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    You've been telling me that for 20 yrs.

    You've been telling me that for 20 yrs.
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    Nutty......I've spent a fair bit of time in the...

    Nutty......I've spent a fair bit of time in the CA Rockies in winter and fall climbing ice/alpine routes, and a lot of time stumbling out of those routes in the dark, stinking like canned sardines. ...
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    Always wondered about the cats when riding corner...

    Always wondered about the cats when riding corner canyon by headlamp.....probably passed plenty.
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    It's currently quite arctic here, have had a good...

    It's currently quite arctic here, have had a good stretch of very cold temps for SEAK. I'm assuming they skied over it.
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    Beacon, shovel, probe.......gun.

    Apparently hibernation is not a thing for some pissed off, cranky brownies. Or maybe skied over a winter den. Browny woke up and mauled a skier in Haines.
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    Yup, I know, and it already is. We have a 9 yr...

    Yup, I know, and it already is. We have a 9 yr old that we are taking into consideration as we plan for the future, and currently like raising him in Juneau. Still have eyes on returning to the...
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    48 here, aerobic ability seems preserved, but...

    48 here, aerobic ability seems preserved, but joints have been a little problematic past two years. I've always had a metric for how many feet per hour I can climb on foot, and that has been...
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    Well as one can expect...thanks. But also...

    Well as one can expect...thanks. But also reading posts here, and swallowing curcumin with hopes for a strong placebo effect.
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    Funny thing about this thread, is a lot of us...

    Funny thing about this thread, is a lot of us "old timers" are almost 20 fucking years older than we were when we first logged on to this fucked up place. Now this forum is just a bunch of old,...
  10. Start from right by the hospital. Home Depot...

    Start from right by the hospital. Home Depot start is Lemon Creek which is a fucking death slog......Blackerby Ridge goes pretty quick. About 3.5hrs to summit.

    Outflow winds screw everything...
  11. Cairn Peak - Ptarmigan Glacier - Rare sunny pow day in AK spring

    Fourth attempt to ski Cairn Couloir, fourth failure. Damn outflow winds off the icefield always load this thing up with wind loading. Got some new snow last week, and the damn wind loading was...
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    I do that flight daily at 23,000ft and sometimes...

    I do that flight daily at 23,000ft and sometimes much lower in our Pilatus.......

    Well, we used to do it daily before Covid-19 destroyed the healthcare system.
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    Antibody testing is marginal. People with mild...

    Antibody testing is marginal. People with mild symptoms, and younger cohorts can both not show detectable antibodies.

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.02.20030189v1.full.pdf
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    Launch, set up to track (which doesn't work...

    Launch, set up to track (which doesn't work great), put remote in shirt, ski. Stop, set up another shot, repeat. Finish skiing before battery runs out. It's a handful.
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    Oh yeah, awesome!

    Oh yeah, awesome!
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    Not really necessary for you to get IgG testing...

    Not really necessary for you to get IgG testing at this point, you've had a positive PCR test. You have antibodies.

    I'm getting one done because my PCR swab was done day 12, when I was nearly...
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    I was working pediatrics March 6th, seeing a kid...

    I was working pediatrics March 6th, seeing a kid with a funky viral pneumonia. As I'm checking him out, his dad is sitting there sweating. Family from Seattle had just visited the week before. ...
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    You guys do well up there? Juneau just went off.

    You guys do well up there? Juneau just went off.
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    Hawthorne, Middle, and West Peak (AK)

    Haven't done much ski touring this winter after having knee surgery, influenza, and covid. But with our amazing snowpack, and recent good weather, was nice to get out and link up a few peaks. Final...
  20. Sounds like they need to rename it.........Hardly...

    Sounds like they need to rename it.........Hardly looks like solitude.
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    Pics are deceiving, pretty benign angles and low...

    Pics are deceiving, pretty benign angles and low consequences, or I wouldn't be there.
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    I have 11,000 (I'm wasting my time posts), I've...

    I have 11,000 (I'm wasting my time posts), I've tried to stay away from this place, so yeah, I'm not up to date anymore.
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    I have no idea who you are talking about?

    I have no idea who you are talking about?
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    Skiing the Mendenhall Icefall

    We've had a rare week+ of sun in Juneau and the snow on the glacial ice has gone through a nightly freeze/thaw cycle which has made it stick to the ice and provided a crusty surface to ski on. Spent...
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    Only snow in SE AK is up high.....45 and pissing...

    Only snow in SE AK is up high.....45 and pissing rain. That can change in one day though.
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    It was an archery hunt.

    It was an archery hunt.
  27. Thread: "The Turn"

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    12 years and this thread is still timeless. Who...

    12 years and this thread is still timeless. Who knew Xover was such a visionary.
  28. Good stuff man. Interesting to see the Donjek up...

    Good stuff man. Interesting to see the Donjek up high. Hope to do the Duke to Donjek packraft trip next summer.
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    I hunt black tails "behind my house" on Douglas...

    I hunt black tails "behind my house" on Douglas Island because it's quick access, doesn't require a boat, and there aren't any brown bears. I see surveyors tape on many trees, marking routes for...
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    I'm assuming you're bringing touring gear and...

    I'm assuming you're bringing touring gear and stopping in Juneau? If so, I can drag you out for a tour on Douglas Island or the mainland if you have extra time.
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    We "carry" in SE Alaska......in certain places. ...

    We "carry" in SE Alaska......in certain places. The bears up here this year seem a little hungrier than usual in some places (Brown bear cubs killing people, black bears eating each other) Which I...
  32. Yes, working for University of Washington at a...

    Yes, working for University of Washington at a remote medivac base in Juneau. Great job, tons of free time, double the pay of Utah. No brainer.
  33. But then it wouldn't be TGR, would it? Hope...

    But then it wouldn't be TGR, would it?

    Hope you fucktards have a good winter;)
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    I prefer cast netting. Get the work done and go...

    I prefer cast netting. Get the work done and go home. Just watch out for the bears.
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    Brown bear waiting for his turn.
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    Alaska Roosevelt Elk

    Etolin Island Elk: Used float plane to get into alpine, left our boat anchored on the salt below for bad weather exit option. Bull down day of opener with .41 handgun. Three days of good weather...
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    Hey, hardly ever log in here anymore. Where are...

    Hey, hardly ever log in here anymore. Where are your pics? Link, because I'm lazy.

    Thanks.
  37. Wait, that looks like the Split Thumb up here.

    Wait, that looks like the Split Thumb up here.
  38. Winning

    Winning
  39. When is the new thread starting? Looking forward...

    When is the new thread starting? Looking forward to reading all the argumentative wankering from afar this year.
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    You should. Life is pretty chill up here. I...

    You should. Life is pretty chill up here. I love it.
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    Last coho of the season. Saltwater took a chunk...

    Last coho of the season. Saltwater took a chunk out of the boat trailer which also then destroyed the hull haul out ring. Got some work to do before we move north next month.
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    Breaching...
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    Hey, I recognize that pic. I think I was there...

    Hey, I recognize that pic. I think I was there that day.
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    Ketchikan. But moving to Juneau in a couple...

    Ketchikan. But moving to Juneau in a couple months.
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    Usually ends up being about 30% in this area.

    Usually ends up being about 30% in this area.
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    Coho are coming in a little better now. 188377...

    Coho are coming in a little better now.
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    Top shelf stuff!

    Top shelf stuff!
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    RIP Mary Ellen. I sold my stake in Utah and...

    RIP Mary Ellen. I sold my stake in Utah and moved to Alaska. In my 15 or so years touring in the Wasatch, I only skied through Mary Ellen once or twice, and when I was there, I shared it with the...
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    No, wasn't that land.

    No, wasn't that land.
  49. Thread: "The Turn"

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    10 year old thread, bravo to Xover for his...

    10 year old thread, bravo to Xover for his timeless piece.
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    I still dream about it. This is an old thread,...

    I still dream about it. This is an old thread, but I bought another snowcat in 2013 for $7,000. Painted it, sold it three weeks later for $15,000. Ha!

    I tried again in 2012 and was very close...
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