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oceanmang 12.14.14 Another shot from yesterday's walk in the park. This was taken above the crux of the first couloir we skied. I was pretty stoked to be able to get to this angle safely and snap a few quick pictures from above.. Super impressed with @backcountryaccess's BC Link Communication System and the upper hand it gave my partners and I to openly communicate at ease in the cold and snow. BCA took a huge leap forward by leaving the reactive mindset (gear and systems used once an accident has already happened) and stepping into the proactive focus which keeps our friends out of avalanches and trouble in the first place. Gone are the days of howls and hand signals when communicating in the backcountry! Thanks to the BCA Link we were able to safely ski this couloir and set up a pretty rad shot as well. End note: BCA did not give these radios to me in exchange for any social media exposure. I really do LOVE these radios and will be ordering them tonight #playsafe #humanfactors #teamsameteam #birdsofafeatherflocktogether #slowisswiftandswiftisfast #awareness #riskreward #goodchat #safetymeetings #positivevibewarriors #killingitsoftly #hugapatroller #becauseitsthere #whatwouldtomburtdo #FACETS #snowscience #couloirhunting #cowboypowder #tetonresidue #thewuwei #pleasedontfuckupmychi #funhogging #fearandloathinginthetetons #pursuitofpowder #sideboob #dachowdagood #fullthrottle #pinner 3d

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oceanmang 12.14.14 After a week long drought and some serious fly fishing shenanigans it was time to get after it today on a powder pilgrimage in the park. Gee golly gosh, do I dig sliding sideways and sharing these mountains with good friends... A snowpack mostly void of instabilities and a fresh coat of wax on the Tetons, nothing left to do but SMILE SMILE SMILE @scootsjh #pursuitofpowder #simplepleasures #cowboypowder #outerwearfarts #extendedrelease #thegiftthatkeepsgiving #youhaveonelifeliveit #perpetuallystoked #tittybumps #eaglescoutlyfe #positivevibewarriors #tetonresidue #allfunk #stokefueled #pleasedontfuckupmychi #thefoolonthehill #dachowdagood #funhogging #gwehh #theyonlylivetogetradical #fearandloathinginthetetons #linesforbreakfast #zencowboys #chasingstrange #blazingsaddles #neverbethesuit #bullfightsonacid #couloirhunting @stiomountain 4d

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oceanmang 11.11.14 I am interrupting the #blackandwhitechallenge to post a "how to make early season grass skiing look blower" picture. Here we have totally rippen skier @c_jonas throwing down a textbook over the shoulder hockey stop maneuver. This turn could make any snow conditions look ALL TIME. I also took this shot from a lower vantage point making the skier and the subsequent spray look quite a bit larger than real life. Throw in some grass in the foreground and you've got yourself a stellar early season FOMO shot you can post and feel good about ;) #wyo22 #lowtide #sharky #thefoolonthehill #fearandloathinginthetetons #whereistheholeinjackson #pantydropping #discoshit #theyonlylivetogetradical #outerwearfarts #gwehh #positivevibewarriors #pornofunk #funhogging #teamsameteam #niceguys #wydaho #tittybumps #chasingstrange #perpetuallystoked #blazingsaddles #sacrificesarenecessary #tetonresidue #neverbethesuit #cowboypowder #pleasedontfuckupmychi #pursuitofpowder #bullfightsonacid 1w
  •   oceanmang @thesisklord get well soon so we can ski some grassy slopes! 1w
  •   oceanmang @chuckdeezmt I'd like to thank god for making this picture so fucking rad 1w
  •   oceanmang @scootsjh how da ice player? 1w
  •   oceanmang @shotbyagirl takes one to know one! When are we going to Rendezvous and rage the rivets?! 1w
  •   me.proud Very welcome! Your life looks bad ass. I'm in Kansas City! 1w
  •   syeed72 WArm up today !! Not too bad overall (day 10 lol) 1w
  •   oceanmang @me.proud KC! Right on. You should come visit sometime. I think you'd dig it up here 1w
  •   oceanmang @syeed72 same down here! Crazy weather patterns these days hey ? Have fun be safe up there 1w

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oceanmang Picture 2/3 of the #blackandwhitechallenge was taken in a very special zone not too far from the Jackson Hole Valley. With rock formations similar to the Dolomites of Italy, these rocks offer many hidden couloirs to those who seek them.. #bootedandfed #couloirhunting #spreadthestoke #cowboypowder #swiftsilentdeep #fearandloathinginwyoming #funhoggong #theyonlylivetogetradical #alwaysascending #pleasedontfuckupmychi #haolelife #gwehhh #outerwearfarts #chasingstrange #becauseitsthere 2w

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oceanmang Big thanks for the #blackandwhitechallenge nod @akmediaco Picture 1/3 was taken last Friday outside of @treyanastasio and friend's show in Chicago. The Aragon opened to speakeasy's and Flappers in 1926, in the height of the roaring 20's madness. Walking into this venue, I could literally smell the sweat and feel the energy exhausted over the last decade in this joint. So grateful to have caught this TAB show with my momma! 3w

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oceanmang 11.25.14 "Hey Adam, I bet we could get something to move if we jump on this wind loaded ridge right here." Three ski jumps later and BOOM, she slid rather lethargically as we safely watched the windslab fail from above. After we determined the scene safe we descended into the slide path and examined the crown, flanks, bed surface and slab. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to imagine what slopes, aspects and terrain will produce dangerous avalanches. In this case it was an "upside-down" snowpack, with extreme wind loading and a convex roll. Heads up! Always make sure no person, structure or road is below you. Choose the slopes you ski cut or kick off wisely friends! After this intentionally triggered avalanche we skied a very conservative line and went home to our mountain girls and 4 legged friends Remember my dudes, a shallow snowpack is a weak snowpack.. #windslabs #wydaho #slowisswiftandswiftisfast #AvalancheAwareness #intuition #wyo22 #thewuwei #riskreward #outerwearfarts #teamsameteam #offseasondiaries #tetonresidue #safetymeetings #diggingpitsforblowies #fieldnotes #positivevibewarriors #swiftsilentdeep #pleasedontfuckupmychi #avalanchesafety #simplepleasures #humbled #killingitsoftly #hugapatroller #knowyoursnowpack #zencowboys #avalancheeyes #becauseitsthere #whatwouldtomburtdo 3w

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oceanmang 11.25.14 Today was a trip! After 8+ feet of snow fell in the last two weeks, I personally was ready to get after it On top of that, I leave tomorrow for Colorado > Chicago > Colorado for some quality family time. But instead of letting it rip full throttle, we had to pull it back today because of instabilities in the snowpack thanks to a "upside-down" incoming storm. Although it wasn't what I expected, I had a great day meadow skipping with my three partners! We even managed to safely trigger a small but surprisingly wide and deep avalanche. Teton friends, as it warms up turn on your avalanche eyes and remember, a shallow snowpack is a weak snowpack! #wyo22 #tetonresidue #wydaho #thewuwei #pornofunk #readicculus #tittybumps #youhaveonelifeliveit #positivevibewarriors #outerwearfarts #thefullnessofthevoid #pleasedontfuckupmychi #allfunk #spreadthestoke #theyonlylivetogetradical #finsout #pantydropping #amongstit #sacrificesarenecessary #funhogging #slowisswiftandswiftisfast #gwehh #linesforbreakfast #zencowboys #cowboypowder #blowchunks #nothingisfuckedhere #chasingstrange #becauseitsthere 3w
  •   oceanmang @mrdavesullivan I get in Friday and am heading straight to TAB at the Aragon! You attending the show? Would love to catch up and catch some filth 3w
  •   oceanmang @pawtaylor you got it. Make some turns for me while I'm out in the Midwest 3w
  •   oceanmang @sasquatchp duhhhh! Miss you bruuudahhhh man. 307.699.1237 text me as soon as you get this so we can rendezvous 3w
  •   oceanmang @meeshkesselman skiing and work. You headed to Miami or something totally awesome? Love you darling! Miss your face. Want to lick it ;) 3w
  •   oceanmang @t_roby thanks Tim. Happy thanksgiving my friend ! 3w
  •   sanjuansherpa Dug a pit on Second Turn today.... There's a week layer about 6in deep, new snow on top pretty prone to slab. Just like yesterday, covexing or windloaded slopes will go and could go big. 3w
  •   oceanmang @sanjuansherpa good hustle! Keep up those profiles and notes. I'll need all the beta I can get once I get back 3w

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oceanmang 11.17.14 After four consecutive days of meadow skipping with the crowds in the usual suspects it was time to get up high in the Tetons and go for a tour far from any roads or people. This particular zone in the park is one of my "go to" all time, favorite places to backcountry ski. Stoked to have shared it with an old college bud who spends more time on snow then me! BIG snow in the forecast this weekend #postcarddays #gtnp #natyparks #cowboypowder #duderips #youhaveonelifeliveit #tetonresidue #funhogging #idratherbecrafting #theyonlylivetogetradical #find_away #readicculus #thefoolonthehill #pleasedontfuckupmychi #slowisswiftandswiftisfast #boysclub #thewuwei #bigmonday #thefullnessofthevoid #powderjunkies #lowtide #doyouevenmountainmanbro #teamsameteam #zencowboys #jhdreaming #pursuitofpowder #offseasondiaries #neverbethesuit 1mon

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oceanmang There's powder in them hills! Unbelievable bluebird morning in the Tetons. Old partners, new partners, big smiles and tons of high fives. The best skier on the mountain is the guy/lady having the most fun! The feeling I forgot... #day7 #discoshit #tetonresidue #shredwithfriends #simplesmilesandgoodtimes #blowchunks #bluebird #cowboypowder #find_away #powdersniffer #funhogging #linesforbreakfast #winterstormbozeman #yourblogsucks #alwaysascending #thewuwei #pleasedontfuckupmychi #thefullnessofthevoid #poached #bullfightsonacid #gwehh #jhdreaming #haolelife #fearandloathinginwyoming #fullthrottle #allfunk #teamsameteam 1mon

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  •   cinesthetics Nice man, looks epic! Stay safe out there! 1mon
  •   oceanmang @wingsy183 it's ON 1mon
  •   oceanmang @unseeninmt your right on my friend! 1mon
  •   oceanmang @cinesthetics thanks Steve! Shot this one with an iphone. Any tips on shooting moving subjects in snow/flat light ? 1mon
  •   cinesthetics On an iPhone it's kinda tough cuz you don't really have a lot of options, but on your Sony I'd push the ISO up to like 3200-6400 or even maybe higher depending on how dark it is, so you can get a fast shutter speed without it underexposing much, then noise reduce it in Lightroom. That should help with motion i lowlight. The only way around the flatness of the light I can think of would be remote flashes stashed behind the rider to get a more distinct edge on them, or maybe outerwear that makes them pop. 1mon
  •   oceanmang All good things. Bright outerwear always helps hey? I usually go to shutter speed priority to make sure I get the moving subject in focus. Like to play in full manual but the light is tricky, especially when fucking with aperture.. I'll pay more attention to my ISO too. Still shooting JPEG but will be going RAW soon. Much appreciated and forever grateful @cinesthetics 1mon

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oceanmang Heads up! Amongst all the stoke as of late, I had to post a shot of a small avalanche that I remotely triggered yesterday here in Wyoming. As I crested the windy ridge I felt the snow beneath me collapse. A sharp crack (pictured bottom left) shot out and released a small R1D1 windslab on a steeper and less supported convexity that failed at the ground less than 40 feet from me. The rest of the morning we would find small sluffs with little slab quality that seemed to be bonding well to the ground. Biggest lesson learned at this location, aspect and elevation yesterday was too watch out for wind exposed convexities. Remote triggers whisper that a very touchy snowpack lingers and that excellent terrain choices must be made. As we begin to build our snowpack, make sure to be constantly observing the pack whether it's from a simple pole test, a quick shovel shear or a more complex ECT. Know your snowpack and match it with the terrain you choose to ride wisely. The day to rip that big couloir or send that huge unsupported cliff band will come soon my friends! All good things, in all good time #killingitsoftly #snowscience #5redflags #knowyoursnowpack #hugapatroller #windslabs #digginpits #awareness #humanfactors #outerwearfarts #youhaveonelifeliveit #teamsameteam #fieldnotes #respect #wearesplitboarding #offseasondiaries #thewuwei #amongstit #thefullnessofthevoid #alwaysascending #swiftsilentdeep #letitride #zencowboys #bluebird #nevertrustahoar #humbled #intuition #safetymeetings #riskreward 1mon
  •   oceanmang @hefe_steele I don't blame ya! Looking forward to spending some time up in the cascades soon 1mon
  •   oceanmang @hchatfield we try our best.. Always good to share the beta with others! 1mon
  •   oceanmang @njaouen no problem nick. Completely different snowpack profile from what I saw on Avi bowl Tuesday. Going for an early tour tomorrow! More snow and wind should spice things up a bit 1mon
  •   hefe_steele @oceanmang awesome! Hit me up when you're coming brotha! 1mon
  •   c_jonas @oceanmang what elevation and aspect? Was just reading over the first Bridger Teton avi report and what they say isnt quite consistent with what we saw the other day on avi bowl 1mon
  •   oceanmang @nfinit100 my man 1mon
  •   oceanmang @c_jonas 10,000 NW aspect (off the continental divide with some upslope winds from the E). Didn't know they had dropped a report but will have to check it out. I believe the crusts we found was just in those few spots. I'm sending you those shots from Tuesday this afternoon!! Promise 1mon

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oceanmang Winter has made it's triumphant return to the Tetons. Naturally we had to get amongst it this afternoon and test the goods. And god damn did it feel good to get back out on the splitboard and break a fresh skintrack! Always a pleasure sharing the outdoors with the homie @scootsjh and new ski partner @c_jonas. Such a positive bunch of brothers. Found some interesting faceting and rain crusts near the ground. Something to watch out for on Northerly aspects above 8,000' this season. With more snow and cold temps in the forecast, I foresee more high fives, laughs and faceshots in the near future #day4 #letitride #tetonresidue #splitboardingistheanswer #neckbeard #thewuwei #wearesplitboarding #cowboypowder #gwehh #chasingstrange #zencowboys #theyonlylivetogetradical #swiftsilentdeep #funhogging #duskpatrol #stokeembodied #find_away #simplepleasures #alwaysascending #highchurch #fearandloathinginwyoming #pleasedontfuckupmychi #offseasondiaries #wypy #onamissionfromgod #thefullnessofthevoid #skintracktosolitide #teamsameteam 1mon

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oceanmang Getting weird on the Provo River in Park City with @katebrock. Such a killer way to end a 22 day road trip up and down the west coast. From Seattle to San Diego to Vegas, all good things in all good time. Now it's time for some SNOW in the Tetons... Get amongst it this weekend y'all. #mrsbutterworth #bobbybrown #halleberry #mormonsoak #brownbay #tossinbugs #onthefly #troutsniffer #offseasondiaries #pleasedontfuckupmychi #theroadislife #onamissionfromgod #stokeembodied #decompression #finsout #anotherroadsideattraction #simplepleasures #fishwater #creedencetapes #funhogging #katchafire #allfunk #fearandloathinginparkcity #chasingstrange #neckbeard #catchandrelease #noshirtnoshoesnodice #wypy 1mon

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