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    This week in Canada, raccoons are getting drunk:...

    This week in Canada, raccoons are getting drunk:

    'Drunk' raccoons seen stumbling around Stittsville

    I observed this effect on a flock of robins once. They ate some over-ripe berries off a tree...
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    ML, not able to see your image. The Mad is a...

    ML, not able to see your image. The Mad is a really pretty river.
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    I have two pairs of those snowshoes, made by...

    I have two pairs of those snowshoes, made by Snocraft in Maine but same style. Bought for $25 a pair for a surplus store about 20 years ago, got the same 10th Mtn story. I use them regularly, they...
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    No need to be defensive, I am honestly a bit...

    No need to be defensive, I am honestly a bit jealous of the opportunity and resources you have to build your vision. Both houses are stunning and beautifully executed, and the look of the Darnesville...
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    Yeah, I get it, if you can afford it, why not go...

    Yeah, I get it, if you can afford it, why not go for the square footage that makes sense and fits your needs at the time. But in the end, make it the size that works for you. I love the look of your...
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    Great thread, just stumbled on it. The Iceman...

    Great thread, just stumbled on it. The Iceman houses are very nice but a little big. This is my current favourite house. Lots of space for a couple and their stuff. Were I to have it built, would...
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    A bit late to the Bourdain experience, still on...

    A bit late to the Bourdain experience, still on season 6 of Parts Unknown. This just popped up in the NYT, worth a read and I look forward to watching it when we get there:

    https://nyti.ms/2X1yWBV
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    A little late, but I laughed. Tele ho.

    A little late, but I laughed.

    Tele ho.
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    Very true and we had that discussion afterwards....

    Very true and we had that discussion afterwards. When we ski in more remote, twiggy places, we wear helmets. When we ski well maintained, mellow, short glades like this one, we don't. Perhaps we...
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    Chargering around today we were reminded of a...

    Chargering around today we were reminded of a lesson: deep snow does not make all the nasties go away. Skiing on a slope that we have maintained diligently for almost 10 years, a hidden hazard...
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    Thanks ML and Jackstraw, will pass along the...

    Thanks ML and Jackstraw, will pass along the condolences. He was part of a posse of several families that skis together most weekends. They are hard to keep up with in the trees.
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    Very sad indeed. Bruce was a good friend of my...

    Very sad indeed. Bruce was a good friend of my brother's, and a long-time Jay Peak regular, his family has a house near Montgomery. A very good skier and one of the colourful instigators of the...
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    Yeah, those Gremlins are particularly quirky in...

    Yeah, those Gremlins are particularly quirky in the winter.

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2731/4368868329_c13f4ebb98_b.jpgAMC Gremlin by Blue387, on Flickr
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    Sometimes you need the pole plant to verify that...

    Sometimes you need the pole plant to verify that there is a skier in there. Photo by Paul Morrison

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    I am sure that I am more antique than you,...

    I am sure that I am more antique than you, Bottleman.
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    Hey man, we have mountains here, they're just...

    Hey man, we have mountains here, they're just older and really worn down. :ski:
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    Another one from the Instagramming snowboarder in...

    Another one from the Instagramming snowboarder in our crew. NELSAPing under the oldest t-bar still standing in North America (or so I'm told):

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    It is even going off in the northwestnortheast of...

    It is even going off in the northwestnortheast of Ontario right now. Being on the injury list, I have to take some pleasure in posting friend's stoke from today. Sharp eyes will note the 90s vintage...
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    Fucking pipes are frozen. That's all I've got....

    Fucking pipes are frozen. That's all I've got. The stoke here makes it better, thanks.
  20. This is why I want to go to Japan. Wonderful...

    This is why I want to go to Japan. Wonderful story and beautifully told. Thanks.
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    You are a better man than I. Visited the...

    You are a better man than I.

    Visited the Teleboard demo tent at Jay some years ago, stared at the thing for a long time, and drawing on all my life experience including being a telemark...
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    The snowstorm or the Teleboard?

    The snowstorm or the Teleboard?
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    You might be skiing on Mt. Elephantus, given that...

    You might be skiing on Mt. Elephantus, given that view.
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    Happening this week at a winter carnival in...

    Happening this week at a winter carnival in Bracebridge, Ontario:

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    If you are Canadian, no explanation should be needed.
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    Fantatic shots above, especially ISBD's. Our...

    Fantatic shots above, especially ISBD's. Our little Utah is not so much the snow dog he used to be, but at 15.5 years old he is hanging in here with random bursts of energy.

    My wife is away, so...
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    Lard 'tunderin Jaysus, byes.

    Lard 'tunderin Jaysus, byes.
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    This week in Newfoundland: Rogue snowmobile...

    This week in Newfoundland:

    Rogue snowmobile escapes husband, smashes through house and lands on wife.

    Full tale here.
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    What a tough time. Our little guy is 15, stone...

    What a tough time. Our little guy is 15, stone deaf and often forgets why he went outside. Today he pissed on the carpet when I took him to work, even after a good walk beforehand. Then again he...
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    Apetor is back, what a nut:


    https://youtu.be/_6IsFPRoslY
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    George is my new hero. I'll bet some of you...

    George is my new hero. I'll bet some of you Banff/Canmore folks know him:

    87-year-old skier still races and has a basement packed full of every pair of skis he's owned
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    Woohoo, we be skiing in the northwestnortheast: ...

    Woohoo, we be skiing in the northwestnortheast:

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    A little farther north and west than J, I live in...

    A little farther north and west than J, I live in Ontario. We get tremendous lake effect snow until Georgian Bay freezes over. Night skiing at an ungroomed pitch at the local ski bump, very nice boot...
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    My driveway this morning: 258845 Had to go...

    My driveway this morning:

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    Had to go to work after the plow arrived, but you know what, night skiing is pretty fun:

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    Guy from my town steals three snowmobiles, goes...

    Guy from my town steals three snowmobiles, goes off the road in a snowstorm, makes getaway in stolen canoe. What a country we liven in!

    OPP arrest fleeing driver in stolen canoe
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    OK, well, here is the answer to my own question,...

    OK, well, here is the answer to my own question, from Steve Wright on FB:
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    In other news, one of my astute relatives has...

    In other news, one of my astute relatives has noticed a disturbing update to the Jay Peak trail map. The much beloved run Powerline has been renamed. The upper section is now called "601" and the...
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    :party:

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    Fair point about staying away from politics. My...

    Fair point about staying away from politics. My intention was not to disturb the shitpile but more to point out that our leaders are not exempt from being moron perverts, no matter what party they...
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    Or be part of "the special national security...

    Or be part of "the special national security committee."

    Fun (and non-scandalous) fact about Tony that I'll bet not even that many Canadians know: he is a pretty good rock guitar player and has...
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    Tony Baloney is in a bit of hot water. Claims he...

    Tony Baloney is in a bit of hot water. Claims he was tricked into sexting dick pics to a woman who is now blackmailing him. He is my MP too. As Bugs Bunny would say, "what a maroon!"

    Here's the...
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    Very impressive to climb that roof free. Consider...

    Very impressive to climb that roof free. Consider also the first ascent by Ben Poisson, aid climbing in 1958 (quote from Gripped Magazine): "Le Toit de Ben is a 10-metre roof crack in Quebec that was...
  42. Up here in safe old Canada, I was trying to...

    Up here in safe old Canada, I was trying to change my campsite booking at Assateague Island National Seashore at about the same time the first plane hit. I had no clue but was having a hell of a time...
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    Just got in the door after the long drive home...

    Just got in the door after the long drive home from Jay Peak and three days of skiing. Tramside is offline for the season but the Jet, Taxi and Bonaventure chairs ran all weekend, which gave plenty...
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    ^ Nice t-shirt stoke. PSA: Jay has posted that...

    ^ Nice t-shirt stoke.

    PSA: Jay has posted that the Bonnie is expected to be open this weekend, which is good news. I'm heading down for the first time this season to ski with my brother, look for...
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    Up here in the north country, the lake effect...

    Up here in the north country, the lake effect engine has turned itself on after being out of gas for a long time. Five silky inches of topping has fallen upon the crust layer, perfect for sloppy...
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    FFS. The dog is 14.5 in human years and he still...

    FFS. The dog is 14.5 in human years and he still has to wait for me to catch up.

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    We are in Canada. This is their second Koolie,...

    We are in Canada. This is their second Koolie, the first came from a relatively local breeder in Haliburton, Ontario. The one in the picture got flown east from a breeder in Alberta, Edmonton area, I...
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    One of my co-workers recently got his family's...

    One of my co-workers recently got his family's second Koolie. Very attentive, happy, smart and agile little dog. Full grown, he will be less than 40 pounds.

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    No wet stuff north of the border. The crusty...

    No wet stuff north of the border. The crusty caretaker opened up Hodgepodge Lodge yesterday for the second annual Twigfest: we enjoyed some fine conditions and a cozy lunch tent:

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    RIP Warren. Personal memory: way back in the day,...

    RIP Warren. Personal memory: way back in the day, maybe around 1970 or so, my older brother took me to see a WM movie at Place des Arts in Montreal. I don't remember the title but Warren himself was...
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