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    Opps, my mistake. Missed that photo. BC seems to...

    Opps, my mistake. Missed that photo. BC seems to be the expoxy shell camper capital of Earth.
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    I'm pretty sure that is a Tufport. They make a...

    I'm pretty sure that is a Tufport. They make a "MTC" version

    https://tufport.com/medical-mtc/
  3. I'll help you out. If it's below 32 Fahrenheit,...

    I'll help you out. If it's below 32 Fahrenheit, it's good snow.
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    Trackhead, are you putting solar and a rack...

    Trackhead, are you putting solar and a rack system on the roof? If so, how do you attach it. I've been eyeing a Tuffport truck camper solid fiberglass shell, out of Vancouver, BC. But your home made...
  5. Ya, looks like raining everywhere at the moment...

    Ya, looks like raining everywhere at the moment but storm on Saturday/Sunday looks colder. 8-14 day outlook looks promising:

    https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/
  6. I think you are going to need drive down to...

    I think you are going to need drive down to Paradise at Rainier if you are dead set on skiing on Monday. Maybe Heliotrope on Baker if you don't want to make the drive (although currently 4.5 miles...
  7. Not everyone "looks forward to it." I don't ski...

    Not everyone "looks forward to it." I don't ski when it rains. There are other activities that can be done when freezing levels are high and it's pissing. Kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, fishing,...
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    My first comment on this case, the "the jury felt...

    My first comment on this case, the "the jury felt the killing was justified under the law, making it legal" comment that you take exception to, was intentionally dumbed down for the TGR audience....
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    Well, all we have from the jury is "not guilty."...

    Well, all we have from the jury is "not guilty." We don't have any other info from them, and we never will. So Danno and all the Dean haters will go around saying, ya, he got a not guilty. But that...
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    There is really only three defenses to murder (or...

    There is really only three defenses to murder (or any form of assault). One is, I didn't do it, someone else did (OJ's defense). Two is, I did it, but it was an accident (Alec Baldwin defense). And...
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    It's unfortunate this is how Americans view not...

    It's unfortunate this is how Americans view not guilty verdicts. In reality, there are many more innocent people who end up with "guilty" than guilty people who end up "not guilty." But we have a...
  12. Interesting tid bit: "Rikki Cooper, new GM of...

    Interesting tid bit:

    "Rikki Cooper, new GM of White Pass, said Vail Resorts had no interest in acquiring White Pass"
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    That's 39 inches of total snowfall for the year,...

    That's 39 inches of total snowfall for the year, not base. The Green Valley telemetry says 31 inch base. Paradise (which will almost always have more snow than Crystal) is showing a 31 inch base.
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    Try Canada for hot springs. Goldmeyer and...

    Try Canada for hot springs. Goldmeyer and Brietenbush are my favorite in the PNW.
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    I have basically the same setup as you and I...

    I have basically the same setup as you and I think the battery below would suit your needs. $300 and 105 amp hours that you have to divide by two for actual usable amp hours. Then calculate your load...
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    I wouldn't call Cement Basin more dangerous than...

    I wouldn't call Cement Basin more dangerous than any of the surrounding areas. A bit more prone to wind loading as bfree mentions.

    Lets face it, the only realistic "zones" you can backcountry ski...
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    Frank seemed completely out of his league from...

    Frank seemed completely out of his league from day one. His back ground is Snowshoe West Virginia, which couldn't be more different than Crystal. Snowshoe has a bunch of East Coasters who dabble in...
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    Lol. On that podcast he was boasting as having...

    Lol. On that podcast he was boasting as having the best job in the business as he has an owner willing to throw money to him to execute all his visions.
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    Ya, $5 is probably too low. But Crystal would be...

    Ya, $5 is probably too low. But Crystal would be getting something in exchange. The back country, and environmental community, would drop their opposition to any form of commercialization of East...
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    This is what solar is for. Solar will have no...

    This is what solar is for. Solar will have no problem keeping your batteries fully charged as the vehicle sits idle unplugged. It can even keep your lead acid house battery fully charged as well...
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    That's a great idea as a compromise. Crystal can...

    That's a great idea as a compromise. Crystal can makes some bucks but the bc community can continue to have access. I think even a small parking fee, of say $5 is appropriate to cover the costs of...
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    Before people express opinion on an East Peak...

    Before people express opinion on an East Peak chair, I'd recommend going there in both summer and winter. It's a special place, and a lift would crush the ambiance year round. It would also crush...
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    In that podcast above, Frank says the main reason...

    In that podcast above, Frank says the main reason the Forest Service denied Crystal the permit to put a lift up East Peak was because the Forest Service didn't believe there was a need for it. Frank...
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    Me likes

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    Thanks for sharing that. Around 1:06 Frank talks...

    Thanks for sharing that. Around 1:06 Frank talks about how his plan is to put a lift in Bullion Basin and then try to convince the Forest Service to change their mind and allow a lift to the top of...
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    Snow all the way down to sea level forecasted in...

    Snow all the way down to sea level forecasted in the 10 day

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    Amazing photos and beta, thanks for sharing. Not...

    Amazing photos and beta, thanks for sharing. Not a whole lot of places on earth seem more savage than the Cascades, but this place is one of them.
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    If Vail Resorts thinks they can prevail on a...

    If Vail Resorts thinks they can prevail on a detrimental reliance claims, or an improper condemnation claim, they will sue. They haven't yet. Maybe they think they will lose. Maybe they don't want to...
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    I get it, I get it. No one gives a shit about the...

    I get it, I get it. No one gives a shit about the sheep. It's all about those poor South Americans Vail imports on H1B visas to clean the toilets and clear the cafeteria trays. Gotta fight for Vail's...
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    Spare me the sob story. Next thing, you...

    Spare me the sob story. Next thing, you libertarian zealots are going to start complaining about zoning. Here's more back story on this:


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    What I meant by that is if you are driving after...

    What I meant by that is if you are driving after skiing, put all your wet stuff in the cab. Jackets and pants hanging from the seats, ect. Take advantage of that driving heat to dry as much as you...
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    I use a 12 volt boot dryer that works well and...

    I use a 12 volt boot dryer that works well and doesn't use too much power. If you are in a truck camper, with split living, dry as much as you can up front to keep the moisture out of the living...
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    Lol. Who knew Vail, inc., one of the most evil...

    Lol. Who knew Vail, inc., one of the most evil corporate entities ever grace the planet, is morally correct. Hopefully Vail buys up some undeveloped mountainside near you and shoves a Walmart in...
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    There's 4 million people in the Seattle metro,...

    There's 4 million people in the Seattle metro, which is predicted to climb to 5.8 million by 2050. Everyone wants a slice of that Crystal pie. Rather than try to reserve that pie for the rich, or...
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    They are adding a hotel at the base. From Crystal...

    They are adding a hotel at the base. From Crystal "reimagined"



    They just have to kick out that Muckleshoot tribal school yurt first before they start breaking ground
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    The Muckleshoots own all of the logging lands on...

    The Muckleshoots own all of the logging lands on the way to Crystal (possible development partner down the road), so Alterra is going to treat them right.

    Hook those youth on the sport so you can...
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    What are you talking about. Crystal and Alterra...

    What are you talking about. Crystal and Alterra are the "heart and soul" of the mountain, at least according to their promotional material:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bF2WxLPQOg
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    Let's face it, from a make as much money as you...

    Let's face it, from a make as much money as you can perspective, it is brilliant. Wealthy Crystal season pass holders were complaining how crowded it was, and how season passes were too cheap. So...
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    Everyone always says this but January is actually...

    Everyone always says this but January is actually top 3 wettest month in the PNW. November the wettest, and December and January right behind. Yes, we often get a period of high pressure in January....
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    Hot Damn! Thanks for sharing. Those lenticular...

    Hot Damn! Thanks for sharing. Those lenticular clouds reminds me of Cascade volcanoes.
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    Ya, you would be able to ski from the top of the...

    Ya, you would be able to ski from the top of the Bullion Basin lift to the base (and Gold Hills base). But I think the Bullion Basin bottom has to go in B lot. In theory, it could go where Upper C...
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    Gold Hills only seems to be open on weekends and...

    Gold Hills only seems to be open on weekends and then not even every weekend. I have never seen a line there. So don't know why they would think that lift needs an upgrade.

    Like I mentioned...
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    I believe Crystal has been renting the Black...

    I believe Crystal has been renting the Black Diamond Christian Camp near Ranger Creek air strip to house their employees:

    https://blackdiamond.org/
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    I don't know what Crystal is referring to here. I...

    I don't know what Crystal is referring to here. I haven't heard any plans to break ground on any new lift at Gold Hills, or adding the Bullion Basin lift. Maybe they just plan to add some extra...
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    And side with Clarence Thomas. Who knew we had so...

    And side with Clarence Thomas. Who knew we had so many Clarence Thomas fans on TGR.
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    Believe it or not but some people think there...

    Believe it or not but some people think there isn't enough wilderness in the US and that even more land should be preserved.

    Yes, I-70 is right next by this property but there are lots of...
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    Eminent domain doesn't have to be for "critical"...

    Eminent domain doesn't have to be for "critical" things like roads. The statutes vary by state, but in general, governments are allowed to use eminent domain for things like parks, and open lands,...
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    The city is paying for it. Sounds like you...

    The city is paying for it. Sounds like you disagree, in principal, with the concept of eminent domain. Governments can use eminent domain to acquire land for any public purpose. Keeping land next to...
  49. Sign her up for a Masters ski racing team. No...

    Sign her up for a Masters ski racing team. No better way to improve your overall skiing than learning how to bash gates.

    Video her skiing groomers and watch Mikaela Shiffrin to see how she's doing...
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    At first I assumed rich NIMBY stuff too, but...

    At first I assumed rich NIMBY stuff too, but looking at the land for the proposed development, it is really land that should never be developed regardless if it is employee housing or Elon Musk's new...
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