Seasonal Switch in the Sierras with Andrew Miller

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Seasonal Switch in the Sierras with Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller is an accomplished photographer, adventurer and creative director focusing most of his work in winter climates exploring and chasing storms usually with a snowboard under his feet. From the Andes, Alps, Interior B.C. to the West Fjords of Iceland and high peaks of the Himalayas his award winning images has taken him to remote mountain ranges across the globe while working with a vast range of clients and editorial titles worldwide.  From the skin track, helipad to the resort lift and sled trail Andrew has been out there creating his work and quickly establishing himself as one of the most well-rounded photographers in the snow industry.


The​ ​seasonal​ ​switch​ ​always​ ​can​ ​bring​ ​a​ ​little​ ​mixed​ ​feelings.​ ​​ ​At​ ​first​ ​it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​trade running​ ​shoes​ ​for​ ​winter​ ​boots,​ ​tee​ ​shirts​ ​for​ ​big​ ​jackets,​ ​and​ ​losing​ ​an​ ​hour​ ​of​ ​daylight​ ​doesn’t help​ ​the​ ​already​ ​short​ ​window​ ​for​ ​activities​ ​outside.​ ​​ ​In​ ​the​ ​High​ ​Sierra​ ​the​ ​transition​ ​from​ ​fall​ ​to winter​ ​can​ ​literally​ ​happen​ ​overnight.​ ​​ ​One​ ​day​ ​you’re​ ​trail​ ​running​ ​and​ ​the​ ​next​ ​day​ ​you’re​ ​putting skins​ ​on​ ​your​ ​splitboard​ ​for​ ​your​ ​first​ ​tour​ ​of​ ​the​ ​season.​ ​It’s​ ​not​ ​uncommon​ ​to​ ​see​ ​multiple​ ​feet of​ ​snow​ ​fall​ ​in​ ​twenty four​ ​hours.​ ​Our​ ​daily​ ​routine​ ​now​ ​revolves​ ​around​ ​condition​ ​reports, weather​ ​forecasts​ ​and​ ​the​ ​constant​ ​search​ ​for​ ​the​ ​next​ ​new​ ​area​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​and​ ​ride.​ ​Until spring​ ​there​ ​really​ ​is​ ​no​ ​looking​ ​back.​ ​​ ​Every​ ​month​ ​the​ ​snowpack​ ​gets​ ​deeper,​ ​your​ ​legs stronger​ ​and​ ​endurance​ ​builds,​ ​powering​ ​the​ ​passion​ ​to​ ​get​ ​outside​ ​everyday​ ​to​ ​chase​ ​that​ ​next adventure.  


Chasing​ ​the​ ​light​ ​to​ ​stay​ ​warm​ ​on​ ​a​ ​chilly​ ​November​ ​day​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Eastern​ ​Sierra.


Crisp​ ​air,​ ​cold​ ​temps,​ ​empty​ ​trails​ ​and​ ​a​ ​storm​ ​on​ ​the​ ​horizon.​ ​Perfect​ ​combo​ ​for​ ​a​ ​good run!


Getting​ ​in​ ​one​ ​last​ ​run​ ​with​ ​the​ ​pups​ ​on​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​trail​ ​before​ ​everything​ ​turns​ ​white​ ​for the​ ​next​ ​6​ ​months.



​​Putting​ ​the​ ​Jaybird​ ​RUN​ ​batteries​ ​to​ ​the​ ​test​ ​in​ ​cold​ ​windy​ ​temps.


With​ ​almost​ ​six​ ​feet​ ​of​ ​snow​ ​over​ ​two​ ​days​ ​the​ ​Eastern​ ​Sierra​ ​winter​ ​season​ ​is​ ​off​ ​to​ ​an early​ ​start.  


When​ ​your​ ​go​ ​to​ ​summer​ ​single​ ​track​ ​turns​ ​into​ ​the​ ​your​ ​go​ ​to​ ​winter​ ​skin​ ​trail.


Early​ ​mornings​ ​and​ ​long​ ​days​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mountains​ ​with​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Jaybird​ ​RUN​ ​holding​ ​its​ ​own​ ​in the​ ​snowy​ ​conditions.


​​First​ ​line​ ​of​ ​the​ ​season​ ​is​ ​always​ ​a​ ​little​ ​nerve​ ​racking​ ​but​ ​once​ ​you​ ​have​ ​made​ ​that​ ​first turn​ ​it​ ​all​ ​comes​ ​rushing​ ​back.


​​It’s​ ​always​ ​a​ ​good​ ​day​ ​when​ ​you​ ​see​ ​the​ ​sunrise​ ​and​ ​set​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mountains.


Classic​ ​Eastern​ ​Sierra​ ​color​ ​palette,​ ​a​ ​sign​ ​of​ ​good​ ​things​ ​to​ ​come!