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    Should be arriving this Saturday afternoon for...

    Should be arriving this Saturday afternoon for the week, wife is attending the wilderness medicine conference. When not skiing with the wife or 4 year old, hopefully get some laps in. Last years...
  2. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    ^^^Looks like late March or April... POV...

    ^^^Looks like late March or April...


    POV video of a few turns on BP Saturday. Mostly soft snow, but hard to see firm spots kept it interesting.

    https://youtu.be/5cS_GpNBSbY
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    Signs all said closed at grassy hollow but when...

    Signs all said closed at grassy hollow but when we got to the gate it was open to Vincent Gap, thankfully.
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    NE gully down to mine trail. 2 looked plowed for...

    NE gully down to mine trail. 2 looked plowed for the 100 feet I could see.
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    Fun turns on Badin-Powell today. Ski to the road...

    Fun turns on Badin-Powell today. Ski to the road and plenty of old good powder to be found. But also some patches of firm snow :-)
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    x2 for snow canyon state park. That is a good...

    x2 for snow canyon state park.

    That is a good point about Prescott over Sedona that cloud cult made.

    If you are considering San Diego and can get away for a full day, the April 4th SDMBA...
  7. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    I'm up in Big Bear for a 3-day weekend with the...

    I'm up in Big Bear for a 3-day weekend with the family skied Snow valley yesterday using free lift ticket from baldy pass and got the 4-year-old on the chairlift for the first time. at Bear mountain...
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    I would suggest St. George / Hurricane. ...

    I would suggest St. George / Hurricane.

    Sedona good idea too if weather looks good, but make sure not to camp in the campgrounds north of town along the creek, all the cold air from Flagstaff...
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    Nice, good you made the best of it. So the...

    Nice, good you made the best of it. So the company would sub out to a local at each hill to guide you? It wasn't the same guide skiing and driving you around each day?
  10. ^^^neighbor boys use them just fine, I don't...

    ^^^neighbor boys use them just fine, I don't think they ever had coaster brakes and seem to recall them having them around age 3-4. Kids pick stuff up fast, double fast if another kid around the...
  11. When my oldest out grew her ZUM-CX wood bike, I...

    When my oldest out grew her ZUM-CX wood bike, I got her a Strider 14x for her 3rd birthday. I didn't put the pedals on at first thinking she was to young, but she was not happy about that, so put...
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    ^^^Thanks for posting, funny I saw your photos on...

    ^^^Thanks for posting, funny I saw your photos on instagram and thought that looks like pinner, but they are down climbing so is it Mendenhall...scary spot to be in an earthquake.

    Congrat's on...
  13. Thread: New Mars Cameras

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    The robotic arm ops folks regularly get us to 2cm...

    The robotic arm ops folks regularly get us to 2cm and 1cm from the surface. I'm still amazed it is possible, and they haven't slammed the camera into a rock(yet).
  14. Thread: New Mars Cameras

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    Took these last night and they arrived this...

    Took these last night and they arrived this morning, cool looking features and different looking rock than I recall seeing. Camera on the robotic arm and is 5cm standoff. Surface is dusty and in...
  15. Thread: San Diego help....

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    Keep in mind the motel 6 is around $100 a night...

    Keep in mind the motel 6 is around $100 a night in San Diego, hotels are very expensive.

    I'm not sure why anyone would want to stay in the gas lamp unless they are wanting to party?

    Check...
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    I have used my for a few days now. No issues in...

    I have used my for a few days now. No issues in ski mode and love how they ski. Walk mode works perfect most of the time, but some skins I can not keep it locked out. Not sure why and use a heli...
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    Surprising fun turns in the Snowpark today.

    Surprising fun turns in the Snowpark today.
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    Nice tour up to gash sub-point today in the...

    Nice tour up to gash sub-point today in the Bitterroot, ~10" of new snow above ~7000 ft.
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    ^brutal! I have seen several run away...

    ^brutal!

    I have seen several run away snowboards at snowbowl(and other mountains). All have been someone took off the board(and leash) and tried to walk down the mountain, slipped and dropped...
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    ^^^They already get a HUGE discount on insurance...

    ^^^They already get a HUGE discount on insurance for requiring snowboarders to have leashes. More than covers the increase for chairs falling off. Safety 3rd!
  21. Thread: What phone now?

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    I ended up getting an unlocked pixel 3a. Haven't...

    I ended up getting an unlocked pixel 3a. Haven't used the camera for outdoor action shots, but very impressed with other modes. Very happy with the no Samsung or network bloatware. Transfer of...
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    Well, I'm impressed they got it fixed already.

    Well, I'm impressed they got it fixed already.
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    shuttle (school) bus picks up just north of the...

    shuttle (school) bus picks up just north of the gas station, right across grant cr rd from your hotel in the morning. $3 round trip. It is also easy to hitch hike up/down from same spot.

    I...
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    thanks, I guess this is the first ski I have had...

    thanks, I guess this is the first ski I have had with coarse structure...or have not been paying attention.
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    I think I figured it out...from...

    I think I figured it out...from https://www.tognar.com/how-to-structure-ski-or-snowboard-base/
  26. Thread: Best 40-50L Pack

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    I'm considering the Mystery Ranch Gallatin Peak...

    I'm considering the Mystery Ranch Gallatin Peak 40L for an upcoming hut trip. Only downside is it seems heavy at 4lbs.

    Ortovox Haute Route 40L is a ~pound less.

    Looks like biggest jetforce...
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    speaking of bases, my wildcats came with all...

    speaking of bases, my wildcats came with all these grooves on the base. See photo, note, there is wax on them, but the grooves are in the base. Is that normal? It makes a zzzzzz sounds on hardpack...
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    I did 18.9% in the 401k for 2019...missed out on...

    I did 18.9% in the 401k for 2019...missed out on about 5% due to moving out of stocks at high points during the year. Personally, I would have been happy with 5% s&p growth and not had the US gov...
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    Judging by all the trees laying on the line, I...

    Judging by all the trees laying on the line, I think it might be telecom.

    The original plan had them cutting runs (black C runs on map) and glades on that side of TV, and a lift to the top from...
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    progress as of 1/12: 310487310488310489 ...

    progress as of 1/12:
    310487310488310489

    device used for removing chairs can be seen in the second photo.
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    Skinned up Paradise, run on whip cream was really...

    Skinned up Paradise, run on whip cream was really good. Then down west ridge. Awesome day at the skinbowl.
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    Pink ribbon seems like a perfect snowbowl...

    Pink ribbon seems like a perfect snowbowl fix...would be nice if lifties would give a heads (ha) up to people while loading.

    Storm did fizzle, but fun turns off Griz today. Hike to top couple...
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    Yeah, no joke on the wood hazards. "The whole...

    Yeah, no joke on the wood hazards. "The whole point of winter"
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    ^^^yep. Loading zone is fubar and chair whacks...

    ^^^yep. Loading zone is fubar and chair whacks first pole to the point they have to stop lift...but otherwise fine. snow was nice.
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    Fun turns on TV today

    Fun turns on TV today
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    ^^^rumor is TV mTN chair loads public Friday...

    ^^^rumor is TV mTN chair loads public Friday afternoon.
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    ^^^Why do other chair lifts get shut down when a...

    ^^^Why do other chair lifts get shut down when a chair falls off, but this the 3rd chair Snowbowl has dropped that I know of and keeps on running?

    edit: I guess they blame customers for all the...
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    Scary stuff and amazing to survive 50 min.

    Scary stuff and amazing to survive 50 min.
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    This is awesome, I have been thinking something...

    This is awesome, I have been thinking something like that is the future and didn't know it existed. Although, kind of a hard place to get to.
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    Planning drive over from Spokane to ski Fr-Sun,...

    Planning drive over from Spokane to ski Fr-Sun, I'm hoping they don't get the TV mtn lift running this weekend because I want some easy skin to mellow terrain. Plus I don't really want to be on the...
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    I would only think amazon will take a big drop if...

    I would only think amazon will take a big drop if they get hit in the cloud computing...not like they are making much money with retail.

    Good call on LMT, I have been thinking about buying some BA...
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    ^^^yeah, not like it was safe before and you got...

    ^^^yeah, not like it was safe before and you got 5 more strands before haul line fail.

    I would be interested to know if the chair leveraged the strand to shear it or if chair somehow forced all...
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    They are finally getting some national exposure....

    They are finally getting some national exposure.

    Disco not allow packs on back on the lift?
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    Buddy and I reserved a spot on the 2020 trip and...

    Buddy and I reserved a spot on the 2020 trip and have purchased flights, excited! Hope we get as lucky as you with conditions.
  46. Thread: Iceland in April

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    Looks like it could be a good trip if you get...

    Looks like it could be a good trip if you get good weather. I had been thinking about one of the sailboat based trip in Iceland, but could see getting stuck on the boat in bad weather for a week. ...
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    $100k+! Does he have a youtube channel Pat can...

    $100k+! Does he have a youtube channel Pat can watch to learn how?
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    ^^^nice shots! In the past when Lavelle was...

    ^^^nice shots!

    In the past when Lavelle was down for awhile, they groomed a path up highroller. It is an easy hike, even in alpine gear. A traverse from top of griz will likely also show up,...
  49. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    A couple POV videos from Baldy ski area...

    A couple POV videos from Baldy ski area 12/28/2019, for some monday morning motion sickness :-)

    Final run off 4 as the snow was heating up:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbuGOaXA5m4
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    Terrain is very mellow(except snow cr), so I only...

    Terrain is very mellow(except snow cr), so I only go up that way when all other options are out. NE slope of Jean peak is best for storm or soon after storm powder. SE slope of San Jacinto can have...
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