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  1. Oh yeah! The train idea. I remember reading about...

    Oh yeah! The train idea. I remember reading about that now.

    IIRC, they wanted to do a cog railway or similar all the way up the existing Mineral King Road and have it be snowbound. Not surprising...
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    Good info, chaka. We still have a tent trailer...

    Good info, chaka. We still have a tent trailer for family camping for awhile, but maybe down the road. Someday.
  3. Heh. Awesome. P.S.- Capital Public Radio's...

    Heh. Awesome.

    P.S.- Capital Public Radio's Tahoeland podcast is up if anybody is interested. I've been meaning to listen. Pretty sure TGR's 2_1_3 is in one episode.
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    Interesting on the water lines. I wonder what did...

    Interesting on the water lines. I wonder what did with the Revel? You'd think on the 4WD camper they'd make it more winter proof.

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
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    Good call. Read up on turbo care and maintenance....

    Good call. Read up on turbo care and maintenance. My folks had an XT with my mom being the primary driver. She blew up two turbos. Likely because she was always late for work, would jump in the car,...
  6. All the links are dead from back when I was...

    All the links are dead from back when I was SCUTSKI. Which was... until 2009 or 2010. Fuck man. Pushing a decade and a half around this place.
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    Sick Winnie. I've seen a handful of Travatos on...

    Sick Winnie. I've seen a handful of Travatos on the road lately. Things are sweet.
  8. Independence Lake was a Disney plan,...

    Independence Lake was a Disney plan, interestingly enough. Similar to the Mineral King idea.

    meter-man, I have a copy of this book you can borrow. She goes into the history of the plan to connect...
  9. Hi.

    Hi.
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    I went to this one. Missed the Fillmore Street...

    I went to this one. Missed the Fillmore Street one.

    IIRC, the jump wasn't built well and they almost didn't have a net in place, which would've been really bad. Something about the in-run not...
  11. Given the weight for a 4P and materials needed to...

    Given the weight for a 4P and materials needed to hit that weight, not super surprising. Especially with kids beating on it.

    Light. Durable. Cheap. Choose one. Adage usually proves true.

    Sent...
  12. RIP my Nightwatch CD. Was my all purpose tent...

    RIP my Nightwatch CD. Was my all purpose tent from 11th through middle of grad school. Think I scored it on STP or REI Outlet. Finally died when careless asshole friend of friend borrowed it and...
  13. That tent was the shit. I used to borrow it from...

    That tent was the shit. I used to borrow it from the rental fleet in college.

    That BA Copper Spur 4 looks like the ticket for a four person. But, man, good tents aren't cheap.
  14. Holy fuck, K. Just saw this thread. I actually...

    Holy fuck, K. Just saw this thread. I actually saw the bicycle mag article yesterday and his name looked so familiar, but I couldn't place it. Not sure if I saw him tagged on your FB page or on...
  15. Reporting this with different formatting, so...

    Reporting this with different formatting, so people don't need to highlight it to read (on desktop). Thanks for posting.

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    Here is a marketing text about Xenic that actually has...
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    Came on my Hightower. Plan is to ride it until it...

    Came on my Hightower. Plan is to ride it until it wears out, then upgrade to GX Eagle or similar.

    On had it since November, so mellow rides near the house here and there due to the rain. But seems...
  17. Same. A buddy who lives in Oakland mentioned...

    Same. A buddy who lives in Oakland mentioned skiing with him a bunch in the last ten or so years, but I didn't recognize the name at first. And then a couple of old friends from when I worked at REI...
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    PG&E does cloudseeding around those parts, as...

    PG&E does cloudseeding around those parts, as well. And, well, you can imagine what people think of that...
  19. 99.9% sure that those are BD Patrol...

    99.9% sure that those are BD Patrol Mitts--because my wife has a gloves and a different colored pair of the mitts. So the answer is no. Good for the Sierra though, IMO.
  20. Interesting how regional snowpack differences...

    Interesting how regional snowpack differences breed different practices. In Tahoe, I ride inbounds with an Avalung somewhat often due to NARSIDS danger. And know a number of other folks who do the...
  21. Excellent. And, shit, even an inch or two is...

    Excellent. And, shit, even an inch or two is better than skiing a desk like I did today.
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    Auburn rideable then more likely than not....

    Auburn rideable then more likely than not. Depends on weather later this month. But it almost never snows there these days, so it's just a matter of waiting a few days after any rain.

    California...
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    See also: lantern mantles.

    See also: lantern mantles.
  24. This is rad. I appreciate the obscure ones. My...

    This is rad. I appreciate the obscure ones.

    My mom showed me a scrapbook a while back with some of Nana's photos from when she was a WAAF during the War. One of them was her skiing in Lebanon from...
  25. Heheh. I'm thankful for every day, don't get me...

    Heheh. I'm thankful for every day, don't get me wrong.
  26. Mammoth is a snow magnet. Biggest, snowiest,...

    Mammoth is a snow magnet. Biggest, snowiest, perfect orientation to get loaded by prevailing winds with nothing close to as high around it for several miles. It's kind of a geologic/topographical...
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    This. I fucked up a mount last year and filled...

    This. I fucked up a mount last year and filled with wood dowels. I dremeled down a bit and epoxied over the top and then chiseled flat when it dried.

    Now that I'm out of the condo, have a house...
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    Yep. That's the location I'm thinking of. Thanks...

    Yep. That's the location I'm thinking of. Thanks for the tip.
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    This. As you know, I'm somewhat sensitive to...

    This. As you know, I'm somewhat sensitive to tib-fib fractures from binding non-release.
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    ^^^ That vaguely sounds familiar. I had an...

    ^^^ That vaguely sounds familiar.

    I had an issue a couple of weeks back on one of those days with transitioning snow that likes to clog and ice-up bindings. One of the heels wouldn't push all the...
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    My thought too...

    My thought too...
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    Timely bump and discussion of the GS7. I have...

    Timely bump and discussion of the GS7.

    I have an Otterbox Commuter on mine. Can't stand the Defender rubber stiction when pulling it out of a jeans pocket.

    Had it since like June 2016. Prior...
  33. Re snow reports, I was just checking SB and...

    Re snow reports, I was just checking SB and thought this was interesting. Didn't know they partnered with the snow lab on their numbers. Probably why theirs actually seems less inflated than others...
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    Interesting. Hadn't heard of this one. Was...

    Interesting. Hadn't heard of this one.

    Was pretty stoked with my $355 back from ActiveJunky recently for buying the Hightower from BC.com in November.
  35. Qatar World Cup comes to mind. Not sure I'll...

    Qatar World Cup comes to mind.

    Not sure I'll watch due to the immoral shit they did there.
  36. So Rudy skis Alpine now? Shit. I thought a purist...

    So Rudy skis Alpine now? Shit. I thought a purist like you would only ski Squaw.

    dmvf3b6GvEA
  37. Pretty stark precip cutoff N-S. ...

    Pretty stark precip cutoff N-S.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0gmRKtXcAARmer.jpg:large
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    Hulu one was better, for sure. Netflix one has...

    Hulu one was better, for sure.

    Netflix one has a bit more "OMG I can't believe these fucking morons actually did this" moments? At least that's how I remember it.

    Bahamian locals got screwed.
  39. Bump for snowpals being annoying for over a...

    Bump for snowpals being annoying for over a decade of inane posts.
  40. That was cool, man. Could've been like a tourism...

    That was cool, man. Could've been like a tourism bureau edit.
  41. https://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/news/jon-o...

    https://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/news/jon-olsson-s-winter-project-is-an-800-hp-huracan-with-a-ski-box-113214_1.jpg
  42. I was vaguely aware that lift existed, but it was...

    I was vaguely aware that lift existed, but it was put in since the last time I've skied there so I'd forgotten and had to look up where it is on the mountain. Major suckage for the folks who got...
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    Only time I skied it in January 2011, I saw...

    Only time I skied it in January 2011, I saw something similar. But it was more looker's left off the shoulder. Similar time of day and I think somebody may have blown out their knee, but otherwise...
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    Likewise, including two buddies on the forum...

    Likewise, including two buddies on the forum here.

    Hell, me too. East Bay to Lower Foothills in Placer County recently. But I grew up in the Foothills and was moving back.

    Note though: My job...
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    Apparently you haven't been to Oregon. SME ...

    Apparently you haven't been to Oregon.

    SME

    Slowest.

    Motherfuckers.

    Ever.
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    Yes. That's why I washed my Theta jacket...

    Yes. That's why I washed my Theta jacket recently, actually.

    And it's happened with older gear too. No idea where it came from, but there it was, on the shoulder and upper back. Several black...
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    Short answer: Yes. I would not move to the Bay...

    Short answer: Yes. I would not move to the Bay Area from Seattle right now.

    If you think the various crappy parts of life in a major metro are bad in Seattle, I think you will find them to be...
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    So the story is that it was inbounds, but in a...

    So the story is that it was inbounds, but in a roped-off area (Palisades) that patrol had not opened. They claimed that they didn't see a rope or there wasn't one where they entered the area.
    ...
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    If only he'd given the classic broseph callout...

    If only he'd given the classic broseph callout before jibbing into a slab...
    "Get yo cheese straight, b. Stay rowdy as fuck."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAZJkPfkFhE
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    Other than the fact that it is missing a nice...

    Other than the fact that it is missing a nice fish, this thread delivers.
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