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  1. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    My first climbing shoes were PA's before EB's...

    My first climbing shoes were PA's before EB's were around. The step up to EB's was life changing. Sticky rubber is several notches above that.
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    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so.' D....

    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so.' D. Adams
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    Not likely anything on Mammoth proper, at least...

    Not likely anything on Mammoth proper, at least they allow you on, but should be plenty of hike to options if you are willing to get some altitude. There might be something left in Ellerly Bowl near...
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    It was a pretty horrid day today. Heavy clouds...

    It was a pretty horrid day today. Heavy clouds and drizzle all day with wind picked a bit before noon. Only 1 and 3 ran with the cloud base at the top of chair 1 so visibility was pretty poor.

    Not...
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    I dislike tandem kayaks, and much prefer a canoe...

    I dislike tandem kayaks, and much prefer a canoe if I am.paddling with somebody with some ability (like a ten year old and up). If I am solo.paddling with a kid, the kayaks are more fun. I dislike...
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    I don't know how it was on the hill today, but...

    I don't know how it was on the hill today, but climbed Crystal Crag on a cold, windy, day with no sun and rain rain showers, so I can't imagine it was great on the hill, other then firm groomers. I...
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    By noon yesterday things were getting pretty...

    By noon yesterday things were getting pretty thick and sticky. 23 still skied reasonably well, but it was pretty manky about 2/3 of the way to the base of 23, and the last run at 1 to main was...
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    Rolled into town today. Did a few laps rock...

    Rolled into town today. Did a few laps rock climbing warming wall and will be skiing tomorrow if anybody is around.

    Probably climbing Saturday, but closing down the mountain Sunday (if that is...
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    Poll: Apparently it is not. CAhad a 21 li.it on...

    Apparently it is not. CAhad a 21 li.it on something, don't remember exactly, but the SC just struck it down, so it is back to 18.
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    Poll: You obviously missed the point

    You obviously missed the point
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    Poll: Awe, so that is why conservatives are calling g...

    Awe, so that is why conservatives are calling g for four armed officers at every school in America.

    Of course that leaves the churches, synagogues and grocery stores to fend for themselves.
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    Poll: Maybe the solution is to give the GOP carte...

    Maybe the solution is to give the GOP carte blanche for a solution. Give them,say, five years, and if they haven't solved the shootings, they have to give the dems.five years of legislative carte...
  13. Thread: Wildlife

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    Turtle people are a bit odd...but most likely...

    Turtle people are a bit odd...but most likely that guy just wandered out of a pond near by???

    Friend of mine had a giant snapping turtle he kept in the bath tub. He had to shower my standing on...
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    That was in our house as well, but probably owned...

    That was in our house as well, but probably owned by my brother. Pretty much all the Beatles, Stones and Who were owned by one or more of the kids in the 'hood, but who know who owned what back...
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    It my not qualify, but the first album I ever got...

    It my not qualify, but the first album I ever got was for my 5th or 6ty birthday...Hard Days Night, by some brit band.

    No idea the first LP I purchased myself since I lived in a neighborhood of...
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    Yeah, new closing date June 5th. I will be in...

    Yeah, new closing date June 5th. I will be in town 6/1-6/6 for skiing and climbing.

    Anybody been up around Lake George? Hoping to do Crystal Crag if the approach is reasonable.
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    I second Obsidian Dome. It doesn't look like...

    I second Obsidian Dome. It doesn't look like much until you hike up into it, then it is a lunar landscape (aside from the odd tree). It is a really cool mix of tuff, pumice and obsidian that you can...
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    Then, yesterday T7 sounds like your perfect ADV...

    Then, yesterday T7 sounds like your perfect ADV bike. People I have talked love riding it, but it is closer to a dual sport then an ADV bike, but if that is what you are looking for it sounds...
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    BTW, my last bike was a KLR (it burned up in the...

    BTW, my last bike was a KLR (it burned up in the Thomas fire), so yeah, the AT and KLR are no where near similar.
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    I haven't ridden the T7, but my brother had. He...

    I haven't ridden the T7, but my brother had. He has been riding dirt bikes since we were kids in the 60s and is an accomplished rider. On a tour through Death Valley he and a friend swapped their AT...
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    Enjoy, I have been riding one for three years...

    Enjoy, I have been riding one for three years now, and the bike is way more capable then me.

    Got my brother on one and he is loving it. He is glad he didn't do the T-7. In fact a T-7 owner road...
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    It is currently puking snow, but windy as hell....

    It is currently puking snow, but windy as hell. Nothing running worth skiing except chair 8.

    Not exactly an April miracle, but should help get us into May. MMD is still.look marginal.at best, but...
  23. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Guess I should have added a wink to my post. Of...

    Guess I should have added a wink to my post. Of course pro skiers w"whore" themselves to the ski industry, it's called getting paid, and is the definition of professional.
  24. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Worth the climb just for this:cool:

    Worth the climb just for this:cool:
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    Awesome shots, and congrats on grom two who...

    Awesome shots, and congrats on grom two who should have dropped by now. Hope mom and grom are doing well.
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    Didn't it close today? it is a great family...

    Didn't it close today?

    it is a great family mountain. We skied there many years when the kids were young, and I still like to go occasionally. It can be an awesome mou train when conditions are...
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    Last I checked it is still 2022, and photos are...

    Last I checked it is still 2022, and photos are shared all over the innertubes instantly. If we all "wait for the official investigation " to be complete, George Floyd, Trayvon Marti and Brianna...
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    I hope this storm tomorrow produces something. I...

    I hope this storm tomorrow produces something. I have skied better conditions in June.

    Weird mix of slush and hard pack with no distinct pattern. Two runs next to each other had markedly...
  29. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    A ski pro whoring himself for corporate ...

    A ski pro whoring himself for corporate overlords...never gunna happen
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    Mammoth RV park is right on the edge of town...5...

    Mammoth RV park is right on the edge of town...5 minute walk at most. It has a pool and showers, so might be worth it. We used to stay there with the kids, buy it was way cheaper then. Tons of places...
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    I have had American Alpine Club insurance for...

    I have had American Alpine Club insurance for several years. Come with membership if I recall. Covers all non-motorised back country travel. Kind of weird in that you are supposed to call them first...
  32. Thread: Wind chimes.

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    One of Spritie's best posts. I miss her around...

    One of Spritie's best posts. I miss her around here.

    She's gone, but we are still stuck with advres, and he is still a "fuckin' Nancy ".
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    Check with P-tex, he has just such skis on sale....

    Check with P-tex, he has just such skis on sale. I just bought a set with binders, mounted and shipped at a very reasonable price, and excellent service.
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    So you are saying a Canada goose froom Canada is...

    So you are saying a Canada goose froom Canada is not Canadian?
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    Here's an idea, divide the world up in 24 time...

    Here's an idea, divide the world up in 24 time zones along convenient geographic and/or political boundaries...then leave it the fuck alone. Any jurisdiction can adjust their school, business or...
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    I have never had a problem with standard time,...

    I have never had a problem with standard time, and never really though DAT was all that big a benefit, so I am down for one time all year round and would prefer ST, but could easily adapt to DST if...
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    West bowl off chair 3 has the most consistent...

    West bowl off chair 3 has the most consistent bump run in Mammoth that I have seen, especially in spring when it becomes a zipper line. Middle dry creek does bump up, but they are always horribly...
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    Yesterday was a bust. 118.4mph wind gust was the...

    Yesterday was a bust. 118.4mph wind gust was the highest I saw, but consistently over 100mph on the summit. Did a couple of runs on Canyon and traversed in under avi chutes for a couple of fun turns,...
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    I may be interested, but I just bought a pair of...

    I may be interested, but I just bought a pair of large bibs and waiting for arrival to see if the fit.
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    While not ideal, there is still plenty of good...

    While not ideal, there is still plenty of good skiing to be had. I am heading up 3-10 for a few days. I had fun two weekends ago, aside from a long slide on Dave's due to lazy skiing.

    Pro tip:...
  41. At least not on "private" ski hills.

    At least not on "private" ski hills.
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    Just to add...spring skiing at Mammoth is almost...

    Just to add...spring skiing at Mammoth is almost always worth it. Not to mention some of the world's best spring touring options up and down the east side. Bring lots of sunscreen.
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    In normal years the mountain will be open then,...

    In normal years the mountain will be open then, but this is not a normal year. If race camps are open, then the mountain will be open. Skiing can be really fun that time of year, but you have to move...
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    Things are skiing surprisingly well considering...

    Things are skiing surprisingly well considering lack of new snow. As said, good chalky snow in most places up high, but beware of scrapped off spots where holding and edge can be difficult. A good...
  45. Dibs, PM sent

    Dibs, PM sent
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    I have never had warranty issues with Patagonia....

    I have never had warranty issues with Patagonia. They have either repaired or.replace.the item, no bull shit discount codes. If they did that to me I would tell them to call the warranty department...
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    Same here, Mammoth is as close to a home mountain...

    Same here, Mammoth is as close to a home mountain as I got. Ikon is the only option, and I go full since it gives me travel options, and I don't have to worry about blackout dates (even though I try...
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    This pretty much sums it up... ...

    This pretty much sums it up...



    https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/japans-kowa-says-ivermectin-effective-against-omicron-phase-iii-trial-2022-01-31/

    Many drugs,...
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    Lingering "colds" are usually secondary...

    Lingering "colds" are usually secondary infections. C-19 does seem to be a true long haul infection and not a secondary issue.
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    Jake and Elwood know how to deal with this.. ...

    Jake and Elwood know how to deal with this..

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