Current Transportation: 1995 Previa
Core Activities: Skiing, ski-mountaineering, sea kayaking
Non-Core Activities: Mod-teching, coffee, photography, running, mountain biking
Favorite Places: Neacola Range, Alta, UT, San Juan Island, anywhere with the Boyz
My Jam Is: Shakey Graves
I Eat Lots Of: Home-cooked meals
Fun Fact: When I lived in Jackson I worked as a Nanny (er...Manny).
Tom Murphy has been climbing, skiing and ski mountaineering for about a decade. Owning and operating Outdoor Odysseys Sea Kayaking (www.outdoorodysseys.com) throughout the summer months leaves his winters open for snowy adventures. “There really is no reason to ever walk down hill on snow…ever,” he says. His love affair with sliding downhill began with family vacations at the age of three. Fresh out of college this passion became a full blown love affair with a seven-hundred-inch year at Alta, a season only cut slightly short by a shattered femur. Now having lived and worked in some of North America’s best ski regions, Tom has posted up in Leavenworth, Washington. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t send dispatches from AK, BC and the centers of the storm… wherever that may be. Tom enjoys high fives, uses coffee recreationally, and appreciates sharing tents and skiing deep snow with good friends in the high mountains.
I love this soft and comfy lifestyle piece. It’s clean and simple and just what I want to pull out of my bag after a day of spring skiing or put on first thing in the morning when I’m headed to the beach.
The Helium II jacket is the perfect insurance policy for everything from summertime assaults on volcanoes to international travel. It packs down so small there is no reason not to have it with you, because it keeps you dry when it counts.
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