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    Sorry to hear this. Honestly being in Japan...

    Sorry to hear this.

    Honestly being in Japan with a knowledge of the ski scene down on Honshu, you're pretty well placed to get in on the ski tourism industry in Japan. It's getting pretty hot...
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    I'll likely be back for the winter this year. Did...

    I'll likely be back for the winter this year. Did 3 months in a camper van last year all across hokkaido and honshu. Always looking to stack up touring partners.

    Shameless plug, but those looking...
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    Flown JAL and ANA. ANA domestic did not charge me...

    Flown JAL and ANA. ANA domestic did not charge me anything for bags, and I had 3 bags. 2 were 50lbs, one was 65lbs. That was Haneda to Sapporo.

    I flew JAL from the US to Narita and from Haneda...
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    went to adams yesterday and did a descent off the...

    went to adams yesterday and did a descent off the summit then to the SW chutes. wasn't forecast to get below freezing even at the top, but it refroze and the chutes were still not super fun at...
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    Anyone interested in a Shasta climb? Headed down...

    Anyone interested in a Shasta climb? Headed down from Bend with a buddy and will be camping Saturday, summit Sunday. So far the forecast looks nice. Almost no wind forecast. We'll see if that holds...
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    Going to climb shasta with my buddy this weekend....

    Going to climb shasta with my buddy this weekend. probably going to set up camp on Saturday and summit on Sunday.

    Wanted to do hotlum-wintun snowfield route, but seems the trailhead is too far out...
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    What was your ascent/descent time like? You go up...

    What was your ascent/descent time like? You go up the west face? Anything too technical that would warrant anything beyond cramps and an axe?

    Not sure if I'll get to it this eason, but Jefferson...
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    I'd be in for a June date for anyone looking to...

    I'd be in for a June date for anyone looking to go, possibly a +1 with my buddy. Looking to do Shasta at the end of May. Done mcloughlin and theilsen so far this spring so it would be nice to knock...
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    Damn just saw this! If you're talking to a...

    Damn just saw this! If you're talking to a stranger from the internet over the phone one night and he asks if he can crash in your van for a few days in Japan, do it!

    I was in that van for 3...
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    Looking to get some lines on Thielsen or...

    Looking to get some lines on Thielsen or McLoughlin on Sunday. Have a partner, but looking for a 3rd or 4th.

    Anyone interested?
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    That's actually on my list. Cheers!

    That's actually on my list. Cheers!
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    If anyone is around central Hokkaido from now...

    If anyone is around central Hokkaido from now until the end of March, PM me. Desperately need touring partner(s). Looking to get alpine in Tokachidake area, Asahidake, etc. Was too deep and stormy...
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    yeah I hear you on that. I go back and forth with...

    yeah I hear you on that. I go back and forth with this because I'm big on not blowing up a spot back home and have definitely found places here that I wouldn't want to blow up, and certainly not any...
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    Japan van touring interest

    Trying to gauge interest in a company that would help plan, book, and support Japan tours by van/RV. Would love feedback on the idea and input from this community as I start developing the idea.
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    I'd love that. Sent you a PM

    I'd love that. Sent you a PM
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    I should be here for about another 3 weeks or so....

    I should be here for about another 3 weeks or so. Then a friend is coming to visit so I'll be in Tokyo for a few days the in Aomori for a bit, then back down to Hakuba area or perhaps up to Hokkaido...
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    Honshu/Hakuba Backcountry - Anyone around?

    Anyone around Honshu/Hakuba right now? Currently in Yazawa. Looking to explore and need backcountry partners. Probably driving to Hakuba next.
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    I'm about to be living out of a camper van this...

    I'm about to be living out of a camper van this winter and it's my first time doing so.

    Do you guys have any tips/essential gear that you didn't originally think of that I should look into to make...
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    I'll be out somewhere in Hokkaido or Honshu in my...

    I'll be out somewhere in Hokkaido or Honshu in my van. There's a FWQ event I might enter, but it's only 1* so I might bail on it.

    Always looking for people to meet up and ride/tour. I'll be...
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    No definitely not. Read beforehand about it being...

    No definitely not. Read beforehand about it being legal in NF lands but the page I landed on didn't talk about wilderness areas, so I fucked it on that one. Found verbage about wilderness areas the...
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    Dont wait too long after your speedo fails to...

    Dont wait too long after your speedo fails to change the bearing! Picture 1 you'll see the speedo side of the driveshaft where the driveshaft pulled through the frame it looks like. When the drive...
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    sure do. absolutely and likewise. always...

    sure do.



    absolutely and likewise. always enjoy having more people to tour with
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    Oh I hear ya man the terrain a sled has opened up...

    Oh I hear ya man the terrain a sled has opened up for me is great. I just have a love hate relationship because 1. I suck at riding them and 2. they're a money pit haha. The new ones look so nice but...
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    A sled is pretty much "necessary". I say that in...

    A sled is pretty much "necessary". I say that in quotes because there are a few badasses that make the whole journey on foot, but it's looooong. A sled cuts out about 6 or 7 miles of access via road....
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    the neighbor to the Three Sisters, obviously not...

    the neighbor to the Three Sisters, obviously not bachy, that other guy.

    PM me if you want more specifics on the line. Hope you understand my cryptic-ness. I try and be low key in public forums so...
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    Oregon volcano action on Sunday. ...

    Oregon volcano action on Sunday.

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    Fortunately I did the next day. Only took about...

    Fortunately I did the next day. Only took about 10 minutes to get someone and he didn't even want the beer
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    Woke up Sunday morning with 2 sleds on the...

    Woke up Sunday morning with 2 sleds on the trailer and left with zero. The snow and the line were epic though.258529258530258531258532258533


    https://vimeo.com/304308047
  29. keep me posted...spending my season in Japan and...

    keep me posted...spending my season in Japan and was very curious about potentially stringing a trip up there in omw back.
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    that GFS... 256036 might have to "work...

    that GFS...
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    might have to "work remotely" on Monday and take the sleds out to tour Tam Rim
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    Can anyone report on avy and snow conditions at...

    Can anyone report on avy and snow conditions at Kootenay Pass? Worth it? Looks like only 46cm at the pass, but I was hoping it might be a bit better up high. Looks like a chance of some weather late...
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    Haven't used Wicked Campers in Japan, but I used...

    Haven't used Wicked Campers in Japan, but I used them in Australia and they're dodgy to say the least. They're cheap, but I didn't quite trust the mechanical upkeep of the van we rented. In the warm...
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    if you end up coming out, send me a pm if you...

    if you end up coming out, send me a pm if you want to tour. I'll be all around touring Hokkaido backcountry and resorts for 3 months and always looking for touring partners.
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    I'll be arriving in Sapporo on 12/29 to start my...

    I'll be arriving in Sapporo on 12/29 to start my 3 month trip. Hit me up via PM and we can exchange details. I've got a camper van rented so wherever the snow's good, we can tour. Have a crew of 10...
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    Oh wow didn't know about the hourly system....

    Oh wow didn't know about the hourly system. Sounds like absolutely the way to go. Really appreciate the info. Seems like a great way to hit the pow at the resorts early until it's gone then head out...
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    Anyone have any insight on single day passes vs...

    Anyone have any insight on single day passes vs season pass?

    I'm going to be living in a camper van for 3 months. Doing some videography/guiding contracts late Feb - March and doing a trip to...
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    I can tell ya as a touring guy who did the...

    I can tell ya as a touring guy who did the bootbacking/snowshoeing thing for a while, it will definitely make your life a whole lot easier, especially in deep snow. But if you're only make 15 minute...
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    this thread has been awesome. will be headed to...

    this thread has been awesome. will be headed to Japan roughly around Jan. 1 for 3 months to snowboard/splitboard. unfortunately tail guide gigs aren't working out since I cannot easily get a work...
  39. Self-Guided Argentina Backcountry Hut trip Late July-August

    Looking for some interested partners who would come down to Bariloche, Argentina and do maybe 2-3 weeks or so traversing the backcountry huts down there and further south towards Baguales, El...
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    Pm'd you
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    WTB: M/L Touring Shell or Anorak

    Looking for a large or medium shell. 6' 1" 165lbs so I tend to fit in both depending on how the shells are cut.

    Prefer Gore-tex or similar

    bonus points if it's a Burton AK Anorak
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    price drop bump

    price drop bump
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    saturday bump

    saturday bump
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    snow on the cone was good and light but it's...

    snow on the cone was good and light but it's borderline too thin to ride without hitting rocks. bring your rock boards or stay down by red chair. the laps off red chair were so light and blower even...
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    It is brand new but no worries I feel ya

    It is brand new but no worries I feel ya
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    I've got a K2 split bean, brand new. 144cm. she'd...

    I've got a K2 split bean, brand new. 144cm. she'd be floaty as fuck on this thing
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    bump

    bump
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    FS: K2 Split Bean 144cm splitboard

    Brand new never even mounted. only a coat of storage wax on it. $650+shipping from Oregon.
  49. Thread: The New Roolz

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    Sticky: quoting practice

    just practicing my quotes home boy
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    fuk da rules
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