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  1. Thread: Wildlife

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    I had a friend who had a white lipped cobra that...

    I had a friend who had a white lipped cobra that looked exactly like this.

    I never trusted indigo snakes after seeing her.
  2. I have a variety of materials and weights, and to...

    I have a variety of materials and weights, and to be honest I don't have a preference, nor find much difference. I guess I am just wierd that way.
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    I was never a big baseball fan, but growing up in...

    I was never a big baseball fan, but growing up in the LA area in the sixties one couldn't help but to listen to Vin on a regular basis. I could never imagine anybody else calling Dodger baseball, and...
  4. I haven't Ben in this thread in ages, but but I...

    I haven't Ben in this thread in ages, but but I want to give props to Free The Powder. First off, their gloves and mitts are baller. Going on four years and they are (were) as good as new, except I...
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    Just an FYI, no current or past codes work, but...

    Just an FYI, no current or past codes work, but the sale is still on and the same discount plus there is free shipping.;yourock:

    Still the best gloves, (or equal to the best) on the market. My...
  6. Thread: Wildlife

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    I never heard them called that, but probably a...

    I never heard them called that, but probably a Wyoming term:tongue:

    Apparently the correct term is coati as coatimundi is a Brazilian term for a lone coati.
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    I am thinking the same. Dometic and others make...

    I am thinking the same. Dometic and others make duel models, but they get so big and bulky, and I don't need a freezer most of the time, so am considering a small unit to just set to freeze.

    BTW...
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    I had my first real run related injury. I haven't...

    I had my first real run related injury. I haven't been running a lot lately, so did several flat beach runs of about three miles...no problem. Did a bunch of trail hikes with a little running thrown...
  9. Thread: Plant milkweed

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    No wonder they are going extinct...if only they...

    No wonder they are going extinct...if only they would eat ragweed.


    We have been planting, and letting it re-seed for years, ever since the kids got involved in a 4H project tagging monarchs. It...
  10. Thread: Wildlife

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    Coatimundis are the Central American version of...

    Coatimundis are the Central American version of raccoons, but still cool to see in the "wild"of Tikal National Park

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    The van I am getting has dual ATM batteries as...

    The van I am getting has dual ATM batteries as 400w solar panels separate but linked to the Van battery, so running it should not be an issue. I will k
    likely add a generator in the near future as...
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    I like the minimalist design of a true flip flop....

    I like the minimalist design of a true flip flop. They have been my primary foot wear since college in the 70s, and pretty much my only summer footwear since I was a little kid...life in southern...
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    Dometic makes a lithium battery (I believe its...

    Dometic makes a lithium battery (I believe its called a PBJ40). a supposed to run for 40 hours, but not cheap. It has a built in regulator and can be charged by direct solar or from the car DC...
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    It is challanging to find out where the different...

    It is challanging to find out where the different brands are made. On items like this, I avoid Chinese builds, they just don't have the QC. National Luna appears to be made in South Africa, Dometic...
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    Great information, thanks. Lots of new options I...

    Great information, thanks. Lots of new options I had not seen on my quest. The IceCo (VL Pro line) is intriguing, but not too much less then the comparable Dometic, but still a reasonable savings....
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    ...and it's only 412 page, which would be fine if...

    ...and it's only 412 page, which would be fine if search function was better (or I was better at searching.) I couldn't find any relevant information information, which may or may not be buried in...
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    Portable refrigerators for camping, vanlife

    Picking up a Ford Transit AWD next month and want to use an electric frig. Mostly looking at Dometic units, but curious about others experiences or preferences. Who is using what?

    I tried a...
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    Let us know if they come out with some regular...

    Let us know if they come out with some regular flip flops. My Chacos are just about done, which means they still have a year or two left in them.
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    Anybody know anything about the AAC's change from...

    Anybody know anything about the AAC's change from Global Rescue to Redpoint for rescue and travel insurance?

    I am a bit confused now with the new company as to whether they change coverage...
  20. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Not much of an image, but it was fun to be out...

    Not much of an image, but it was fun to be out moving on rock.

    At Crystal Crag near Mammoth last month. Three of us on the climb, so short pitched it and I led two of the four pitches. I am...
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    Beauty Love the east side with and without...

    Beauty

    Love the east side with and without snow

    Great TR, thanks for posting
  22. Thread: Wildlife

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    An ornate hawk eagle snacking on a juvenile...

    An ornate hawk eagle snacking on a juvenile keel-billed toucan, of which the near by parents were none too happy about.

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    They have some odd looking turkeys in
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  23. Thread: Webb Telescope

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    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so." ...

    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so."

    Still amazing to see that far back in time.
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    Kevin, that has to be the best/worst airport...

    Kevin, that has to be the best/worst airport story ever...well played sir.

    I have connected through Schipol a few times, but always do it as a 23 hour layover. My bags get checked through and I...
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    I would choose Mammoth if for no other reason...

    I would choose Mammoth if for no other reason then to avoid Tahoe traffic. The drive out of LA can easily.be timed to miss it, and once out of LA there is no traffic issues at all. Bay area/Tahoe?...
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    Sweet little juant north:yourock:

    Sweet little juant north:yourock:
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    July is a good month, I just turned 64. All I...

    July is a good month, I just turned 64.

    All I got for my birthday was COVID

    "I'm not dead yet"
    "I'm feeling better"
    "I think I'll go for a walk now"
    "Whack"
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    Wow, so sad, but sounds like an amazing life....

    Wow, so sad, but sounds like an amazing life. More then most.people.will.do in several lifetimes, so congratulations on a life well lived, but too short.

    He had to have one of the best avatars in...
  29. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    My first climbing shoes were PA's before EB's...

    My first climbing shoes were PA's before EB's were around. The step up to EB's was life changing. Sticky rubber is several notches above that.
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    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so.' D....

    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so.' D. Adams
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    Not likely anything on Mammoth proper, at least...

    Not likely anything on Mammoth proper, at least they allow you on, but should be plenty of hike to options if you are willing to get some altitude. There might be something left in Ellerly Bowl near...
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    It was a pretty horrid day today. Heavy clouds...

    It was a pretty horrid day today. Heavy clouds and drizzle all day with wind picked a bit before noon. Only 1 and 3 ran with the cloud base at the top of chair 1 so visibility was pretty poor.

    Not...
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    I dislike tandem kayaks, and much prefer a canoe...

    I dislike tandem kayaks, and much prefer a canoe if I am.paddling with somebody with some ability (like a ten year old and up). If I am solo.paddling with a kid, the kayaks are more fun. I dislike...
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    I don't know how it was on the hill today, but...

    I don't know how it was on the hill today, but climbed Crystal Crag on a cold, windy, day with no sun and rain rain showers, so I can't imagine it was great on the hill, other then firm groomers. I...
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    By noon yesterday things were getting pretty...

    By noon yesterday things were getting pretty thick and sticky. 23 still skied reasonably well, but it was pretty manky about 2/3 of the way to the base of 23, and the last run at 1 to main was...
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    Rolled into town today. Did a few laps rock...

    Rolled into town today. Did a few laps rock climbing warming wall and will be skiing tomorrow if anybody is around.

    Probably climbing Saturday, but closing down the mountain Sunday (if that is...
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    Poll: Apparently it is not. CAhad a 21 li.it on...

    Apparently it is not. CAhad a 21 li.it on something, don't remember exactly, but the SC just struck it down, so it is back to 18.
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    Poll: You obviously missed the point

    You obviously missed the point
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    Poll: Awe, so that is why conservatives are calling g...

    Awe, so that is why conservatives are calling g for four armed officers at every school in America.

    Of course that leaves the churches, synagogues and grocery stores to fend for themselves.
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    Poll: Maybe the solution is to give the GOP carte...

    Maybe the solution is to give the GOP carte blanche for a solution. Give them,say, five years, and if they haven't solved the shootings, they have to give the dems.five years of legislative carte...
  41. Thread: Wildlife

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    Turtle people are a bit odd...but most likely...

    Turtle people are a bit odd...but most likely that guy just wandered out of a pond near by???

    Friend of mine had a giant snapping turtle he kept in the bath tub. He had to shower my standing on...
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    That was in our house as well, but probably owned...

    That was in our house as well, but probably owned by my brother. Pretty much all the Beatles, Stones and Who were owned by one or more of the kids in the 'hood, but who know who owned what back...
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    It my not qualify, but the first album I ever got...

    It my not qualify, but the first album I ever got was for my 5th or 6ty birthday...Hard Days Night, by some brit band.

    No idea the first LP I purchased myself since I lived in a neighborhood of...
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    Yeah, new closing date June 5th. I will be in...

    Yeah, new closing date June 5th. I will be in town 6/1-6/6 for skiing and climbing.

    Anybody been up around Lake George? Hoping to do Crystal Crag if the approach is reasonable.
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    I second Obsidian Dome. It doesn't look like...

    I second Obsidian Dome. It doesn't look like much until you hike up into it, then it is a lunar landscape (aside from the odd tree). It is a really cool mix of tuff, pumice and obsidian that you can...
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    Then, yesterday T7 sounds like your perfect ADV...

    Then, yesterday T7 sounds like your perfect ADV bike. People I have talked love riding it, but it is closer to a dual sport then an ADV bike, but if that is what you are looking for it sounds...
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    BTW, my last bike was a KLR (it burned up in the...

    BTW, my last bike was a KLR (it burned up in the Thomas fire), so yeah, the AT and KLR are no where near similar.
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    I haven't ridden the T7, but my brother had. He...

    I haven't ridden the T7, but my brother had. He has been riding dirt bikes since we were kids in the 60s and is an accomplished rider. On a tour through Death Valley he and a friend swapped their AT...
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    Enjoy, I have been riding one for three years...

    Enjoy, I have been riding one for three years now, and the bike is way more capable then me.

    Got my brother on one and he is loving it. He is glad he didn't do the T-7. In fact a T-7 owner road...
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    It is currently puking snow, but windy as hell....

    It is currently puking snow, but windy as hell. Nothing running worth skiing except chair 8.

    Not exactly an April miracle, but should help get us into May. MMD is still.look marginal.at best, but...
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