Better late than never was the theme for the 2013 Mt Baker Seshup. Started in the early 2003 by Jason Speer, Brad Andrew and others, this gathering was originally called “Grandma’s Last Call.” the Seshup has turned into an annual event put on by Northwest riders for the sake of a little airtime, beer drinking and seeing some crazy maneuvers. Taking place at the famous Granny’s Step-Up, this hand built kicker and massive runway were sculpted in less than 24 hours by a crew of 40+ riders.Â Due to weather not cooperating in May, the event got pushed back to June 9th, which caused the build crew to reroute the run-in. As usual, the run-in was a gnarly, rutted washboard that made you hold on for dear life while pointing it towards the kicker.
Meanwhile kegs were being tapped and beers were cracked by the 200+ folks that showed up. The session went off around noon, skiers and boarders alike charged at the 40 foot jump. Plenty of death plunges, double flips, and of course methods happened — providing some quality entertainment for the crowd. Although the combination of sun rays, beers, and hiking the jump can drain your energy after a few hours, the Seshup is always the perfect capper to the season. Thank to Steven Goodell for running this grassroots event and providing the keg!
Oh, sup dog.
Beards not required, but encouraged! Andy Bergin-Sperry
Pat McCarthy, peace ninja.
Man this tree almost got in the way of this photo of Lucas Ouellette
Double corks happened. Max Dre.
And skiers still deny what they do is gay!
Sean Genovese was there, so you know it’s legit.
WTF is that thing in the sky? Thought this was at Baker.
It’s not a celebration of snowboarding with out a few backies.
Pat McCarthy, team manager, boarder.
This one of Kael Martin is for the ladies.
Andy Bergin-Sperry is tweaking!
Skunk Apes rip Baker
Andy Bergin-Sperry, beard haver.
Sure, this guy wanted to do a method, but gotta make it up the jump first.
Coon-Man, aka. Morgan Rose, held down the grill
Jackson Blackburn, flip enthusiast.
Those are either hot babes or dirty hippies watching. Maybe both.
Chris Bowlin spends his weekdays as an Audi mechanic and his weekends as a method maniac