New Look

We’ve decided to change the appearance of the blog a little bit from the default template. We’ll be doing a bit more tweaking in the next few days but we still want the focus of the blog to be on content. Hope you like the new look.

Odd Winter Weather

Today was a strange day on Mt. Hood. There was a “temperature inversion”; where it is warmer on the top of the mountain than at the base. The parking lot at Mt. Hood Meadows and the lower slopes were frozen solid, while the top of the mountain was foggy, rainy and slushy. Some of the … Read more


The good news is by bringing attention to Craig Sheppard’s plagiarism; he has either removed the stolen material or blocked access to non-members of his website. We could sure do with less people like him. Bad news is the WatermanAtWork blog has not been freshened up recently. Reason is we’ve been working on a new … Read more

Stealing Pays Off

Look at this wonderful article by Craig Sheppard; General Manager of Kayak Fishing Stuff: Craig came to the WatermanAtWork website and stole this article word for word; photo for photo; copied and pasted it on the Kayak Fishing Stuff website. Have a look: What happens when you steal stuff? Guys who don’t have … Read more

Awesome Day at Mt. Hood Meadows

A great day of snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows today; blue skies and fresh powder. Monday light crowds; no lift lines. Plenty of crisp powder off the main runs, the temperature and humidity were perfect to keep the groomers in great shape for full speed bomber runs. The wind slacked off just enough around noon … Read more

ParaSailing Photos Posted

Some pretty cool parasailing photos have be uploaded to the website. Not sure I would jump off a 2000′ cliff but it looks like fun. More photos, videos and info will be added soon so keep an eye on the website.

Blizzard, Then Spring

The winter season opened with steady snowfall; then ramped up into knarly and dangerous blizzard conditions. On November 23 the ski area was closed due to 70-100mph wind and whiteout conditions. At least three people were killed on the snowy and icy roads to the resort. Now there are spring conditions with no new snow … Read more

Videos on YouTube

I’ve posted two helmet cam videos of our secret PacNW singletrack and three surfing videos on the WatermanAtWork YouTube channel. Check ’em out.

Big Time Season Opener

The PacNW snow season got off to a big start with six inches of fresh powder over a three foot base on opening day. Only two of the lower mountain chairs were open but there was plenty of fresh, fluffy powder. The second day of the season was just as nice; if not better. Opening … Read more

Rain and Snow

Today is sunny but it has been raining off and on for about a week straight. Getting colder too. Bad news is that it is tough to get out for a bike ride, the kayak is packed away for the winter so the outdoor stuff is starting to be limited. Gotta hit the winter steelhead … Read more