This is all about Tom riding fresh powder in Utah.
There was an explorer named John Henry Weber who came to the area now known as Utah in 1824. He traveled extensively through the mountains and spent
the winter of 1825-26 in the area. We seriously doubt that early explorers had anything like the modern snowboards of today, however, they certainly
did have to deal with the deep snow. Tom, shown in the video, is also an explorer. He mainly travels around looking for new surf spots and places
to ride powder snow conditions. He is obviously equipped with the right tools to cover difficult terrain. He has also made the decision to ride up
on a chairlift versus hiking in deep snow. That is something where the early explorers did not have a choice.
There are many great cycling trails under the snow around this particular vido clip and on the mountains nearby. For more information on that, visit
Scuba diving at fresh water springs is part of our plan to provide a series of online videos to discover American History.
Our series of online videos will present American History by going in a logical, sequential order.
These segments show the sequence we suggest, however, viewers can obviously choose whatever they want.
More video clips are in the process of being uploaded. It takes time to build the site, so please be patient.
Columbus - featuring a ship like the one he sailed to the new world.
Somehow, we got off the trail of "normal" American history. We were drawn to true stories that are rarely told or described in text books. As with the entire series, we seek out modern day subject matter experts who combine vast personal knowledge with a spirit of adventure to relive history around us today.
Because video on the web has become so popular, and because we have had so many requests for it, we are now providing a few unusual segments. These pieces simply did not fit into the sequential order we try to present on the DVDs. We find them fascinating and perhaps you will, too.
There are many ways to display video clips on the web. We have chosen MP4 as the format to use. It makes small files with relatively good quality.
Our intent with online video is merely to provide a brief glimpse into the more complete coverage provided on the DVDs. We also want to show footage NOT included on the DVDs.
The MP4 format makes these clips easy to download for display on a laptop, an iPod, iPad, tablet, smartphone or similar device.