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    Oh, I wouldn’t skin Kelso. It’s too steep when...

    Oh, I wouldn’t skin Kelso. It’s too steep when frozen. Axe (more often Whippet these days) and crampons for me. Ski boots from the truck.

    I like the flexibility that Kelso offers with early...
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    I think that Kelso is a great idea. It looked...

    I think that Kelso is a great idea. It looked good on the drive by on Monday.

    I’m no pro or bro, but I can’t think of anything I’d want to ski at BP right now. CAIC is ringing the alarms...
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    The Basin skied great today. The wind was only...

    The Basin skied great today. The wind was only occasionally unpleasant and it kept things from getting too soft. The east wall started to soften about 12:30 and was still skiing nice at 3 when we...
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    What are your thoughts on the name change at the...

    What are your thoughts on the name change at the Dotsero lot?
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    Yes, skiing was great! Best May snow in memory...

    Yes, skiing was great! Best May snow in memory on BP today. Visibility was poor, but it looked like a pretty good slide that went to the ground on the east facing shoulder of Engelman Peak. And a...
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    Thanks for the advice. I was hoping a pro would...

    Thanks for the advice. I was hoping a pro would say, “Of course the base facets are not an issue on a permanent snow field, dummy. Every one knows that.”

    On snow evaluation sounds great, but I...
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    I’m hoping to ski the St Vrain cirque. Six...

    I’m hoping to ski the St Vrain cirque. Six “glaciers” from 12:00 to 6:00 allow for a full day of fun, so I hear. Not glaciers by euro standards, but certainly a different bed and the potential for...
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    Coloradoís PWL

    I have plans to ski some steep glaciers on multiple aspects (including north) early next week, but Iím a bit spooked by recent activity as well as recent and forecast snow.
    ...
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    https://denver.craigslist.org/spo/d/denver-seeking...

    https://denver.craigslist.org/spo/d/denver-seeking-last-known-epic-telemark/7475431096.html

    I laughed.
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    DAMN! Very impressive. But donít short...

    DAMN! Very impressive.
    But donít short yourself in the score column. I see LEDs pointing backwards and canít imagine that there arenít a dozen up front.

    And where are the traction boards?...
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    [QUOTE=Norseman;6592691] saw some wild...

    [QUOTE=Norseman;6592691]

    saw some wild jackasses

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51993873243_abf26de65d_b.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51994359190_e5e1b1dca2_b.jpg
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    That’s great that X-rays are normal. Best wishes...

    That’s great that X-rays are normal. Best wishes with your recovery.

    If it hasn’t been mentioned, consider sleeping in a reclining chair. It can really help with shoulder injury associated...
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    Though Winter Park reported a foot of new snow, I...

    Though Winter Park reported a foot of new snow, I found 6 or so inches on BP today. North facing trees skied well, but the new snow on the east facing slopes sat on a grabbing layer of pink dust. ...
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    Heavy traffic leaving Denver at 8am Friday may...

    Heavy traffic leaving Denver at 8am Friday may explain the heavy east bound traffic late yesterday. 14” at winter park on Thursday and I 70 closures led many to hope for fresh pow. I can’t speak...
  15. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Same thing for a 12 year old kid. Buy the pass...

    Same thing for a 12 year old kid. Buy the pass before your kid turns 13 and save a bunch of money.
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    The Denver Post article posted on the last page...

    The Denver Post article posted on the last page says that women, those who identify as women and non-binary folks are welcome at the naked ski fest. Seems like Fred may qualify. I have 4 passes...
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    I have 4 day passes to bluebird backcountry that...

    I have 4 day passes to bluebird backcountry that I won’t be able to use before they close at the end of the month. My wife “won” them at a charity auction. Any takers?
  18. I have some late model K2 burning loves at 152cm...

    I have some late model K2 burning loves at 152cm with look bindings in Denver. I think that they are 68mm at the waist. Great conditions other than a bit of rust on the edges. Let me know if you...
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    I’m riding the winter park express ski train and...

    I’m riding the winter park express ski train and taking a break from I70 next weekend. Discount code c323 earned me half price tickets. Today is the last day to purchase and travel needs to happen...
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    Pretty nice north facing trees on BP today for...

    Pretty nice north facing trees on BP today for me.
    Other folks put down some big, beautiful lines up high.
    I expect parked cars on the high way tomorrow.
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    The front loader driver on BP estimates a noon...

    The front loader driver on BP estimates a noon opening for the pass. Looks like Stanley crossed the road. Ugh.
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    The limited terrain at winter park skied soft...

    The limited terrain at winter park skied soft today. Nice weather after 10:00, then the snow and wind got fierce around noon. Probably 5 or 6 inches. Super gauge and looking glass lifts open...
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    If youíre gonna show off the quiver, you should...

    If youíre gonna show off the quiver, you should include the grom 3 pins as well. I hope that your kids are enjoying them.
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    Wet avalanches and soft bumps were noted on BP...

    Wet avalanches and soft bumps were noted on BP yesterday on the way home from our Winter Park Christmas tree harvest. My son wore his Vans instead of boots without difficulty. The resort looked...
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    Bring an extra puffy to start the guided day. ...

    Bring an extra puffy to start the guided day. Lots of waiting around in the shade at 10kí to start the day. My trusty down vest goes in the pack at the transition to the first boot pack and makes...
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    Iím not sure where I read it, but i think it was...

    Iím not sure where I read it, but i think it was on a USFS document from 2018 or something. Maybe on the sign today? I tried to find it again, but failed. But I also failed to find the above...
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    Thatís great! Iíll be excited to see how this...

    Thatís great! Iíll be excited to see how this works and what it costs. It looks like they will let you skin in the project area if you want, but Iíve always stayed north or east of there.
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    390544 I found this map posted with the...

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    I found this map posted with the classic orange signs warning back country travelers about avalanche control work at the gate into dry gulch today. For years, Iíve heard that Loveland had...
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    Sticky: Kidsí skis

    [QUOTE=F#*k you cat;6427759]In search of some skis for my daughter. I have sold/ given away in the thread in the past and now I am looking for some help. In Sneed of skis for a 13 year old...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the teachings. I guess that Iíve...

    Thanks for the teachings. I guess that Iíve been lucky and never has a non compatible combination by sheer luck.

    I now feel confident in saying that the bindings are not kids bindings.
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    Sticky: Of course, bindings are included. They match. ...

    Of course, bindings are included. They match.

    Not sure what you mean by kids boot. My kid is 5í with a size 26 boot. It is not a tech toe, just the standard alpine boot.
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    Sticky: 146 cm K2 all mountain ski free for mag to pick...

    146 cm K2 all mountain ski free for mag to pick up in Denver. I donít want to ship cause Iím lazy, but may be persuaded to do so if a new owner canít easily be found and if paid for the...
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    I happened to have the maps out and found deer...

    I happened to have the maps out and found deer creek and meridian USFS campsites near Bailey. Never been, but it looks to be 45 minutes drive from red rocks. I expect that reservations are needed.
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    379670 A question for all of the GOTOS...

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    A question for all of the GOTOS experts. What is in the box on this roof? I see these with some frequency and it looks a lot like my gun case. Why would you carry a gun on the roof...
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    I climbed and skied Mt Evans yesterday and would...

    I climbed and skied Mt Evans yesterday and would not recommend. Though the sunrise from summit lake was breathtaking, we found a thick, frozen crust on top of 6Ē or so of unconsolidated crap. ...
  36. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I barely use credit cards. No Venmo for me. ...

    I barely use credit cards. No Venmo for me.

    But seriously, thanks for the great advise.
  37. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Thanks a ton for this info. My son turns 13...

    Thanks a ton for this info. My son turns 13 4/29. You saved me almost $350. I will be happy to return the favor with a beer or 3 if you ever find yourself at winter park.
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    1 hour from NW Denver to highway 40 exit just...

    1 hour from NW Denver to highway 40 exit just now. Roads are wet, but not much snow. 2wd the entire way. Tons of slow moving traffic with lots of trailers and a few boats cruising the left lane on...
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    My friends just picked up this Mitsubishi van in...

    My friends just picked up this Mitsubishi van in Seattle off the boat from Japan and are very excited. This is a huge improvement over their old VW Synchro. It starts predictably and can go > 40...
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    Thanks for saving me hours of frustration. ...

    Thanks for saving me hours of frustration.
    CAIC says all green, but CDOT says all black.
    Iíll fertilize the lawn instead.
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    https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf...

    https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf

    This may be helpful for you, or you may think that Iím crazy and excessive. I think that a barrier gown for a flight is excessive, but the rest...
  42. Thread: Tiger...

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    Tigerís Twitter says that he sustained an open...

    Tigerís Twitter says that he sustained an open segmental (bone broke in two spots with a ďfloatingĒ segment) tibia fracture on the right as well as a surgical left ankle fracture. Best case scenario...
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    Iíve never found many good turns there and...

    Iíve never found many good turns there and generally approach with 3 pins and fish scales with a burley trailer full of kids and fun in tow. There is a fine sledding hill just to the westish of...
  44. Thread: Ikon Pass

    by timackie
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    There is no pass scanner for the Galloping Goose....

    There is no pass scanner for the Galloping Goose. You need to branch out a bit.
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    OP needs to stop going so fast. Itís ok to fall...

    OP needs to stop going so fast. Itís ok to fall if you arenít going fast.

    Iíll catch shit for this, but I telemark. Cause I can have a ton of fun, work really hard and i canít go fast. MTB...
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    I have cared for 3 different patients with...

    I have cared for 3 different patients with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever > 5 days and concerning abdominal exams. CT of abdomen was unremarkable, but found ground glass changes in imaged lung...
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    I skied Mary Jane today. Conditions were better...

    I skied Mary Jane today. Conditions were better than expected, but Iím a pessimist currently. It was windy, but as a graduate of Lovelandís #9 chair, it wasnít bad at all. Lifts ran all day, but...
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    Mofro dropiní knowledge. Thanks for the link.

    Mofro dropiní knowledge. Thanks for the link.
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    Wife gets #2 Pfizer vaccine today and Iím 3 weeks...

    Wife gets #2 Pfizer vaccine today and Iím 3 weeks out from Moderna #1. She was fine after her first vaccine, but I had a headache and nausea the next day. Could have been the 3 pints of stout, but...
  50. Thread: Trucks.

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    My 2004 tundra was just about t boned at high...

    My 2004 tundra was just about t boned at high speed the other day, so I was considering what I would replace it with. The double cab and 6í6Ē bed are what I need, so I decided I would probably do it...
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