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  1. Am I nuts to consider a hybrid jacket like the...

    Am I nuts to consider a hybrid jacket like the Dynafit Beast as an outer/descending layer for ski touring in deep/wet snow climates? If I am in over the head dense pow am I just going to get...
  2. Thread: Durango living

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    Brutal. That already strong sun in shoulder...

    Brutal. That already strong sun in shoulder seasons will melt snow that much faster at plus 2C
  3. I've skinned in the Ferrosi hooded jacket a few...

    I've skinned in the Ferrosi hooded jacket a few times so far this season after mostly using the Houdini wind jacket for the last 5 years. I've found it a little warmer and more breathable, so I plan...
  4. Thread: Durango living

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    By warmer summers or much less winter snow? I had...

    By warmer summers or much less winter snow? I had read that lower elevation locales (PNW, Tahoe) were likely to lose much more of their snow in 25-50 years than higher elevations (Mammoth, Colorado)...
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    I have 19/20 QST 106 that I find easy to ski and...

    I have 19/20 QST 106 that I find easy to ski and forgiving while still damp enough to deal with some rough snow and mixed conditions. They have some partial metal but not too much. I think they are...
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    Is pay for ski patrol much better in Europe than...

    Is pay for ski patrol much better in Europe than in the US? I've heard that is the case for mountain guides.
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    Based on this response, Iím wondering if there is...

    Based on this response, Iím wondering if there is some tension based on the Ikon transition. Perhaps the mountain itself gets much lower profit per individual season pass, and thus faces more...
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    Decent snow today but it felt pretty crowded....

    Decent snow today but it felt pretty crowded. There was still a line at green valley at 2:45 which I donít think has been the case in the past. Maybe itís the lower lift capacity or the fact that...
  9. Thank you! I will quiver-select accordingly

    Thank you! I will quiver-select accordingly
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    I've used the BCA 1.0 for years now and love it...

    I've used the BCA 1.0 for years now and love it for both inbounds and backcountry skiing. I'm hard-pressed to not use them, actually. Myself and others have jammed the mic with snow many times - this...
  11. I'd be curious to hear a conditions report from...

    I'd be curious to hear a conditions report from Xtal today if anyone gets up there.
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    In terms of wait times - not bad at all in my...

    In terms of wait times - not bad at all in my opinion. However, the Chinook line in the morning was an abomination from the virus transmission perspective. People were spaced far less than 6' apart...
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    It's a reservation bloodsport....

    It's a reservation bloodsport....
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    FWIW we arrived at 8:15 On Saturday and got a...

    FWIW we arrived at 8:15 On Saturday and got a pretty good spot in B-lot.
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    Wow..... sell two passes with unlimited skiing on...

    Wow..... sell two passes with unlimited skiing on midweek days and then partway through the season decide to limit only one of them via reservations.
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    Enlightened is definitely popular for quilts. I...

    Enlightened is definitely popular for quilts. I know two people who have them and love them. You could just go ultra-minimal with the "snow wrap" which looks like an insulated kilt. Would be pretty...
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    They are much thicker than summer socks, but I...

    They are much thicker than summer socks, but I still wear them comfortably in my flat pedals shoes and stiff carbon xc race clipless shoes. If your shoes are as tight as humanly possible with summer...
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    Did you sell due to the predicable reasons of too...

    Did you sell due to the predicable reasons of too much maintenance and not enough use?
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    No, but I had the old winterforce 10 years ago...

    No, but I had the old winterforce 10 years ago and they were solid
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    This guy has some range tests using roof box,...

    This guy has some range tests using roof box, bike racks, etc

    http://kootenayevfamily.ca/tesla-model-3-consumption-with-roof-rack-and-bike-rack/
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    4-5k elevation gain depending. I have a longer...

    4-5k elevation gain depending. I have a longer drive as well thatís 192 miles which sounds not possible in winter. Iíve definitely have incidents where Iíve been stuck in traffic or behind a downed...
  22. We all fell victim sooner or later when...

    We all fell victim sooner or later when downhill-skinning. Truly the most treacherous of transit methods! He was well a truly stuck - always face plant in sight of bros.

    As I said at the end of...
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    The ID.4 AWD might be one of the more...

    The ID.4 AWD might be one of the more affordable/functional AWD EVs to be coming out soon. Iím curious to see what else is in the pipeline. Weíve got two gas cars with pretty low miles on them but...
  24. 347997347998347999 Despite what the skacting...

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    Despite what the skacting photos might imply, I canít say it was a great ski day today. It was however great to be skiing!
  25. I must interrupt this legal discussion thread...

    I must interrupt this legal discussion thread with the fact that it is currently windy AF at Crystal which is not the best indicator of skiing in the short term.

    But, itís good for the base...
  26. Just in time for the FL spike?

    Just in time for the FL spike?
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    Iíd you are riding in truly wet conditions I...

    Iíd you are riding in truly wet conditions I definitely recommend ďwaterproofĒ neoprene socks. They are like a wet suit for your foot, and you stay warm when wet. This has been my best upgrade for...
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    I donít really know what they are worth, but Iíve...

    I donít really know what they are worth, but Iíve read of a number of issues with squatters and related crime in or very close to that spot. Iíve never even driven through and really have no idea....
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    Someone is building/flipping a cabin on Highway...

    Someone is building/flipping a cabin on Highway 2: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/51818-S-Riverside-Rd-Gold-Bar-WA-98251/178067957_zpid/
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    Do you have an insulation or heating game plan or...

    Do you have an insulation or heating game plan or are you keeping in raw metal for offroad use?
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    Edit: everyone beat me to the anti-vaccer comment

    Edit: everyone beat me to the anti-vaccer comment
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    Seems the reality of the mythical Seattle exodus...

    Seems the reality of the mythical Seattle exodus is somewhat mixed. Fewer people want to live in an apartment in Seattle during a pandemic (shocker) and there is more interest in small towns and...
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    Chatted with a guy at a trailhead today who had a...

    Chatted with a guy at a trailhead today who had a Four Wheel Camper ďProject MĒ canopy thing that he was nuts for. Just a pop up canopy with a sleeping platform, but he said you get more storage...
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    I also like the Continental GP 5000 tubeless...

    I also like the Continental GP 5000 tubeless tires in 32c for mostly road riding. Still feel pretty fast, less sketchy on rough pavement or brief, mostly-packed gravel. Not a gravel tire but a more...
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    FWIW I know a few people with Pelotons who only ride indoors and they are probably fitter than I am.

    I know a few people with new $180k converted vans. They are nice people who like to travel and...
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    And I thought we had a monopoly on that in the...

    And I thought we had a monopoly on that in the US...
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    A number of review mentioned that these leak - I...

    A number of review mentioned that these leak - I assume they don't for you? I was looking for a larger water bottle...
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    Could someone just predict what year a used Ford...

    Could someone just predict what year a used Ford Transit AWD will be attractively priced? Iíll set a reminder to check back on this thread then....
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    Thanks for the conditions report. I do love the...

    Thanks for the conditions report. I do love the long climb but conditions degrade more quickly on the upper mountain in the wet season!
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    60mpg!! We rented a Toyota Vitz AWD in...

    60mpg!!

    We rented a Toyota Vitz AWD in Hokkaido last winter, which I assume is a competitor to the Fit. It wasn't quite Subaru quality snow-handling but that thing got two people and ski gear all...
  41. Thread: cool homes

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    I've never understood the breakfast nook - or the...

    I've never understood the breakfast nook - or the kitchen seating next to the casual dining area off from the formal dining area. How many duplicate areas do we need? I can only be in one place at a...
  42. I've never purchases an offset. I know that some...

    I've never purchases an offset. I know that some think offsets will become a valuable commodity - to the point of developing more of them for profit, or speculating on them now while they are cheap....
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    I taught my wife to drive a manual transmission...

    I taught my wife to drive a manual transmission vehicle 14 years ago shortly after we met. Future FIL decided it must be true love if I was willing to put my clutch on the line...
  44. The total # of flights happening at a given...

    The total # of flights happening at a given moment and in the future are related to the total # of people who want to fly places. Demand has a relation to supply in this case. If you choose not to...
  45. I bike commuted 60+ days last year and now am WFH...

    I bike commuted 60+ days last year and now am WFH full time so I've saved a lot. In the future I want to WFH 1/2 time and only bike to work. Less carbon and better quality of life. What I liked best...
  46. I also estimated my home heating which is with...

    I also estimated my home heating which is with natural gas and it totaled to quite a lot even with the mild Seattle winters. Iím sure that I could save a bunch with better weatherizing and/or...
  47. Have you ever estimated CO2 emissions from a ski trip?

    I took some awesome trips last winter and am even more thankful for that given what has transpired from March onward. After those trips I started thinking about how much carbon was involved with each...
  48. This one has a pressure sensor but as far as I...

    This one has a pressure sensor but as far as I can see it only shuts off based on those water sensors:

    https://www.moen.com/flo/power-of-pressure
  49. I didn't know that this existed, but it makes a...

    I didn't know that this existed, but it makes a lot of sense. I have a security system with water sensors (Simplisafe) but if the alarm goes off when I'm somewhere outside of the house without cell...
  50. Thread: cool homes

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    Iím late to this thread, but Grand Designs is the...

    Iím late to this thread, but Grand Designs is the best or at least most addictive house show Iíve seen. I love the crazy London people who spend 1M GBP for a small falling down industrial lot on the...
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