The Cleanest Line
Max Hammer

Max Hammer

An athlete, a cowboy or an artist? When he was young, Max couldn’t decide what he wanted to be when he grew up. He never imagined he could find a way to be all three. Today, Max exerts the physical energy of an athlete, intuits weather and land like a cowboy and keeps his artistic mind firing whenever he navigates treacherous terrain—all in his pursuit of backcountry descents.

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Eric Pollard picks a nice spot to chill. Virginia Lakes, California. Photo: Andrew Miller

The Last Hill

Dec 20, 2017 December 20, 2017

We were off-the-couch bikers, versed in miles per hour, not miles per day. After seven days of biking to ski, we needed a rest day. Hot springs mandatory. We remembered a shortcut to the Green Church pools, which was 9 miles shorter than the highway route. Shortcuts—with deeply rutted, washboard… Read More