Brian's Ski Epic

MOST Recently Added: 2014 Papillon Puppy Party, 2014 Devil's Slide Recreational Trail, 2014 Virginia Wilson 80th Birthday, 2014_Errol, 2014 Ski Whistler Blackcomb, 2013 Maldives and Singapore Trip, 2013 Deer Hunting at Fort Peck, Montana, 2013 Corvallis September Visit, 2013 Santa Barbara and Resort Bacara, 2013 America's Cup Backblaze Boating, 2013 A Love Letter to Surf Air, 2013 Jetski and Delta Boating Day, 2013 Pacifica 4th of July, 2013 Virginia Wilson 79th Birthday2013_Ski_Vail, 2013 Mavericks Surf Contest, 2012 Sweat Lodge on Dock, 2012 Howard Wilson's 80th Birthday, 2012 Thanksgiving Weekend, 2012 Hawaii Kauai Trip, 2012 Palos Verdes Los Angeles Weekend, 2012 Pacifica 4th of July, 2012 Caribbean British Virgin Islands

 

Added a little while ago: 2012 Ski Taos New Mexico, 2012 ASUS Zenbook UX31 Disassembly, 2012 Corvallis October Visit, 2011 Chaotic Thanksgiving in Pacifica, 2011 Deer Hunting at Fort Peck, Montana  

 

(Read a personal description of Backblaze here.)

Second Most Recently Added: 2011 One Weekend in Pacifica with a Telephoto Lens, 2011 Manhattan New York Trip, 2011 Palm Tree Dock Party2011 Machu Picchu Peru and Cusco Peru, 2011 Pacifica 4th of July, 2011 Peninsula Debutante Ball, 2011 Low Profile Graphics Gaming Card2011 Melanie Graduation, 2011 Ski Park City Utah, 2011 Napa Wine Tasting, 2010 Echt Wilson Family Visits Pacifica, 2010_Albuquerque_Balloon_Fiesta, 2010 Thanksgiving in Pacifica, Google Holiday Party, 2010 Europe Motorcycle Trip

Most Recent 2008 Items 2007 Items and Older
2010 Thanksgiving in Pacifica 2008 Backblaze Holiday Party 2007 Squirrel Obstacle Course
2010 Europe Motorcycle Trip 2008 Behind the Scenes at Backblaze Photo Shoot of Cara Panebianco 2007 Backblaze Office Warming Party
Howard and Virginia Wilson 50th Wedding Anniversary 2008 Backblaze Launch 1.0 Party 2007 Ari's Coming of_Age
2010 Beach Cottage Emu And Llama 2008 Katie 18th Birthday 2007 Stuart's 40th Birthday in London
2010 Ski Sun Valley Idaho 2008 Backblaze Launch 1.0 Party 2007 Family Reunion in Newport Oregon
2010 Beach House Warming Party 2008 Smartcar and Gocar 2007 Mini Ski Epic
2010 Beach Cottage 2008 Kitty Cat and Puppy Dog 2007 Europe Motorcycle Trip
2009 Deer Hunting at Fort Peck, Montana 2008 Papua New Guinea Trip (including: 1. Cairns, 2. Goroka Market, 3. Goroka Tour, 4. Madang) 2007 Monterey Horse Show
2009 Chip and Robin Montana Property 2008 Sailboating in San Francisco Bay 2007 Chamonix Ski Trip
2009_Corvallis_Wildlife 2008 Breckenridge, Vail, Copper Ski Trip 2006_Montana_Hunting
2009 Backblaze Storage Pod Party 2008 Telluride Ski Trip 2006 Europe Motorcycle Trip
2009 Eli's Coming of_Age   2006 Canada Motorcycle Trip
2009 Sailboating in San Francisco Bay    
2009 Backblaze VIP Party    
2009 Backblaze Macintosh Launch Party Technical Notes, Observations, and Rants Miscellaneous Timeless (*)
2009 Ski Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Mt Rose Small Business Network Setup Unlocking Garmin GPS Maps
2008 Backblaze Holiday Party Installing RedHat Linux on Dell Optiplex 745 Papua New Guinea 1972
2009 Ski Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Mt Rose Setting Up Subversion on Windows 2003 Server World of Warcraft Newbie Fast Track Guide
2008 Backblaze Holiday Party 2007 Notes On libCURL, OpenSSL, ZLIB, and SH2 World of Warcraft Gold Farming Controversy
Brian's Ten Rules for Writing Cross Platform 'C' Code 2007 Notes On OpenSSL reddit.com Case Study
  2012 Compiling 7zip on Windows with Visual Studio 10 Amsterdam_Bicycles
  Brian's Ten Rules for Writing Cross Platform 'C' Code Pacifica Boat Docks Historical Pictures
  Configuring VPN to Netgear FVS336G to work with Windows 7 64bit Interesting Cat Trees
  Useful Chars and Paths (mostly for Japanese) Rick Samish (cabinet maker) Projects
    2011 One Weekend in Pacifica with a Telephoto Lens
    Recipes and Meal Ideas
    Brian's Guide to Investments
    Some Animated Gifs
    2012 Weatherproof Dropcam
    2013 Electric SmartCar

Click here for all other pictures and pages by Brian.

 

Everything below here is the original ski-epic:

Brian's Travel Route:

(Click on map to zoom in.)

Brian's

A car, a pair of skis, and 86 days of freedom.

(Explanation)

 

Ski Epic Statistics:In Association with Amazon.com

 

Itinerary and Day By Day Log:

Click here to see "on location" blurbs as they happened each day. Click here for a summary of my itinerary.

 

Pictures:

Whistler gallery, Clarkston gallery, Sun Valley gallery, Albuquerque gallery, Eli's Motorcycle Trip, Taos gallery, Paige Taos Accident, Santa Fe gallery, Purgatory gallery, Telluride gallery1, Steamboat gallery, Boulder Area gallery, Winter Park/Mary Jane gallery, Breckenridge gallery, Copper Mountain gallery, Keystone gallery, Arapahoe Basin gallery, Telluride Tune and Tour gallery, Telluride gallery2, Ostentatious Log Cabins of the Filthy Stinking Rich in Telluride, Hike Up Telluride's Gold Hill, Dinner with Johnny Rotten, 221 Oak Street, Telluride gallery 3, Vail gallery, Snowmass gallery, Aspen Highlands gallery, My Spooky Trip Through Area 51 (with Space Aliens and Mutilated Cows), Mammoth gallery, Debbi and Mike in Thousand Oaks gallery, Jim and Judy Young in Santa Barbara gallery, Mom and Dad's House gallery, Willamette Pass gallery, Hoodoo gallery, Bachelor gallery, Bachelor gallery 2, Random Oregon gallery, Northstar gallery, Squaw gallery.

 

Thoughts and Rants:

Why Stairs To Every Bathroom?, Helmets Laws for Skiers, Only One Way to See America, Senior Citizen Skiers.

 

Ski Log:

11/27/98 Alpine Meadows First day of the season!
11/28/98 Alpine Meadows
12/25/98 Kirkwood Xmas
12/26/98 Alpine Meadows  
1/23/99 Snowbird First day in Utah.
1/24/99 Alta 12" fresh powder that fell overnight!
1/25/99 The Canyons HUGE resort, got fresh tracks in 18 inches of powder in sunshine. Awesome day.
1/30/99 Whistler First day on the snow in Canada, fresh snow, a little sunshine.
1/31/99 Blackcomb TONS of snow, fell all day long, marginal visibility
2/1/99 Blackcomb (Day 10) More and more snow, top closed due to high winds.
2/2/99 Whistler Packed up, checked out of condo, then skied Whistler once more.
2/6/99 Sun Valley First day at Sun Valley, icy rain chased me off the slopes early.
2/7/99 Sun Valley 18 inches of powder, sweet day.
2/10/99 Sun Valley Skied in sunshine, then headed south to Albuquerque.
2/13/99 Taos Skied in sunshine, Paige whacks her skull.
2/14/99 Taos More sunshine.
2/15/99 Taos Hiked up to the ridge to ski Juarez double black.
2/18/99 Santa Fe Ramey and I skied in the sunshine.
2/20/99 Purgatory Skied Purgatory, Colorado.
2/21/99 Telluride (Day 20) First day in Telluride! Kind of hard pack.
2/23/99 Steamboat Skied on a day old 8 inch drop, very nice.
2/24/99 Steamboat Skied in sunshine, hiked up to Christmas Tree Bowl
2/25/99 Winter Park In the Boulder area
2/27/99 Breckenridge A little windy, but nice.
2/28/99 Copper AND Keystone Skied Copper Mountain during the day, then night skiing at Keystone!
3/1/99 Arapahoe Basin Skied morning at Arapahoe, then drove to Telluride.
3/3/99 Telluride Got the tune and tour from Lance. Great day in the sunshine.
3/8/99 Telluride Fresh powder for my return to Telluride!
3/9/99 Telluride Man, that powder went fast! Icy and cruddy today.
3/10/99 Telluride (Day 30) Skied with Ken and Lise.
3/12/99 Telluride Fresh powder!
3/13/99 Telluride More fresh powder, hiked up Gold Hill.
3/14/99 Telluride Skied in the sunshine!
3/15/99 Telluride Skied wth Lise and Lance, snow's getting hard-pack, spring conditions.
3/17/99 Telluride Skied with Lise. Spring slush, warm weather.
3/18/99 Telluride Skied. Kind of overcast.
3/19/99 Telluride Skied. Balmy weather, good spring snow conditions.
3/21/99 Telluride Serious slush, TONS of sunshine, a few rocks.
3/22/99 Telluride Big sunshine, little snow. My last day at Telluride unless it snows!
3/24/99 Vail (Day 40) Big sunshine, big slopes, big slushy conditions. Some pictures.
3/25/99 Vail More big sunshine.
3/26/99 Snowmass AND Aspen Highlands Snowmass in the morning (pictures), Aspen Highlands in the afternoon (pictures).
3/29/99 Mammoth Mammoth in the sunshine (pictures).
3/31/99 Mammoth 18 inches of fresh Mammoth powder! Got sick, almost killed me. :-)
4/3/99 Mammoth (Day 45) Skied Mammoth GREAT POWDER, then drove to Debbi and Mike's in L.A.
4/10/99 Willamette Pass Skied 18 inches of fresh Oregon powder. Click here for pictures.
4/11/99 Hoodoo Skied in the sunshine. Click here for pictures.
4/13/99 Bachelor Skied in the sun. Click here for pictures.
4/14/99 Bachelor More sun!
4/16/99 Bachelor (*** DAY 50 ***) That's "fifty days", baby! Skied in the sunshine.
4/17/99 Bachelor Last ski day of the sabbatical. Spring Oregon conditions.
4/24/99 Northstar Spring Tahoe Trip! Click here for pictures.
4/25/99 Sqaw Spring Tahoe Trip! Click here for more pictures.

 

Ski Terms:

Techie Stuff:

I have some electronic gear along to help build this WWW site and to stay wired while on the road. Click here to find out about it. In addition, several people have asked about the technical details of this web site such as what kind of machine is ski-epic.com and where is it, etc. Click here to find out all about this.

Contact Info:

Brian Wilson
http://www.ski-epic.com (this page)
Cell Phone: (650) 455-3123
Rest of Life (before and after the Ski Epic)
 

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