All photos by our good friend and longtime supporter of WeatherMTN, Cameron Perry.

This past Memorial Day Weekend we decided to keep away from the crowded pools and beach and make our way up to the mountains to dodge the wave of kooky tourists pouring in. With my birthday in the middle of it all it seemed like a fitting way to celebrate with the boys and clock in some time outdoors. Come Monday morning, some 500 beers later, one dirty pup, and bit of puke, and dirt up to our knees, we knew the holiday weekend was well spent.

 

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Camping Supplies.

Sunglasses for a good night sleep.

Morning Glory.

…It’s all fun and games.

Fuck it, one more for good measure.

It’s not everyday that we get a powder day in The San Bernardino Mountains so when one comes to town, we make time to get ours. This past January we had one of the heaviest storms that we have had in years and we were around to finally enjoy it.

A heavy chain check at lower elevation kept most down the hill. One of the many benefits to living in the mountains.

A heavy chain check at lower elevation kept most down the hill. One of the many benefits to living in the mountains.

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Took one run through Goldmine Canyon and then proceeded to hike laps to Silver Mountain. Most the mountain was closed for a few hours due to a power outage so if you wanted the goods you had to earn them.

Took one run through Goldmine Canyon and then proceeded to hike laps to Silver Mountain. Most the mountain was closed for a few hours due to a power outage so if you wanted the goods you had to earn them.

Travis, Dan and Hans.

Travis, Dan and Hans.

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Travis Lanthier of WeatherMTN and Buffalo House Printing Co.

Travis Lanthier of WeatherMTN and Buffalo House Printing Co. in THE MOUNTAIN ECO-WOOL FACEMASK

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They say there's no friends on a powder day but that depends on who you run into. Dan Weigel of Reach MFG was in the parking lot just before us so it was a no brainer to group up for the day. Always good running into this guy.

They say there’s no friends on a powder day but that depends on who you run into. Dan Weigel of Reach MFG was in the parking lot just before us so it was a no brainer to group up for the day. Always good running into this guy.

 

Bear Mountain got things running and fixed the power issue so we moved further over and took some laps on Geronimo and Deer Canyon to finish out the day.

Bear Mountain got things running and fixed the power issue so we moved further over and took some laps on Geronimo and Deer Canyon to finish out the day.

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Thanks for an epic day Bear Mountain! We hope to see more days like this next year.

There is a time in your life when you realize that your parents were cooler than you and did better things than you did. This happens for me every time my dad hits me up with some random thing that he finds in his basement or a lost box in the garage. I love digging through these old boxes, especially when I come across an old strip of film that my dad shot in his youth.

This time I was able to find two rolls from a day at the off-road races at the Riverside International Raceway. The raceway opened in 1957 and was the home to six different courses, both street and off-road. For 30 years this place was a destination for the Inland Empire and became home to the racing scene in Southern California. However, a demand for dollars took place and in 1988 the track saw it’s final year. The land where the track was located was turned into what is now known as the Moreno Valley Mall at Towngate.

 

Without further ado, here is a glimpse into Inland Empire history courtesy of the Riverside International Raceway (via 1979).

 

Quality Crew

Quality Crew

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Way in front.

Way in front.

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The races weren't the only attraction.

The races weren’t the only attraction.

Ripping

Ripping

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Lurking

Lurking

This guy has figured it out.

This guy has figured it out.

This guy, not so much.

This guy, not so much.

More lurking.

More lurking.

Lots of butts in these photos.

Lots of butts in these photos.

Buzz, your girlfriend, WOOF!

Buzz, your girlfriend, WOOF!

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Ditto.

Clearly he was making the rounds.

Getting up.

Getting up.

One of my dad's other friends was having some better luck.

One of my dad’s other friends was having some better luck.

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Full lineup.

Full lineup.

One more for good measure.

One more for good measure.

The 4th of July happened last week and we made sure that we celebrated the birth of our country the only way we know how, with a giant party on Lake Arrowhead. “North Baywatch” was the theme this year so we we brought out the red shorts and one pieces while providing the best public service that we could offer. Basically, we all got hammered.
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There’s not much better than taking some hot laps around Lake Arrowhead just before dark.

Off to a good start.

Off to a good start.

Megan ripping.

Megan ripping.

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Lake Arrowhead Village.

Lake Arrowhead Village.

1/2 of WeatherMTN got a backyard upgrade last week. Here’s to letting it breathe a bit.
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I recently came into possession of a few bags full of old Kodachrome slides that someone in my family had taken back in 1949. Not sure exactly who the photographer was or what kind of a camera they were using but it looks like they were having a quality time tripping around California.

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Starting off at Mountain Springs Stage Station. There was once a toll station here for travelers venturing from Ft Yuma to San Diego that was built around 1870. It's still possible to visit this area if you head east from San Diego on the 8 freeway.

Starting off at Mountain Springs Stage Station. There was once a toll station here for travelers venturing from Ft. Yuma to San Diego that was built around 1870. It’s still possible to visit this area if you head east from San Diego on the 8 freeway.

Shot at the C-Bar-H Guest Ranch in Lucerne Valley.

Shot at the C-Bar-H Guest Ranch in Lucerne Valley.

Enroute to Death Valley

Enroute to Death Valley

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The Eastern Sierras in the background.

The Eastern Sierras in the background.

Mt. Whitney. Shot just outside Loan Pine, CA.

A shot of Mt Whitney taken just outside of Lone Pine, CA

The Russian River in Sonoma, CA.

The Russian River in Sonoma, CA.

Totem Pole Park and Aquarium. Crescent City, CA.

Totem Pole Park and Aquarium. Crescent City, CA.

You can't go wrong with neon signs and sunsets.

You can’t go wrong with neon signs and sunsets.

Last week we ventured north to Yosemite to celebrate a few birthdays with a bunch of rad people. The weather was great and despite the initial flash of tourists lurking in the valley, the crowds were pretty low. We had some good times, caught some awesome views and did what you’re suppose to do while in Yosemite, take a trip.

Almost there...

Almost there…

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Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite National Park.

Sites 13,14 and 15

Sites 13,14 and 15

Tori and Eric planned the trip and put themselves in charge of dinner on the first night. We couldn't ask for better hosts.

Tori and Eric planned the trip and put themselves in charge of dinner on the first night. We couldn’t ask for better hosts.

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Good Morning.

Good Morning.

Monique handled breakfast the next morning with Chorizo and Egg breakfast tacos. We definitely ate better this trip than we do at home.

Monique handled breakfast the next morning with Chorizo and Egg breakfast tacos. We definitely ate better this trip than we do at home.

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We got a little bit of a late start but you can't go to Yosemite and just stay in camp. Greg leads the way on our hike to Glacier Point.

We got a little bit of a late start but you can’t go to Yosemite and just stay in camp. Greg leads the way on our hike to Glacier Point.

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Where we're going.

Where we’re going.

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Barely any snow this year.

Barely any snow this year.

Mandatory.

Mandatory.

My turn to make dinner.

My turn to make dinner.

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Moose on the Loose!

Moose getting’ loose.

Not bad waking up to this.

Not bad waking up to this.

Early morning target practice.

Early morning target practice.

Family Portraits.

Family Portraits.

Lany and Connie serving up Bacon and Egg breakfast sandwiches.

Lany and Connie serving up Bacon and Egg breakfast sandwiches.

Jada and Hillary.

Jada and Hillary.

Burnt Bacon?

Burnt Bacon?

Hodgdon Meadow

Hodgdon Meadow

WeatherMTN, Past and Future.

WeatherMTN, Past and Future.

We couldn't go home without celebrating Lany's birthday in style. What's a birthday party without a piñata?

We couldn’t go home without celebrating Lany’s birthday in style. What’s a birthday party without a piñata?

Monique and Tori.

Monique and Tori.

Stopped in the valley on our way out.

Stopped in the valley on our way out.

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Burnt.

Burnt.

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Ramona, CA.

Ramona, CA.

Graham from Us Versus Them guiding tours.

Graham from Us Versus Them guiding tours.

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Oliver telling us stories from his travels this winter. Keep your eyes peeled for this dudes part. You're going to be stoked.

Oliver telling us stories from his travels this winter. Keep your eyes peeled for this dudes part. You’re going to be stoked.

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Mona and Little C.

Mona and Little C.

Slurk.

Slurk.

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Squid trying to walk it off.

Squid trying to walk it off.

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Mount Calavera. Carlsbad, CA.

Mount Calavera. Carlsbad, CA.

Greg got epic.

Greg got epic.

Squid's photos coming soon.

Squid’s photos coming soon.

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Shep Dawgs 4 premier at Black Box.

Shep Dawgs 4 premier at Black Box was packed.

Shep Dawgs 4!

Shep Dawgs 4!

Brock's part was too good.

Brock’s part was too good.

Tanner Cribbs killed it too.

Tanner Cribbs killed it too.

Everyones faces as melted afterwards.

No face was left unmelted.

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Clint Walker wouldn't miss the premier.

Clint Walker wouldn’t miss a Shep Dawgs premier.

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First things first. Spending some time in the woods as soon as we left the airport.

First things first. Spending some time in the woods as soon as we left the airport.

The Columbia River.

The Columbia River.

Quick hike up to the top of Beacon Rock. The series of bridges that trail to the summit were completed in 1918 by Henry J. Biddle. It's a pretty rad contrast of design and nature that is almost as impressive as the view itself.

Quick hike up to the top of Beacon Rock. The series of bridges that trail to the summit were completed in 1918 by Henry J. Biddle. It’s a pretty rad contrast of design and nature that is almost as impressive as the view itself.

...almost as impressive as the view itself.

…almost as impressive as the view itself.

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Nice to see that winter is alive and well in Washington.

Nice to see that winter is alive and well in Washington.

Alpental.

Alpental.

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Summit at Snoqualmie in between Summit Central and Summit West.

Summit at Snoqualmie in between Summit Central and Summit West.

Nighttime session in a secret zone at Snoqualmie West.

Nighttime session in a secret zone at Snoqualmie West.

Back in Portland rollin' with the cool kids.

Back in Portland rollin’ with the cool kids.

Salt and Straw.

Salt and Straw.

Hawt Ho Strip.

Hawt Ho Strip.

Next time you find yourself in Portland make sure you visit Lardo at 1212 SE Hawthorne. Easily some of the best food that we ate the entire trip. Travis and Paul give it two thumbs up.

Next time you find yourself in Portland make sure you visit Lardo at 1212 SE Hawthorne. Easily some of the best food that we ate the entire trip. Travis and Paul give it two thumbs up.

Driving to Mt Hood Meadows and it doesn't look too promising.

Driving to Mt Hood Meadows and it doesn’t look too promising.

Since we got rained out we decided to go to a park and drink Rainiers in the parking lot.

Since we got rained out we decided to go to a park and drink Rainiers in the parking lot.

Disk golf not in a disk golf course.

Disk golf not in a disk golf course.

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Year Around Vacationland.

Year Around Vacation Land.

Mt Hood Meadows attempt  number 2.

Mt Hood Meadows attempt number 2.

Halfway there and still looking pretty wet.

Halfway there and still looking pretty wet.

Then it decided to snow.

Then it decided to snow.

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Right before they turned on the lights and it started dumping.

Right before they turned on the lights and it started dumping.

Travis product texting v.1

Travis product testing V.1

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Travis product testing V.2



And then we got exactly what we came up here for.

 

As you’ve probably noticed, there’s a recurring theme starting to happen here on the site. There’s no snow and we’re whining about it. Standard. The conditions are sub-par everywhere in our region so, why not take some trips in hopes of finding cold weather and pow? It’s not like we’d be missing anything. Snow or no snow, it’s actually been a pretty fun winter. The photos below are from the most recent trip to Mammoth Lakes, CA and the surrounding areas.
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Olancha, CA

Mt. Whitney in the background.

Mt. Whitney in the background.

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Upper Owens River

Upper Owens River

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Beer break searching for open hot springs

Beer break searching for open hot springs

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Originally from SBNF.

Originally from SBNF.

Lost in the Woods.

Lost in the Woods.

Found one.

Found one.

This lack of a winter the San Bernardino Mountains is having is something that we are trying to be optimistic about. While it’s easier said than done we have been doing our best to use this as an opportunity to look at our favorite place in new ways.

Pulled off the road to check out the Old Big Bear Dam.

Pulled off the road to check out the Old Bear Valley Dam.

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We've driven by this countless times but never noticed the remains of this old house right across the street.

We’ve driven by this countless times but never noticed the remains of this old house right across the street.

Hiked up the hill to get a closer look.

Had to get a closer look.

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Pulled over on the other side of the Arctic Circle to admire the view. Snow Valley isn't looking too snowing this year.

Pulled over on the other side of the Arctic Circle to admire the view. Snow Valley isn’t looking too snowing this year.

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Fog creepin' up.

Fog creepin’ up.

Locals Only.

Locals Only.