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  1. We were in IF last winter and skied Targee on...

    We were in IF last winter and skied Targee on Saturday, and then were going to go to Kelley on Sunday, and in the morning randomly called the snow report to see how much they had gotten overnight,...
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    Thanks everyone. Lots to chew on here. To...

    Thanks everyone. Lots to chew on here.

    To answer a question, the reason I was asking about Silverton specifically was because I was trying to think outside the box. Durango at the moment is too...
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    Buying in Silverton -- good idea or dumb?

    We are looking for a home in the Durango area but are priced out at the moment, and the rentals are depressing AF. There's a bunch of homes in Silverton that would do for us short-term -- like a...
  4. Thanks buddy, now it's on the list!

    Thanks buddy, now it's on the list!
  5. TR: Troodos Mountain, Cyprus (March 8, 2019)

    We are currently six months into a 9 month (or 12 month, we haven't decided yet) around the world trip. More about that later.

    I know about Troodos ski area on the island of Cyprus because I have...
  6. Where is the blizzard? Most of that drive is...

    Where is the blizzard? Most of that drive is across desert. Your choke points are traffic in SLC, snow on Soldier Pass, and the stretch from Glenwood to Aspen. The rest is gravy.
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    I need a guide for Mauritania

    Yes, I know this is a bizarre shot in the dark, but I seem to have exhausted my other options, and people on this board seem to get around, so ...

    I need a guide for a 5-7 day trip to Mauritania....
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    Interesting. I think the main takeaway is that I...

    Interesting. I think the main takeaway is that I was there about 3 weeks too late. Hard to translate into different snow years and spring melt rates, but earlier in the spring there would be much...
  9. I was Elkhorn last spring and it has been cleaned...

    I was Elkhorn last spring and it has been cleaned up a little, but not a lot. The cabins are better than they used to be, but that's not saying much.

    Maverick is a stuck-in-amber sort of area--one...
  10. Feel compelled to say that Google Maps does not...

    Feel compelled to say that Google Maps does not permit offline downloads for Japan. You need something like Smart Maps Offline.
  11. Both are better. Bozeman has higher trailheads...

    Both are better. Bozeman has higher trailheads and easier to access major peaks. Missoula has more options to choose from and better snow.
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    The year Marshall closed it had move visits than...

    The year Marshall closed it had move visits than Snowbowl.
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    This^^ Blows me away they went to the trouble...

    This^^

    Blows me away they went to the trouble of getting a new lift and it's a double. You want intermediates to come, that means families, and families don't ride doubles.
  14. They were all Counter Assault.

    They were all Counter Assault.
  15. I had a bunch of old cans that I test sprayed...

    I had a bunch of old cans that I test sprayed last year. Set up a camera remotely and walked off yardage. I sprayed a can that was 8 years old and the spray carried about 15 yards. I also had a can...
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    Turner, bitches.

    Turner, bitches.
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    There's some interesting riding in there for sure...

    There's some interesting riding in there for sure but I'd categorize it more along the lines of adventure biking than biking biking.
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    It's best with a good pair of hiking shoes.

    It's best with a good pair of hiking shoes.
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    Yes, they wanted a letter from mom saying we...

    Yes, they wanted a letter from mom saying we could go to Canada, which I did not have and had never even occurred I might be asked to bring. Talked my way out of it.
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    TR: Guys Trip to the Coast, with Bikes

    Following a successful graduation from kindergarten we took a long week, made a run for the border, pedaled the temperate rainforest, and hung at the beach.

    Left Missoula at 10 a.m. on Monday.
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    There is a small lake at Windy Gap, with decent...

    There is a small lake at Windy Gap, with decent sized ones further to the west. Did not test the waters, tho.

    Not sure about biking. There are plenty of old roads lower down but the trails I...
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    TR: Seven Devils Mountains (a short jaunt)

    This was by no means a significant trip but since there is precisely zero information about skiing in these mountains I thought I'd throw this up as beta.

    The Seven Devils are a compact range...
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    Always wanted to ski Washington Pass. Worth the...

    Always wanted to ski Washington Pass. Worth the drive this week? Have never skied there.
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    Where do you approach from for this? Everything I...

    Where do you approach from for this? Everything I have seen makes it look like there are farms and homes around the bsae.
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    Ha thanks man that base weld outlived the skis. ...

    Ha thanks man that base weld outlived the skis.

    My schedule has a short horizon these days so it's hard to know very much in advance if I'm going to go. Can you DM me your number again?
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    Snow on Sheep has gone up about 400 feet in two...

    Snow on Sheep has gone up about 400 feet in two weeks; you can start skiing from 5600 feet.

    In Cooper Creek you drive direct to skinnable snow at about 5800 feet, but must pass one pretty long and...
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    I just ran up there -- last minute decision or I...

    I just ran up there -- last minute decision or I would have PMd you, stucky. You can drive perfectly fine to 5000 feet then hit plenty of snow. Looked like it went for a while so turned around and...
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    Technically, yes. Sheep is the high point of...

    Technically, yes. Sheep is the high point of Wisherd Ridge. A summer road winds along the northish face of the mountain to a decently high trailhead. Usually about now there is a snowdrift blocking a...
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    May 15, but I believe the trails up Lolo are...

    May 15, but I believe the trails up Lolo are closed this summer because of the fire damage.

    Try the road up to the Sheep Mountain trailhead to bike then ski.
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    Trail access and railroad right of way

    Just curious if there is any collective wisdom out there.

    While riding a trail for the first time this spring came upon barbed wire fence cutting access to one side. This is along a Montana Rail...
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    Bear Paw is an old double chair and about a dozen...

    Bear Paw is an old double chair and about a dozen runs, close to 1000 vertical. Cash only, no electricity or running water. The top of the lift is usually wind scarred and the runs have a funky old...
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    TR: West Butte, Sweet Grass Hills

    Was tempted by this region for years after seeing a TR on the defunct telemark tips site. Had been needing to go back so I could update some details for my book (Central Montana Backcountry Ski...
  33. A year abroad -- with the family. Anyone done it?

    Hi -- we have the opportunity to skip out in a major way starting sometime in late June this year and can be gone for about a year. By 'we' I mean myself, my wife, and my six-year-old son.

    Wife...
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    No. I like Castle a lot, but can't tell you...

    No.

    I like Castle a lot, but can't tell you how many times I've skied there when there's a 300 cm base midmountain and I am skiing over rocks off the top chair.

    Do wish to add though that there...
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    What the fucking hell. ...

    What the fucking hell.

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/28/worshippers-clutching-ar-15-rifles-hold-commitment-ceremony-5/
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    Turner and the Red Dog Saloon.

    Turner and the Red Dog Saloon.
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    Yes I'm just a wishy washy complaining woman....

    Yes I'm just a wishy washy complaining woman. Just legitimately wondering why they would spend money to blow snow during a huge snow year? But thanks for your answer.
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    What is the name of the bump sorta between Point...

    What is the name of the bump sorta between Point Six and the Cornice? You could ski off it north into Alaska or south back to Whitebark Pine?

    Talking about this:...
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    A little bit of dirt in the trail ever bothered...

    A little bit of dirt in the trail ever bothered Snowbowl?
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    Why are they still blowing snow? Seems like their...

    Why are they still blowing snow? Seems like their base is assured for the remaining six weeks of the season.
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    I've called the guy who runs yurts there and he...

    I've called the guy who runs yurts there and he said snow is poor. Ferguson Ridge ski area only opened a couple of weeks ago. There's a stark divide in snowfall between NE Oregon and just 150 miles...
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    Pretty sure I know this tram you are talking...

    Pretty sure I know this tram you are talking about. Seen it on trail maps and always thought it was so oddly placed -- like they had a leftover tram they had to put somewhere and ran out of places.
  43. How much does a cute, modern resume matter?

    Realized it had been two years since I updated my resume and lots has changed. I've got a fairly standard template and tended to go heavy on SEO words since it seemed like resumes were not beig...
  44. Maybe this is a stupid question, but does anyone...

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but does anyone ever ski in the Bangtails -- like parking at Brackett and skinning south? Kinda looked like some mellow open slopes at the top and maybe some thinned...
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    I used to get pulled into secondary almost every...

    I used to get pulled into secondary almost every time I crossed the border. No criminal record, no DUI, nothing. Just look guilty AF and pretty dirtbaggish. Then I get married and we haul our toddler...
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    only douchebags call it Whitefish Mountain Resort

    only douchebags call it Whitefish Mountain Resort
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    I just showed up at about 8 pm and pulled into...

    I just showed up at about 8 pm and pulled into the lot which had the most cars covered in snow. Turned out to be the employee lot. No issues but I was in a pickup with a regular shell -- not a camper.
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    FWIW I was at a conference in Tahoe this fall...

    FWIW I was at a conference in Tahoe this fall where a study was presented with the finding that in the past 10 years the average rain/snow line there had risen 1,500 feet.
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    It makes most sense to hit Silver on Friday, as...

    It makes most sense to hit Silver on Friday, as it's just $15.
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    Thanks -- I appreciate the replies. I'm...

    Thanks -- I appreciate the replies.

    I'm looking at going in January, so the lodge would definitely be open. Is there a particular area they do or don't use? I can't seem to find a permit map. I'm...
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