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    So a friends kid walks into the room and sees the...

    So a friends kid walks into the room and sees the Suez story on the tube- shakes his head in disgust and says "Dad, they just need to get a really big wench".
    I think he's on to something here...
  2. The tunnel is still in use, as far as I know, but...

    The tunnel is still in use, as far as I know, but not sure I'd call that granite...
    John Northrup, Lowell's son and a heavy equip. operator, drove the loader that opened the AM road for the initial...
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    Not mine, but there is a '92 Texson pop-up camper...

    Not mine, but there is a '92 Texson pop-up camper for sale on Reno CL. It's in Graeagle and looks like would work best/only in an 8' bed. Listed for 3800 if that saves any time.
  4. On the heli rescue situations- most of the FD's...

    On the heli rescue situations- most of the FD's around the basin are participating in a program where fire dept. medics do flight training and recerts with the CHP ship on capabilities and long line...
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    The pop top on Reno CL has "do not touch" written...

    The pop top on Reno CL has "do not touch" written all over it. The top opened at road speed and is bowed like an airplane wing. There was one similar about a year ago on Sacto CL- for around $700 you...
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    fomofo Great story by Atwater- talk about the...

    fomofo
    Great story by Atwater- talk about the founding fathers...
    At least as late as the winter of 77-78, in the office of the Squaw Valley fire chief (Chief Bob Butler at the time) there was an...
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    Elko-Ruby Mtns-Lamoille Cyn

    Reno news reporting 3 snowmobilers grabbed in Lamoille around noon yesterday. One rode out for help, rescuers evaced the second with injuries, then search called for the night with safety concerns....
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    Truckee has had a pretty light winter (save for...

    Truckee has had a pretty light winter (save for the storm 10 days ago) and we have had one cub from a 3 cub litter that have denned up not far from our house that refuses to stay with mom and it's...
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    mikey- Nice looking Leer- pm enroute to you.

    mikey-
    Nice looking Leer- pm enroute to you.
  10. ESS- Thanks for putting up the photos, it's been...

    ESS-
    Thanks for putting up the photos, it's been a long slog of a summer and still got a ways to go.
    Q- what is the situation like in a large fire camp with the current covid protocols?? Hearing...
  11. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Just an FYI freebie for Reno/Tahoe gardeners- We...

    Just an FYI freebie for Reno/Tahoe gardeners-
    We have 4 raised bed "critter covers" that are no longer in use. They are free (beer always appreciated) and were going to be used by a co-op garden,...
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    KQ- a few posts ago you mentioned something...

    KQ-
    a few posts ago you mentioned something being sponsored by True North fire gear. If you have any connection to them- kudos on a really nice product. I carried one of their line packs for the...
  13. In the name of all that is good and holy I swear...

    In the name of all that is good and holy I swear this is true--
    At 2:40 this afternoon Truckee Fire responded to the report of: Approx. 8 individuals pulled to the side of Pioneer, parked on pine...
  14. Darwin's alive and well in Truckee- 4th of July...

    Darwin's alive and well in Truckee- 4th of July weekend edition---
    #1- A woman from (insert wealthy Eastbay community) posts to Facebook- "I'm standing in front of the Squeeze Inn and this town is...
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    That should work- I'm not going anywhere these...

    That should work- I'm not going anywhere these days...
  16. A heads up for all y'all Donner Summit...

    A heads up for all y'all Donner Summit recreationists- news from the Summit. Per the flagman stopping traffic at the Rainbow Bridge parking this last week: Weekdays starting July 6th until October-...
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    bodywhomper- Some dogs seem to take to packs...

    bodywhomper-
    Some dogs seem to take to packs better than others (past experience). We have an older Wenaha saddlebag type pack that saw multi day trail miles carried by a 112 lb. golden (never...
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    somewhere, under a bridge, a resident is...

    somewhere, under a bridge, a resident is missing...
  19. On the Guardians- Try phoning Granite Chief in...

    On the Guardians- Try phoning Granite Chief in Truckee- I think they can do what you seek...
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    I have been out on skis for several Cali quakes...

    I have been out on skis for several Cali quakes over the years- the only thing we really picked up on was rock and icefall in a fairly large area. We figured the lack of shaking noticeable in the...
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    pretty sure we've got some in the garage- where...

    pretty sure we've got some in the garage- where are you located?
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    Alpine Meadows- 38 years ago today- 03/31/1982

    This is one of those "never forgets" for anyone in the industry.

    Pull off that N-95 mask and tip one tonight for Bernie, Jake and Snow Ranger Don. And anyone else who has ever done the job.
    When...
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    How much do you have to eat before it kicks in? ...

    How much do you have to eat before it kicks in?

    In college I seem to remember it coming on after about 3gr.
    Or was it 3am...?
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    We skied with Great Northern 8 years ago this...

    We skied with Great Northern 8 years ago this month- was with the original owner then, I think they're now owned by Revy. We had a good experience- they kept our group together but had the option of...
  25. G- Cosmo is still up on the Oregon coast last I...

    G-
    Cosmo is still up on the Oregon coast last I heard, took his tools with him. I wish he was still around.
  26. The rub mark shows a mechanical cause- so you...

    The rub mark shows a mechanical cause- so you need to figure out the gremlin that did it. It could have been a rock, rock in ice, piece of wood that wore into the side wall until it popped. It's also...
  27. Have to agree with the above statements- I...

    Have to agree with the above statements- I thought the "missing reel" of drone footage was highly suspect. Then remembered driving through town and hearing a local radio ad for a shop in the area...
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    OG- For quite a few decades- The Chute that...

    OG-
    For quite a few decades- The Chute that Seldom Slides, was called - The Chute that Never Slides, until one day it, well you know -slid.

    Let's try to stop the circular firing squad of finger...
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    123ski- That's some really good information-...

    123ski-
    That's some really good information- could I ask where you had the 3D done and what were the costs involved? PM if you don't want to post here. Thanks and good luck with them.
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    New Years bump...--------

    New Years bump...--------
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    Question for the collective- I'm at my wits end...

    Question for the collective- I'm at my wits end with a decade too long boot issue. I've gotten plenty of good info here over the years, but now need some help. Long term skier, ex patroller lots of...
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    Yo y’all - per Reno CL they be 26.5 and are...

    Yo y’all - per Reno CL they be 26.5 and are around Squaw-ish.
  33. og- Copy on that, for sure. The new term for...

    og-
    Copy on that, for sure. The new term for driving across town is “roundabout roulette”. Ya jump into the circle and ya takes your chances...
  34. Joe- As a late night, short skirted young lady...

    Joe-
    As a late night, short skirted young lady told me once waiting for a light to change on Lake St. in Reno:
    "Sometimes it pays not to advertise"
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    Thanks for the info- guess I'm still...

    Thanks for the info- guess I'm still looking---------------------
    That takes them out for me
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    I went -1.5 on mine and wouldn't change a thing....

    I went -1.5 on mine and wouldn't change a thing. Still a daily driver on anything softer, and will miss 'em when they're gone. Word on the street is that 4frnt Devastators may be a good replacement,...
  37. heck- in the early 70's folks dropped acid all...

    heck- in the early 70's folks dropped acid all over the place down there.
    ain't nothing new
  38. Thread: Truck Tire Time

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    Bodywhomper- those are a price point tire, made...

    Bodywhomper- those are a price point tire, made by Cooper, that generally last 2-3 seasons. Good in snow but short lived- they sell a shit ton of them around here. Your results, Etc...
  39. Thread: Truck Tire Time

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    Got a year plus on the Cooper AT3 4S in a...

    Got a year plus on the Cooper AT3 4S in a 265-75-16 on a Toyota T-100 (same as first gen Tundra) and -so far- would def buy them again. Seem to use 4hi less than I used to, wear is very good ( some...
  40. hey Mikey- yep- still between the fenceposts-...

    hey Mikey-
    yep- still between the fenceposts- last year, early season- a lot of "local" patrols couldn't get up to full manning 'cause of shot crews being committed in North and South zones. pray...
  41. dookey- sounds pretty good, for still being fire...

    dookey- sounds pretty good, for still being fire season...
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    Any Reno/Tahoe scooter riders looking for a great...

    Any Reno/Tahoe scooter riders looking for a great end of season- fall colors ride I got a decent one for ya, as of Friday. For roadies- 80-20-49 and back to town. 49 up the hill in mid to late...
  43. The Independence Lake/Disney Project would've...

    The Independence Lake/Disney Project would've been one for the books- not much documentation left on that one. I worked on the EIR from the FS side of the fence, fall of '76 vintage I think (until...
  44. ^^^^ What MTM said. What an incredible amount of...

    ^^^^ What MTM said. What an incredible amount of useless information synthesized into a single post.
    As Bob Weir once said- "You're either on the bus, or off the bus." You guys ain't on...
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    Grubbers 6 or 7 knee repairs combi in the...

    Grubbers
    6 or 7 knee repairs combi in the family, my picks would be:
    1. Dr Shonnard in south Reno.
    2. Dr Dodd in Truckee if you want to stay closer to home.
    They both do a shitload of knee...
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    evan- I knew that photo- that was my division on...

    evan- I knew that photo- that was my division on the original fire. "Hold 50 at all costs" was assigned- so we did. You got it Senator.
    38" on the deck in Truckee following 7.05" of water in the...
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    Patrol can't get to coffeebar just yet- they're...

    Patrol can't get to coffeebar just yet- they're bartering with the plow drivers for snowblow gas.
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    Oly Bootworks building was the old Lone Star. I...

    Oly Bootworks building was the old Lone Star. I can't even start- the statute of limitations isn't up yet.
    Well- there WAS one blizzard night with a live band. An altercation started and a guy got...
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    All three shops mentioned have pretty good local...

    All three shops mentioned have pretty good local street cred, coming from folks that make their living on their skis/boots. Obviously each shop has their own following, you tend to go where you like...
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    Looking like 19" since 11 this morning in Truckee...

    Looking like 19" since 11 this morning in Truckee town. Alpine had about a foot of fresh by 2:30ish. Local agencies and patrols are all loading extra bullets for this one... y'all stay safe now. Will...
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