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Jeffrey Miesbauer

Jeffrey Miesbauer

The Wasatch and The Blue Ridge mostly, but I love to explore new places when I can.

Jeffrey Miesbauer's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Jeffrey Miesbauer's Bio

I grew up at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Carolinas with dreams of endless runs of tit-deep snow tickling my face. Thanks, Warren.

I went to school at Appalachian State University, taught ski lessons to Floridiots, skied rails, graduated, and then moved to work at the Rustler Lodge in Alta, UT for the 2008-09 season.

After Alta, everything else in life falls into place.

Jeffrey Miesbauer

Jeffrey Miesbauer wrote a review of on May 29, 2012

4 5

I bought this hat for my brother's birthday because he turned thirty and cut all his hair off...or at least the remains of once-great civilization of hair. He lives in SC and has no shade in his yard, but while he cuts the grass in the muggy 90+ degree weather he can keep the sun off while the vents dump heat and let in the breezes. The strap keeps it secure in the big gusts. I could see this being hot for people with a lot of hair...but jeeze why don't you brag about it a little more? :)

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Jeffrey Miesbauer wrote a review of on May 29, 2012

5 5

The Tracker is the first beacon I ever used and it just seemed too simple. I bought one once I moved to Utah and took an Avy 1 course with Exum (so should YOU!). The Tracker never got more complicated throughout all our training and my own personal practice. It makes so much sense to me that I can't imagine using another, or ever needing one...so much that I bought my girlfriend one so she could have the same simplified search interface when we're out together. Hopefully we'll never have to really use it.

P.S. BCA is one of the best companies in the industry because they sponsor classes and beacon practice parks for everyone to use. You dollar is your vote, so vote for a company that does something to address the risk associated with selling avalanche gear to the mountain-going masses. Buy BCA and take a class. It just makes sense.

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Jeffrey Miesbauer posted a video about on January 27, 2011

I waited for a good day to take out my new planks and I'm glad I did. It took a run and a half to get used to this ski's playfulness, but once I did I started to see the mountain differently and found lines I'd never seen before. The perfect mix of speed and response in powder has changed my life. I didn't know I could love snow any more, but then I strapped into the ObSETHed. Thank you, Seth.

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Jeffrey Miesbauer posted an image about on January 17, 2011

Quenched at Quandary

Taking a water break with my 3L Platypus Big Zip near Mt. Quandary in CO. This was the grand finale of my quest for 12 months of skiing and having an easy access water supply in the high alpine made the hike a breeze and the day a success.

As for the product itself, the zip is solid, secure, and super easy to fill

The detachable hose-to-bladder connection is convenient and feels durable (where my Camelbak eventually failed)

The bite valve won't leak with its turning on/off mechanism, but it does create another step between you a cool drink. This is particularly annoying on a bicycle or while trail running.

Overall, this bladder is superior to others I've had because it feels like it will last. Only time on trail will tell.

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Jeffrey Miesbauer posted an image about on January 17, 2011

Snow fun in the Flurry

I bought these for my niece who lives in SC, thinking that she would be visiting me in Utah in the spring. But on Christmas day it snowed in the Carolinas so she got to use them the very next morning. She absolutely loves them. They keep her feet plenty warm, but more importantly, they keep her feet dry in the wet Southern slush. She can run around without her boots flopping all over the place and won't lose her footing while running into another giggly sled ride.

Here is a photo of her digging a snow tunnel in her Flurry boots, after her daddy stayed up all night making snow just for playing.

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