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    ^brutal! I have seen several run away...

    ^brutal!

    I have seen several run away snowboards at snowbowl(and other mountains). All have been someone took off the board(and leash) and tried to walk down the mountain, slipped and dropped...
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    ^^^They already get a HUGE discount on insurance...

    ^^^They already get a HUGE discount on insurance for requiring snowboarders to have leashes. More than covers the increase for chairs falling off. Safety 3rd!
  3. Thread: What phone now?

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    I ended up getting an unlocked pixel 3a. Haven't...

    I ended up getting an unlocked pixel 3a. Haven't used the camera for outdoor action shots, but very impressed with other modes. Very happy with the no Samsung or network bloatware. Transfer of...
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    Well, I'm impressed they got it fixed already.

    Well, I'm impressed they got it fixed already.
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    shuttle (school) bus picks up just north of the...

    shuttle (school) bus picks up just north of the gas station, right across grant cr rd from your hotel in the morning. $3 round trip. It is also easy to hitch hike up/down from same spot.

    I...
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    thanks, I guess this is the first ski I have had...

    thanks, I guess this is the first ski I have had with coarse structure...or have not been paying attention.
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    I think I figured it out...from...

    I think I figured it out...from https://www.tognar.com/how-to-structure-ski-or-snowboard-base/
  8. Thread: Best 40-50L Pack

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    I'm considering the Mystery Ranch Gallatin Peak...

    I'm considering the Mystery Ranch Gallatin Peak 40L for an upcoming hut trip. Only downside is it seems heavy at 4lbs.

    Ortovox Haute Route 40L is a ~pound less.

    Looks like biggest jetforce...
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    speaking of bases, my wildcats came with all...

    speaking of bases, my wildcats came with all these grooves on the base. See photo, note, there is wax on them, but the grooves are in the base. Is that normal? It makes a zzzzzz sounds on hardpack...
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    I did 18.9% in the 401k for 2019...missed out on...

    I did 18.9% in the 401k for 2019...missed out on about 5% due to moving out of stocks at high points during the year. Personally, I would have been happy with 5% s&p growth and not had the US gov...
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    Judging by all the trees laying on the line, I...

    Judging by all the trees laying on the line, I think it might be telecom.

    The original plan had them cutting runs (black C runs on map) and glades on that side of TV, and a lift to the top from...
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    progress as of 1/12: 310487310488310489 ...

    progress as of 1/12:
    310487310488310489

    device used for removing chairs can be seen in the second photo.
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    Skinned up Paradise, run on whip cream was really...

    Skinned up Paradise, run on whip cream was really good. Then down west ridge. Awesome day at the skinbowl.
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    Pink ribbon seems like a perfect snowbowl...

    Pink ribbon seems like a perfect snowbowl fix...would be nice if lifties would give a heads (ha) up to people while loading.

    Storm did fizzle, but fun turns off Griz today. Hike to top couple...
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    Yeah, no joke on the wood hazards. "The whole...

    Yeah, no joke on the wood hazards. "The whole point of winter"
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    ^^^yep. Loading zone is fubar and chair whacks...

    ^^^yep. Loading zone is fubar and chair whacks first pole to the point they have to stop lift...but otherwise fine. snow was nice.
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    Fun turns on TV today

    Fun turns on TV today
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    ^^^rumor is TV mTN chair loads public Friday...

    ^^^rumor is TV mTN chair loads public Friday afternoon.
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    ^^^Why do other chair lifts get shut down when a...

    ^^^Why do other chair lifts get shut down when a chair falls off, but this the 3rd chair Snowbowl has dropped that I know of and keeps on running?

    edit: I guess they blame customers for all the...
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    Scary stuff and amazing to survive 50 min.

    Scary stuff and amazing to survive 50 min.
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    This is awesome, I have been thinking something...

    This is awesome, I have been thinking something like that is the future and didn't know it existed. Although, kind of a hard place to get to.
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    Planning drive over from Spokane to ski Fr-Sun,...

    Planning drive over from Spokane to ski Fr-Sun, I'm hoping they don't get the TV mtn lift running this weekend because I want some easy skin to mellow terrain. Plus I don't really want to be on the...
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    I would only think amazon will take a big drop if...

    I would only think amazon will take a big drop if they get hit in the cloud computing...not like they are making much money with retail.

    Good call on LMT, I have been thinking about buying some BA...
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    ^^^yeah, not like it was safe before and you got...

    ^^^yeah, not like it was safe before and you got 5 more strands before haul line fail.

    I would be interested to know if the chair leveraged the strand to shear it or if chair somehow forced all...
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    They are finally getting some national exposure....

    They are finally getting some national exposure.

    Disco not allow packs on back on the lift?
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    Buddy and I reserved a spot on the 2020 trip and...

    Buddy and I reserved a spot on the 2020 trip and have purchased flights, excited! Hope we get as lucky as you with conditions.
  28. Thread: Iceland in April

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    Looks like it could be a good trip if you get...

    Looks like it could be a good trip if you get good weather. I had been thinking about one of the sailboat based trip in Iceland, but could see getting stuck on the boat in bad weather for a week. ...
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    $100k+! Does he have a youtube channel Pat can...

    $100k+! Does he have a youtube channel Pat can watch to learn how?
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    ^^^nice shots! In the past when Lavelle was...

    ^^^nice shots!

    In the past when Lavelle was down for awhile, they groomed a path up highroller. It is an easy hike, even in alpine gear. A traverse from top of griz will likely also show up,...
  31. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    A couple POV videos from Baldy ski area...

    A couple POV videos from Baldy ski area 12/28/2019, for some monday morning motion sickness :-)

    Final run off 4 as the snow was heating up:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbuGOaXA5m4
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  32. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    Terrain is very mellow(except snow cr), so I only...

    Terrain is very mellow(except snow cr), so I only go up that way when all other options are out. NE slope of Jean peak is best for storm or soon after storm powder. SE slope of San Jacinto can have...
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    ^^^yeah, glad it turned out that this year was...

    ^^^yeah, glad it turned out that this year was our year not to go to MSO for xmas.

    Baldy ski area was fun today. 2nd customer loading chair 1 just after 8. Few laps on 2, before thunder opened....
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    Wow, that looks like bigger crowds than when...

    Wow, that looks like bigger crowds than when tickets were free. Thanks for photos looks good up there, glad they got 3 going, hopefully the turns were worth the wait.
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    I'm wanting to try out my new shift bindings...

    I'm wanting to try out my new shift bindings prior to some planned Jan road trips, so thinking Baldy ski area Sat or Sun. Sunday seems like it might be less of a shit show. But if they get...
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    wow, that is a low snow line. I'm guessing upper...

    wow, that is a low snow line. I'm guessing upper elevations are getting hammered by the wind. Hopefully snow play clowns get there fill prior to the weekend.
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    Cool links MT. Interesting that Disco is getting...

    Cool links MT. Interesting that Disco is getting about same numbers as the bowl. Also impressive BS has ~doubled traffic in last 20 years.
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  38. Thread: What phone now?

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    From the FI webpage: My question is do they...

    From the FI webpage:

    My question is do they force you onto one of their "secure wi-fi hotspot" despite having cell or is it just defaulting to the my list of wi-fi sign ins?
  39. Thread: What phone now?

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    ^^^For the FI defaulting to open wifi networks,...

    ^^^For the FI defaulting to open wifi networks, do you have to sign into each wifi host or is it completely seamless.
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    I have a samsung s5 on tmobile and just use local...

    I have a samsung s5 on tmobile and just use local sim card for international travel. It is fine for me, but would like something with better camera and the 600MHz (and other rural) frequency so...
  41. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    What run is tortilla?

    What run is tortilla?
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    It should be fine. I did a ride little over a...

    It should be fine. I did a ride little over a day after ~1" of rain and trail was perfect. Really only about 3 days of riding there, unless you find more than I did. I would suggest combining with...
  43. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    bbrianburke, did coverage look good enough that...

    bbrianburke, did coverage look good enough that the chutes will be skiable if the snow gets soft?

    Baldy ski area webpage is claiming they will spin chair 4 on Wednesday.
  44. Thread: San Diego help....

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    Sunset yesterday. Also, if someone wants...

    Sunset yesterday.

    Also, if someone wants Mexican food in La Jolla, The Taco Stand is really good.

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  45. Thread: San Diego help....

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    Horn blower, should be good price for tickets on...

    Horn blower, should be good price for tickets on groupon

    https://www.hornblower.com/san-diego/san-diego-winter-whale-watching-wkdy/

    If you are wanting other waterfront activities, the Maritime...
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    Second was loop as the rains started. Include my...

    Second was loop as the rains started. Include my favorite trail of the trip, Widow maker:
    http://umtgriz.com/forum/2019/mtb/mendo/2/20191126_102339_w.jpg

    Was up early in the cold for last ride...
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    I was in Mendocino for Thanksgiving week and got...

    I was in Mendocino for Thanksgiving week and got 3 good rides in. Lots of fun smooth trail with little jumps on the side of steep hills in the redwoods.

    First ride point to point from redwoods...
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    The road is a long ways and trends up hill to the...

    The road is a long ways and trends up hill to the parking lot. Easy skin from bottom of snow park back up to TV mtn. I think it would be cool to lap powder back there midweek and earn the turns if...
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    ^^^nice and skiing from/to Manker.

    ^^^nice and skiing from/to Manker.
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    Very cool, looking forward to more.

    Very cool, looking forward to more.
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