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    Awesome! Thanks -- email sent.

    Awesome!

    Thanks -- email sent.
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    Arva Evo 3+ battery drainage

    I have an Arva Evo 3+ that is about five years old. I can't tell if there is some sort of malfunction regarding how it uses batteries.

    To wit: Put fresh regular Energizer batteries in and turn on...
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    **correction, Glendive

    **correction, Glendive
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    It's a used one they got off craigslist from a...

    It's a used one they got off craigslist from a Circle K in Billings.
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    This response is stipulated in Rasputin's...

    This response is stipulated in Rasputin's Snowbowl contract guaranteeing free hot chocolates from the bar.
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    Trump love = Snowbowl love The more fucked up...

    Trump love = Snowbowl love

    The more fucked up it is, the more people love it.
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    You sorry saps of course it's the fault of a...

    You sorry saps of course it's the fault of a SKIER, the lift has been there for 50 years, sure, seen hundreds of thousands of people get off of it, but it was not until this one skier happened to get...
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    https://missoulian.com/news/local/skiers-evacuated...

    https://missoulian.com/news/local/skiers-evacuated-from-snowbowl-lift-after-chair-separates/article_57e06334-5018-5a97-b8ae-7218f8cd8737.html#utm_source=missoulian.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templ...
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    I skinned it a few years ago after a weekend at...

    I skinned it a few years ago after a weekend at Anthony Lakes. Cool throwback spot in the middle of nowhere at a low elevation that gets a surprising amount of snow. Not exciting by any means, but I...
  10. Sandpoint is cute, but there is limited...

    Sandpoint is cute, but there is limited backcountry skiing in general in northern Idaho, much less summer skiing.

    The Cabinets have a small glacier that is difficult to access. If you live in...
  11. From today's paper, if that offers any...

    From today's paper, if that offers any clarification.

    https://durangoherald.com/articles/302677-blm-proposes-closing-some-areas-to-mountain-bikes-to-protect-wildlife

    I don't fully understand...
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    You need a sticker for Austria -- you can buy...

    You need a sticker for Austria -- you can buy them in gas stations leading up to the borders and they sell them by the month. Most rental cars should have a little clip on the windshield where...
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    Is Backcountry.com going to sue me?

    I have a handful of self-published books, all with "backcountry" in the title. Think, Backountry Ski Guide to X, and X Pass Backcountry Ski Guide. They are for sale on Amazon.

    Not being facetious...
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    OMG. Just read the story. What a bag of dicks.

    OMG. Just read the story. What a bag of dicks.
  15. Topeak Joe Blow vs. A Regular $59 Air Compressor

    Goal: Save money and trips to LBS when setting up tubeless tires.

    Options: A floor pump that will inflate tubeless tires, which seem to go for around $150, or a plug-in air compressor, which is...
  16. Thread: TR: RTW

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    From the northern tip of Sardinia we took a short...

    From the northern tip of Sardinia we took a short morning boat ride to Corsica, which was staggeringly beautiful but also breathtakingly expensive.
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  17. Thread: TR: RTW

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    Montenegro was great; I wish we had more time to...

    Montenegro was great; I wish we had more time to see it, but at this point, every choice we made was a decisoin to see one spot in favor of another. You would not think that when traveling for almost...
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    From Cyprus, Central Asia still beckoned, but...

    From Cyprus, Central Asia still beckoned, but Europe's call was stronger. We took a short flight to Athens.

    Waiting for a subway in Athens -- minutes later on the subway someone tried...
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    There are people who go to India and can't get...

    There are people who go to India and can't get enough -- I envy them in a way. For me, the filth, the pollution, the poverty, the noise -- it's too much. Indians love people, and crowds, and...
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    After a few days in Bangkok we boarded a Druk Air...

    After a few days in Bangkok we boarded a Druk Air flight headed to Paro. But after just 30 minutes of flying north, the plane banked to the northwest and started to descend; snow in Paro meant we...
  21. Thread: TR: RTW

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    From Adelaide we flew to Christchurch. ...

    From Adelaide we flew to Christchurch.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48678177433_5837d92259_z.jpg20181217_144942 by redpinecanyon, on Flickr

    After a quick stop for laundry
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    From Kyoto we took an overnight flight to Cairns....

    From Kyoto we took an overnight flight to Cairns. Originally we had in the back of our minds that we would bike the southeast coast of Australia, but the logistics were dizzying. Instead, we went to...
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    He made friends wherever he went. ...

    He made friends wherever he went.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48678171313_0e0b1f5b60_z.jpg20180925_193618 by redpinecanyon, on Flickr

    We bussed the entire north coast of Borneo.
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    TR: RTW

    In August, 2018 we bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48678508961_49b94388c3_z.jpg20180828_120515 by redpinecanyon, on Flickr

    The Cloud Cultette...
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    Is there a ski area on Mocho-Choshuenco with...

    Is there a ski area on Mocho-Choshuenco with lifts, or is it a sort of private cat operation?
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    I've done train/bus only trips and car only...

    I've done train/bus only trips and car only trips. Busses and trains are not necessarily cheaper than cars, and with a car you can stay somewhat out of town in a cheaper inn. If you are just taking...
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    My son was born in Missoula and is now 7. ...

    My son was born in Missoula and is now 7. Overall it has been a good place to raise a kid.

    We live right in town, which is nice and walkable. There are tons of free activities for kids year...
  28. We were in IF last winter and skied Targee on...

    We were in IF last winter and skied Targee on Saturday, and then were going to go to Kelley on Sunday, and in the morning randomly called the snow report to see how much they had gotten overnight,...
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    Thanks everyone. Lots to chew on here. To...

    Thanks everyone. Lots to chew on here.

    To answer a question, the reason I was asking about Silverton specifically was because I was trying to think outside the box. Durango at the moment is too...
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    Buying in Silverton -- good idea or dumb?

    We are looking for a home in the Durango area but are priced out at the moment, and the rentals are depressing AF. There's a bunch of homes in Silverton that would do for us short-term -- like a...
  31. Thanks buddy, now it's on the list!

    Thanks buddy, now it's on the list!
  32. TR: Troodos Mountain, Cyprus (March 8, 2019)

    We are currently six months into a 9 month (or 12 month, we haven't decided yet) around the world trip. More about that later.

    I know about Troodos ski area on the island of Cyprus because I have...
  33. Where is the blizzard? Most of that drive is...

    Where is the blizzard? Most of that drive is across desert. Your choke points are traffic in SLC, snow on Soldier Pass, and the stretch from Glenwood to Aspen. The rest is gravy.
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    I need a guide for Mauritania

    Yes, I know this is a bizarre shot in the dark, but I seem to have exhausted my other options, and people on this board seem to get around, so ...

    I need a guide for a 5-7 day trip to Mauritania....
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    Interesting. I think the main takeaway is that I...

    Interesting. I think the main takeaway is that I was there about 3 weeks too late. Hard to translate into different snow years and spring melt rates, but earlier in the spring there would be much...
  36. I was Elkhorn last spring and it has been cleaned...

    I was Elkhorn last spring and it has been cleaned up a little, but not a lot. The cabins are better than they used to be, but that's not saying much.

    Maverick is a stuck-in-amber sort of area--one...
  37. Feel compelled to say that Google Maps does not...

    Feel compelled to say that Google Maps does not permit offline downloads for Japan. You need something like Smart Maps Offline.
  38. Both are better. Bozeman has higher trailheads...

    Both are better. Bozeman has higher trailheads and easier to access major peaks. Missoula has more options to choose from and better snow.
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    The year Marshall closed it had move visits than...

    The year Marshall closed it had move visits than Snowbowl.
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    This^^ Blows me away they went to the trouble...

    This^^

    Blows me away they went to the trouble of getting a new lift and it's a double. You want intermediates to come, that means families, and families don't ride doubles.
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    They were all Counter Assault.

    They were all Counter Assault.
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    I had a bunch of old cans that I test sprayed...

    I had a bunch of old cans that I test sprayed last year. Set up a camera remotely and walked off yardage. I sprayed a can that was 8 years old and the spray carried about 15 yards. I also had a can...
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    Turner, bitches.

    Turner, bitches.
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    There's some interesting riding in there for sure...

    There's some interesting riding in there for sure but I'd categorize it more along the lines of adventure biking than biking biking.
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    It's best with a good pair of hiking shoes.

    It's best with a good pair of hiking shoes.
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    Yes, they wanted a letter from mom saying we...

    Yes, they wanted a letter from mom saying we could go to Canada, which I did not have and had never even occurred I might be asked to bring. Talked my way out of it.
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    TR: Guys Trip to the Coast, with Bikes

    Following a successful graduation from kindergarten we took a long week, made a run for the border, pedaled the temperate rainforest, and hung at the beach.

    Left Missoula at 10 a.m. on Monday.
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    There is a small lake at Windy Gap, with decent...

    There is a small lake at Windy Gap, with decent sized ones further to the west. Did not test the waters, tho.

    Not sure about biking. There are plenty of old roads lower down but the trails I...
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    TR: Seven Devils Mountains (a short jaunt)

    This was by no means a significant trip but since there is precisely zero information about skiing in these mountains I thought I'd throw this up as beta.

    The Seven Devils are a compact range...
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    Always wanted to ski Washington Pass. Worth the...

    Always wanted to ski Washington Pass. Worth the drive this week? Have never skied there.
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