Author Archives: Matt Goyer

Vertfest Photo Clinic Trip Report

I’m a terrible photographer but aspiring to be a better one. The first big step forward I made this year was upgrading my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2, which I loved because it was waterproof, but sadly my iPhone 5 was starting … Continue reading

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Matt’s Guide to Hakuba

Getting there We took the train from Sapporo to New Chitose airport, then flew Fuji Dreams (booked through JAL) to Matsomoto, took a bus from there to the Matsomoto train station, and from there a train to Hakuba and from … Continue reading

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Matt’s Guide to Skiing in Niseko

When to go January is the snowiest month by far. But beware that it is “busy” over Chinese New Year. We inadvertently booked over Chinese New Year and Australia Day. However, we didn’t find it very busy (at least relative … Continue reading

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Air Combat – Flying Fighter Planes in LA

For Ming’s bachelor party we went down to LA and flew planes at Air Combat out in Fullerton. Here’s a taste of what it was like: Your browser does not support the video tag. What a blast! Total time in … Continue reading

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My Whistler Recommendations

Stuff to do: In the winter, ski (obviously). I also recommend backcountry skiing with Coast Mountain Guides. In the summer, mountain bike (obviously) or take the gondola and go hiking. Spa day at the Scandinave Breakfast: Crepe Montagne: best breakfast … Continue reading

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Leaving Redfin, On To The Next Adventure

After seven years at Redfin it is time for me to find my next adventure. Here’s my going away email with a few photos I dug up today to reminisce. Redfin! We first met at a summer picnic seven years ago. … Continue reading

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How to Recover Your Stolen Bike

Having recovered not one, but two stolen bikes I often get asked, how do I recover my stolen bike?? Find where you wrote down your serial number. If you didn’t write it down try looking at your receipt or call … Continue reading

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Climbing the Tooth in the Alpental Valley

Another multi-pitch trad climb done! This Sunday we climbed The Tooth, a 400′ 4 pitch 5.4 climb in the Alpental Valley (summit is at 5,604 feet). Not particularly difficult it is often someones first multi-pitch trad or trad lead. Since … Continue reading

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Maui Honeymoon

Just got back from eight great days on Maui! The best decision we made was bumping up our flight from Monday to Saturday. I don’t know what we were thinking flying out on Monday. Foolish :). Since we’ve been to … Continue reading

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Points North Heli Alaska – aka ManCamp

This post is like two years late. Oh well… Here it is! Most of it was written before one of our guides, Kip Garre tragically passed away this spring. Kip, thanks for showing us Alaska. Before reading this go check … Continue reading

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