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    You're screwed. But seriously, end of September...

    You're screwed. But seriously, end of September is probably enough time if you are fairly fit to start. For people that have really never run, your biggest risk is injuring yourself from overuse....
  2. Thread: The FIFTY

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    It seems to me that the general theme is that the...

    It seems to me that the general theme is that the law is antiquated and need to be updated. It also needs to be clarified and as Plugboots said, the line needs to be drawn somewhere.

    I wouldn't...
  3. Memories. I learned how to ski at White Pass. As...

    Memories. I learned how to ski at White Pass. As a little kid, the left chairlift had a big ramp that you had to side step up to load and the one on the right had a terrifyingly steep ramp on the...
  4. Thread: Boom!

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    According to Lowell Skoog, the first ski ascent...

    According to Lowell Skoog, the first ski ascent was in 1933.

    Source:
    http://www.alpenglow.org/ski-history/chronology/south-cascades.html...
  5. Thread: Boom!

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    I grew up across the road from the Toledo...

    I grew up across the road from the Toledo Airport, which was a base for mobilizing recovery. Of course, I don't remember it because I was only a month old.

    My grandparents had a house on the...
  6. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Sometimes, simpler is better. It's starting to...

    Sometimes, simpler is better. It's starting to feel like summer around here. First dinner on the patio. Spinach, arugala, cara cara orange, walnuts, olive oil, salt and pepper. Coupled with a nice...
  7. Thread: Starter Fish Tank

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    This discussion is fascinating to me. But it also...

    This discussion is fascinating to me. But it also kind of triggers some stereotypes that I have as a result of a childhood experience.

    When I was a kid we had these neighbors across the highway...
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    Not sure if this product has been mentioned...

    Not sure if this product has been mentioned before or not but there's a product local here in seattle called &tonic (https://www.andtonic.co/). I was first turned on to it a copule years ago while...
  9. Well, I got through the hour long wait and had...

    Well, I got through the hour long wait and had the option to make 1 reservation. I'm hoping to bring my kids up for one last day on Saturday. I'm so glad that we didn't have to do this all season...
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    Where did you buy the EZ Tube precast...

    Where did you buy the EZ Tube precast foundations? I want to build a little shed in my backyard elevated over a little sloped area and this would be perfect for my application, but I can't seem to...
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    No direct experience personally building...

    No direct experience personally building something like that but concrete isn't waterproof and no matter what you do it will crack. So, you'll need a waterproof membrane over the plywood. Also, I...
  12. Oh man, heal up quick SVS.

    Oh man, heal up quick SVS.
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    My $0.02, remove and replace is for sure the...

    My $0.02, remove and replace is for sure the right solution. What do they say, "fix it right the first time", or something like that.

    With that said, if you want to throw a little money at a...
  14. I've had success buying buddy passes at the...

    I've had success buying buddy passes at the ticket window without a reservation this season.
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    I'm in the same boat, I have some rough sawn...

    I'm in the same boat, I have some rough sawn black walnut that my uncle gave me (he has a saw mill). I started cutting it down in preparation to build a pair of nightstands but put it on hold due to...
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    Oh man, that's a bummer, I used to listen to...

    Oh man, that's a bummer, I used to listen to Stereo Total a bunch.

    Always got a kick out of this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipsRh0t6MwM
  17. What's the deal with no night skiing at Alpental...

    What's the deal with no night skiing at Alpental tonight?

    Also, I agree, the reducing schedule is a major bummer. Night skiing has been so great this year.
  18. Thread: Luxembourg?

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    An old college friend of mine lives there. He...

    An old college friend of mine lives there. He travels all over Europe for work and Lux is his base. He's into running and from the looks of his strava feed there's some pretty awesome mellow trail...
  19. I also emailed a similar request regarding...

    I also emailed a similar request regarding keeping night skiing open at West and was given a similar response. I get that there are a lot of things going on. Weather gets fickle, people get involved...
  20. This. We got off the pass before the roads got...

    This. We got off the pass before the roads got bad I guess.

    I've been doing most of my skiing at West with my wife and 3 kids (ages 5, 7, and 9). Last night the kids concluded that "POWDER IS THE...
  21. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Salmon, Roasted Baby Potatoes, and Radicchio with...

    Salmon, Roasted Baby Potatoes, and Radicchio with Balsamic Butter glaze. Not the most colorful plate but delicious.

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  22. Saturday was awesome. My read of the forecast...

    Saturday was awesome.

    My read of the forecast is that this rain event is just a brief intermission. Things look really good for later in the week.

    I'll be really curious to see how this rain...
  23. Either West or Hyak are good options. Both are...

    Either West or Hyak are good options. Both are closed during weekdays.
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    Since getting into trail running I've really...

    Since getting into trail running I've really wondered why ski packs don't have a bunch of useful pockets on the straps. Apparently this is an old idea. That BD pack looks like the perfect...
  25. Agreed, I wouldn't advocate for developing a ski...

    Agreed, I wouldn't advocate for developing a ski lift in Denny Creek either.



    That's exactly what I'm saying. I was surprised to see how much land the Ski area owns. I had no idea that when...
  26. I had a blast skiing with my 7 & 9 year old as...

    I had a blast skiing with my 7 & 9 year old as well as Sorrybro & his daughter on Wildside last night. Well, the skiing itself was muted by the fact that my kids are super slow. But it was awesome to...
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    Oops, I meant to attach this map clip.
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  28. Right, I forgot about the Alpine Lakes Wilderness...

    Right, I forgot about the Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary, although it looks like the boundary does skirt around a big chunk of the valley that we regularly ski. I lift from the base to Piss Pass...
  29. I've been guilty of standing in those kind of...

    I've been guilty of standing in those kind of lines in the past but I totally agree that it makes more sense to just tour. Especially when this is what was on offer in the general vicinity.
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  30. Kendall Trees where as well.

    Kendall Trees where as well.
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    I've been relegated to mostly skiing the beginner...

    I've been relegated to mostly skiing the beginner chair with my youngest (5yrs old) so far this season because due to covid we opted out of all day lessons (poor kid is missing out on all the cool...
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    359592 I made an interesting mistake...

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    I made an interesting mistake yesterday. For the first time since starting to bake bread regularly a few years ago, I put this loaf in the oven and completely forgot to set a timer....
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    Lots of good comments in here. I think this...

    Lots of good comments in here. I think this statement sums up what I suspect the OP is looking for. I can relate. I took an avy class about 20 years ago. I learned a lot. One of the things I learned...
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    My kids have been begging me to make baguettes....

    My kids have been begging me to make baguettes. They're such a pain, they don't turn out as nice as the ones from Sea Wolf, and they have to be completely eaten the same day or they go stale. But,...
  35. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    We have a deep fryer that we dig out no more than...

    We have a deep fryer that we dig out no more than twice a year. It's been a tradition for the last few years to do a deep fry party on new years eve. We fry small batches of all kinds of things....
  36. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I did Eldorado over 2 days this summer (didn't...

    I did Eldorado over 2 days this summer (didn't summit due to weather). Camped on the ridge about a thousand feet below the summit in an absolute freezing cold blizzard. It is a burly approach....
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    After nearly 2 weeks of silence from the date...

    After nearly 2 weeks of silence from the date that they recieved my beacon, I replied to the initial email with a polite message about how ski season was on the cusp of starting and I really need a...
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    I score mine right before going in the oven. I've...

    I score mine right before going in the oven. I've found that if the dough is over proofed or if I don't get a strong tight shape before the final proof then it will collapse but if I get both the...
  39. I skimmed the article and couldn't help but think...

    I skimmed the article and couldn't help but think that it was a complete waste of time. If anyone is spending at least a couple thousand dollars on the requisite backcountry gear (boots, bindings,...
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    I spatchcocked an 11# turkey and dunked it in a 3...

    I spatchcocked an 11# turkey and dunked it in a 3 qts of buttermilk & salt brine per Samin Nosrat recipe from the NYT. It's too bad we only cook a whole turkey once a year. There are so many good...
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    Just bought my kids a cheap rc car. $60 on...

    Just bought my kids a cheap rc car. $60 on Amazon. That thing is so fun. Makes me want to spend a small fortune on it. Broke a shock on day one so upgraded to 4 new all aluminum ones. I could see...
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    I submitted my claim on the BD website on 10/27....

    I submitted my claim on the BD website on 10/27. Got an automated response with a case #. Haven't heard a word since. I guess from other reports, it sounds like a 9 day wait for a response is par for...
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    Bummer, he was certainly one of the great...

    Bummer, he was certainly one of the great journalists. His book, "Pity the Nation" should be required reading for anyone with an interest in modern Middle Eastern history.
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    The weather has cooled and I've been getting back...

    The weather has cooled and I've been getting back into baking a loaf of bread a week. I've got a recipe dialed that I really like, so normally I don't stray much from that. But, I had spelt flour...
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    I have so many questions about this. Are you...

    I have so many questions about this. Are you simply using concrete paving stones for the cooking surface or something else? charcoal for the fuel? Is it just a light gauge metal ring to raise the...
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    I got his book "Seven Fires" 10 years ago at...

    I got his book "Seven Fires" 10 years ago at least. I highly recommend it. Like most of those cookbooks from famous chefs, it's for reading and learning in general more than following recipes. I have...
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    I haven't watched the movie, but if you want a...

    I haven't watched the movie, but if you want a slightly more academic look at this topic, I highly recommend Bruce Schneier's book "Data and Goliath".

    If you're not familiar with Bruce Schneier,...
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    That's awesome. I also switched to something like...

    That's awesome. I also switched to something like maffetone training for a while a couple years ago. I never got up to the mileage that you're doing but I experienced very similar outcomes....
  49. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I'm also super curious about how this turns out....

    I'm also super curious about how this turns out. A friend of mine shot a black bear a few years back. We made some bear sausage. It was good. I wouldn't describe it as gamey so much as rich. It was...
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    I also baked a loaf of bread for the first time...

    I also baked a loaf of bread for the first time in roughly a month now that things have gotten back to more reasonable temps.

    I had some spelt and rye in the pantry so I just winged it and threw...
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