Cliff Area MBT Trails

Cathedral and Whitehorse are both known for rock climbing but they are also a centerpiece of the mountain bike trails in that

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Mountain Biking

Marshall Property Trails

The Marshall Conservation Area is Town Conservation Land that has been recently acquired. White Mountain Chapter of NEMBA 

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Mount Baker

The classic Volcano of the North Cascades Mount Baker has the quality of routes like Rainier but without the altitude.  The North

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Measuring Sun Exposure

One of the important route planning skills for skiing is timing.  In the winter we time for weather like wind so we can hit a run

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Shuksan

Next in the series of North Cascades maps is Shuksan.  This complex mountain has a wide variety of routes from the

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Forbidden

I guess I should start with a warning, the routes below might have errors and does not replace good route finding skills. Use at

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Eldorado

I guess I should start with a warning, the routes below might have errors and does not replace good route finding skills. Use at your own risk.

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Climbing and Avalanche Education, Maps

Chamonix – Zermatt Haute Route

I guess I should start with a warning, the plan below might have errors and does not replace good route finding skills. Use at your

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Climbing and Avalanche Education, Maps

Only What Goes Up –– Can Ski Down

Imagine a person who had never seen anyone ski but had heard that skiing downhill was not only more efficient than walking, it

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Climbing and Avalanche Education

Upload a .KMZ File

I know people have seen my screen movies of maps overlaid onto Google Earth that are colorized so you can see how steep slopes

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Climbing and Avalanche Education, Maps

Graham Trail

The Graham Ski Trail is an established trail but is not on any maps that I can find.  Here is a map that has it as accurate as I could

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Climbing and Avalanche Education, Maps

Jackson Ski Touring Map

My wife and I do a little ski touring. She does more than I do since winter is pretty busy for me but if we end up with a day off

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Maps

Avalanche Avoidance Strategies

There are a lot of ways to look at the avalanche problem.  There is a risk to oversimplification but equally there is a risk to 

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Climbing and Avalanche Education

Alps, Cascades, Red Rocks, Joshua Tree and Smith

Friday November 23, 2012

Over the last few years I have been adjusting my work over the spring, summer and fall from rock climbing in NH to traveling more and trying to guide..

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Selected Posts From My Old Site

Presidential Figure of Eight

Figure of 8: Pushing the Mountain Run

Wednesday May 27, 2009

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Mozambique

Tuesday December 16, 2008 

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LaGrave

Tuesday April 10, 2007

I am writing from France, I left April 4th just before the Northeastern..

Posted by Marc Chauvin in Selected Posts From My Old Site