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    The situation in Europe gives much greater...

    The situation in Europe gives much greater importance to personal responsibility and decision making, but I cannot give you a legal analysis.Here, there are a lot of skier/snowboarder/snowmobiler...
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    No, what they need is a legislature with balls...

    No, what they need is a legislature with balls that exempts ski areas from liability when people choose to ski on high risk days.
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    Good call on hitting the slopes above Red Lake. ...

    Good call on hitting the slopes above Red Lake. Up higher most of RT is covered with an ice layer...and then firm windpack on top of that. There is decent skiing around the ice patches (pebbly...
  4. Love our 2008 highlander but with a long 2002 [?]...

    Love our 2008 highlander but with a long 2002 [?] yakima roof box (attached to the standard roof rails) you can only open the hatch enough to duck under it and pull stuff out. The yakima is easy to...
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    Well KW looked a lot better than I expected when...

    Well KW looked a lot better than I expected when we did a drive by after skating Caples. Folks were having fun on the groomers anyways. One fat bike on the ice. Could have used a sail.
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    plan on filling your days with activities other...

    plan on filling your days with activities other than skiing. tour the eastside if you've never been, or other spots. lots to see and do....just little on snow..you can find some, and there might...
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    Ebbetts may be closed per the website but the...

    Ebbetts may be closed per the website but the current conditions sign at 50/89 says it's open. Maybe it's open only to locals. No doubt they will close it again at a drop of snow and they don't want...
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    Monitor Pass open. Ebbett's pass open. Ski...

    Monitor Pass open. Ebbett's pass open. Ski areas closing.

    But...great ice for skating and hockey. Caples, Echo, Crowley, Lundy.... Prosser and Boca hopefully back in business soon.

    Does the...
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    Nice. It was good while it lasted and it looks...

    Nice. It was good while it lasted and it looks like you got it near the peak.
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    Damn, Leroy, nice post. Nails it. I've never...

    Damn, Leroy, nice post. Nails it. I've never been an adrenaline junkie but love those endorphins. Running marathons (not much adrenaline there) brought that deep sense of content. I think some get...
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    Just don't drive to Nebraska or Oklahoma...their...

    Just don't drive to Nebraska or Oklahoma...their criminal justice system is strained.
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    It looks like a nice day to be up there.

    It looks like a nice day to be up there.
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    Nice TR! No action since November? I skated on...

    Nice TR! No action since November?

    I skated on Crowley Lake the other day.

    Starting down Crooked Creek:...
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    There's simply a lot of misinformation out there....

    There's simply a lot of misinformation out there. The recent LTBMU plan revision is a good example. A coalition of environmental groups proposed some Wilderness additions that had carve outs...
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    Oops, I thought TahoeBC was interested in a...

    Oops, I thought TahoeBC was interested in a serious, fair and rational discussion. Consider me schooled.
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    "one of the few places sleds are allowed"...

    "one of the few places sleds are allowed" ...let's look at this in the LTBMU. There are seven highways into the basin, which provide access to winter recreation. 89 north has mixed use, both ski...
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    Hey, I'm with you all the way on the cigarette...

    Hey, I'm with you all the way on the cigarette boats. Those things are an even bigger abomination than souped-up two-strokes and you can quote me on that. They don't fit anybody's "idyllic view" of...
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    a. the winter OSV map for the basin can be...

    a. the winter OSV map for the basin can be accessed here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ltbmu/recreation/wintersports

    b. You are right, TahoeBC, but that does not make the current map...
  19. I think you can car camp near Boca reservoir,...

    I think you can car camp near Boca reservoir, north of I-80, not that far from Northstar.
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    Lift-served XCD in Austria???????????

    Hey maggots, I'm looking for some beta. We're heading to the Tirol in March and are planning on doing some nordic x-c in Seefeld and a few other spots. We won't be doing any real downhill, but I...
  21. More beta please..did this form after the...

    More beta please..did this form after the "storm"? Access from beside the dam? Hockey?
  22. CARNIVAL! 148487

    CARNIVAL!

    148487
  23. kidwoo, you seemed determined to make a fight out...

    kidwoo, you seemed determined to make a fight out of this and cast Snowlands as the bad guys.

    as far as the picture goes, I simply don't know what you refer to. I work on Snowlands's advocacy; I...
  24. kidwoo, one needs to put up a big fight in order...

    kidwoo, one needs to put up a big fight in order to get small changes. that's the way government works. like many people, you seem to have a great misunderstanding of the specific changes Snowlands...
  25. As said, this is very early in the process and...

    As said, this is very early in the process and forest plans are general documents that guide management decisions that will be made over the next twenty years. Particularly at this stage of the...
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    Me, too, though on a different forum.

    Me, too, though on a different forum.
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    Damn, and on the second snowfall of the season. ...

    Damn, and on the second snowfall of the season. Bad karma 4 u.

    BTW, did you see the proposed final plan is out? IMO, LTBMU isin for some litigation, and not just on our issue.
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    check that the temp settings on the top and...

    check that the temp settings on the top and bottom heater are the same; if not it can cause issues.
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    This is seriously wrong. Can the backcountry ski...

    This is seriously wrong. Can the backcountry ski community sue this lady for being a jerk?
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    OK, I know it's not my style, but I'm going to...

    OK, I know it's not my style, but I'm going to shoot from the hip here. :wink:

    This thread should be in the main forum. Every backcountry skier with a sense of decency and personal responsibility...
  31. There's a lot of truth to what has been said...

    There's a lot of truth to what has been said above, especially by Undertow, but the biggest problem is the decline of the one-piece ski suit, particularly with the fur lined collar. Bring that back...
  32. I was thinking something a little more positive.

    I was thinking something a little more positive.
  33. A big part of the issue is involving non-white...

    A big part of the issue is involving non-white groups in winter recreation. This is part of a bigger concern of the Forest Service and National Parks to attract a higher percentage of nonwhites,...
  34. Thread: RIP Lou Reed

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    Damn. Great rocker, great visionary, great poet....

    Damn. Great rocker, great visionary, great poet. "What goes on in your mind?"
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    Thanks Klar. I'd definitely sign up for any...

    Thanks Klar. I'd definitely sign up for any race...need the finisher's medal, T shirt and post-race goodies. :)
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    Nordic touring in Germany/Austria in March

    I'm looking for info/suggestions on a nordic touring destination in Germany/Austria for a trip in late March. I assume there are tons of trails and most any town in western Austria will have nordic...
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    Come on, Bikkem, quit being a putz. This forum...

    Come on, Bikkem, quit being a putz. This forum is an unending discussion of the questions you ask. (Ok, so there might be some other stuff as well.) Go read the last five years of TGR, list the...
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    Thanks for the info. I've wondered for a...

    Thanks for the info. I've wondered for a while..I want to be ready in case you know, I'm drafted. :wink:
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    You may be able to pull in a bunch more stations...

    You may be able to pull in a bunch more stations with a $90 roof or attic mounted antenna. In Idaho, we get about 8 stations including three public stations that actually have some decent programming.
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    How do sports drafts work?

    Specifically, how do players bargain for their salary. What if a player is picked by a team that does not want to pay him what he (or she) thinks she deserves?

    When a team picks a player in the...
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    Sounds like a law school exam...lots of issues...

    Sounds like a law school exam...lots of issues there.

    A title company may give you a preliminary title report free, especially if they think you will use them for the eventual transfers.

    To get...
  42. In terms of the Forest Service lands, it's about...

    In terms of the Forest Service lands, it's about 50%.
  43. .002 seconds? damn!

    .002 seconds? damn!
  44. Thanks, Mike!

    Thanks, Mike!
  45. mattyj. I also appreciate your desire to...

    mattyj. I also appreciate your desire to understand Snowlands position

    most people don't come out skiiing in order to bitch. It's not my idea of a good time.

    there is, however, a lot of quiet...
  46. kidwoo, I really appreciate you efforts to share...

    kidwoo, I really appreciate you efforts to share knowledge and engage in a constructive dialogue. I think this thread has reached its limit in this regard and will contact you via pm.

    Bob
  47. That's exactly the dialogue we want, with all...

    That's exactly the dialogue we want, with all sides and the land manager, the Forest Service.

    You seem to totally discount the x-c /x-c-d skier/snowshoer (a.k.a. meadowskipper) who wants to travel...
  48. Kidwoo, you are correct that there are places...

    Kidwoo, you are correct that there are places where one can recreate without sleds. Some areas of the forest are much better than others in this regard. But there are some national forests that...
  49. you don't need to be hostile...I pointed out why...

    you don't need to be hostile...I pointed out why the fact of user conflict itself is not an adequate explanation. there is user conflict in many areas, but the conflict is generally...
  50. what was the driver at Vail Pass for the groups...

    what was the driver at Vail Pass for the groups to sit down and collaborate on a solution? in that there is one group asking for more restrictions and a second group that is happy with the lack of...
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