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  1. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    Any news on the pass?

    Any news on the pass?
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    Seconded. Secor's book is the standard. Plus, I...

    Seconded. Secor's book is the standard. Plus, I like that he doesn't do too much hand-holding.
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    KW buddy pass was around $70, mid-season on a...

    KW buddy pass was around $70, mid-season on a weekend. I don't know if there are different levels of buddy passes.
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    Nice work AK, great shots.

    Nice work AK, great shots.
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    Lone Pine is thin. More climbing than skiing, I'd...

    Lone Pine is thin. More climbing than skiing, I'd bet.
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    Wow, that is much better than I would have...

    Wow, that is much better than I would have guessed. Nice work 406. Looks dry up top. Were all the aspects still holding snow?
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    Correct, we came up short due to light and...

    Correct, we came up short due to light and incoming weather. Pulled the plug a bit above 13,000'.

    Virtually no bushwhacking on the main fork Bairs Creek drainage (not the North Fork that gives...
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    Some observations from further south. We made an...

    Some observations from further south. We made an attempt on Mt. Williamson last weekend. We hit snow around 8200' on the north facing side of the drainage, and could stay on the snow until the...
  9. He'll be so confused and alone. I'm sure...

    He'll be so confused and alone.

    I'm sure someone, probably Patrol, will sweep him up. You'll get your little buddy back.
  10. Mixing vermouths? Is that standard practice? I...

    Mixing vermouths? Is that standard practice? I love Manhattans, but I've never made it that way.
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    I know. Always happens.

    I know. Always happens.
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    Just read the ESA observations. Has anyone been...

    Just read the ESA observations. Has anyone been out there on northern aspects? Is it too firm to bootpack? Windboard? I'm heading out this weekend and trying to decide on my crampon situation.
  13. Thanks guys. Sorry to hear you're leaving Deep...

    Thanks guys. Sorry to hear you're leaving Deep Days. But like others have said, Tuscon ain't all that bad.
  14. Looks like I'm heading up to Mammoth to ski at...

    Looks like I'm heading up to Mammoth to ski at the resort on Saturday. Does anyone have a spare buddy pass they'd be willing to part with? Sunday is going to be an Eastside exploration.
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    Nice photos. Nice trip. Nice work.

    Nice photos. Nice trip. Nice work.
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    For San Diego mags, Culture Brewing's 3X IPA is...

    For San Diego mags, Culture Brewing's 3X IPA is really really good. Way above expectations. Most small breweries mess up triples, but they nailed it.
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    Despite the disneyfication, Prague is a must. ...

    Despite the disneyfication, Prague is a must.

    Slovakia is also great. It has all of the old-world charm, but hasn't been discovered by the tourists yet. That also makes it a bit tougher to get...
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    Mike, what's with the name change? Finally decide...

    Mike, what's with the name change? Finally decide to get real and lock the heel?
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    Anything to report?

    Anything to report?
  20. This is the key, especially after they bought the...

    This is the key, especially after they bought the southern California mountains. This is also why Jackson Hole can charge $1760 for a pass.
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    The Contact page has an address in Jackson, which...

    The Contact page has an address in Jackson, which is pretty close.
  22. Soylent? I think there was another thread around...

    Soylent? I think there was another thread around here somewhere.
  23. Damn. That is terrible news.

    Damn. That is terrible news.
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    I haven't talked to anyone who likes their...

    I haven't talked to anyone who likes their commentary. It's cringe-worthy.
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    The first runs before the additional AC aren't...

    The first runs before the additional AC aren't available on the replay. Can someone provide more details? What happened?

    EDIT: Nevermind. It's on the replay, just not marked for the female skier's...
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    That makes me want to throw my hands in the air...

    That makes me want to throw my hands in the air and say "oh come on."
  27. At what point is it personal responsibility? What...

    At what point is it personal responsibility? What if someone got food poisoning. What if they died from it? Is that under personal responsibility? I don't know where the line is, but I know there is...
  28. On top of that, she initially tried to settle for...

    On top of that, she initially tried to settle for $20k to cover medical expenses, and McDonald's essentially told her to pound sand. They also had hundreds of other cases where people were getting...
  29. I believe the general consensus on this has...

    I believe the general consensus on this has changed quite a bit over the years, and nowadays people do not consider that case frivolous at all, except in popular culture.

    Some references:...
  30. This part is stunning (my empahsis): A third...

    This part is stunning (my empahsis):

    A third avalanche in Obergurgl in Tyrol caught and buried a 48-year-old man. He miraculously survived being buried 1-meter deep for 50 minutes and was...
  31. I have no idea how these lawsuits are worked out,...

    I have no idea how these lawsuits are worked out, but I hear some legal people talking on the radio about how the initial number ($75 Million) was so high because they were expecting to get 10 - 20%...
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    Me too. I went poking around trailheads last...

    Me too. I went poking around trailheads last week. It was looking pretty thin overall, but this refresher should really help out.
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    I agree, and it seems that it is naturally moving...

    I agree, and it seems that it is naturally moving back in that direction. I'd bet the current travel schedule is brutal on NA athletes. Plus, an Alaska super final sounds incredible.
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    I'm 2 episodes into the new season and already...

    I'm 2 episodes into the new season and already like it much more than last season. Frank doesn't really seem weak like he did before.
  35. Thread: Shiffrin

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    No sign of slowing down. How many slaloms are...

    No sign of slowing down. How many slaloms are left this season?
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    2016 Season Over/Under from Bovada is out....

    2016 Season Over/Under from Bovada is out. http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25501321/mlb-overunders-for-2016-five-over-picks-and-five-under-picks.

    Top 5 for me, in no particular...
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    Let's hope so.

    Let's hope so.
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    That's nice to hear.

    That's nice to hear.
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    That is amazing. Was it great conditions or a...

    That is amazing. Was it great conditions or a fluke?
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    yeah yeah yeah. :rolleyes:

    yeah yeah yeah. :rolleyes:
  41. Which embassy?

    Which embassy?
  42. I used to run into these big questions all the...

    I used to run into these big questions all the time, torn between careers, hobbies, freedom, exploration, love, etc. I would always be stressed about making the right decision and worried that I...
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    Several places to do it, all above Donner Lake /...

    Several places to do it, all above Donner Lake / Schallenberger Ridge.
    (Maybe you're joking. Whatever.)
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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks guys.
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    I'm going to be at Kirkwood on Saturday, probably...

    I'm going to be at Kirkwood on Saturday, probably mid-morning. I'm putting my GF in a lesson, and skiing solo. Any mags willing to use their pass to hook me up with a discount ticket. Bonus if you...
  46. No doubt. It can not be substituted. Although I...

    No doubt. It can not be substituted. Although I appreciate the drive to support local distillers.

    I am also hooked on the Negroni's cousin, the Boulevardier.
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    Damn, that sucks. I had my skis stolen a...

    Damn, that sucks.

    I had my skis stolen a couple years ago and recovered them by setting up an alert using IFTTT on Craigslist. It takes some tinkering, but you can set up a fake ad to test it...
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    Great Alaskan Holidays was on the more expensive...

    Great Alaskan Holidays was on the more expensive end, but it was still reasonable. I don't remember the exact numbers, but it was probably 20% more than the cheap ones.

    We've also used...
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    I've done the super cheap-o rentals and the more...

    I've done the super cheap-o rentals and the more expensive ones. The pricier ones are well worth it. The cheap ones are a mess, lots of stuff broken, and they always try to charge you for stuff that...
  50. Cheese and salami rolled into a tortilla. This...

    Cheese and salami rolled into a tortilla. This has been my go-to for years, and it is easy to choke down even when you aren't hungry. Also, as others have said, peanut butter. Lots of peanut butter.
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