatch!  The Supsquatch is approximately 16 feet long, 6 1/2 feet wide and 8 inches thick. This inflatable surfboard-shaped raft had the pond skim in style.  Big Ups to Ted Keyes for sup and the Sun Valley ski Patrol for a great event.

 

 

Cold Bowl 2016 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

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Cold Bowl-Sun Valley 2016 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

St. Shredders Day

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Yee gotta rock yer kilt on St. Shredders Day.

Standup Journal Photo Annual

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Honored to be featured in the new Standup Journal Photo Annual!  The photo was taken by Ray Gadd on Silver Creek.  It is always nice to hit the water with my main man Nesta.

 

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World Telemark Day 2016

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I am proud to be a freeheel skier.  I love the feeling I get when I drop into a telemark turn.  There is nothing like carving and surfing down the blank canvas.  Todays equipment has come along way from the my old leather days.  Enjoy the latest episode of Ida-pow4.

 

World Tele Day 2016 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

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IDAPOW Plate

Here is your  powder portal from Sun Valley, Idaho.  Enjoy.

 

Ida-pow III from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

2016 Sun Valley Lift Ticket

Proud to be featured on Sun Valleys lift ticket this season.  It is pretty amazing that this is the second time I’ve been on the ticket.  I was also featured on the 2009 ticket.  Give thanks for this ski life!  POSITIVE!

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Ski Crampons for Rottafella Freedom

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Here is part 2 for Ski crampon options for Rottafella NTN bindings.  The best ski crampon option I’ve found for Rottafella Freedom NTN is from B & D.  B & D have been around for years fabricating ski mountaineering parts in the Sierra’s.  They make it simple to mount and easy to use.

In part 1 http://mountainniceness.com/2012/04/ski-crampon-option-for-ntn/ I mention how crucial ski crampons are for spring traveling in the mountains. Here is a set up for the Freedom bindings.

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Drill two holes in the back of the binding.

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Lift binding up and slide in crampon.  This will take a couple try to get used to.

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Place crampon down and squeeze the brakes over the crampon. Bam…you are in business!

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All the tech details B & D’s tech page for  http://www.bndskigear.com/ntnfreedomtech.pdf