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  1. Thread: Maggot down

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    Sticky: I've always been really impressed with both...

    I've always been really impressed with both Goldenboy and mtnbikerskierchick, who seem like good people. Small donation given. Best of luck.
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    Amazing photos, BG!

    Amazing photos, BG!
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    Great photos, Mr. Hankey! Looks like you scored....

    Great photos, Mr. Hankey! Looks like you scored.

    I've broken two Plum toe pieces and two Dynafit heels. My frankensetup for the last few years on my main skis has thus been a Dynafit toe and Plum...
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    Sweet, Chill Winston! Mr. Hankey, sorry I...

    Sweet, Chill Winston!

    Mr. Hankey, sorry I missed you in the parking lot. I would have really enjoyed a beer. Also, I hope you do a TR on your impressive fix of Markham's binding!

    Anyhow, as...
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    JimW: That's awesome! You need to publish JimW's...

    JimW: That's awesome! You need to publish JimW's Guide to the Plateau (sold exclusively at the MoMart).

    Never skied it, but Non-Moynier looks pretty damn stout in photos and in person.

    Great...
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    Great stuff, Mr. Hankey! Very cool that you...

    Great stuff, Mr. Hankey! Very cool that you summitted!



    Damn. So, is Liberty to the looker's left or right of the line in my photo?
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    Not bad. Most of the time I could get more than...

    Not bad. Most of the time I could get more than half my boot in. The top 300 feet of Ellery was sketchier climbing IMO.
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    Great stuff, meter-man!

    Great stuff, meter-man!
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    Ha. That was probably me and Skiwald (Team...

    Ha. That was probably me and Skiwald (Team Incline). The cornice apparently fell into Ellery Bowl around 11 a.m. There are some car-sized cornices still hanging over Ellery Bowl, I wouldn't recommend...
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    One of the things that's always appealed to me is...

    One of the things that's always appealed to me is the Silk Road. In the 60's and 70's, a lot of British hippies would apparently buy a Land Rover and take a similar path, which sounds pretty damn...
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    Yeah. I always have deep admiration for people...

    Yeah. I always have deep admiration for people who have crappy jobs but nevertheless take them seriously and do their best, and Japan epitomizes this phenomenon.



    I spent a few days hiking in...
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    Hi PNW thread. Any speculation as to whether...

    Hi PNW thread. Any speculation as to whether Rainier or Baker will be skiable late June through mid-July? "Skiable" meaning okay, not terribly terrible skiing.

    The wife and kids are going to be...
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    Tanzania: I've traveled there many times and...

    Tanzania: I've traveled there many times and lived in Arusha for half a year. From the Rift Valley to Zanzibar to the western jungle, it's a fantastic place with very cool people.

    Japan: I lived...
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    Nor are any of the commenters here Glen Plake. ...

    Nor are any of the commenters here Glen Plake.

    I think the American outfits require a certain level of skills, fitness, and prior experience on 6,000m+ mountains like Denali, Aconcagua, or Cho...
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    Lawyers and doctors who hike, climb, or ski...

    Lawyers and doctors who hike, climb, or ski Whitney are total assholes. Fuck those guys. :D
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    Wow. I really pissed off dunfree. Sorry?

    Wow. I really pissed off dunfree. Sorry?
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    Is "earth shattering" the standard for commenting...

    Is "earth shattering" the standard for commenting in this thread?



    What?
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    It's funny to see skiers get so unabashedly...

    It's funny to see skiers get so unabashedly judgmental about mountaineers. Try reading the comments in a mainstream publication's coverage of an avalanche death during a heliskiing or backcountry...
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    Nice photos, splitter. 2_1_3, I recognize the...

    Nice photos, splitter. 2_1_3, I recognize the area but have no idea what you actually skied. Cool photos in any event. Nice job on Johnson, Jack Burton.

    Took the kid for a small tour up McGee...
  20. Okay, despite reasonable past performance, I now...

    Okay, despite reasonable past performance, I now have serious doubts about my Spot. I defer to the collective.
  21. Yeah. To be clear, I'm going off my own...

    Yeah. To be clear, I'm going off my own experience. But I've never had a problem with the Spot. It could be because I usually check-in somewhere relatively open. Maybe my Spot wouldn't work as well...
  22. I dunno. I suppose it depends on how much money...

    I dunno. I suppose it depends on how much money you can spend and how much safety you want, which seemingly spans the spectrum from no PLB whatsoever to a basic Spot device to a full-on satellite...
  23. No. But I remember the SAR leader explaining to...

    No. But I remember the SAR leader explaining to me that they had assembled first in SLT to make sure they had all the necessary gear. It's possible other members came from other areas, such as...
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    I'll also be in Mammoth Saturday through Monday...

    I'll also be in Mammoth Saturday through Monday with the wife, 12-year-old, and 9-year-old. We'll be mostly skiing the resort, but, if the weather clears, we might do a little fishing.



    The RV...
  25. I think PLBs can be very useful. Here was my...

    I think PLBs can be very useful. Here was my experience, which is PLB related.

    Eight years ago, I was climbing up a roadside attraction (Powerhouse) with a strong group, when the fastest among us...
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    Yeah, CalTrans was trying to get Sonora Pass open...

    Yeah, CalTrans was trying to get Sonora Pass open by Memorial Day Weekend (per Mono County's facebook feed). I wouldn't completely rely on it though. It seems like they've been pretty conservative in...
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    Brutah: Check the weather. I'm heading down with...

    Brutah: Check the weather. I'm heading down with the family for MDW, and I'm seeing snow and wind in the 7-day forecasts. Granted, that could change in five days. But storm days make it tough this...
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    Stop it. This is a good thread. Post TRs, photos,...

    Stop it. This is a good thread. Post TRs, photos, beta, questions, etc. Don't contaminate it with babble about stupid shit.
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    That's a screaming deal. Despite my preference...

    That's a screaming deal. Despite my preference for heavier resort skis, I'm tempted to pick up a second pair and mounting them with alpine bindings as an all-around resort ski.
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    Three things: (1) People in Wyoming always ski...

    Three things: (1) People in Wyoming always ski with a sidearm? (2) Mongoloid??? WTF? (3) Bears are not a meaningful risk in the Sierra. You'd be just as safe carrying a life jacket, condom, or...
  31. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I'm late to the party here, but I just watched...

    I'm late to the party here, but I just watched the Giant Steps episode, and it was fantastic.

    Whatsupdoc and I did Bairs Creek last year, when there was significantly less snow, and it set my...
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    Fuck yeah, meter-man! Sick trip. I should...

    Fuck yeah, meter-man! Sick trip. I should probably spend more time thumbing through Secor.

    ETA: Did you grow a dirty porn stache for the trip? I'd feel pretty vulnerable sharing a tent with that...
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    May 2: Thunderbolt and U-Notch. After Wood,...

    May 2: Thunderbolt and U-Notch. After Wood, whatsupdoc and I bivied near Glacier Lodge, where we met BGnight, who joined us on the climb the next morning....
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    Nice job, sfskier, Rod, gimpy, and BMSFDS! I'm...

    Nice job, sfskier, Rod, gimpy, and BMSFDS! I'm loving all the photos.

    Anyhow, whatsupdoc's photos are much better than and largely redundant with my own. But, for what it's worth, here are my...
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    This thread is blowing up! I wish I took the...

    This thread is blowing up!

    I wish I took the quality photos that whatsupdoc consistently does.

    Outstanding pictures, trog, JackBurton, mbc, and bobz!
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    Shit, dude. We should have met up. Whatsupdoc and...

    Shit, dude. We should have met up. Whatsupdoc and I tried to go to Onion Valley on Friday but were turned around by the closure. (There were bulldozers working within view of the gate the second time...
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    Mr. Hankey, Cardinal is a super worthy objective...

    Mr. Hankey, Cardinal is a super worthy objective and is very high on my list. Great photos and great job!

    A photo of the pre-dawn shwackery required in 2017:...
  38. A couple belated TRs with the 12-year old. ...

    A couple belated TRs with the 12-year old.

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    Whoa! I missed Mr. Hankey's Tinemaha slide...

    Whoa! I missed Mr. Hankey's Tinemaha slide experience the first time around. Everyone on this page should read his very excellent write-up.

    This is super sobering. I mainly think of wetslides as...
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    Today: Low expectations, fantastic tour from VA...

    Today: Low expectations, fantastic tour from VA Lakes to Lundy via Excelsior with whatsupdoc and franzklammer.

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    Somethingclever: I could be wrong, think you’re...

    Somethingclever: I could be wrong, think you’re gonna start close to 395 unless they’ve plowed it recently.

    Yesterday: Made my third attempt at Z on Wood and got my third failure. Everything was...
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    iPhone posting, so no literature. Whatsupdoc and...

    iPhone posting, so no literature. Whatsupdoc and franzklammer in the photos.

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    The topsheets for both competitors definitely...

    The topsheets for both competitors definitely read Backland 107. I could tell because the gym has huge HD tvs. It's possible that they used the Vantage 107s and switched the topsheets, but I don't...
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    Masterblaster 187cm? You could put them in at a...

    Masterblaster 187cm? You could put them in at a slight angle to make up for that extra cm.

    Just got some based on the reviews, which describe them as a kind of (a) playful, (b) all-mountain (c)...
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    A couple more notes. (1) I continue to be...

    A couple more notes. (1) I continue to be impressed with the ability of these skis on frozen groomers, which I sometimes climb and ski before work. They are much more playful and easier to arc than...
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    I feel validated. :smile:

    I feel validated. :smile:
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    Great job, Jack, Rod, and whatsupdoc! Good to...

    Great job, Jack, Rod, and whatsupdoc! Good to hear you're back, Texass. Pajamas, post some pics.
  49. I like chairlifts. It's crowds I'm not crazy...

    I like chairlifts. It's crowds I'm not crazy about. :)



    Thanks!
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    Any advice on the optimum descent time for south-facing corn right now? Thanks in advance.

    I'll likely be at Squaw or Alpine some this weekend with the kids and our newly minted Ikon passes, which...
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