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  1. The Independence Lake/Disney Project would've...

    The Independence Lake/Disney Project would've been one for the books- not much documentation left on that one. I worked on the EIR from the FS side of the fence, fall of '76 vintage I think (until...
  2. ^^^^ What MTM said. What an incredible amount of...

    ^^^^ What MTM said. What an incredible amount of useless information synthesized into a single post.
    As Bob Weir once said- "You're either on the bus, or off the bus." You guys ain't on...
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    Grubbers 6 or 7 knee repairs combi in the...

    Grubbers
    6 or 7 knee repairs combi in the family, my picks would be:
    1. Dr Shonnard in south Reno.
    2. Dr Dodd in Truckee if you want to stay closer to home.
    They both do a shitload of knee...
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    evan- I knew that photo- that was my division on...

    evan- I knew that photo- that was my division on the original fire. "Hold 50 at all costs" was assigned- so we did. You got it Senator.
    38" on the deck in Truckee following 7.05" of water in the...
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    Patrol can't get to coffeebar just yet- they're...

    Patrol can't get to coffeebar just yet- they're bartering with the plow drivers for snowblow gas.
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    Oly Bootworks building was the old Lone Star. I...

    Oly Bootworks building was the old Lone Star. I can't even start- the statute of limitations isn't up yet.
    Well- there WAS one blizzard night with a live band. An altercation started and a guy got...
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    All three shops mentioned have pretty good local...

    All three shops mentioned have pretty good local street cred, coming from folks that make their living on their skis/boots. Obviously each shop has their own following, you tend to go where you like...
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    Looking like 19" since 11 this morning in Truckee...

    Looking like 19" since 11 this morning in Truckee town. Alpine had about a foot of fresh by 2:30ish. Local agencies and patrols are all loading extra bullets for this one... y'all stay safe now. Will...
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    We went through this with the same group of boys...

    We went through this with the same group of boys in our sons grade (K-12 in Truckee). Food- thank God for Costco and longbed trucks.
    The rule of thumb the shop guys (90's vintage) for the local kids...
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    We can probably save you some R & D time. Just...

    We can probably save you some R & D time. Just ask about 3k current and retired pro patrollers what they use...
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    Mike B- Winter Symposium is still at the Hyatt,...

    Mike B-
    Winter Symposium is still at the Hyatt, Incline- there is a "save the date" email going out soon, if not already.
    Multiple topics this year rather than a central theme, still getting...
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    Mike B- I'll see Vito tomorrow am, will ask and...

    Mike B-
    I'll see Vito tomorrow am, will ask and get back, if it's official.
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    time to put down the popcorn and find an...

    time to put down the popcorn and find an Octoberfest- or maybe just some "fake news". Talking points-

    og- "time for the town and FD to get serious..."- as of Sept. almost 2000 homeowner...
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    I've been very fortunate to have shared lift...

    I've been very fortunate to have shared lift rides with some very (all caps) interesting folks- none that I would call celebrities in the day to day world, but mtn. guys that I have an undying...
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    Dookey- I made it to the "Keep Squaw True"...

    Dookey- I made it to the "Keep Squaw True" premier. The Gaffneys outdid themselves, good stuff all 'round- very political, but good, really political and really (well- I think you get the picture, so...
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    ^^^^ just an FYI-- that red state surplus crew...

    ^^^^ just an FYI-- that red state surplus crew hauler has "do not touch" written all over it. That's an old state forestry forestry/fire crew truck and it probably has had the crap bashed out of it....
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    got to agree with the above-- the AM side of...

    got to agree with the above-- the AM side of Squalpine was pretty exceptional today, sure the other side was too.
    Kind of like the old days, but with snowboarders...

    On the Mt Rose expansion-...
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    ^^^ what he said, watch youtube several times, do...

    ^^^ what he said, watch youtube several times, do both fronts, replace brake pads if needed. Rotors are a bit more tricky but doable. Probably want to check front alignment when finished. good luck...
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    what a difference a week makes- squalpine was...

    what a difference a week makes-
    squalpine was warm, wet, and heavy, with rain effected snow over the top
    i take it SoCal schools are out right now...
    biggest stoke was 2 bald eagles checking out...
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    old goat- i like rules and bosses--- bring back...

    old goat-
    i like rules and bosses--- bring back Kate and her magic wand and she'll have that place running like a swiss watch in 3 days.
    no more running bullshit...
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    El Chup had it correctly- Cosmo is up in Oregon,...

    El Chup had it correctly- Cosmo is up in Oregon, you couldn't take biz to him the last 2 seasons, might explain their behavior.

    I think we may hear that the fatality at Squaw (vibes to his family)...
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    ^^^ THIS belongs in the "school me on outbacks"...

    ^^^ THIS belongs in the "school me on outbacks" thread.
    no self respecting local would put his sled on the roof rack...
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    yep- first dump of Feb. '18== .25 of an angry...

    yep- first dump of Feb. '18== .25 of an angry inch on the deck this morning... ok- back to coffee and beer.
    Coffee- Tahoe House for the South end of 89, try Zuri's at the North end (next to Truckee...
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    mntlion- it's River Grill happy hour for the...

    mntlion-
    it's River Grill happy hour for the win- get there earlier so you're sure to get a seat.
    Then Art Haus Cinema for a movie and good beer (in the theater)
    Dam Cafe or Rosies for breakfast....
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    on the Suby's from the last few years- the...

    on the Suby's from the last few years- the crossbars pivot off of pins in one side rail and drop into holes on the opposite side.
    they're really stronger than a lot of folks want to give them credit...
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    Yep, gotta agree, our Yugo wobbled over 85 also...

    Yep, gotta agree, our Yugo wobbled over 85 also...
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    Your plan is good- and an easy solution. We've...

    Your plan is good- and an easy solution. We've got a Yakima that's been on multiple vehicles, and let's just say it "drains" really well.
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    Cosmo's one of the best in my book, at least...

    Cosmo's one of the best in my book, at least several decades worth. But he's up on the Oregon coast taking care of family, at least for this winter. There's been multiple guys trying to find him. He...
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    agreed on Olympic, they're busy for a reason--...

    agreed on Olympic, they're busy for a reason-- plus, they'll let you keep your toenails for the season. Just sayin'
    the Vale of Squaws was fairly nice yesterday, Palisades and Hogsback were ripped...
  30. +1 for what Quadz said. Complaining to Subaru...

    +1 for what Quadz said. Complaining to Subaru about oil consumption is a dead end- been there done that. This situation happens locally multi times a year, quite a few subies around Reno/Tahoe. You...
  31. Alpine Meadows "big one" was 35 years ago today....

    Alpine Meadows "big one" was 35 years ago today. Don't forget to tip one this evening for Bernie and all those no longer around. That is all.
  32. "Anybody at Alpine tomorrow? Yeah should be. ...

    "Anybody at Alpine tomorrow?
    Yeah should be.
    The groomers ruled today (well, this afternoon I guess).
    Found patches of nice-ness here & there, but mostly a pain skiing off-trail."

    based on...
  33. there is a ridiculously simple solution to this...

    there is a ridiculously simple solution to this whole situation, it's been right in front of us for several pages now:

    You have "Legendary Kate" (don't ever call her Katie if you want to remain...
  34. FYI Tourists aren't the only ones (hopefully)...

    FYI
    Tourists aren't the only ones (hopefully) taking this seriously. Yesterday driving Truckee to Reno for resupply- Cal-Trans is staging heavy equipt. at some "safety islands" along I-80 W. bound,...
  35. there have been a couple groups in the last few...

    there have been a couple groups in the last few years that couldn't resist the pull of the untouched outside the gate.
    Squaw refused to use area equipt. to yard them out of the Diamond Crossing...
  36. " Plus I have yet to see the results of the...

    " Plus I have yet to see the results of the investigation into the incident that says what role, if any, KSL played in the incident. As a potential customer, I want to know the results of the...
  37. Thread: hug a patroller

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    They're doing a memorial sweep for Joe tomorrow...

    They're doing a memorial sweep for Joe tomorrow afternoon at SV. Sorta like a paddle out. I won't be there but I'll holler his name while I'm closing my hill.

    Mike- really great idea- yell a...
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    You know what- there are friends and family...

    You know what- there are friends and family watching this right now.
    We need to cut the bs finger pointing until the facts are in, let these guys mourn and do their job.
    There always has to be a...
  39. A Squalpine employee called with a cryptic- "Both...

    A Squalpine employee called with a cryptic- "Both mountains closed due to a serious event" at about 8:55.
    No other info. Anybody on scene with any further?
  40. x2 agree with Tahoe J's statement above, wish i...

    x2 agree with Tahoe J's statement above, wish i could explain more but can't on a public forum, ski industry jobs can change with the wind. hopefully the "Squaw Renaissance" mentioned by KSL doesn't...
  41. i found the best tool for dropping Tahoe trees is...

    i found the best tool for dropping Tahoe trees is a Stihl 064-066, 28" with full skip, muffler mod, stack air filter.
    oh, nevermind
    agreed BG's or fatty Praxis, hell- i thought Rossi SM's in a...
  42. Tim- you'll want look for Dodd in Truckee,...

    Tim- you'll want look for Dodd in Truckee, Shonnard or Bray in Reno. This is who I would use myself.
  43. i don't think it shook that kind of hard on the...

    i don't think it shook that kind of hard on the West side of the lake.
    several times fires "sourced" to a broken gas line in the kitchen get "ignition" from a candle left burning at the exit door....
  44. Homewood-- hmmmm, let's break out the old pocket...

    Homewood-- hmmmm, let's break out the old pocket guide:

    Large, well established fire at time of first report- check
    Building slated for demo and redevelopment- check
    Fire occurs late at night...
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    what timing- i just saw a set on the Reno CL for...

    what timing- i just saw a set on the Reno CL for 30.00. They're in Truckee, if that helps?
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    had to check the garage- got a Stubai-Metal,...

    had to check the garage- got a Stubai-Metal, standard curve, mountaineering style, light blue handle.
    all in very good shape, strap and tip protector still there. 31" makes it a 78cm by my calcs....
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    just read the thread and a lot of good info here....

    just read the thread and a lot of good info here. having been through this multiple times- my .02:
    judging by the photo- i'm guessing fir decking? also looks like some spacing between boards?
    ...
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    I haven't read the entire thread and apologize if...

    I haven't read the entire thread and apologize if this was already mentioned.
    Many years back there was a study on this- done by U Cal. and funded by the military as I recall.
    They monitored ski...
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    we got over 20" in 12 hrs. at 6200', with erratic...

    we got over 20" in 12 hrs. at 6200', with erratic high winds the whole time.
    high ridge top winds may reload all of todays paths. tomorrow looks iffy.
    sounds like both the Van Ettingers and the...
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    Idyllwild- got to agree with your first sentence....

    Idyllwild- got to agree with your first sentence. If you ever climb with him again- just cut him some slack.
    About the fifth pitch should work. Accidents happen...
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