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    Bump just because. Appreciate the living. ...

    Bump just because.

    Appreciate the living.


    https://vimeo.com/126891232
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    Late April: Another weekend of wandering up a...

    Late April:

    Another weekend of wandering up a drainage in the Deltas accompanied by the rhythmic song of facet layers collapsing every ten steps and the hum of distant snow machines.

    K ...
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    The USGS shack on Gulkana. Would be really cool...

    The USGS shack on Gulkana. Would be really cool as a base for a few days I think if you had snow machines to get to the hut and then toured from there.



    I thought it tasted pretty good, kind of...
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    There were so many Skiland and Moose and Ester...

    There were so many Skiland and Moose and Ester Dome days and after work stealth tours (and whatever the opposite of stealth is) and that's pretty much what kept me sane most of the time, but I'll...
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    January: Oddly warm. Richardson views. ...

    January: Oddly warm.

    Richardson views.

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    How bad can a 7 mile...
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    Some updates. It's been a while but life can be a...

    Some updates. It's been a while but life can be a little overwhelming sometimes and then it drowns out the internet.

    October: The time of year when the snow sucks but at least there's not much of...
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    Loved the easy access stuff off the first few...

    Loved the easy access stuff off the first few miles of the park road (before savage river) well into May last year. Never really got into shape this year, as far as I can tell. Open to Teklanika...
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    Educate me on skiing options in late May, please....

    Educate me on skiing options in late May, please. I understand that flying to somewhere high would be best and would love to do that but lack partners so need realistic ideas. I will be free of a job...
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    Blergh. 276529276530

    Blergh.

    276529276530
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    Kellie is around & as badass as ever. Divides her...

    Kellie is around & as badass as ever. Divides her time between AK and hardcore job related globetrotting.

    Nice thread!
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    was in girdwood for a long weekend, half a day...

    was in girdwood for a long weekend, half a day skiing in the rain at alyeska, couple of super wet storm skiing attempts at turnagain, wind blasted crustiness at hatcher. now back in fbx, snow is...
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    another weekend, another trip up a drainage in...

    another weekend, another trip up a drainage in the deltas. great scenery, variable snow, okay-ish access.
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    Where are you guys? better earlier in the...

    Where are you guys?



    better earlier in the week imo. did dawn/dusk laps at skiland on 4 days (I think? hard to keep track) last week. was up on sat too "coaching for the ski club", aka half...
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    Greetings from the North. Conditions are stellar,...

    Greetings from the North. Conditions are stellar, more or less.

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GVS1kTKxfyw/XHnqH2HqXEI/AAAAAAAACxg/86bcwAbO8i8zpATMT0VCnlwVppdjfJWAACLcBGAs/s1600/P2170381.jpg...
  15. Thread: RIP Dug.

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    Sorry for your loss, Phill. RIP Dug.

    Sorry for your loss, Phill.

    RIP Dug.
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    Are more men than women into skiing and...

    Are more men than women into skiing and particularly the kind of skiing that TGR promotes? yes. Is the lack of female posters on the TGR message boards related to this? yes. Is the lack of female...
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    heh. I would not be surprised to learn that a few...

    heh. I would not be surprised to learn that a few Germans above a certain age but definitely too young to have been personally culpable answered yes to that anyway. Helmut Kohl's tale of the 'mercy...
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    Having put myself in a situation where literally...

    Having put myself in a situation where literally everyone I know - as in all of my family, friends, and the person I've been in a relationship with and shared a home with for the last 8 or so years -...
  19. Thread: what do I do here

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    +1

    +1
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    Not sure they would have let me in if I'd told...

    Not sure they would have let me in if I'd told them about my side hustle where I employ child soldiers for money laundering purposes so yes, no.




    Mid August, my boyfriend visited again and we...
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    And in terms of being a stranger in a strange...

    And in terms of being a stranger in a strange land, transcripts of my most recent interactions with the local Wells Fargo employees. WF is the only national bank in Fairbanks and also the only bank...
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    Continuing with the weekend warriors go hiking...

    Continuing with the weekend warriors go hiking theme:

    Cruisy day hike somewhere above chena hotsprings:...
  23. are you all aware of the important new...

    are you all aware of the important new controversy surrounding the Curvy Wife Guy? he is threatening to sue babe.net for comparing his new book to the unabomber manifesto. backstory if you haven't...
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    oh fuck this. saw the bump and rewatched the...

    oh fuck this. saw the bump and rewatched the video, now I'm crying again for her and a couple of other people gone since, sometimes this particular kind of misery all blends together, just takes a...
  25. Thread: what amuses you?

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    Most people call it scharfes S (sharp S), Eszett...

    Most people call it scharfes S (sharp S), Eszett is pretty rare imo. It is like pronounced more or less like a normal S, just makes things harder to spell.
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    I heard this guy (Texas State Climatologist,...

    I heard this guy (Texas State Climatologist, among other things) give this talk about Harvey recently and found it quite interesting. He talks about extreme precipitation events and how they relate...
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    I was 14, watching TV after school in Munich. It...

    I was 14, watching TV after school in Munich. It was surreal. The only thing I really remember seeing is the people jumping. I told my dad I felt sick and I think he turned off the TV.

    When I was...
  28. Most of the time I tour in mixed-gender groups or...

    Most of the time I tour in mixed-gender groups or as the lone woman with a bunch of men. On the occasions that I get out with all female groups, I have found it striking how differently other people...
  29. Cool! Happy Birthday! More than enough commitment...

    Cool! Happy Birthday! More than enough commitment there.
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    https://thewalrus.ca/my-life-and-death-on-opioids/

    https://thewalrus.ca/my-life-and-death-on-opioids/
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    I was saying Dalton, sorry. Haven't been to...

    I was saying Dalton, sorry. Haven't been to McCarthy. That's a lot closer although still a significant drive.
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    It is called Kesugi ridge if OP wants to look...

    It is called Kesugi ridge if OP wants to look that trail up. Very scenic, has an actual trail and signage, no major planning required. Northern part (Coal Creek to Ermine Hill) can be done in a day...
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    very nice videos and really cool, helpful info!

    very nice videos and really cool, helpful info!
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    Upon my return to Fairbanks, gardens had been...

    Upon my return to Fairbanks, gardens had been planted and people were in summer hiking mode, so I joined in. Beginning of July weekend walk somewhere just south of the Denali Highway with bearded...
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    Americans tend to be a lot more into small talk...

    Americans tend to be a lot more into small talk than folks at home, which is kind of nice but also kind of worrying when you are buying some bread at Fred Meyer and the cashier gets into the details...
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    +1 great pictures. That ocean shot is crazy.

    +1 great pictures. That ocean shot is crazy.
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    Upwards and onwards ...

    Upwards and onwards

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    A few clear, cold days produced a lot of magic and...
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    It was a really good season till I left. I was...

    It was a really good season till I left. I was busy trying to figure out my life and getting as much skiing in as I could and neglected tgr somewhat in the process. Here are a few personal...
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    I have to make a few graphs for a website right...

    I have to make a few graphs for a website right now that have a dropdown option for the users to choose metric or freedom. Very tempted to actually call it freedom units but afraid the powers that be...
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    Mid May: Managed to latch onto a crew of...

    Mid May:

    Managed to latch onto a crew of actual ~skiers~ (a rar thing in fbx) or a midweek excursion to rainbow ridge. T had been trying out his Furberg split and hardboot setup at Skiland a few...
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    To obtain an Alaska driver's license, I gave my...

    To obtain an Alaska driver's license, I gave my phone to a DMV employee who has a US flag with an eagle and the words "US Army - Rats get fat while brave men die" tatooed on his arm in curly font....
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    I'm an alien, a legal alien in AK - ongoing

    After receiving some quality life advice on this issue in the PR, I moved to Fairbanks in the last week of February, after having spent the last 10+ years of my life living a largely very pleasant...
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    Nice. I saw some if the pictures on IG and...

    Nice. I saw some if the pictures on IG and wondered what you were up to!
  44. Thread: Red Sparrow

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    I agree. her character in the book is more...

    I agree. her character in the book is more interesting and seemed to have a lot more agency than the movie version. The whole ~sex~ aspect is portrayed quite differently. In the movie, iirc, the...
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    has this been discussed?...

    has this been discussed?
    https://www.facebook.com/lauren.heartlight.taylor/media_set?set=a.10212361332722962.1073741831.1069303398&type=3

    mtn lion walks into lady's house and naps on couch for...
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    {barely restraining myself from throwing computer out the window}
  47. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Sorry KQ. I grew up around barns full of barn...

    Sorry KQ. I grew up around barns full of barn cats. "Gone" was better than definitely hit by a car, at least I thought so as a kid.
  48. I kind of avoided that on purpose because it...

    I kind of avoided that on purpose because it sounds like a huge shit show. Less burning man and more hundreds of drunk people on snow machines? Was I wrong about that? one guy got killed this year in...
  49. Is that a random name drop or are you implying...

    Is that a random name drop or are you implying something here? He is great. He is also pretty useless for advice on situationally aware t(r)ipping in the USA.

    So once you set foot in a national...
  50. Interesting point, makes sense. There is...

    Interesting point, makes sense.



    There is so much wrong with this whole restaurant tipping system, ugh.



    Well, I'm still there and trying to figure out how I like it. All these people I...
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