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John Cardiel – Skate and Snow

John Cardiel-Original Burnside Bowl-PDX-1991
John Cardiel, FS Rock-N-Roll, Original Burnside Bowl, Portland, Oregon, 1991

One of the easiest riders I ever had the luck to work with was John Cardiel. I’m glad to hear that John is recovering from being hit by a very large truck many years ago. Our roadtrip was the first story that I had ever been assigned to write and photograph. It was for Snowboarder Magazine in 1991 and featured John going to summer camp, namely High Cascade Snowboard Camp. Halfway through the week John treated us with a skate session at the original Burnside Bowl.

John Cardiel-High Cascade Snowboard Camp-1991
John Cardiel with Chew, High Cascade Snowboard Camp, Mt Hood, Oregon, 1991

John Cardiel-Timberline at Mt Hood-Oregon-1991
John Cardiel, Timberline at Mt. Hood, Way Above Palmer Snowfield, 1991

The weather was pretty uncooperative during the week until we hiked up Mt. Hood above cloud level and John spun off a crystal ridge line several times. In the days before digital, I was glad to see all the Kodachromes had turned out nice and sharp.