39 weeks ago
Last Thursday, I flew out of San Francisco to Vancouver for Crankworx. Getting to downtown from the airport is really easy since you can get on the skytrain on the third floor of the airport. It was a bit less easy for me with a bike in a box, two camera backpacks, one duffle bag of video stuff and one with clothes, but doable. It's about a 20min ride to the waterfront area, downtown from the airport. From there, I took the Sea Bus (actually a boat) across the water to meet up with Katherine Short. The hard part was getting from the Skytrain stop to the Sea Bus with this many bags. Fortunately, a skytrain attendant helped me out and pulled my two bags up to the Sea Bus ramp entrance, while I pushed the bike box with the two backpacks. From there, two other awesome people each pulled a duffle bag on and off the sea bus for me.
Once I met up with Katherine, we went back to her place and made dinner. A few friends came over. The few friends was actually the most people that had ever come over to the little apartment at once. The next day, we were off to Whistler.
1 year ago
For the past week, I was in Mammoth getting some more snowboard shots before the season ends. Though, I'm not sure when the season will actually end because we had a multi day snow storm while I was there and it's May. I heard another storm is expected. This trip, I met a bunch of people, did some fun riding while it dumped, sweated with friends from spicy wings & Chuck Norris sauce at Grumpy's, took some banger photos, got a ridiculous looking sunburn under my chin from shooting the step up in the park for 6 hours and have some spots we didn't have time for, that we're going to shoot next season.
Saturday afternoon, I made it to the Mammoth Yosemite airport way ahead of time (unlike last time...). Instead of using a machine to print a boarding pass or printing one before I got there, I showed the person at the counter the pdf boarding pass on my phone. They accepted it and printed me one with checked baggage stickers on the backside. When I got to LAX, I showed them my second boarding pass in the pdf when I had to take a terminal transfer bus to another terminal and then when I boarded the second plane, to San Jose. It seems to work.
On every plane I've been on, I've been able to stuff my F-Stop Satori photo backpack into the overhead compartment as long as I had no tripods in it (on smaller compartments) and no shovel blade or anything in the outer-most two pockets, except the little plane out of Mammoth. In the rotary plane from Mammoth to LAX, it didn't fit in the overheard compartment, but it fit under the seat in front of mine (third photo). The second plane I took, was about the same size, but had jet engines. It fit in that overhead compartment, but barely.
Photos from the trip to come!
2 years ago
Here's a few shots from the afternoon that I flew from Mammoth / Yosemite airport to San Francisco. It's the smallest airport I've ever been to, but they spent more time going through my camera bag and x-raying it more than any other airport I've been to. Though, it definitely has the nicest view.