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    I've got an old BD Anarachist 42l avalung. Only...

    I've got an old BD Anarachist 42l avalung. Only hitch is that in a foot of stupidity I trimmed the waist belt so it would likely only work if your waist is 34" or smaller. I can pass on some pictures...
  2. Yeah props on posting that on the avy centers...

    Yeah props on posting that on the avy centers website. As well as acknowledging that if things had been a smidge different the poster would have been dead.
  3. I read that as they stopped prior to getting to...

    I read that as they stopped prior to getting to the lower end of deposition?
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    Not to sound pessimistic, but once it warms up...

    Not to sound pessimistic, but once it warms up the snow depth will compact and current depths will be a lot closer to average. Here is a graphic based off of Snow Water Equivalent that is a bit...
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    Used skis was my approach in regards to skate...

    Used skis was my approach in regards to skate skis. If you make it to Winthrop prior to purchasing skis check out Winthrop Mountain Sports. The shop is pretty crowded and challenging to navigate...
  6. The First Light is currently on sale in Medium...

    The First Light is currently on sale in Medium and XL. http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/web-specials/first-light-hoody-APY4FG_cfg.html
  7. I believe she was the only person who died in the...

    I believe she was the only person who died in the avalance.
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    Unbelievable! The nerve! I don't know why she...

    Unbelievable! The nerve! I don't know why she just sit back and watch the NCAA championship and swill beer like I am?

    But let me guess, what Tommy Caldwell and Jeremy Jones have to say is...
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    This may not be the place for it Bunion, but...

    This may not be the place for it Bunion, but would you mind sharing some of the other things that were on your list?
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    Ughh, an additional person missing? Where are you...

    Ughh, an additional person missing? Where are you seeing that SkiLyft?

    Edit: Nevermind info can be found on Silver's FB page. Sounds like a missing skier was reported this morning.
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    It wasnt completely asymptomatic but it was mild...

    It wasnt completely asymptomatic but it was mild enough that I never thought "my neck is fucked" or woke up and couldn't turn it. Those are more of what I expected to be symptoms of whiplash.
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    FKNA. Does this sort of shit happen on...

    FKNA. Does this sort of shit happen on AlpineZone? I highly doubt it.
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    I've posted about my concussion experiences a...

    I've posted about my concussion experiences a bit, but I had a mild concussion from a bike crash that had symptoms that lingered for the better part of a year. What I learned through PT that...
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    Jesus! I hope that ends up being true.

    Jesus! I hope that ends up being true.
  15. Goddamn. Wife is laid up with a gimpy knee and...

    Goddamn. Wife is laid up with a gimpy knee and it's a no go this winter.
  16. Damn damm damn. That's a ski I really want to try...

    Damn damm damn. That's a ski I really want to try out.
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    Yeah man, the first half of the day was the best...

    Yeah man, the first half of the day was the best shooting I've ever done. Unfortunately when it came to the sixth bird for the limit I regressed back to my normal shitty shooting.
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    Got into the chukar this morning. Not a bad way...

    Got into the chukar this morning. Not a bad way to start the new year off.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200101/6fad55ed11ff25b1f88d4f78dfd48e10.jpg
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    Very well written and certainly illustrates the...

    Very well written and certainly illustrates the bizarre world of backcountry travel. The concept of wanting to go where the danger potentially is must look very strange to people/newbies. I ski...
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    Check out some of the other Joe Simpson books....

    Check out some of the other Joe Simpson books. The Beckoning Silence and Game of Ghosts are both really good.

    Separately Into The Silence by Wade Davis is a great book about the early days on...
  21. Thread: DIY Art

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    I'm hesitant to interrupt but I'm enjoying the...

    I'm hesitant to interrupt but I'm enjoying the shit out of this. Nice writing.
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    Nope, just a shitty gif. Dumped the sled off the...

    Nope, just a shitty gif. Dumped the sled off the trailer into the yard and will take a look after 6-10 beers.
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    Great day of sled access skiing in Northern WA...

    Great day of sled access skiing in Northern WA followed by a catastrophic coolant leak through a new and VERY unwanted hole in the side of my...
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    The Beckoning Silence ranks up there on the list...

    The Beckoning Silence ranks up there on the list of my favorite books.
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    Blown bike tire inner tubes for me. I also took a...

    Blown bike tire inner tubes for me. I also took a spare swappable dynafit boot sole and lock my toe piece into that and speed clamp it to my work bench. Works like a charm.

    For my nordic skis I...
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    Boissal has some good points. To add on here are...

    Boissal has some good points. To add on here are some other random thoughts. If you're a faster skinner or at transitions bring a thermos, it's great having warm drinks while you wait for the...
  27. Fyi your long ass thread title cuts off the...

    Fyi your long ass thread title cuts off the spoiler warning in Tapatalk. Thanks for that, you saved me 20 bucks at the theater.
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    You can get a look at Jack from Harts Pass.

    You can get a look at Jack from Harts Pass.
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    Good call. I've been trying to figure out if...

    Good call. I've been trying to figure out if that's a weird angle at Gardner or Robinson or if it actually is Jack?
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    I've been happy with Hertels except when it's...

    I've been happy with Hertels except when it's really cold then I'll spring for some Swix or similar.
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    The CiloXalpPoacherTargeeKamber 30 is way better....

    The CiloXalpPoacherTargeeKamber 30 is way better. Only jongs use the CiloXalpPoacherTargeeKamber 35.
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    When Jim Steenburgh starts writing about the...

    When Jim Steenburgh starts writing about the Pacific NW weather I'll start reading it. Although I do think Mass is a obnoxious asshole.
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    Yes it does. Here's the link:...

    Yes it does. Here's the link: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-northwest-weather-machine-shifts.html
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    Quit skiing the posthole track!!!

    Quit skiing the posthole track!!!
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    Me gusta.

    Me gusta.
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    That is one of the finer paragraphs to ever make...

    That is one of the finer paragraphs to ever make it onto the TRG. And now I've got a new game to play on chairlift rides.
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    Ha! I just gave them to a buddy a month ago so...

    Ha! I just gave them to a buddy a month ago so they will still be out on the trails. I've moved onto a slightly longer free pair. Thanks man.
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    Checking in as well. Not much improved my morale...

    Checking in as well. Not much improved my morale at work compared to getting a lunchtime skate ski in.
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    Fucking neuromas! Godamnit ski season hasn't even...

    Fucking neuromas! Godamnit ski season hasn't even started for me!
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    Thorough follow up. I hope to make it our to...

    Thorough follow up.

    I hope to make it our to Fernie one of these years.
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    Nice video. Thanks for the link. Greg does a...

    Nice video. Thanks for the link. Greg does a good job of explaining what he thinks and why.
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    Go for a ride on a bike trainer?

    Go for a ride on a bike trainer?
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    Www.Usajobs.gov. Go fight fire, be an interp...

    Www.Usajobs.gov. Go fight fire, be an interp ranger or find something else that interests you.
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    Only thing I've found is sitting them as far down...

    Only thing I've found is sitting them as far down my nose as possible. Let me know if you find a solution.
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    I'm not sure the size you're looking for, but the...

    I'm not sure the size you're looking for, but the new Banshee Spitfire might meet all of those specs. In Large the reach is a little less at 470, but is 495 in XL. Travel of 135mm, 73 threaded BB,...
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    With the NPS our IT person(I use that term...

    With the NPS our IT person(I use that term lightly) had a sign that said "Lack of planning in your part does not constitute an emergency on my part". She would just point at it if you walked in with...
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    Goddamn I am fishing the wrong lakes I guess....

    Goddamn I am fishing the wrong lakes I guess. Nice work guys!
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    It depends on if you turn better to the right or...

    It depends on if you turn better to the right or left.....or you are over thinking it.
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    Make sure not to leave his refrigerator door open.

    Make sure not to leave his refrigerator door open.
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