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    Be careful and check the water quality. Not sure...

    Be careful and check the water quality. Not sure if there's much flow from the river's into Pamlico Sound and then the ocean there... but if there was any upstream river flooding you might be...
  2. TWC is just like Fox News. The people in studio...

    TWC is just like Fox News. The people in studio are Shepard Smith while Jim Cantore and Mike Seidel are Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.
  3. Two years in a row of evacuating (I am a...

    Two years in a row of evacuating (I am a hurricane magnet). Love the coastal SE but gonna move 2-3 hours inland and make trips to the coast to surf and kite instead of living on the barrier island. ...
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    Heading out next week for the warm weather and...

    Heading out next week for the warm weather and looking for slush bumps. Any specific areas of the mountain I should be looking?
  5. Thread: NFL 2018/2019

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    Reminds me of a pre-season game versus the 49ers...

    Reminds me of a pre-season game versus the 49ers pre-Bill Walsh I went to as a kid. Raiders fans snatched 49ers fans flag and burned it in front of them.
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    I've always done guided touring on my many trips...

    I've always done guided touring on my many trips there so YMMV. In my opinion the best long tours are via Rendl and Stuben (often needing a cab, bus, or another cheap lift ticket to return). There...
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    I'll second Xover's take. Like him, I didn't...

    I'll second Xover's take. Like him, I didn't follow pro surfing in that era so came into it with no preconceptions about the rivalry and Andy. The film wasn't soft on him, and it really swung my...
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    It is a resort town, even if smaller than others...

    It is a resort town, even if smaller than others in Colorado. It is also funded through sales tax revenue which means most decisions are driven by a seemingly unquenchable thirst for more tourists,...
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    Dog gets to shit on grass again (above base area)...

    Dog gets to shit on grass again (above base area) so he's stoked.
  10. Does anyone really think Denver has a shot at the...

    Does anyone really think Denver has a shot at the Olympics after 1976? I think it's a pipe dream that the IOC ever forgives that shit.
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    Dynafit Radical Overshorts might work. Usually...

    Dynafit Radical Overshorts might work. Usually wear them over softshells on cold days but under a shell they might work or they might feel like wearing a diaper.

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  12. Another vote for Pomoca, and this winter you can...

    Another vote for Pomoca, and this winter you can get the super fast pink race skins for wider planks.

    https://skimo.co/pomoca-race-back-fix
    https://skimo.co/pomoca-race-roll
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    Drawback is weight, but I like mine although it...

    Drawback is weight, but I like mine although it doesn't carry as much as a comparably sized pack due to the fan mechanism/battery. They are a piece of cake to fly with.

    It is heavy though.... but...
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    Thirteen years of living on and fishing the...

    Thirteen years of living on and fishing the rivers on the Olympic Peninsula and never once saw poison oak or heard of anyone getting poison oak.

    Sea-run cutthroat along the beaches would be the...
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    Wild blueberries

    Wild blueberries
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    I enjoy mine and ski them with TLT6 boots and...

    I enjoy mine and ski them with TLT6 boots and Dynafit Speed Turns. Nice and turny in the trees at home and also were great for six days of touring in Austria after a storm cycle. Pretty versatile...
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    I would just toss em' and buy some Pomoca's,...

    I would just toss em' and buy some Pomoca's, either the mix or 100% mohair.
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    Seems like the ski-mo/rando guys doing big...

    Seems like the ski-mo/rando guys doing big objectives (newest Salomon video, Hardrock 100 in winter) or I see uphilling before the lifts open are enjoying themselves and have a good perspective on...
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    There has got to be a balance imo. My biggest...

    There has got to be a balance imo. My biggest issue is the segment (usually chamber and marketing folks) who think there are never enough tourists in town (especially in summer) and will never...
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    I would concur that the Altra ultra-padded shoes...

    I would concur that the Altra ultra-padded shoes are great and nice to have for those of us who don't fit in newer Hoka's (hint...if you find a pair of Hoka's you like, buy a bunch because they will...
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    My mantra for running downhill dirt roads is...

    My mantra for running downhill dirt roads is quick feet. I like to feel like each foot strike happens for just an instant. Also, look as far ahead as you can which is much easier on a smooth dirt...
  22. As an ex-resident of the Port Angeles this was an...

    As an ex-resident of the Port Angeles this was an awesome TR and what an accomplishment, especially considering the heft of the ski gear and packs.
  23. I wonder if it is less dangerous now, at least...

    I wonder if it is less dangerous now, at least for clients, since it seems the Sherpas set fixed ropes up the vast majority of the route along with improvements in technology and communication that...
  24. Good catch, I meant without supplemental O2

    Good catch, I meant without supplemental O2
  25. Everest seems so sad now. It's all about getting...

    Everest seems so sad now. It's all about getting to the top via fixed ropes set up by Sherpas. There is little effort being put into new routes or going fast and light on the hardest routes. ...
  26. Simple, a personalized license plate with the...

    Simple, a personalized license plate with the original two letter designation from whatever ski town you moved to.
  27. Thread: NFL 2015/16

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    Both teams 3rd down conversion came out as...

    Both teams 3rd down conversion came out as 4-29... with the Broncos only converting on a single third down.

    I honestly feel bad for the Panthers defense which did everything right and only gave...
  28. Thread: NFL 2015/16

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    I was rooting for the Panthers and was not a Cam...

    I was rooting for the Panthers and was not a Cam basher, but I saw that play like everyone else did and not like you saw it. The Panthers defense took care of business, but couldn't cover 18 points...
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    I had it for a sore calf over the summer. Calf...

    I had it for a sore calf over the summer. Calf pain went away but I cannot attribute it solely to the dry needling due to all the other exercises/stretches I was also doing at the same time.
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    Nope, just the drivers.

    Nope, just the drivers.
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    I spent two years waiting for the surgery and...

    I spent two years waiting for the surgery and dealing with the two hernias I had by using hip stretches and exercises to pop it back in so I could run. Totally stubborn even though I knew exactly...
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    Skinned up around T-head yesterday (wanted to go...

    Skinned up around T-head yesterday (wanted to go further but having new boot issues) Coverage is decent above the base of Pony and considering how much snow fell in the storm and what existed prior...
  33. It might be worth a phone call or two to talk to...

    It might be worth a phone call or two to talk to the opposition and maybe even move WWA more towards your side of the issue. It probably won't work, but it certainly cannot hurt to have a...
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    I had a open surgery with mesh done 3.5 weeks...

    I had a open surgery with mesh done 3.5 weeks ago. First few days sucked but it's been an improvement each day. There is still some occasional pain but have been able to get out and do some hiking...
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    I don't know why, but the Challenger was kind of...

    I don't know why, but the Challenger was kind of the straw on the camel's back for me. Insole issues and a shoe that gets dramatically wider is just straight up shitty for a shoe company. Maybe...
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    Give the Challenger ATR a few more miles and it...

    Give the Challenger ATR a few more miles and it will widen out on it's own. I am done with this shoe because of the spread after as little as 150-170 miles (I discussed this with a sponsored Hoka...
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    Leaving for the start in about 15 minutes. ...

    Leaving for the start in about 15 minutes. Weather looks to be perfect today although the first real cold morning of the fall. Should be in the 50's and sunny up in the hills this afternoon. Much...
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    I would go with the medium. IMO, you don't want...

    I would go with the medium. IMO, you don't want to have the bottles too close together with no way to tighten the straps.
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    I use one of the UD Vests but the best advice I...

    I use one of the UD Vests but the best advice I have for them is to replace the hard bottles with the body bottles... reduces the sloshing by magnitudes.

    If you drop down to the 50 I'll see you at...
  40. mortality might go down if you don't gaff em'...

    mortality might go down if you don't gaff em' first :wink:

    45 lb halibut can be easily handled by the side of that boat. Done it many times.
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    Why ruin it? You couldn't pay me enough to do...

    Why ruin it? You couldn't pay me enough to do the typical Rockies guiding since you'll basically be bobber-dogging even when conditions are prime for other ways to fish.
  42. Thread: TR: Steelin'

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    we all know the difference between great lake and...

    we all know the difference between great lake and pacific fish. one doesn't need to be a biologist to know the differences. i agree that great lakes rainbows aren't steelhead, but it really doesn't...
  43. Thread: TR: Steelin'

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    current locations don't tell the whole story and...

    current locations don't tell the whole story and being from AK doesn't mean you know shit.

    kudos to the OP on some nice stoke and sorry for moving it in another direction....
  44. Thread: TR: Steelin'

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    bullshit! the total point of doing the west...

    bullshit! the total point of doing the west coast "they aren't steelhead" point making is to knock them. it also is rarely done by people who actually catch many "real" steelhead on the west coast....
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    be super careful with weed in the park... it is...

    be super careful with weed in the park... it is federal land and not legal like outside the park.
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    nice shot. funny how people either hate or love...

    nice shot. funny how people either hate or love florida.
  47. Thread: Beads?

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    google what the word means and get back to us. i...

    google what the word means and get back to us. i don't fly fish because of the beauty or art of it, but because i fucking like fishing that way versus complicated rigging (downriggers, kites,...
  48. Thread: Beads?

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    speak for yourself. i fly fish because i like...

    speak for yourself. i fly fish because i like the challenge and in many cases the simplicity of fly fishing versus other forms of fishing... not for the aesthetics.
  49. Thread: Beads?

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    personally i don't fish them but i don't nymph so...

    personally i don't fish them but i don't nymph so i'm rarely tempted.

    i think the bead fishing debate is most heated when it comes to steelhead. there isn't much difference between bead fishing...
  50. Thread: 8wt line help

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    what kind of steelhead fishing are you going to...

    what kind of steelhead fishing are you going to be doing? winter? summer? nymphing? swinging?

    you could have three different lines just for steelhead, much less for pike/carp/etc.

    might be...
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