Posts Tagged ‘Never Summer Review’

8am-8pm in Anchorage, AK

What can you do with a 12 hour visit to Anchorage? It turns out a lot! It all started with a three hour flight on Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska arriving just after 8am. My travel companion was the adventurous Nikki who braved the cold temps of Alaska with me. Departing in the dark and seeing the sunrise at 35,000 feet is always worth the journey. I captured the morning glow with a hyperlapse on...

13 Oct 7:22 PM 509 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park: Top of the World

It's amazing to stand on the top of a trail, know your line and just go for it. Snowboarding or mountain biking - those moments you remember! My last visit to Whistler was for one trail, to conquer the Top of the World. I knew that I wanted to ride the trail when it opened a couple years ago. Not only is it a black trail but the amount of vertical makes for one sick day of riding. I loaded up the bike and headed...

08 Oct 7:56 PM 0 Read More...

Exploring Olympic National Park

It's sad to say but I haven't really explored Olympic National Park as much as I'd like - or at all. So when I had some downtime this weekend, I figured I would head to Ocean Shores for the weekend and spend some quality time exploring the Quinault region of Olympic National Park. I ventured into the park in the early afternoon, first driving around the North Shore of Lake Quinault which was breathtaking and felt lik...

07 Sep 9:29 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park Opening Weekend 2014

One of the perks of being back in the Northwest is being in close proximity to the Whistler Bike Park. Just a five hour drive means I can head up to Canada for the weekend and ride an amazing bike park with friends. I was pretty excited to know that I would be back in the Northwest just in time for the Whistler Bike Park opening day on May 16. Friday was the big opening day so I headed up with my friend Carrie to ...

19 May 8:42 PM 0 Read More...

Six years of Shayboarder

Six years ago I sat in front of my computer writing my introduction to the World of Snowboarding on shayboarder.com. It began with a blog post, zero views and no expectations on where it would go or lead me. I never expected that shayboarder.com would change my life, lead me to amazing experiences or make an impact on snowboarding. But now I can look back on this journey and say how incredibly lucky I have been. I ma...

20 Aug 5:39 PM 2 Read More...

A Weekend in Wyoming

When it came time to pick a location for a weekend getaway with my mom, Wyoming was a big contender with the abundance of parks, activities, rest, relaxation and breathtaking scenery. We started our journey to Wyoming on Thursday, taking our time with stops and staying overnight just a couple hours away from our final destination. On Friday's drive, we finally were rewarded with the views of the Grand Tetons as we...

16 Aug 6:21 AM 0 Read More...

Whistler Birthday Celebration + Bike Park 6/12/13

All I wanted for my 30th birthday was laps in the Whistler bike park, good friends, a visit to the spa and sushi dinner. Whatever else was just a bonus to a fun day! The best part - I got everything I wanted for my birthday. We started the morning with a ride up Whistler Mountain so we could check out the Peak to Peak gondola. I had ridden it many times in the winter but it was fun to check it out in the summer. The...

17 Jun 8:55 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/11/13

When it came time to figure out where I wanted to spend my 30th birthday, it was an easy decision. I opted for a dirty thirty celebration in the actual dirt at Whistler Bike Park for a couple days to ring in the big day. It offered a chance to ride terrain I had accomplished previously and master new terrain when I reached the ripe age of 30. We arrived into Whistler on Monday June 10, ready to start the celebrati...

16 Jun 3:48 PM 1 Read More...

A Weekend in Moab

It was a long winter in Colorado so when it kept snowing in May, I realized I needed to get out into some warm heat and sunshine. Moab, Utah offered up the camping, hiking, biking and heat without traveling too far to get it. Plus it was a far enough, it seemed like a mini vacation on its own. We loaded up the truck with our bikes and arrived late on Friday to find a camping spot. It was just us girls (Rachel and ...

04 Jun 5:31 AM 0 Read More...

Friday Giveaway: Shock Doctor

Now that it's the end of the week, it's time for the Friday Giveaway. This time I'm switching things up from facemasks and footbeds. Here's your chance to win a Shockdoctor mouthguard to protect your teeth from gnarly crashes in the winter and summer. The best part is there will be two winners today! To enter the contest, read the directions below and leave your comment by midnight tonight. I’ll announce the win...

10 May 5:56 AM 4 Read More...