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  1. Getting her back this evening. That was rough....

    Getting her back this evening. That was rough. Super-obvious advice: Get your snowblower serviced in the summer.
  2. ^^^I had a similar experience with my kid this...

    ^^^I had a similar experience with my kid this morning. Unless Squaw is terrifically convenient, it's current offering probably isn't worth it.

    I scheduled some snowblower maintenance for the last...
  3. I've used the BD Lighthouse and REI Taj 3 and...

    I've used the BD Lighthouse and REI Taj 3 and friends' 3-season tents. I recently picked up a Marmot Tungsten 3 UL and have done a little backpacking with it. I think it'd be fine for two people in...
  4. One thing I've discovered is that I really don't...

    One thing I've discovered is that I really don't need a burly, heavy 4-season tent for my tours in the Sierra. I've been fine with 3-season tents. I reckon that a proper 4-season tent is necessary...
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    What's the general turn-around time for most...

    What's the general turn-around time for most folks on the recall?

    I sent mine in about four weeks ago and then got an email confirmation a couple weeks ago that they had received my shells. But...
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    Pffft. You guys think you're so cool with your...

    Pffft. You guys think you're so cool with your deep power and massive hucks. (You are!) Give me a bushwacking sufferfest to awkwardly ski a vertical mile of variable conditions.:D

    I mainly like...
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    Well, I stupidly bought 2 tickets several weeks...

    Well, I stupidly bought 2 tickets several weeks ago only to realize that I agreed several months to lead a volunteer event at the local ASPCA on the same date. No refunds, which sucks.

    Anyhow, if...
  8. Meh. It's a civil discussion on a local...

    Meh. It's a civil discussion on a local marginally ski-related issue, and it's October. :biggrin:

    But, hey, let's keep the thread on track. Here's what I want to know:

    (1) What are people's...
  9. I haven't done any empirical studies, but I...

    I haven't done any empirical studies, but I believe sledding at Rose/Tahoe Meadows is about the most dangerous activity one can do in Tahoe excluding (maybe) base jumping. Several dozen people...
  10. I don't own or intend to own a snowmobile. But I...

    I don't own or intend to own a snowmobile. But I am in the Rose BC all the time, and I genuinely don't get the anti-snowmobile thing. I understand that not everybody shares my sensibilities, but the...
  11. One of my favorite things about Rose is that you...

    One of my favorite things about Rose is that you are usually skiing downhill within 15 minutes of driving into the parking lot. You aren't forced to walk half a mile, take a shuttle, or wander...
  12. Nice, brutah! The Maroon Bells sure are...

    Nice, brutah!

    The Maroon Bells sure are pretty. I'll eventually make my way to Colorado, perhaps during a shitty Sierra snow year. I've also been wanting to do a big trip to the PNW for a few...
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    I get it and appreciate the opportunity. I'll...

    I get it and appreciate the opportunity. I'll probably bring my kid though, who, like me, probably won't be too interested in things like an in-depth presentation on the physics of snowflake...
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    Any information on what the workshop will involve...

    Any information on what the workshop will involve and/or who will speak? My experience has been mixed in avalanche-themed workshops. Some of the presentations are incredibly helpful; others can be...
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    Along the lines of our discussion two years ago,...

    Along the lines of our discussion two years ago, I think early October is an ideal time to backpack in Yosemite. The permits are very easy to grab, the crowds are gone from everywhere except the...
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    Two years late, but great photos, Supermoon. ...

    Two years late, but great photos, Supermoon.

    Just did a 4-day, 3-night 37-ish mile backpacking trip with my 13- and 9-year old. Yosemite delivered once again. Our route was Tuolumne Meadows -...
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    I've always thought Toads is Tahoe's premier...

    I've always thought Toads is Tahoe's premier (downhill) trail. There's only one section that really technical, and it's easily walkable. Corral is also fun. Tamba's website is a nice resource.

    For...
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    Motor Menders in Sparks has done well by me....

    Motor Menders in Sparks has done well by me. Tanager Street Auto Services in Incline is also very solid (Rico in particular), although it's generally more expensive than Reno/Sparks. The important...
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    Nice job, DTM, carpathian, and ISBD! Sorry...

    Nice job, DTM, carpathian, and ISBD!

    Sorry about the IT band issue, DTM. Again, I think this is the most frustrating part of trail running for me--it's hard on the body and difficult to avoid...
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    This is a good thread, and I'm enjoying...

    This is a good thread, and I'm enjoying everyone's photos. More please.
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    Yosemite-adjacent fun with the kids. 294477 ...

    Yosemite-adjacent fun with the kids.

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    Thanks, man. I read your old comments on...

    Thanks, man. I read your old comments on nutrition in this thread from a number of years ago, and were really helpful. I think I'm going to try bringing a slice of pizza on my next long run. Pizza...
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    As a relatively new runner, I've been enjoying...

    As a relatively new runner, I've been enjoying the local trail running at lot this summer. Here are a few photos of Tahoe-based trail-running zen:

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    I picked up the 187cm Masterblasters last spring....

    I picked up the 187cm Masterblasters last spring. I've only had maybe a half dozen days on them, generally in spring conditions. I picked them up because I wanted an all-mountain-ish ski that...
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    I also recently picked up a Biolight. I've only...

    I also recently picked up a Biolight. I've only used it for a 3-day backpacking trip and haven't run with it yet, but I'm impressed so far.

    I've liked my Solomon Advanced Skin 12 so far (~$150)....
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    We use a 2-person tent (BD Lighthouse) and...

    We use a 2-person tent (BD Lighthouse) and 3-person tent (REI Taj 3, my favorite tent of all time) for our family of four and dog. That said, this system is a cobbling together of existing tents. If...
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    Shit, I'm sorry to hear this. I think we have...

    Shit, I'm sorry to hear this.

    I think we have a bit in common. I'm 43, taught English in Yonezawa for a couple years (1999-2001), have a wife from Okitama, and now live in Tahoe but work in Reno. ...
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    I took a big hit a number of years ago on the DH...

    I took a big hit a number of years ago on the DH bike at Northstar bike park. It was on a popular jump line with dozens of tabletops, and I had ridden it a million times before. I don't know what...
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    :yourock: I've been wearing Adidas...

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    I've been wearing Adidas Adilette shower sandals since roughly junior high in 1990. (Suck it, flip-flops.) They are great, but the Hokas are well worth it, even at twice the price....
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    I think we've moved past the OP's original...

    I think we've moved past the OP's original question a year and half ago and are discussing running shoes generally, right?

    In that vein, I know nothing about stack height or heel-toe drop, but I...
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    I'm late to the party, but excellent TR, Boissal....

    I'm late to the party, but excellent TR, Boissal. I dig bristlecones.
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    I've always been really impressed with both...

    I've always been really impressed with both Goldenboy and mtnbikerskierchick, who seem like good people. Small donation given. Best of luck.
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    Amazing photos, BG!

    Amazing photos, BG!
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    Great photos, Mr. Hankey! Looks like you scored....

    Great photos, Mr. Hankey! Looks like you scored.

    I've broken two Plum toe pieces and two Dynafit heels. My frankensetup for the last few years on my main skis has thus been a Dynafit toe and Plum...
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    Sweet, Chill Winston! Mr. Hankey, sorry I...

    Sweet, Chill Winston!

    Mr. Hankey, sorry I missed you in the parking lot. I would have really enjoyed a beer. Also, I hope you do a TR on your impressive fix of Markham's binding!

    Anyhow, as...
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    JimW: That's awesome! You need to publish JimW's...

    JimW: That's awesome! You need to publish JimW's Guide to the Plateau (sold exclusively at the MoMart).

    Never skied it, but Non-Moynier looks pretty damn stout in photos and in person.

    Great...
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    Great stuff, Mr. Hankey! Very cool that you...

    Great stuff, Mr. Hankey! Very cool that you summitted!



    Damn. So, is Liberty to the looker's left or right of the line in my photo?
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    Not bad. Most of the time I could get more than...

    Not bad. Most of the time I could get more than half my boot in. The top 300 feet of Ellery was sketchier climbing IMO.
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    Great stuff, meter-man!

    Great stuff, meter-man!
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    Ha. That was probably me and Skiwald (Team...

    Ha. That was probably me and Skiwald (Team Incline). The cornice apparently fell into Ellery Bowl around 11 a.m. There are some car-sized cornices still hanging over Ellery Bowl, I wouldn't recommend...
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    One of the things that's always appealed to me is...

    One of the things that's always appealed to me is the Silk Road. In the 60's and 70's, a lot of British hippies would apparently buy a Land Rover and take a similar path, which sounds pretty damn...
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    Yeah. I always have deep admiration for people...

    Yeah. I always have deep admiration for people who have crappy jobs but nevertheless take them seriously and do their best, and Japan epitomizes this phenomenon.



    I spent a few days hiking in...
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    Hi PNW thread. Any speculation as to whether...

    Hi PNW thread. Any speculation as to whether Rainier or Baker will be skiable late June through mid-July? "Skiable" meaning okay, not terribly terrible skiing.

    The wife and kids are going to be...
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    Tanzania: I've traveled there many times and...

    Tanzania: I've traveled there many times and lived in Arusha for half a year. From the Rift Valley to Zanzibar to the western jungle, it's a fantastic place with very cool people.

    Japan: I lived...
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    Nor are any of the commenters here Glen Plake. ...

    Nor are any of the commenters here Glen Plake.

    I think the American outfits require a certain level of skills, fitness, and prior experience on 6,000m+ mountains like Denali, Aconcagua, or Cho...
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    Lawyers and doctors who hike, climb, or ski...

    Lawyers and doctors who hike, climb, or ski Whitney are total assholes. Fuck those guys. :D
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    Wow. I really pissed off dunfree. Sorry?

    Wow. I really pissed off dunfree. Sorry?
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    Is "earth shattering" the standard for commenting...

    Is "earth shattering" the standard for commenting in this thread?



    What?
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    It's funny to see skiers get so unabashedly...

    It's funny to see skiers get so unabashedly judgmental about mountaineers. Try reading the comments in a mainstream publication's coverage of an avalanche death during a heliskiing or backcountry...
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