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  1. Well, you edited your post after I had already...

    Well, you edited your post after I had already replied, which is no fair.

    Look, I understand that you feel passionately about this. But can you also see that reasonable people can disagree on...
  2. I have a better solution. Take your...

    I have a better solution. Take your computer/tablet/smartphone and throw it out the window.

    Back to the happy place:...
  3. I hope it's a 5.11 runout offwidth. :D ...

    I hope it's a 5.11 runout offwidth. :D



    Would you compare his actions to, say, that of Hitler or Goebbels? :rolleyes2

    Maybe dial back the judgmental turdliness a tad? I realize that you...
  4. Thread: Georgia

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    This is an outstandingly good TR. Thank you.

    This is an outstandingly good TR. Thank you.
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    mr. hankey: Wanna lead me through the ice on that...

    mr. hankey: Wanna lead me through the ice on that one ?



    Hint:
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    ^^^Those are beauties, BFG. If the second or...

    ^^^Those are beauties, BFG. If the second or third ones happen to be in the Sierra, I'd love to get more info in a PM.

    I would like to make a trip to Canada some day to ski some of the beauties...
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    Bootpacks can be pretty, too. Now that I've...

    Bootpacks can be pretty, too.

    Now that I've climbed it, I'm a little scared to ski it bootpack.
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    It's freezing and I'm finally reaching a 13,000'+ pass with a heavy pack bootpack....
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    Heavy pack skintrack. 323251 Tropical...

    Heavy pack skintrack.
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    Tropical skintrack.
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    Alpenglow skintrack.
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    Storm-day skintrack.
  9. Your analogy is bad and you should feel bad....

    Your analogy is bad and you should feel bad. :wink: (I'm just giving you a hard time.)

    I think we're still at a point at which we can find a balance between the extremes of (a) traveling long...
  10. FWIW, I've never seen the Tahoe backcountry as...

    FWIW, I've never seen the Tahoe backcountry as hammered as it was by yesterday. Mind you, I did a bit of the hammering myself (all within a few miles from my house). But even my more reclusive,...
  11. West Shore yesterday. Kept it under 30 degrees...

    West Shore yesterday. Kept it under 30 degrees and wouldn’t have felt safe going any steeper. There’s definitely a dodgy layer down there. It was 40”+ deep and kinda hard to turn in places but still...
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    I dunno. I can't say I've tried and compared all...

    I dunno. I can't say I've tried and compared all jackets in this range, but seems like the Ferrosi is in a different category than some of the other jackets we're discussing. It's a legitimate...
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    Slight thread-drift: Is there a better/cheaper...

    Slight thread-drift: Is there a better/cheaper option for trail running than the Houdini Air? It looks pretty solid.
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    I'm not criticizing or anything, but it's always...

    I'm not criticizing or anything, but it's always interesting to see other people's approach. For anything above 25-degrees Fahrenheit on the ski track or bootpack, I'm basically good with either (a)...
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    I've also got the 187cm Masterblaster. I'm 6' and...

    I've also got the 187cm Masterblaster. I'm 6' and 180 lbs. It's a fun ski at speed and a strong all-arounder. But for dad skiing (slower, more turns) and moguls, I'd probably prefer the next size...
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    I wear this jacket for 80% of my tours including...

    I wear this jacket for 80% of my tours including sweaty uphill sprints before work, and some colder trail runs. It's great and can be found for ~$60 if you're savvy. I've probably got 250+ days on...
  17. Naturally, I was out of town for a wedding for...

    Naturally, I was out of town for a wedding for the first snow in 6 to 800 weeks. Got out this morning in the Rose area, and it was . . . weird. 12-18" of blower powder on top of ice, rock, and...
  18. Nah. I broke a ski, but I didn't really take a...

    Nah. I broke a ski, but I didn't really take a hard beater in that one. I felt fine immediately afterward and continued to feel fine for the long, slow hike out. If I had felt woozy or like I had my...
  19. Jeez, it's been a long time since I've looked at...

    Jeez, it's been a long time since I've looked at this thread. To be honest, it's not something I'm eager to think about, but I guess I should update my own story.

    2011: I got off the rat poison...
  20. The top 500 feet off of Jakes was firmish...

    The top 500 feet off of Jakes was firmish "pre-corn" (kernel skiing?). Everything else that day was pretty good corn. Shockingly, there was no schwack factor at all. The hardest part was skinning up...
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    . . . and the aforementioned 10-year old. I...

    . . . and the aforementioned 10-year old. I follow the time-honored tradition of giving the second-born child the short end of the stick attention/photo-wise.

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    As a corollary to the blah blah, here are some...

    As a corollary to the blah blah, here are some photos from the last year of my now 12-13 year old in the bc (Shasta, Tahoe, and the Eastern Sierra). I love getting out with her.

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    Sometimes I find the unrelenting positivity of my...

    Sometimes I find the unrelenting positivity of my fellow parents oppressive. For example, it's okay to admit that your kids' 4th grade class music recital was abjectly terrible, and not even in a...
  24. Thread: G3 Seekr 110

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    I had the longest length of the last-gen Synapse...

    I had the longest length of the last-gen Synapse 109s (until I snapped one of them), which I suspect are similar to the Seekr 110s. I really liked them in all conditions. Most people prefer skinny...
  25. For the same reason that I perennially find...

    For the same reason that I perennially find coal-black banana carcasses in my skiing/climbing/hiking packs--a combination of laziness and forgetfulness.
  26. Nice.^^^ Here's my Strava, in answer to your...

    Nice.^^^

    Here's my Strava, in answer to your question. It looks like a bigger day than it was. The upside of these otherwise bleak conditions is that they make travel relatively fast and...
  27. Nice job, Mr. Hankey! I was considering something...

    Nice job, Mr. Hankey! I was considering something similar the weekend before last but opted for a less logistically challenging Deso tour (Maggies to Tallac/Cathedral Bowl via Dicks and Jacks).
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  28. Many thanks to claymond for showing me three...

    Many thanks to claymond for showing me three great days in the Wasatch.

    Friday:

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  29. Oh, it's worse than that. I'd be coming from the...

    Oh, it's worse than that. I'd be coming from the Nevada side of the lake with a van full of legal prostitutes and weed.
  30. Hello Utahns. Greetings from Tahoe, where it...

    Hello Utahns. Greetings from Tahoe, where it apparently no longer snows. Desperation has me contemplating a 7-hour drive to your parts this coming weekend. It looks like avy conditions are a little...
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    I have the 189cm Backland 107s, which, as...

    I have the 189cm Backland 107s, which, as meter-man mentioned, is the same ski as the Vantage but lighter. After 50-75 days on them in the last year, my assessment is basically everything that AKPM...
  32. Man, looking at the 10-day forecast has become a...

    Man, looking at the 10-day forecast has become a form of self-harm. 2020 is all wind and very little snow.

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/044/247/297.png

    Anybody got a line...
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    Mammoth is kind of a junkshow mid-winter, so...

    Mammoth is kind of a junkshow mid-winter, so there are places that I like in the spring that I avoid before April (e.g., Mammoth Brewery). I like Salsa's Taqueria, which is a very decent, no-frills...
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    It's been a while since I befouled this thread...

    It's been a while since I befouled this thread with iPhone photos, so here goes. But first, a quick Q&A.

    Q: How are current conditions in the Eastside?
    A: Very low tide. It feels like early...
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    I've used mine to free a sled before. It also...

    I've used mine to free a sled before. It also works well for harvesting Christmas trees.

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  36. Is your son in U12? I'll be there with my kid...

    Is your son in U12? I'll be there with my kid (U10) on Sunday basking in the glory of youth ski racing, the worst of all spectator sports. :D
  37. I hope that they eventually publish a more...

    I hope that they eventually publish a more detailed, firsthand account of the incident. The current SAC report is fairly minimal. Of course, it's their prerogative, but I always learn a ton from such...
  38. Thread: Energy Bars

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    To be fair, that's in Sprockets, which isn't...

    To be fair, that's in Sprockets, which isn't where I would search for this topic.
  39. My favorites are Halloween-sized Paydays and...

    My favorites are Halloween-sized Paydays and Snickers, stroopwaffles bought in bulk, and dried Costco mango.

    I don't really do branded energy foods unless they have caffeine, like certain Gu gels...
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    It took 3-4 weeks turnaround for my size 29.0's a...

    It took 3-4 weeks turnaround for my size 29.0's a couple months ago. Scarpa replaced only the bottom half of the shell and reused my upper shells and buckles. Not sure why some people got full...
  41. 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.
  42. ^^^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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
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