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  1. Thanks for your work, ESS. From USFS Plumas...

    Thanks for your work, ESS.

    From USFS Plumas NF, posted by SBTS and related to Dixie but applies here to Caldor and Tamarack.



    RIP Tiff. Hope you find the peace you were seeking. fuck.
  2. Lest you think the Caldor Fire is done... ...

    Lest you think the Caldor Fire is done...
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  3. Just dropping in to say Fuck YEAH, emcee. Good...

    Just dropping in to say Fuck YEAH, emcee. Good work on this one. Awesome to support the FFs. Big ups.

    Also, hell YEAH to dookey - my 8yo daughters liked Northstar wayyyy more than expected. Thanks...
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    Lee what was the overall outcome for the Lava...

    Lee what was the overall outcome for the Lava Fire? Inciweb suggests most of the really bad outcomes were avoided. Hope so. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7581/

    Was driving through town on my...
  5. I was just kidding - no one is going to close the...

    I was just kidding - no one is going to close the forest due to climate change or whatever, but just to refresh your recollection....







    Better planning for closures would be great....
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo4sV4i6qU0 I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo4sV4i6qU0

    I missed it before but the video says athlete cut after third stop (KH), then Fieberbrunn will be best of two runs. Rad
  7. You're crazy. It's all huge lines, entitled rich...

    You're crazy. It's all huge lines, entitled rich fucks, BAY AREA KOOKS, LOCAL ASSHOLES, shitty snow, flat light, a "Village," and HUGE lines. That place is terrible. Especially the lines and the...
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    2022 schedule: 1. (NEW) Baqueira Beret, Spain:...

    2022 schedule:

    1. (NEW) Baqueira Beret, Spain: 22 – 28 January 2022
    2. Ordino Arcalis, Andorra: 30 January – 5 February 2022
    3. Kicking Horse Golden BC, Canada: 12 – 17 February 2022
    4....
  9. Sorry to blow the spot hehe. It's a great ski...

    Sorry to blow the spot hehe. It's a great ski area. Nice they capped season pass sales. Truly country club skiing!
  10. You mean SUGAR BOWL, right?!? Must be Sugar Bowl....

    You mean SUGAR BOWL, right?!? Must be Sugar Bowl. That place is awesome. No lines, tech terrain, fresh landings all day long, great groomers, burgers and beer are cheap, no attitude, no traffic, live...
  11. I personally love the name. 1. People who hate...

    I personally love the name.

    1. People who hate Alterra for renaming the resort won't come ski there.

    2. People googling "Squaw" will not book tickets at Palisades because they're confused.
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  12. There already was a Martis Fire in 2001. That...

    There already was a Martis Fire in 2001.

    That said, I'm looking at Church, Rose, Relay, and the Martis Fire scar right now and see no smoke.

    Jericho brings the hype and the fear-porn for sure. ...
  13. Got a link? Sure is nice to have some rain!!

    Got a link?

    Sure is nice to have some rain!!
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    Colorado charges $14.5k now for the pop-top....

    Colorado charges $14.5k now for the pop-top. https://www.coloradocampervan.com/pop-top-info Plus more for extra goodies. Plus tax. Plus a never-ending waitlist.
  15. Very stoked SLT escape the brunt of the Caldor. ...

    Very stoked SLT escape the brunt of the Caldor. I am still blown away that basically not a single structure in Christmas Valley, Meyers, or SLT was lost. Given how the fire came into town, at the...
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    This is super useful - thanks for sharing. ...

    This is super useful - thanks for sharing.

    This particular van has relatively low miles and was used primarily by skiers. Pop is Colorado CV, with winter insulation. Color is a dull silver (?I'm...
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    That's what he said he would list it for, but I...

    That's what he said he would list it for, but I imagine there's some downward wiggle room on price.
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    North or others with AWD Express vans. Can you...

    North or others with AWD Express vans. Can you share any thoughts on how you like these things? How is the maintenance? Any qualms or issues I should be on the lookout for?

    Looking at a 2010 AWD...
  19. https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/trails/trail...

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/trails/trail-management-tools/national-saw-program

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  20. Some good news for Xmas Valley and Meyers. Not...

    Some good news for Xmas Valley and Meyers. Not totally out of the woods yet, but fingers crossed all goes well.

    Van Tieu (@Van_Tieu) Tweeted:
    I also did catch up with CAL FIRE information...
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    Thank you sir. Linky for those who want:...

    Thank you sir. Linky for those who want: https://planetcyclery.com/catalog/product/view/id/17376/s/maxxis-minion-dhf-wide-trail-275-x-25-tire-folding-120tpi-3c-maxx-grip-tir6401-803/category/679/
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    WRG, found your training, bud! Just ride The...

    WRG, found your training, bud! Just ride The Gorge to Shoreline to Dick's - no worries.

    FACKING STOKED they found a way to do these shows. Plus, it means I can escape the smoke-riddled hellscape...
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    Thanks y'all for the happy blue skies. Tahoe...

    Thanks y'all for the happy blue skies.

    Tahoe has looked like this for too long. Can't wait to see some blue again...
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  24. CalFire's update from this morning is definitely...

    CalFire's update from this morning is definitely useful, and calming. Pretty hopeful to see the dozer lines coming out, and hopefully enough to contain this fucker.
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    Sweet send him to me! I'll be sure to do a...

    Sweet send him to me!



    I'll be sure to do a proper under-bra inspection.
  26. FUCK TO THE YES! Sierra Watch won at the Court of...

    FUCK TO THE YES! Sierra Watch won at the Court of Appeals, which nixed the approvals for the Squaw Village.

    A bright spot in dark days.
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    I've been pretty focused on looking for pop-up...

    I've been pretty focused on looking for pop-up truck-campers like FWCs as a lightweight slide-in for my aging 2006 F150 (eventually, F250 or equivalent). But a friend suggested I look at some van...
  28. Good news for Sly Park riders:...

    Good news for Sly Park riders: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=401013204779931&id=100495278165060

    Hope that area holds!

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    Agreed. After thinking about it further, I would...

    Agreed. After thinking about it further, I would guess 10% chance these shows happen. UNLESS they move them indoors...and indoors was in Reno or Sac or something. Wonder if they can book that on...
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    So uh Tahoe is horrifically smoked-out right now...

    So uh Tahoe is horrifically smoked-out right now -- and I don't mean Blazed-On. AQI in South Lake Tahoe is around 400 right now.

    No wet weather on the horizon, and seems likely that the...
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    holy fack HAB!! That is purty! Is it 118...

    holy fack HAB!! That is purty!

    Is it 118 underfoot? I look forward to your review. I LOVE touring in 187 Protests, but a 118 version that surfs just as well in a UL/veneer (Ibex) may be in my...
  32. Worth 1,000 words 382859 Hope they get a...

    Worth 1,000 words

    382859

    Hope they get a handle on Caldor in the next few days. No bueno.
  33. SICK pics, PD. Here's a mediocre offering. Low...

    SICK pics, PD.

    Here's a mediocre offering. Low AQI day feels almost like a pow day!

    USFS / TTF completed a new jump line off Happy Face. It's pretty fun. Go get it.


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  34. Didn't ya hear? The Second Amendment was...

    Didn't ya hear? The Second Amendment was suspended by TRPA for non-locals. ;)



    Thanks for your work ESS!! Big ups.



    Purpleair is the website folks should consult. Real-time and...
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    I have an extra for Friday and Saturday of the...

    I have an extra for Friday and Saturday of the Gorge. Anybody need em? Will cut mag deal.

    edit: SOLD

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    ^^^look at that FLOAT! Sent from my Pixel 5...

    ^^^look at that FLOAT!

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    Hot pocket wrote this on that other ski forum on...

    Hot pocket wrote this on that other ski forum on DW v W108:


    ***

    On the strength of this, and because damn I miss winter right now, and why not, I just ordered a DWT from ski burger. I'll A/B...
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    On the Mezzer Super easy, one beer job ---...

    On the Mezzer



    Super easy, one beer job --- assuming you are adept with fork maintenance AND have the correct tools. Hayes sells a fork service kit that includes the stuff you need and may not...
  39. Ron Cohen ops wayyyy better than pre-Ron. Plus,...

    Ron Cohen ops wayyyy better than pre-Ron. Plus, he worked KT on the regular.

    Ron Cohen was awesome, so if you're right, that's awesome. But somehow I'm guessing that's not what you meant!

    ...
  40. It's on appeal anyway, so extremely unlikely the...

    It's on appeal anyway, so extremely unlikely the approval will be overturned. Just looking for some shred of hope to hold onto.

    Nice yesterday (on some tasty new trails); otherworldly, today....
  41. OH YEAH! In case anyone is super-excited about...

    OH YEAH!

    In case anyone is super-excited about the waterpark aka conversion of the Squaw parking lot into a mega-village (850 condos!) aka no-more-parking at Far East aka the all-new...
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    Sounds good - holler! Sadly, the Bibbys are bound...

    Sounds good - holler! Sadly, the Bibbys are bound for wall-art. They have been base ground so many times that it can't be done again. Deathwish serves in the IDGAF slot for me now.



    Might...
  43. Damn, sending peace to friends and fam of fogey. ...

    Damn, sending peace to friends and fam of fogey. As mikey said, could be any one of us.

    In other news, Squaw named its new Pres to replace Ron Cohen -- Dee Byrne:...
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    Skyscrapers? You want sax balls? ...

    Skyscrapers? You want sax balls?

    https://youtu.be/wF2j2UPLlA8

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    Current MOMENT stash. Smokey AF here in Tahoe...

    Current MOMENT stash. Smokey AF here in Tahoe region so waxing my skis, servicing my fork, trimming my mustache hairs, etc.

    Might need a new Wildcat/Bibby as these are thrashed...or possibly a...
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    I much preferred mine at +1.5cm versus on the...

    I much preferred mine at +1.5cm versus on the line. Tip felt a little vague at rec for me. Skiing in 3-piece Dalbellos with Pivots.

    Generally, I tend to prefer most manufacturer's rec line or +1,...
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    Check out this article....

    Check out this article. https://enduro-mtb.com/en/rotor-size-myth/ I found it surprising and counterintuitive, but also persuasive.

    I run 200/200 with Code RSC. Maybe try the 200-203 rear rotor...
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    Generally speaking, I am very happy with the...

    Generally speaking, I am very happy with the trail access we have here in California (Tahoe zona)...but then I see these above-treeline high mountain shots from MT and WA, and remember there AIN'T...
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    It's not bad at all - in fact, it's an incredible...

    It's not bad at all - in fact, it's an incredible topsheet!

    The problem is that I got a very large stick stuck waaaayyyy up my butt a long time ago, and it's been so long and it's so far up...
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    Lineup looks awesome - excellent work. Hope the...

    Lineup looks awesome - excellent work. Hope the DW104 does well. That seems like an awesome hard-snow option. And the C104 Tour WITH METAL?? - definitely want to try that one.

    Sad to see the C118...
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