Author archives: Blake

Hahnenkamm | Kitzbuhel, Austria

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One of the main reasons we decided to go to Europe was to watch my brother’s race in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Steven is a downhiller on the US Ski Team.  Downhillers are the fastest guys on the team - they pretty much tuck straight down mountains as fast as they can (aka, they’re a little nuts). Steven spends every winter season in Europe racing on the World Cup [...]

Warren Miller | Chasing Shadows

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This time of the year always holds a special energy for me...and the rest of the snow community. It's fall, the temps are dropping, seasons are changing and ultimately, winter is coming (insert Game of Thrones sigh here). Beside all the seasonal changes popping up, one of the more exciting indicators is all the movie premieres from the ski and snowboard comm[...]

Play Now | Toyota Tacoma

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You know that feeling when something exciting happens and you want to share it with people, but you can't?! I've had that feeling for three months, but now's the time I can finally enjoy it with everyone! Back in late June/early July I was cast to be a part of the now released Toyota Tacoma campaign! First off, I was so pumped to be selected for a national s[...]

Fair Nights | Orange County

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Just like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Rocky and Bullwinkle, to name a few, summer nights and the fair is one of those classic combos. And it only happens during a small window every year, so you have to go for it when it's available. Growing up in Utah, they have some pretty good fair offerings. Most of them are smaller, individual fairs, but [...]

Bluebird Cafe - Sundance Edition

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As Jen mentioned in her post about our Utah anniversary weekend, we had to celebrate our anniversary later than it's actual date. But we were totally fine with that and one of the main reasons was because of the Bluebird Café at Sundance.Free People Shirt | Zara Jeans |Palladium Boots (on sale for $79 from $150!) We went to Bluebird for the first time a few[...]

Get Under

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Fishing is on the rise. Big time. Anytime I jump on Instagram and get my scroll on, I'm guaranteed to run into a variety of fishing posts. For those landlocked crews, fly fishing seems to be method of choice. For those coastal crews, spearfishing. I've dabbled in the former, in the past, but the latter is starting to carve a solid chunk of time and interest [...]

Zion National Park | Pine Creek

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The first time I found myself doing Pine Creek had to have been close to 10 years ago. A close family friend called me up one day and invited me on a trip to Zion to go canyoneering. This same friend, Bobby Bills, had exposed me to freeskiing, skeleton (similar to luge, but belly down and face first), aerials, water ramping and I'm sure a handful of other ra[...]

Namaslay 1.0

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Throughout the year my brother Steven and I are always trying to plan trips. Most of the time, they have a hard time happening because we're either imagining something super unrealistic or work/time/life have another agenda. However, when plans do come together, we both get pretty excited and I usually find myself in over my head on some adventure. That's wh[...]

Rivers & Roads

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Last week I linked up with a couple friends and headed to the Provo River. Originally I wanted to shoot some photos for People Water of these guys having a day on the river, but a late season snow storm decided to join us. A combination of being on the water, the dreary skies and some decent sized snowflakes created a pretty rad photo environment.

Nicaragua Clean Water Project | People Water

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I remember getting the call from my close friend, Bronson Christensen. It was in the fall of 2012 and I was gearing up for the coming ski season. Bronson called to tell me about a company our friends were starting and asked me if I wanted to get involved by endorsing the brand as a ski athlete. “People Water was founded on the simple idea that the easier [...]