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    Thanks for this info; I've been wondering where...

    Thanks for this info; I've been wondering where the smoke in South Lake was coming from; the word I heard was "controlled burn"; today seemed like more smoke than usual from a controlled burn. Sounds...
  2. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    I was up there over the weekend - no snow at the...

    I was up there over the weekend - no snow at the beginning of Leavitt Rd , not sure how far you could drive before running into snow drifts, but I'd be surprised if one could drive to the lake. Took...
  3. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    suncups285149 +debris285150 =$$$285151

    suncups285149
    +debris285150
    =$$$285151
  4. In general there's little or no snow below 7800'...

    In general there's little or no snow below 7800' in South Tahoe. As a fellow jong who prefers to skin from the car, I've been skiing Carson Pass; Luther might go, not sure about Echo.
  5. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    I ski camped at Leavitt Lake once a few years...

    I ski camped at Leavitt Lake once a few years ago; parked in the rough parking lot at the turnoff, and the car was still there upon return.
  6. Snow was fluffy at the hump this morning, but got...

    Snow was fluffy at the hump this morning, but got a little heavier with each run. 283817
  7. x2 for buffing action 282761

    x2 for buffing action 282761
  8. Solid refreezes the last two nights. Yesterday...

    Solid refreezes the last two nights. Yesterday was able to ski to the car in Hope Valley from RLP. Solar aspects $$ before noon, didn't try any north-facing yet. 281153
  9. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    Called an audible after turning onto 89 and...

    Called an audible after turning onto 89 and seeing that Monitor was open. This east facing line was supportive when I skied it at 11 but borderline in places. Love the views west from up there....
  10. I got a late start and ended up skiing some nice...

    I got a late start and ended up skiing some nice south facing corn at 8000' around 1 pm. I'd probably try to be skiing by 11:00 or so tomorrow. North aspects and anything in shade were still quite...
  11. I may have a photo of the roof:277904

    I may have a photo of the roof:277904
  12. I've encountered274178 dust on crust conditions...

    I've encountered274178 dust on crust conditions since the last small storm, with protected trees holding deeper goods, which skied well even today. Given the overall firm conditions, it may not take...
  13. Firm. 262706

    Firm.
    262706
  14. Found a Squaw Valley ticket/season pass on the...

    Found a Squaw Valley ticket/season pass on the road to Crater Lake today. If you lost one there, PM me your name and we can try to get it back to you.
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    I usually start from the campground; cross the...

    I usually start from the campground; cross the bridge and head up the side stream canyon; from there you'll probably have tracks to follow, and usually most anyway up is ok anyway, although you won't...
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    Anyone else see the kite skiers on Red Lake Peak...

    Anyone else see the kite skiers on Red Lake Peak this afternoon? I did not know you could fly like 100' off the ground doing that, up to 2 minutes hang time. Unfortunately didn't have camera.
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    Yeah I just got turned at around at ski run and...

    Yeah I just got turned at around at ski run and pioneer.
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    Didn't encounter much wind effect today in the...

    Didn't encounter much wind effect today in the Carson Pass area, moderate E wind at the ridgeline, sounded like control work going on at Kirkwood. 225954
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    CP did pretty well this last round, coverage and...

    CP did pretty well this last round, coverage and conditions finally converging225455

    low angle trees $$$$
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    These shots are from yesterday, Red Lake Peak and...

    These shots are from yesterday, Red Lake Peak and Round Top.224615224616
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    Low tide . . . but still floating.224564

    Low tide . . . but still floating.224564
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    Yeah I read some of this stuff, tried it out on a...

    Yeah I read some of this stuff, tried it out on a short (solo) backpacking trip in the Desolation Wilderness, took water from the edge of Heather Lake, thinking how cool is this I don't have to...
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    Accumulation starting around 11pm at lake level...

    Accumulation starting around 11pm at lake level in South Lake. :)
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    Thanks for the replies; upon closer inspection, I...

    Thanks for the replies; upon closer inspection, I was able to scrape away the orange, so indeed it appears to be rust. Likely there was some other explanation for the pre-release. I plan to take them...
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    Dynafit cup wear

    Seventh season on my beloved Scarpa Skookums; after prereleasing while (unwisely) skiing moguls, I looked at the toe cups on the boots and noticed all this orange color peaking through, as...
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    Toured out to RoundTop today, didn't attempt to...

    Toured out to RoundTop today, didn't attempt to ski any features; the "snow" is firm.220015220016 220013
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    Good luck, Vets!

    Good luck, Vets!
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    Judging Salt Lake City, Reno and Bozeman on the...

    Judging Salt Lake City, Reno and Bozeman on the quality of their architecture is like judging Florence and Paris on the quality of their Big Macs.

    Bozeman has significance for me, an east coaster,...
  29. Yeah sorry! All these shots I posted here I was...

    Yeah sorry! All these shots I posted here I was able to download from the thread - I didn't take any of them and apologize to all the photographers whose identities have been lost by my downloading.
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    Cool to see upstate NY here, I grew up in...

    Cool to see upstate NY here, I grew up in Syracuse, family skied at Labrador, fond memories from there; I've also skied Snow Ridge (less vert than even Labrador but got massive dumps) and wiped out...
  31. it was a very good year . . ....

    it was a very good year . . . 214754214755214756214757214759214760214761214762214763214764
  32. When they added KW, the price didn't go up hardly...

    When they added KW, the price didn't go up hardly at all; you're getting KW (and NS) pretty much for free.

    Heavenly is an intermediate paradise that becomes more attractive to experts the deeper...
  33. Thread: CHEM TRAILS

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    Guardian journalist waylays Placerville farmers...

    Guardian journalist waylays Placerville farmers to generate story confirming the "three Fs" (Facebook/Fake News/Farmers) theory about the election . . .
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    For me, the first sign of Lyme Disease was my...

    For me, the first sign of Lyme Disease was my knee swelling up the point where it wouldn't bend. I was not aware of any tick bite, although I was living on Long Island and spending time outdoors....
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    Thanks, that's some sweet reminiscence, seeing...

    Thanks, that's some sweet reminiscence, seeing Muddy Waters or John Lee Hooker in a coffee shop, passing on the Mitchells. Hearing fine music in intimate venues like that is what I miss most about...
  36. I've seen animal skin garments up on the Ridge,...

    I've seen animal skin garments up on the Ridge, presumably roadkill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7PDW9JoYQc
  37. Voice for the plants here; you and your animal...

    Voice for the plants here; you and your animal friends, sucking oxygen and farting CO2, are what's killing our planet.
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    Thanks for the post and the story OG, that sounds...

    Thanks for the post and the story OG, that sounds incredible, amazing that you saw him in 1969 and at a club in Detroit, wouldn't mind hearing more background about that, Detroit isn't on most...
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    That's some weird deja vu for me, born in...

    That's some weird deja vu for me, born in Westvale, weaned on the teat of the Westcott Reservoir, supercharged with feathered hair and bell bottoms we'd load up on cases of OV splits and caravan to...
  40. Oh Yeah.202144

    Oh Yeah.202144
  41. There was a nice late afternoon blizzard here in...

    There was a nice late afternoon blizzard here in Tahoe Valley; touring out by Emerald Bay, turned around about 7500' in whiteout conditions. Classic Tahoe gradient pow, light on top, this storm...
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    Immune system overactivity is a cause of many...

    Immune system overactivity is a cause of many syndromes and diseases, and medicines frequently operate by suppressing your immune system. In general, activating your immune system is probably not...
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    I feared that our family's dilapidated but...

    I feared that our family's dilapidated but beloved 1890s summer home would be a tear-down to anyone able to afford the waterfront property. However we got a claim from Hurricane Sandy, with help of a...
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    When I saw this thread title, I was like o my...

    When I saw this thread title, I was like o my god, someone else is going through this. I can't guarantee you my experiences will be relevant to your situation, but maybe sharing experiences can help....
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    While an accounting may sound simple enough, mine...

    While an accounting may sound simple enough, mine took 2 1/2 years to bring to trial.

    If you have a lawyer you really really trust, then go for it. If you have to go shopping for a lawyer,...
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    I would not recommend straight cut skins. Nor do...

    I would not recommend straight cut skins. Nor do I think it makes sense (in the west) to save weight by reducing the width of your ride.

    Prioritize fun, move at a pace you can maintain all day,...
  47. http://yubariver.org

    http://yubariver.org
  48. nope, foredeck of the Tahoe Queen.

    nope, foredeck of the Tahoe Queen.
  49. Upper Truckee this morning199569

    Upper Truckee this morning199569
  50. 1:15 from 89 to summit? that sounds superhuman. ...

    1:15 from 89 to summit? that sounds superhuman.

    How about the slowest time. Took me 5 hours on XCD skis with 3-pins skinning up sun bowl.
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