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  1. Don't have any of CRNP but 317794 Another...

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    Another spectacular drive for Bunny would be the first section of the Burr Trail from Boulder. The section through Long Canyon is an absolute beauty of a...
  2. #biggestunderstatementof2020 I'm down in the...

    #biggestunderstatementof2020

    I'm down in the valley and don't know anyone up there unfortunately.
  3. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Coors Light kitty wins today's internet!!! ...

    Coors Light kitty wins today's internet!!!

    Hobbes was in a particularly foul mood this morning and going near her chair resulted in a swift and sharp tap of the paw. She went after me a couple of...
  4. This x1000, both the Hayduke and the...

    This x1000, both the Hayduke and the think-ahead-about-gas part.
    Cruising around the Thule hardpan sipping a beer when the sun burns up on Notch Peak is a thing of absolute beauty but nothing will...
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    For the first time in years I gave up on...

    For the first time in years I gave up on softshell after consistently overheating in my Dynafit Mercury Pro. A bit too tight in the thigh and around the boot cuffs, not as breathable as I wanted. If...
  6. Hit or miss I guess. I drove down LCC around 9ish...

    Hit or miss I guess. I drove down LCC around 9ish this AM and traffic was starting to back up around the fire station a bit past the swamp lot. Things were still moving at a decent pace but even on a...
  7. Hit or miss I guess. I drove down LCC around 9ish...

    Hit or miss I guess. I drove down LCC around 9ish this AM and traffic was starting to back up around the fire station a bit past the swamp lot. Things were still moving at a decent pace but even on a...
  8. Way to cunt up this thread with a whole bunch of...

    Way to cunt up this thread with a whole bunch of chest pounding and dick measuring (hint: tiny).
    Baron, got a pic for you, finally putting those Chinese goggles from Amazon to good use...

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  9. ^^^^ Looks way tasty!! And just short enough on...

    ^^^^ Looks way tasty!! And just short enough on clues that I can't figure out where it is!
  10. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Damn, Kisa looks like a disheveled bundle of fun!...

    Damn, Kisa looks like a disheveled bundle of fun! Awesome looking beast, very nice moustache!
  11. Step by step GPS directions for most slot canyons...

    Step by step GPS directions for most slot canyons are now all over the internet, including the really remote and obscure ones in the Roost.
    Kind of a bummer really, when I first got into...
  12. So nice of you to capitalize yet misspell morAn...

    So nice of you to capitalize yet misspell morAn...
  13. Ballsy move! I went for a cheese stick that had...

    Ballsy move!
    I went for a cheese stick that had gone through a few dozen freeze thaw cycles in the top of my pack last spring and I most definitely regretted it. Less so than the guy who was...
  14. HA!! I'm so glad I managed to keep it together...

    HA!! I'm so glad I managed to keep it together and not roll all the way to you guys! I'd probably have omitted that from my spray above then you'd have called me out on it for everlasting TGR shame!...
  15. From below it looks like there's a way through...

    From below it looks like there's a way through the rock band but it's a pretty committing approach to go take a look. And the resulting straightline through the rocks would be stimulating. There's a...
  16. For the first time this season I made the mistake...

    For the first time this season I made the mistake of driving up LCC after 7AM on a weekend. Fucking hell... I hope I never start skiing at the resorts again, I'd rage myself to death on the road for...
  17. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Truth. Winter activity decreases significantly...

    Truth. Winter activity decreases significantly with lack of sun exposure. Longer recharging times and stuff...

    After almost 3 years living together Hobbes the great loaf is finally tolerating...
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    As usual your grasp of reality is tenuous at...

    As usual your grasp of reality is tenuous at best. I don't dispute his right to buy an old mining claim or access it any more than I disputed the Buxton's right to behave like sour cunts and put up...
  19. That's some serious distance and vert right...

    That's some serious distance and vert right there. The 10PM start might make even mallwalker a bit queasy. That's next-level early!
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    Not groomed, that would be sweet. Picture what...

    Not groomed, that would be sweet. Picture what would be left behind if a cat went up soft snow with just its tracks, no blade or tiller. Basically 4" of churned up soft snow. Exiting Cardiff is...
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    Damn, looking way bony out there... Hopefully...

    Damn, looking way bony out there... Hopefully things shape up, I'm already frothing at the mouth for my April/May trip...
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    Preposterous. Live and die by the Strava times....

    Preposterous. Live and die by the Strava times. There's no other way to measure one's self worth.

    It always blows my mind when I accidentally leave the watch on driving away from the trailhead, it...
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    This has been blowing my mind this season. If...

    This has been blowing my mind this season. If he's going to truck up there on the daily he could at least put in a proper grooming so the exit is fast... How far up does he go? I never make it past...
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    The OP's initial parameters included an airbag....

    The OP's initial parameters included an airbag. It's pretty clear it doesn't fit in the fast and light or multi-day adventure picture and I don't think anyone's arguing that... For half-day outings...
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    Wasn't there a live recovery in the past 2 years...

    Wasn't there a live recovery in the past 2 years in the Wasatch by a party that happened to be in the same drainage? Mark White / Cardiac??
    I used to think digging out someone you're not touring...
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    No you're the puppet. Whoa, what novel...

    No you're the puppet.



    Whoa, what novel thinking that hasn't been debunked before. Clearly you're of a superior intellect and are making very valid arguments using solid data. Your ability to...
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    Because there's never been a reported avi death...

    Because there's never been a reported avi death before the airbag era? Do you even think before posting?
    Sounds like one thing you must carry in the bc is a solid shovel, you obviously have...
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    Thou shalt not disagree with the Dawson Dogma is...

    Thou shalt not disagree with the Dawson Dogma is one of the rules on Wildsnow. That extends to his guest bloggers. The comments will be of the ball-gargling variety along with a few suggestions for...
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    Been doing that on occasion, it works really...

    Been doing that on occasion, it works really well. I still use the hose and when it's cold treat the mouth piece as a cork. It freezes immediately but the water in the hose is fine. Beats having to...
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    The kind of objective Teague gets after...

    The kind of objective Teague gets after definitely justifies paying attention to what goes in his pack. For most of us I'd say it's less relevant...
    I don't go further when I'm trimming my pack...
  31. Thread: OCD

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    Same here. What kind of animal takes eggs out of...

    Same here. What kind of animal takes eggs out of the carton at random??
  32. These guys always materialize out of thin air...

    These guys always materialize out of thin air once the skinner is in...

    Interesting weekend for snow conditions, it was lively to say the least.
    mall walker-level early start led to acceptable...
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  34. I think support has been discontinued for a...

    I think support has been discontinued for a while, they were planning on letting it run for a couple years after they rolled out Google Fi and that was 5+ years ago...
  35. Oooof, ugly story and sobering facts. I'll look...

    Oooof, ugly story and sobering facts. I'll look at that sign differently now, I always assumed it was to deter motivated hikers from getting exposed to the Dolphin.
    The gully below the trail is...
  36. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    ^^^ Weight of the world on my shoulder, just...

    ^^^ Weight of the world on my shoulder, just can't go on....


    Old man Artie was really scrawny until we started putting him in a separate room so he could eat in peace. He doubled his weight in 6...
  37. There's a classic "DON'T PROCEED ANY FURTHER UR...

    There's a classic "DON'T PROCEED ANY FURTHER UR GUNNA DIE OMG AVALANCHES DOOM AND DEATH" sign where the Sawmill trail switchbacks and heads into Big Willow canyon, right at the end of the long...
  38. Thread: Trucks.

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    I drive our Taco as little as possible around...

    I drive our Taco as little as possible around town and can't understand how Ms Boissal uses it as a daily driver. It's a double cab long bed, always has a bike rack on, and she has to maneuver it...
  39. Nice work on the Dolphin! Definitely hard to...

    Nice work on the Dolphin! Definitely hard to ignore when you stare at it from home or look at it every time you drive to the canyons. And that feeling of diving into the valley is hard to beat. Can't...
  40. Thread: The FIFTY

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    About 20 years ago I was in France watching a...

    About 20 years ago I was in France watching a rando race, the Miage-Contamines-Somfy for anyone who may remember such obscurities. The terrain was rowdy as hell with the last run down a steep face...
  41. Same here with a buddy in town from Portland. I...

    Same here with a buddy in town from Portland. I spent the day telling him the conditions were atypical for the Wasatch and basically apologizing for not having a foot of blower on the ground, he...
  42. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Cheaper and lower consequence than a shattered...

    Cheaper and lower consequence than a shattered tib-fib but still not something I like to do if I can avoid it.
  43. Thread: The FIFTY

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    HA! I almost rear ended a cow last year hauling...

    HA! I almost rear ended a cow last year hauling ass down the Millcreek road. She was standing around a bend, I saw her at the last second and snuck by at most a foot away. I should have petted her as...
  44. Having seen MW ski little skis in bad conditions...

    Having seen MW ski little skis in bad conditions (hint: the Y last year) I'd have to agree. There's a difference between skiing a setup as it's meant to be skied even if it requires toning things...
  45. To me it all boils down to one big decision: what...

    To me it all boils down to one big decision: what kind of skiing do you want to to in the BC? You have to balance out your desire to ski a certain way with the reality of getting the required setup...
  46. Thread: The FIFTY

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    The Timp exit has the good taste of being mostly...

    The Timp exit has the good taste of being mostly N facing and goes to doubletrack pretty quick. We have a couple other exits in the range that are downright terrifying, as in 2500' of steep W-facing...
  47. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Surprisingly Artie is immune to Ugly's attempts...

    Surprisingly Artie is immune to Ugly's attempts at dominating him. He's so senile that he doesn't recognize personal kitty space any longer and will walk right up to a hissing and growling Ugly, get...
  48. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ugly and Artie the senile lion in their morning...

    Ugly and Artie the senile lion in their morning routine of sunbathing and monitoring the street:

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  49. You should consider changing your starting...

    You should consider changing your starting elevation from 5500' to 7800' like us civilized people. I know you're allergic to upper LCC but right now it has its advantages :D
  50. Didn't break through once on Saturday or Sunday,...

    Didn't break through once on Saturday or Sunday, even when jump-turning and trying hard to punch through to stop. Took some effort to get the tip of a pole to go through while skinning. The only...
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