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    It is busy all the time. The former slow seasons...

    It is busy all the time. The former slow seasons are now filled in by budget tourists and front range second home owners using there properties outside of prime VRBO/AirBnB season. They sit at the...
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    I can't wait it build a single level with only...

    I can't wait it build a single level with only LVP for flooring, 2bds. shop with an office, a house full of chickens and a yard full of hogs.

    You spend enough time in $million houses you realize...
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    I should move to Kremmling and work in Summit...

    I should move to Kremmling and work in Summit County. Except then I'd have to live in K Town and work in Summit County. Fuck framing customs, that is hard work. About the only new construction I...
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    The Springs...it ain't Denver. For better or for...

    The Springs...it ain't Denver. For better or for worse. In some ways it is a bit isolated, in some ways it is away from the crowds and closer to some awesome less busy places. You gots lots of...
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    Most people, contractors included, have not idea...

    Most people, contractors included, have not idea how tile works. Brush up on "tile assembly" and "de-coupling". Shluter and Wedi systems are great but all they are doing in passing on the time...
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    406, there are a lot of other options besides...

    406, there are a lot of other options besides Breck and the metro fun boy trails you listed. If I lived in the city, I'd ride those places afterwork. That said, coming on vacation to ride and camp...
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    Kev, me more later but I would start with getting...

    Kev, me more later but I would start with getting a base line budget from https://sutherlands.com/garage-packages down in Salt Lake. Their packages are quality (or were 5 years ago). They probably...
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    I just looked in up, if I got on I70 in Wolcott...

    I just looked in up, if I got on I70 in Wolcott and drove by 94 exits I'd be in Littlefield, UT 543 miles away. I would take 7 hours and 34 minutes which sounds like the same as taking 95 across The...
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    Makes sense, I honestly had to look at a map to...

    Makes sense, I honestly had to look at a map to double check where 95 went. The only perspective one can have is their own. I can't remember ever driving on that road. Can say I've spend any time...
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    I trip on all this CT talk. I don't think I've...

    I trip on all this CT talk. I don't think I've spend more than a day total there in 25+ years yet I don't have this hatred that seems common. I guess I got the hell out before I was old enough to...
  11. Yep. In their defense, they probably do get...

    Yep. In their defense, they probably do get drunk outside in the summer.
  12. Sure, I know many of them. I don't judge people...

    Sure, I know many of them. I don't judge people on where they are from, what they do for work, and other non-sense. I judge people based on their actions. I live in a pretty weird and wonderful...
  13. Don't confuse bitterness with reality. What my...

    Don't confuse bitterness with reality. What my community needs, like many others, is jobs that pay a living wage. The service economy that pours the telecommuters their lattes and tunes their...
  14. Wanna expand on that? I'm a contractor so I'm...

    Wanna expand on that? I'm a contractor so I'm frequently sucking on the tit of the second home owner, most of them are nice enough and pay with a smile. The "local" who telecommutes is pretty much...
  15. Check out the big brain on Brad! Do you "remote"...

    Check out the big brain on Brad! Do you "remote" bro? Congrats, make sure you let everyone know about it when you show up at the coffee shop in small town USA. Maybe buy some real estate with your...
  16. BFD and Viva...quit blowing up my retirement...

    BFD and Viva...quit blowing up my retirement dream spots. Cloud Cult, I don't know what your life story is so I'd not sure what would work for you. That said, Silverton is about as deep in the...
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    Percentages...do you understand them? We are...

    Percentages...do you understand them? We are about a month behind on run off at high elevation snow study plots. Here is an example: ...
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    The best season is the one where you had the most...

    The best season is the one where you had the most fun...but yeah...it has been the coolest snowiest spring in I can't remember how long. There are lines around here that I have never seen filled in....
  19. Thread: Trucks.

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    This is the kinda a crap that makes me so happy...

    This is the kinda a crap that makes me so happy that I moved out of yuppyville. What happened to 16 year olds buying a $3K shit box with the lawn cutting money? College, food, a roof over your...
  20. Thread: Trucks.

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    Don't underestimate the F150 flat brim scene. It...

    Don't underestimate the F150 flat brim scene. It can a bit more bedazzled jean, motofist, Eric Church but is a force to be reckoned with non the less.

    Honestly, all the new half tons appear to be...
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    Muted, think relationship...not transaction. ...

    Muted, think relationship...not transaction. That is why you need a GC and you need to let him/her do his job. I've know my go to engineer/architect for 20+ yrs., I can get him to do small jobs...
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    What is your budget $50K? $100K? Figure 10% of...

    What is your budget $50K? $100K? Figure 10% of that to the GC and 10% for architecture, engineering, permits, other pre-construction expenses etc. Tell your buddy that you are willing to start...
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    Most of what you just said supports my hypothesis...

    Most of what you just said supports my hypothesis but nothing sums it up better than
    . Nobody works for free these days. Open your checkbook and things will start happening. The fact that you...
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    Do you have a signed contract? How much is in...

    Do you have a signed contract? How much is in there for pre-construction? Is an architect involved? What is the project? This is why I run away from bid rate and cost plus contracts for custom...
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    The Gore. Meadow Creek Trail Head

    The Gore. Meadow Creek Trail Head
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    Monarch Lake>Cascade Creek Trail>Crater Lake...

    Monarch Lake>Cascade Creek Trail>Crater Lake Trail

    It is an amazing place but it don't come easy
  27. Awesome pics is some classic places! This should...

    Awesome pics is some classic places! This should be reference for the "do I need a guide in Cham?" question. Could you self guide from Brevant to Buet if the weather closed in? Could you find, rap...
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    So we got $20K on the low end and $130 on the...

    So we got $20K on the low end and $130 on the high end. "I don't know exactly how much it will cost but it will probably be between these two numbers". I wish my job was that easy. There are huge...
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    Where you getting those budget numbers for the...

    Where you getting those budget numbers for the garage projects? They seem 2x to 3x low.
  30. Thread: The Cure

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    The Cure are awesome. There, I said it. While...

    The Cure are awesome. There, I said it. While the modern day incarnation of the emos, goths and whatever other stereotypes were influenced by The Cure can generally fuck off and die, The Cure are...
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    That is false. The cat op existed to buy the...

    That is false. The cat op existed to buy the Brazilians time before they had to clean up their mess.
  32. Kinda my point. Most of us got a more than a...

    Kinda my point. Most of us got a more than a little bit of regular life that gets in the way of being a super hero. I always find it inspiring and motivational of see those of us with everyone...
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    Weibo, do you live in Jasper? I was there for...

    Weibo, do you live in Jasper? I was there for just a brief time but that seemed like a real time with real people. What do you do to may the bills? How is Marmot Basin?

    Keep the Rockies stoke...
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    A lot of truth there. I'm assuming that my taxes...

    A lot of truth there. I'm assuming that my taxes will go up substantially. I'm OK with the concept but have a problem with what takes get spent on. For example, our rec district is buying the...
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    You could pay the Powder Guides for a shuttle...

    You could pay the Powder Guides for a shuttle ride? I don't remember that. We were pretty much on their shit list however as we were the kids poaching the cat roads on our snowmobiles. Were those...
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    In other news...skiing is just excellent right...

    In other news...skiing is just excellent right now. The Jane is open for another week.

    "I miss girls skiing in bikinis. Now guys wear short shorts and girls wear furby costumes"

    "Growing up...
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    Well, yeah. Profitable businesses are more about...

    Well, yeah. Profitable businesses are more about execution than an idea. So you'd either need what? 300" of average snowfall, private or FS/BLM lease, day tripable from the city, mechanized access....
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    So many questions, I don't really understand the...

    So many questions, I don't really understand the business model and it sounds like that is TBD



    Agreed, however my opinion is that education and critical decision making can mitigate so much...
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    Dude, this is the backcountry. It is serious...

    Dude, this is the backcountry. It is serious business. There is no place for scrubs with chain wallets and monster drinks bootpacking, smiling and having fun.
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    It is as if Adrenelated is my little brother and...

    It is as if Adrenelated is my little brother and stole my record collection. Nothing wrong with NOFX but then never really did it for me. But music is for listen to not talking about.

    I grew up...
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    No doubt! My parents live right by Vero Beach...

    No doubt!

    My parents live right by Vero Beach City Marina. When I visit I try to keep it in the bubble defined loosely as no further north than Captain Hirams or Longboard House, no further...
  42. I love that you skied a giant line in the Tetons...

    I love that you skied a giant line in the Tetons that I've never heard of. Regular dudes putting in the work and killing it! Thanks for the TR.
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    Because the demand isn't there? You can go...

    Because the demand isn't there? You can go backcountry skiing for free. You can skin up the ski area for free. You can ride an almost unlimited amount of lifts for about $600 a year.

    So these...
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    You from Brevard? I love it beach side south of...

    You from Brevard? I love it beach side south of Patrick but fuck me the mainland is a mess. My parents live in Vero.
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    Help me internet, do we just assume that every...

    Help me internet, do we just assume that every trail in outed by Strava and whatever the other websites are with that kinda thing? It is came on to Instabrag even in the trail are "non-system" and...
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    Sample size of me, many of my friends that tour a...

    Sample size of me, many of my friends that tour a lot and a few guides I know. IONs just work and are very dependable. Just an opinion. I'm sure they are not the lightest nor have the most...
  47. Framing only. Nobody want to pay me the do the...

    Framing only. Nobody want to pay me the do the foundation, they should. It would be correct. Grinding on the top of foundation, that is extra. That 1" gap under the sill? Maybe you should have...
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    It is a shitty job but it can be done. Tile is...

    It is a shitty job but it can be done. Tile is fairly permanent but styles and preference change. The "tear out all this slate" trend is well underway. Usually, removing the tile is the easy part....
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    In wall splices are a blessing and a curse. By...

    In wall splices are a blessing and a curse. By the best one you can (I like Wago) and tape the shit out of it. They do fail. For bottom fed wires that need extending and moving, sometime removing...
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    Thanks asshole! I was having a really good start...

    Thanks asshole! I was having a really good start to the season I'm calling "not winter" until you went and used the "festival" word. The thoughts of artistically created lattes and $50 truckers hats...
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