After the 4th of July, it’s easy to fall into an ongoing summer haze of swimming bbq’s and keeping the brews cold. It addition to those activities, we headed up to Mt. Hood for the 4th annual Rat Race and stayed for a few extra days to get some boarding in while the snow still exists. If the opportunity presents itself, we highly recommend a visit out to the glacier. It was so nice to get on the board and rip some turns.
Jake Durham put together this video short of Jake Blauvelt and Danimals ripping the banked slalom course with style and ease.
Despite poor snow conditions, the High Cascade Park has been insanely fun. They have moulded the pre historic glacial ice into jumps, hips and quarter pipes like this one where Danimals felt very comfy blasting a frontside ollie.
Hana joined in on the QP session with some stellar plants.
Jake Bluavelt took some time off from waist deep pow to show us he’s still got it and so much more. This frontside invert should explain it.
Global Am Alex Sherman has been cooking up weiners at Cobra Dogs right at the bottom of Mt. Hood all summer long. This gets him up the hill and on his hands quite a bit which has shown with some crispy new hand plant variations.
We went to go check out the rat race the day after the event to rip some turns and slash some berms. As soon as we hiked up to the course, a heavy rain storm came in sent all the boys hiding under a tent. Hana said fuck it, and kept ripping the course in the downpour.
Just as quick as the storm rolled in, she was out with the clouds and the session was on.
The Rat Race course is no joke. As soon as you think you are calm and collected linking turns through the berms, an unexpected rut can send ya flying!
We doubt anyone can look this good after eating shit. Hana Beaman ladies and gents.