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As nice as it was to premiere his new documentary, Higher, on his home turf in Squaw Valley, Ca., it fired up snowboard legend Jeremy Jones just as much to head out afterward for the Pacific Northwest, home of some of the most exhilarating landscapes in the country. Jones explored as many of them as he could – and hoped he inspired a few people to do the same.


Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.