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    I'm not an expert on this subject, but I don't...

    I'm not an expert on this subject, but I don't see how Canada would care if you enter via Alberta en route to BC to legally work, particularly since that is the fastest path from your home in the US...
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    Volcano season 419914 419915 419916

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    There is a highway cam at Sherman Pass ...

    There is a highway cam at Sherman Pass

    https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/mountainpasses/Sherman

    You can also search the hiking site WTA for recent TRs in the area. Or go back and read previous...
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    The Ski Bowl case only applies if you are...

    The Ski Bowl case only applies if you are charging people to ride the trails (like lift tickets; things like NW Forest Pass or State Parks pass doesn't count).

    Also, you can't get going fast...
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    RSD Middle Child, Pipedream Moxie and Sirius all...

    RSD Middle Child, Pipedream Moxie and Sirius all have horizontal sliders and would make good single speed.

    Why don't people like horizontal drop outs?

    If you want true budget, you should get...
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    This landslide in Washington on the Naches River...

    This landslide in Washington on the Naches River occurred in October 2009. They had a temporary road up within two months before Thanksgiving. A permanent fix was completed by 2012 and involved...
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    We're not going to be able to deduce the facts of...

    We're not going to be able to deduce the facts of the case by looking at a go pro screen shot. In the Oregonian article, the plaintiff's attorney is talking about the funky ditch. And there is a...
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    I read there was a funky berm/culvert...

    I read there was a funky berm/culvert affectionately dubbed "the widow maker" that is alleged to be the reason the guy crashed.

    If Ski Bowl put up that slow sign roped between trees/poles before...
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    Do you know what the sign was displaying that the...

    Do you know what the sign was displaying that the guy crashed into? I don't. The area of the crash was where a hiking trail was crossing the biking trail. But I am not sure if the sign in question...
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    The point for Crystal is to make a fuck ton of...

    The point for Crystal is to make a fuck ton of money off the clueless 1%ers. It's $1,000 to $1,500 a night to camp there. Crystal, the new Yellowstone Club.
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    Northwest Trail Alliance...

    Northwest Trail Alliance

    In affluent, bike crazy cities, like Portland and Seattle, the limiting factor isn't money or labor to build the trails, it is convincing the land agencies to allow the...
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    Oregon and Washington have a similar law as...

    Oregon and Washington have a similar law as Kentucky. Oregon's law even survived a challenge arguing that by requiring an ATV to purchase a permit to use Oregon lands, that the State should not be...
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    Ok, so the only reason Washington and Oregon have...

    Ok, so the only reason Washington and Oregon have had essentially a non-existent bike park scene until just recently is all because of liability laws? The scene here is not built around for profit...
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    Ski areas in the PNW are completely different...

    Ski areas in the PNW are completely different than ski areas in the rest of the country. They generally lack base development and the shopping mall feel of ski areas in the Rockies. So you can't...
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    Nearly all the gnarly trails with big jumps and...

    Nearly all the gnarly trails with big jumps and features in Washington, and Oregon, are found on state, county, city, or private land. Not on federal land (National Forests). There is riding on...
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    I don't get a hard on for big jury verdicts. I...

    I don't get a hard on for big jury verdicts. I just think tort reform is a complicated subject and we shouldn't be reactionary and call for an entire overhaul of Oregon's legal system based on one...
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    Washington doesn't have tort limits and we are...

    Washington doesn't have tort limits and we are still a functioning state. Sounds like a lot of people angry at this verdict come from conservative states and are upset Oregon isn't more conservative.
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    PACER is for federal court documents. This...

    PACER is for federal court documents. This lawsuit was in Multnomah County Circuit Court (Portland). I don't think there is any place you can get the pleadings for free. Have to request directly from...
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    So now that Ski Bowl's bike park is shut down,...

    So now that Ski Bowl's bike park is shut down, what happens to all those trails? They are on National Forest land, so I assume you can still ride them. And if you don't like pedaling up, I assume you...
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    Doesn't mean you can't advocate for changes that...

    Doesn't mean you can't advocate for changes that you believe should be made, but there is a more professional way to do so than blaming a paralyzed guy. Ski Bowl made their comments with hopes that...
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    Have you ever seen a sign next to the landing of...

    Have you ever seen a sign next to the landing of a big gap jump at a bike park? Do you think that would be an ok place to put a sign?

    There's a lot about the facts of this case neither I, you, or...
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    No, trees are part of mountain biking. Even trees...

    No, trees are part of mountain biking. Even trees right on the side of the trail.



    If you hit the tree part, no. If you hit the sign part, possibly, depending on where the sign is, what kind...
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    The fact it went all the way to a jury trial...

    The fact it went all the way to a jury trial leads me to believe that if there was any kind of waiver, the judge ruled it was not applicable and let the case go to the jury. If a ski area forgot to...
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    Trees, rocks, and roots are all natural obstacles...

    Trees, rocks, and roots are all natural obstacles and inherit risks of the sport. 4 x 4 sign posts are not. But for the ski area's actions, the hazard would not be present. So there is a legal...
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    Give them a message that it is stupid to put 4...

    Give them a message that it is stupid to put 4 inch by 4 inch post right next to high speed parts of bike trails. I have never seen that in my mountain biking life. Yes, I have seen 4 x 4 posts used...
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    There was a discussion about this case in the...

    There was a discussion about this case in the Oregon ski thread.

    I am not a fan of sueing ski areas when you are engaging in inherently dangerous sports like downhill mountain biking. But it was...
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    Someone needs to pitch a tent in the middle of a...

    Someone needs to pitch a tent in the middle of a corporate retreat being held on National Forest lands

    https://crystalskycamp.com/
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    Ok, you're right, Twin Peaks has tent only that...

    Ok, you're right, Twin Peaks has tent only that on recreation.gov it says "Site numbers 175-208 are for ground tent use only. RV's, trailers, truck campers, and camper vans are not permitted in this...
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    When you say RVs aren't allowed, does that that...

    When you say RVs aren't allowed, does that that mean RVs aren't allowed but you can still camp in your van or truck? That's what it says at Alamo Canyon Campground, which is a primitive "tent only"...
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    That's a walk in tent site. I am talking about a...

    That's a walk in tent site. I am talking about a car camping spot that you can only camp in a tent right in front of your car. Most places do it like Rainier, which has a tent only walk in campground...
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    Is there a campground in the US that has spots...

    Is there a campground in the US that has spots that are specifically tent only? I have never seen it. Not walk in sites, but a site that is made for a car to park and and then camp right there, that...
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    Powdork's statement is correct. The only thing I...

    Powdork's statement is correct. The only thing I will add, and bitch about, is at the state parks here in Washington they typically allow two vehicles at a camp spot. So you can have a full size...
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    Maybe this link gets around paywall ...

    Maybe this link gets around paywall

    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/protected-habitat-for-a-population-of-one/

    Protected Habitat, for a Population of One

    Fifty years ago, Marty...
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/08/us/protection-i...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/08/us/protection-island-washington.html
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    Popular afternoon activities for the ski camps...

    Popular afternoon activities for the ski camps are climbing French's Dome and rafting the Deschutes near Maupin. Or just hanging in Govy and eating pie at Huckleberries.
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    Haven't used it yet myself, but campflare.com...

    Haven't used it yet myself, but campflare.com lets you enter your campground, dates you want to stay there, and then it runs bots and emails you when a space becomes available due to a cancellation....
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    Lots of campgrounds at mountain lakes around...

    Lots of campgrounds at mountain lakes around there (Trillium, Clear, Timothy, Frog). Trillium is the closest, but will be the most crowded. But everything will be crowded that weekend. If you are...
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    Highway Avalanche Forecaster & Control Specialist...

    Highway Avalanche Forecaster & Control Specialist 2
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    Just responding to TBS asking for info. And why...

    Just responding to TBS asking for info. And why are you pulling the Oregonian card? I grew up skiing (and biking) at Ski Bowl and am fourth generation Oregonian.

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    Would your opinion change if the paralyzed guy's...

    Would your opinion change if the paralyzed guy's profession requires manual labor? He was 37 at the time of the injury and may have lost his ability to make an income. $3.5 of that $10.5 goes to his...
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    Most of the time when you read about someone...

    Most of the time when you read about someone suing a ski area you read about the ski area's insurance company getting cold feet, not going to trial, and instead settling with the plaintiff. When this...
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    Skibowl decided it was a good idea to stick a 4 x...

    Skibowl decided it was a good idea to stick a 4 x 4 post with sign directly next to the bike trail. Guy crashed into it, paralyzed waist down. Ski Bowl paid him $10.5 million. I believe the sign in...
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    Cassette toilets are disgusting to empty but cost...

    Cassette toilets are disgusting to empty but cost $100 versus $1,000 for a Nature's Head compost toilet. I like the ability to remove cassette when you don't think you'll need it. I have thought...
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    Poll: Since 2/11/22, this is the only thread I have...

    Since 2/11/22, this is the only thread I have posted in the Padded Room other than a few in the divorce thread where I provided a mag going through a divorce with the applicable statute so that he...
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    Poll: If you're going to make me a participant of this...

    If you're going to make me a participant of this anti-popularity contest, you're going to listen to whatever the fuck I have to say. This will be the only Padded Room thread I post in from here on...
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    Poll: Oh, and I think Timberridge is the funniest...

    Oh, and I think Timberridge is the funniest maggot of all and I am deathly afraid of the ECRC and the East Coast in general.
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    Poll: I used to share skiing TRs on TGR. I moved back...

    I used to share skiing TRs on TGR. I moved back to Seattle area from SLC in 2005. I was blown away on how empty the Crystal sidecountry was compared to the Wasangeles I left. After several tours...
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    Poll: Most of my real life ski friends today are...

    Most of my real life ski friends today are friends I met on internet forums back in 2005ish. Just not TGR. It was turns-all-year (more backcountry focused), nwhikers, cascadeclimbers, and...
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    Poll: No, I get that for half of you, this is your...

    No, I get that for half of you, this is your social scene. These are your real life friends. Not trying to shit on that. But there is another half that is only here to fuck around bored on the...
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    Poll: The underdog I am referring to is Benny. Benny...

    The underdog I am referring to is Benny. Benny took you guys on and it was entertaining. TGR always came off as full of itself to me. Too cool for school crowd. Lots of dick waving. Benny really has...
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