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Quality over Quantity

  Quit complaining about the approach.  In college I would paddle 30 minutes across an inlet rumored to be a hammerhead breading ground just to get to a remote island to surf.  After crossing the island and paddling out to the surf, sometimes we had to paddle for hours just to stay in the same … Continue reading

Finding Balance in the Split Life

Our society has a fascination with professional athletes.  In maybe a more altruistic view, maybe a little bit of an unhealthy appreciation.  There is something amazing about someone with true mastery of their craft, a person who has abilities beyond most and skills tuned beyond comprehension.  These people have worked hard to arrive where they … Continue reading

5 Backcountry Tips for People Who Think They are Killing It

But really aren’t. Let’s face it, due to the very nature of the pursuit, backcountry riding can introduce you to some characters with some serious testosterone problems (both male and female).  You have to be pretty confident in your abilities to really push yourself and your partners to new zones and to go bigger in … Continue reading

Help Save and Support the CAIC!

Yet another bill is being reviewed by the State of Colorado that would disrupt the day to day operations of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).  If you have ANYTHING to do with the backcountry, even if you only get out there once a year, then please help support our forecasters by sending a letter … Continue reading


Welcome to The Split Life.  The intent of this site is to provide fresh views into the world of backcountry.  In a place where people can take themselves too seriously while at the same time underestimating their risk, I feel there is a need for information and education mixed with entertainment.  You can learn while … Continue reading

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