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    Congrats on 225 Vets! Lookin' good on the Chams....

    Congrats on 225 Vets! Lookin' good on the Chams. I hope to bump up my month total in the next few days.
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    Great photos, Vets. In the one with Zooey...

    Great photos, Vets. In the one with Zooey retrieving the stick, there is an intriguing steep, narrow pitch in the background.

    Here are a couple of photos from June in the northern Front Range: One...
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    I have these bindings on two sets of skis: 88 and...

    I have these bindings on two sets of skis: 88 and 97 waist. Both with Men's springs. I am 6'0", 185, normally have DIN of 8 to 8.5. Expert skier, but I'm more of a finesse skier and hardly ever huck...
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    I-70 closed until at least 9:15 pm (6/27) between...

    I-70 closed until at least 9:15 pm (6/27) between Dotsero and Glenwood due to flash flood warning.
  5. We still don't know how much of a factor rockfall...

    We still don't know how much of a factor rockfall might have actually been in this incident, but, regardless, rockfall on alpine routes like Dreamweaver (which I've climbed, along with countless...
  6. RMNP CO: Dreamweaver Couloir rockfall/avalanche fatality - 29 May 2022

    Here's the preliminary report from CAIC:
    https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=822&accfm=rep

    There was also a close call nearby on the north face of Longs Peak (aka the...
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    skiracer, thanks for the Coon Hill report. It...

    skiracer, thanks for the Coon Hill report. It looks like you skied the double-choke line. It also looks like (from the second photo) that the loose sluff had occurred before you skied the line,...
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    Montezuma Bowl webcam pic from this evening:...

    Montezuma Bowl webcam pic from this evening:
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    The snow stake cam shows a heap of snow.

    I've spent a couple hours today knocking snow off tree branches in south Boulder -- we've gotten...
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    I skied Mary Jane today, and it was fun -- and...

    I skied Mary Jane today, and it was fun -- and worthwhile -- and I'll probably do it again in a couple of days. But there weren't many people there. Most of the time there were numerous empty chairs...
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    Joey, if I were you, I would stick with TTS or...

    Joey, if I were you, I would stick with TTS or Meidjo, and maybe Outlaw if you were skiing mostly at the area. I've skied all of the bindings mentioned, and IMO Meidjo has the best tele "feel" of the...
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    Most of Kelso is skinnable in spring conditions,...

    Most of Kelso is skinnable in spring conditions, IME -- only the last part is steep enough to warrant ski crampons or booting.

    When I drove by a week and a half ago, it didn't look in that great a...
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    FS: Osprey Kamber 22 - S/M

    Unused Osprey Kamber 22, blue -- selling for a friend. $50 plus shipping.

    Label says S/M (41-51cm), which equates to 16.1 to 20.1 inches in torso length. But I am 6'0" and about 19.5" torso, and...
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    The final report is out:...

    The final report is out:
    https://www.avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=819&accfm=inv
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    I'm in the evacuation area, towards the northern...

    I'm in the evacuation area, towards the northern end near Table Mesa Blvd, and the fire is slowly moving to the south towards Eldorado Springs. A couple of hours ago, I could see flames on a forested...
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    That is so funny. It would be even funnier if...

    That is so funny. It would be even funnier if Lost and Found already had the ski it ripped out of, along with the other ski and binding and boots.
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    It's page 7 on my browser. But then the "Telemark...

    It's page 7 on my browser. But then the "Telemark Skiing is Dead" thread is 35 pages and counting, so you better get used to it.
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    Good point about those plastic pieces in the...

    Good point about those plastic pieces in the pivot-adjustment channel -- I forgot those had disappeared in the Axl. Also, the Axl has two springs in the rear vs. the one spring in the front for the...
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    I have an acquaintance who ripped out HH's, but...

    I have an acquaintance who ripped out HH's, but then he's broken every tele binding he's tried. He's big and aggressive, and he's not that great a skier (not implying that is the case with you).
    ...
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    Wow, four other people?!? Out of how many other...

    Wow, four other people?!? Out of how many other skiers? Did you take their pulse? Were they actually alive?

    I tele'd yesterday and saw two other skiers with tele gear. But I never saw them make...
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    P.S. cstefanic, I might be interested in the...

    P.S. cstefanic, I might be interested in the binding if you'll send it for the price of shipping. I still have a couple pairs of skis with Hammerheads on them, and it would be good to have some...
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    That is hysterical. It's kinda surprising that...

    That is hysterical. It's kinda surprising that it's a Hammerhead vs. a 4-hole mount like a Targa or older BD O1 -- I suspect it was a bad mount. Regardless, there is probably one less tele skier in...
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    I just ordered one of these, along with some...

    I just ordered one of these, along with some other stuff -- thanks Alpinord!
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    Here's another observation related to this...

    Here's another observation related to this avalanche from CAIC field reports. It's from the next day and has photos from a different perspective (from Mt. Peck to the south).
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    Here's a preliminary report from CAIC: ...

    Here's a preliminary report from CAIC:
    https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/obs/obs_report.php?obs_id=70598
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    jhyatt: First thing I would have checked was...

    jhyatt: First thing I would have checked was shell fit. If that was OK, I would have tried new liners. If the Hammerheads are set in position 5, maybe back off a bit. If none of that works, try to...
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    Just to clarify this thread for future posters:...

    Just to clarify this thread for future posters: The OP was referring to the Sliver Couloir on Nez Perce Peak in Grand Teton National Park, not the Silver Couloir on Buffalo Mountain in Colorado.
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    Use a liquid or paste wax like Swix F4 on the...

    Use a liquid or paste wax like Swix F4 on the scales. You can hot-wax (or rub on hard wax and cork) the smooth sections, or just use paste wax on the whole ski. Using hard wax (hot or rub-on) will...
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    hh = hammerhead rr = russell rainey

    hh = hammerhead
    rr = russell rainey
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    That model of T1 is my favorite tele boot for the...

    That model of T1 is my favorite tele boot for the area. Powerful and really nice bellows flex.
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    Final report is out:...

    Final report is out:
    https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?accfm=inv&acc_id=801&view=public

    Relatively small terrain feature, but the crown was up to 10 feet high. Also check out...
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    If you can't find the Madshus Annum used or new...

    If you can't find the Madshus Annum used or new (old stock), look for the updated model, the Panorama M78.
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    That looks like more than a rumor. Some burning...

    That looks like more than a rumor. Some burning matter from that fire could have easily been blown to the apparent start of the fire at Cherryvale and Marshall Road, which is only a few tenths of a...
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    Yea, the wind gusts have recently picked up in...

    Yea, the wind gusts have recently picked up in south Boulder. I am cringing with each gust, thinking of the folks downwind in the fire zone.
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    This just makes me sick. And there were just a...

    This just makes me sick. And there were just a couple of big wind gusts past my place in south Boulder.
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    I might actually pay to watch that -- give us a...

    I might actually pay to watch that -- give us a heads-up if it's going down.
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    The wind in south Boulder has finally calmed...

    The wind in south Boulder has finally calmed down. I hope that others in the area are safe.
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    I've watched this video several times. ...

    I've watched this video several times.

    https://www.9news.com/video/news/local/wildfire/chuck-e-cheese-evacuates-in-superior-colorado-due-to-boulder-fire/73-da7e36db-0522-47c9-84d8-817d76375850
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    I've been in the same notoriously windy spot in...

    I've been in the same notoriously windy spot in south Boulder for over 26 years, and this is the worst I can remember. Everything is shaking so much I'm concerned I'm going to lose a window or the...
  39. Avalanche Fatality Near Cameron Pass, Colorado - 2021/12/24

    Preliminary CAIC report:

    https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=799&accfm=rep&view=public
  40. Lighter than mid-weight, but I've got barely used...

    Lighter than mid-weight, but I've got barely used Dynafit TLT7 boots in 28.5 that I'll sell cheap.
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    Jessie and Kikkan -- and Bill K too

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    With the Winter Olympics coming up in just six weeks (hopefully), here's something to get you fired up: Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall winning the first ever gold medal in nordic for...
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    That was indeed awesome -- thanks for posting.

    That was indeed awesome -- thanks for posting.
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    Although I'm certainly not giving up my plastic...

    Although I'm certainly not giving up my plastic tele boots, I still use my leathers several times a season. Those Asolo Extreme Plus boots were awesome back in the day, especially coming from...
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    They've updated the uphill access page since I...

    They've updated the uphill access page since I posted the link on Dec. 9. The biggest change is that they're charging $50 if you don't have a season pass.
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    Good thing I got the Pitbulls with the slots! The...

    Good thing I got the Pitbulls with the slots! The BD Resolutions with Pitbulls was one of my main setups in the late 90s. I never had a problem with them, and I still use them in early/late season at...
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    Thanks NotFlyingIsNotTrying, very useful advice.

    Thanks NotFlyingIsNotTrying, very useful advice.
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    I use the rub on and cork method a lot, and it's...

    I use the rub on and cork method a lot, and it's much harder to rub on the Mountain Flow all-temp wax compared to other brands.
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    Laps, since you were replying to ski-wpk talking...

    Laps, since you were replying to ski-wpk talking about his Bishop BMF/R binding setup, I'll respond about switching the Bishop bindings with switch plates on different skis like ski-wpk has in his...
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    https://skiloveland.com/the-mountain/uphill-access...

    https://skiloveland.com/the-mountain/uphill-access/
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    Devin, do your APs have factory inserts? I assume...

    Devin, do your APs have factory inserts? I assume they do, since you mentioned plates to convert to Outlaws.

    I have 181 APs, with early rise tips, with factory inserts. I have Switchbacks mounted...
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