Jake Blauvelt is from Vermont, but he's been living in Bellingham, Wash., for about four years now. Like a lot of snowboarders he was drawn to the place because of Mount Baker. He quickly realized how special the mountains and community were and decided to put down roots and buy a house. That's where I caught up with Blauvelt last week. We talked about Baker, his late-season shoulder injury, the much-anticipated boots he's developing with adidas and the two-year movie project he's working on. Take some time out from the summer heat to catch up with one of our favorite snowboarders.