words :: Anne Cleary
One of the simple pleasures of Mt. Baker’s non-high speed fixed grip lifts is the sightseeing—spend a day at the infamously localized mountain and you will witness a rider send something huge, or go fully underwater and emerge in a cloud of snow from a distance. Maybe you are joining the backcountry donkey show on a high pressure aprés-storm jump session and you see someone go for a huge backie off a cheese wedge step-down.
“Oooh that kid backslapped super hard but he rode it out—count it!”
Then as you look a little closer, you see a purple jacket—or maybe it’s teal. You think to yourself:
“Maybe it’s just modern manhood, masculinity undone – is that…? I thought it was a dude!”
Mad Trees presents We Heard You Need Gloves, a story of female athletes pushing and supporting each other over the course of a 844″ season.