Desolation Traverse- Skiing the Crystal Range and more…

Ever since reading Leor Pantilat’s post about his Desolation Seven summits traverse I’ve wanted to the traverse the Crystal Range (Pyramid, Agassiz, Price) and the nearby peaks- and since getting into skimo, I’ve wanted to backcountry ski the route in winter. With corn season coming together and a good weather window between storms, I was itching […]

Pyramid Peak: Crown of Desolation Wilderness

One of Tahoe’s peaks always draws my attention, regardless of season:  Pyramid Peak, the highest point in Desolation Wilderness and the apex of the Crystal Range.  Shiny granite in the summer, glistening white in the winter, it pokes above the darker rock of Mt. Tallac and the peaks closer to town, hinting at the wild […]

Mounting Dynafit Speed Superlite Bindings

I recently mounted a pair of Dynafit Speed Superlite bindings (original version prior to 2015-2016 model year; not V2.0), and wanted to share my notes from the process, as I found very few resources online for do-it-yourself mounting at home. Feel free to contact me with additional suggestions. Mounting these tech race bindings requires much greater […]