Archive for May, 2010

24
May
10

Awesome Photo Update

These are the two best photos Johnny took in the past few weeks.  Below is Aurora, the trail spy/gaurd/lookout/hunter and all around fun maker.

And Joel making some fun of his own with this super radical can-can on the fifth jump of Overkill.

24
May
10

Trail Construction

We have been working on a ton of different projects all at the same time so it’s dissapointing sometimes to never feel like we are going to finish it all. But we are restless.  We will dial all the jumps to perfection!

Below is the third jump in a brand new trail we started this spring. The landing was just about finished Sunday.

We made major modifications to the berm after the sixth jump in Overkill. This shows coming into it.

This shows going out of it, into the seventh jump.

We are using some of the trees that fell durring last winters big storms to help protect the jumps from future storms, rain or snow.  These tree slices seem to work great even with the heaviest winds.

Also we have been working on the older lines. Getting them dialed in from last winters frost.  Below Johnny dials the fourth jump of  Whislepig and gets some love from Aurora after the work is done.

24
May
10

The Forest Is Alive

The animals of the forest have been running wild in full effect recently.  Sometimes it appears to be more entertaining to just sit and watch the animals play rather than actually ride the trails or build.   This is just a small amount of the wildlife that resides in our forest.  Some of the other critters and creatures are quite hard or impossible to photograph, but we will keep trying.

Below the Pileated Woodpecker is at it again digging for insects.

These Red Squirells do some nasty stuff all day long this time of year.

We have spiders all over the place in the woods. They especially like to hide under the tarps and jumps with logs. Yikes!

17
May
10

Wildlife

While on a hiking adventure last weekend we ran across this porkypine.  Johnny loves the wildlife photography, so here are two good pics of a sweet little guy nice enough to pose for Johnny’s camera.

This is a opossum Johnny found and photographed last summer while walking with Aurora.  This photo was previously featured on Kyle Amidon’s blog.

17
May
10

Part Time Locals

Ian Bresnahan and Adam Spitalny are like locals at the trails this year.  Every time they come to ride they put in more time digging.  Both are real huge helpers in the building process.

Below Ian jumps through Overkill on fire, and does a stylin one footed tabe in the Superberm Trail..

Adam’s Favorite trail is Superberm, whipped over the seventh jump. Below that Adam dialing Breakers in a bit.

11
May
10

Glen Falls

Johnny and Joel went on a exciting waterfall adventure bringing along Tiffany, Johanna, and Johnny’s Dad, John.  Drove about four hundred miles to see three really nice waterfalls of Vermont. This one is Glen Falls Located in Fairlee, VT.

Walking up the trail from the bottom of the falls on Glen Brook this is the first one you see. Its not big or powerfull, but it is realy cool.

The second waterfall which is just upstream is a perfect twenty foot horsetail flowing out of a ten foot gorge into a small green pool. Above that the gorge gets deeper, upto sixty feet on both sides, and there is a small manmade dam at the top of the gorge. 

11
May
10

Moss Glen Falls

We went to Moss Glen Falls, located in Stowe,VT. This waterfall is pretty big and carried some heavy power down this section below. 

Moss Glen Brook starts to cut the top gorge in the pic below. The cliffs are nearly one hundred feet tall on both sides of this narrow gorge, enough to make us all quiver and shake a bit when leaning over to peak the stream below.

Below is the first fifty foot tall waterfall

Then then second set is seventy-five feet with a nice slide into a spread out fan drop.