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    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA oh if only we collected tax...

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA oh if only we collected tax income!
  2. inReach style devices seem like a great option...

    inReach style devices seem like a great option because you can get help before you really really really need it.

    That being said, having an inreach allows you to check in with people who might...
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    Sounds super fun. But I'm a guide, so I couldn't...

    Sounds super fun. But I'm a guide, so I couldn't be on the same team as Schwerty.

    Also how do you catch fish without beads? San Juan Worms?
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    I could probably be talked into it.

    I could probably be talked into it.
  5. Why not just use a gillnet?

    Why not just use a gillnet?
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    I demand more tele turns!

    I demand more tele turns!
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    I'm wondering how the mounting point compares to...

    I'm wondering how the mounting point compares to the CT3.0 on paper they look like very similar skis, and moving my mount from the "candide line" to -1 from all mountain went from a ski that I hated...
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    Costco has ticket 2 packs for $110, and various...

    Costco has ticket 2 packs for $110, and various shops have $75 tickets.

    If it's sunny it'll be fun, for sure.
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    Springtime in the Chugach (TR)

    We have had basically the worst season I can remember here in AK, it rained all of November, then snowed a bit, then didn't snow till February, then snowed like 15 feet at elevation then rained at...
  10. Oh man, then I'd have to bring like 3 more fly...

    Oh man, then I'd have to bring like 3 more fly rods... Also unfortunately I'm probably not gonna have time to get that far north. Sometime though.
  11. Anybody want to go fishing between Tucson and Seattle?

    Going on a fishing/skiing trip next week. Plan is to fish northern Arizona for a day then head to mammoth for morning skiing afternoon/evening fishing, then up to Reno for more of the same...
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    I fished there once and it was pretty boring...

    I fished there once and it was pretty boring fishing wise, caught a 14 inch rainbow every cast for like 5 hours. Maybe the easiest fishing I have ever done (the guided offered me a job at the end of...
  13. Make sure to pay attention to the rod loading...

    Make sure to pay attention to the rod loading especially on the backcast, and in the forward cast you should make sure to increase your power as you go into it. Then make sure you stop the rod...
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    I love how easy it is to troll TGRer, after 20...

    I love how easy it is to troll TGRer, after 20 years you'd think someone would wise up.

    :D

    Cody if you do ski St. Elias it will rank you among the best/luckiest ski mountaineers in history as...
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    Nah, I just don't see how a line 4 people on...

    Nah, I just don't see how a line 4 people on earth have ever skied is a classic. Maybe the most badass ski line on earth (nearly 20,000 vert, yes, a classic though... ?


    Anyway, this discussion...
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    Being an Alaskan skier makes you more of an...

    Being an Alaskan skier makes you more of an expert on Alaskan skiing than someone who flies up for a month a year at most and spends most of their time in helicopters guided by non Alaskans yes. ...
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    There's a lot more objective risk on that...

    There's a lot more objective risk on that mountain than most other mountains in the world. I don't think Cody is gonna do anything stupid, but St. Elias is definitely the crux of his project, and...
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    Right, and St. Elias is not a classic. It's been...

    Right, and St. Elias is not a classic. It's been skied like twice, and I think the first time someone in the party died. How is that a classic? Like it's really fucking cool, but it's not a...
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    Should those descents be in the same book at...

    Should those descents be in the same book at Tuckermans Ravine and Mt. Superior? St. Elias was first skied like a decade ago, calling it a classic is like calling The Goo Goo Dolls classic rock. I...
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    $39 heli bumps... damn.

    $39 heli bumps... damn.
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    My advice: Boot heaters, green wax, all of the...

    My advice: Boot heaters, green wax, all of the clothing.

    Make sure to get the sweet patch for skiing the "big 3" (big 2 medium 1)
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    seconded I have skied in Alaska for 20 years,...

    seconded

    I have skied in Alaska for 20 years, I had never heard of University Peak until the book came out. I would put the S couloir in front of that. I've honestly never met or heard of anyone...
  23. Pretty much all the ski hills in Alaska are owned...

    Pretty much all the ski hills in Alaska are owned by a club or city.

    Eaglecrest - City owned a large percentage of the city wide sales tax goes to buying explosives for ski patrol
    Eyak - City...
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    Well shit. I'll be in Seattle that day. My...

    Well shit. I'll be in Seattle that day.

    My ski bag only holds up to 200 CM skis though.

    Can I still come?
  25. The Northwest is good... Once you get off I-5 (mini TR)

    The Ikon Pass continues to be a good investment...

    Headed down south for some sunshine and baseball.

    Also Xtal. ...
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    whelp that was a fun winter. Good thing I have...

    whelp that was a fun winter. Good thing I have an ikon pass... California here I come.
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    Yeah all 3 super narrow fairly steep trails. In...

    Yeah all 3 super narrow fairly steep trails. In the rain. And people like you and me hauling ass to get to the tram. Being a beginner or intermediate skier at Alyeska is miserable. Makes skiing not...
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    Lol lol lol honestly I could care less about the...

    Lol lol lol honestly I could care less about the skiing ability of ski patrollers at Alyeska.

    less constriction. Alyeska on the weekends is terrifying. Alyeska has rad terrain (that is...
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    The thing is the patrol gets paid like $11/hr and...

    The thing is the patrol gets paid like $11/hr and also... gapers.

    The place to put a resort would have been notch mountain, way better resort terrain back there. If I were a billionaire I'd do...
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    Canada seems VERY concerned with people flooding...

    Canada seems VERY concerned with people flooding across their southern border right now. Maybe they will build a wall.
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    To be fair to Seibu a tram to the top of teacup...

    To be fair to Seibu a tram to the top of teacup while it would be sick would be very hard to open consistently. I just wish they either put up a chair from midway to the roundhouse or lit up mighty...
  32. I measure 28.5 and ski in 28.5 at the resort and...

    I measure 28.5 and ski in 28.5 at the resort and 29.5 touring.
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    Have you considered gaining weight yourself?...

    Have you considered gaining weight yourself? :fmicon:
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    The tail rocker extends a bit more. My shop only...

    The tail rocker extends a bit more. My shop only has the seekr 100, haven't put hands on the 110 yet.
  35. I'd look at next years atomic XTD 130 I have a...

    I'd look at next years atomic XTD 130

    I have a pretty similar foot and got the Hawx ultra 130 for a resort boot which fit's similar to the XTD 130 but doesn't have a garbage liner. With the heat...
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    I'd try Atomic backlands, or Hawx XTD 130s, or FT...

    I'd try Atomic backlands, or Hawx XTD 130s, or FT ascendants. All have heat moldable shells.
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    1 mm makes a ton of difference when it comes to...

    1 mm makes a ton of difference when it comes to boot.
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    Lake Louise was the coldest and driest place I've...

    Lake Louise was the coldest and driest place I've ever skied. I just don't think they get that much snow on that side of the range. I don't think I'll go back except maybe in April to ski corn...
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    That's how it is in March. Turni has to much...

    That's how it is in March. Turni has to much south facing.
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    we need moisture. Alyeska might not hit 400"...

    we need moisture. Alyeska might not hit 400" this year.
  41. This thread reminds me of why I live here.

    This thread reminds me of why I live here.
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    How do people have fun skiing living more than 45...

    How do people have fun skiing living more than 45 minutes from skiing? I don't get skiing less than 50 times a year, sounds terrible. Why not get a bike?
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    Where does each line fit in the Gaffney Numerical...

    Where does each line fit in the Gaffney Numerical Assessment of Radness? The book doesn't help me with ratings. Why aren't you going for bonus points?

    The world is one big game of gnar.
    ...
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    I mean... it's so small you can ski every run in...

    I mean... it's so small you can ski every run in about an hour. just follow the trains of children around (it's spring break)

    That being said I'll probably be there that friday and maybe monday...
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    I fish with a dslr. Use a "pancake" prime lens...

    I fish with a dslr. Use a "pancake" prime lens that has a decent macro. Good for trout sized fish. Not great for salmon.

    I net every fish I'm going to photograph so I can keep them happy in the...
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    crampons. Salomon thinks everything I skin up...

    crampons.

    Salomon thinks everything I skin up is too steep anyway, so I'm thinking you should skin less steep things.
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    Yes the bay area sucks. But so does most of...

    Yes the bay area sucks. But so does most of America so there's that.
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    downclimbing with skis is a very interesting...

    downclimbing with skis is a very interesting technique
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    Transporting a car for a friend bought a...

    Transporting a car for a friend

    bought a rocket box at roof and rack, highly recommend that store if you are in the area and need that sort of thing
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    Well, I mean if you ignore the news, good to be...

    Well, I mean if you ignore the news, good to be home
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