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    That's a good theory, I have also noticed that...

    That's a good theory, I have also noticed that turning on the screen with my beacon right next to it produces a ghost signal.
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    I have done pretty thorough testing with my phone...

    I have done pretty thorough testing with my phone and beacon (Tracker 3) and I don't have any issues while in SEND mode, but I have had problems in SEARCH mode (once in a real life search!). The...
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    Phone Faraday

    Came across this product today.

    https://www.tightchutes.com/product-page/phone-faraday

    It's a faraday cage for you phone to stop interference with your beacon. Any of you techies have any...
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    I'm probably not the best source, but you can...

    I'm probably not the best source, but you can connect from the top of the six shooter to challenger or drop down to iron horse. But you have to hike the road a little ways to get back to the top of...
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    Spent two days up there last year after a 3-4...

    Spent two days up there last year after a 3-4 year hiatus and yes the six shooter was an absolute mess. Those two days reminded me why I spent 95% of my time skiing laps on challenger when I was up...
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    It's easy enough to avoid cat tracks if you use...

    It's easy enough to avoid cat tracks if you use the headwaters/challenger lifts to change zones. Honestly, the biggest headache is trying to get laps in on the headwaters and having to go all the...
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    Only if it's the backside of Heavenly with a car...

    Only if it's the backside of Heavenly with a car shuttle...

    Agree that another AK stop would be super rad and I would like to see it come back.
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    After the last two pages I learned that...

    After the last two pages I learned that California has mountains and Europe has mountains and it's stupid to try and compare them because of significant differences in development and culture.

    Can...
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    I like it! Only change would potentially be...

    I like it! Only change would potentially be Jackson. Where would the venue be? Everything is pretty short compared to the Euro stops. Maybe trade it for Snowbird, Tram Face at Squaw (if it's in),...
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    The whole Mammoth vs Pyrenees argument sounds...

    The whole Mammoth vs Pyrenees argument sounds like "tell me you haven't skied in Europe, without telling me you haven't skied in Europe". I'd argue there isn't a ski area in the U.S. that could...
  11. Subscribed, thanks Wibby!

    Subscribed, thanks Wibby!
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    Ullr's Piss IPA

    Ullr's Piss IPA
  13. Probably belongs in Polyass but agree

    Probably belongs in Polyass but agree
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    I don't doubt you at all, I'm sure you're legit...

    I don't doubt you at all, I'm sure you're legit and I made a bunch of assumptions in my previous post for sure. Just trying to look at it from their perspective why you got the cold shoulder.
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    If only this guy had remembered his traction...

    If only this guy had remembered his traction boards (skip to 5:50) :fm: and traded the RTT for a winch


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziYUCAmFhIw&t=361s
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    The short bed Tacos are a compromise between all...

    The short bed Tacos are a compromise between all the worst features you could have on a truck. Small engine, no storage, a *somewhat* cramped backseat, and the bed is too short to sleep in. No...
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    I mean, can you blame them? Some random person...

    I mean, can you blame them? Some random person signing up to patrol and asking to run control routes? Do you not expect to have to cut your teeth for a couple of seasons on Andesite to show you are...
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    Hmmm....so a tent big enough for a family, plus...

    Hmmm....so a tent big enough for a family, plus camping pads, in a place where rain and mud is inevitable, perched 6 feet above the ground is not a PIA? Also, what happened to throwing a Paco Pad in...
  19. We're having a party tonight, smoke your smoke...

    We're having a party tonight, smoke your smoke and drink your drink (but if you're drunk don't drive!)


    https://youtu.be/pEwEOv1QRk8
  20. Of all the gatherings this is the one I want to...

    Of all the gatherings this is the one I want to attend the most, but not in the cards this year for me. But I can confirm, Disentis is SICK!

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    I live on a popular dog walking route. People...

    I live on a popular dog walking route. People throw their dog shit in my trashcan all the time (whether it's trash day or not). I don't care because I'd rather it be in there then along my sidewalk....
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    Score on this? https://youtu.be/xgK1TGJ8QlE

    Score on this?

    https://youtu.be/xgK1TGJ8QlE
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    Shit that annoys you

    Kids...and their parents
  24. Or just go in the offseason and not have any...

    Or just go in the offseason and not have any crowds?

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    My working theory is they bought it to leverage...

    My working theory is they bought it to leverage the Crazy Mountain in-holdings for USFS land swaps near the YC. Or a heliski OP and dude ranch.
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    I would say true frontier living would have led...

    I would say true frontier living would have led that chicken to the stew pot. Props on the DIY surgery can't say I've ever considered something similar, even when one of my ducks had a prolapsed...
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    It's called "the 3 sisters", I've tried a couple...

    It's called "the 3 sisters", I've tried a couple times and never had luck getting the timing right. I've spoken with some pretty experienced landscapers/farmers and they think that the varieties...
  28. Snow coaches for winter travel

    Snow coaches for winter travel
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    Just found this thread and impressed with...

    Just found this thread and impressed with everyone's green thumb. We're little behind most of you here in zone 4b and it's been hot and dry making it difficult to keep the greens from bolting.
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    This happened in my town last year, go contest...

    This happened in my town last year, go contest the new assessment I know several people who did and the assessor was using incorrect square footage and didn't have the number of rooms right. Most of...
  31. Similarly, US 191 is also a great Can -> Mex...

    Similarly, US 191 is also a great Can -> Mex route, shares some stretches with 89 and goes through some amazing country
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    A relative of mine has skied Kazakhstan and...

    A relative of mine has skied Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and I believe visited Uzbekistan (but I don't think he skied). The problem is that it is currently under a pretty repressive regime and I...
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    uhhh....

    uhhh....
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    Doesn't look you'll be able to do any biking on...

    Doesn't look you'll be able to do any biking on Line Creek for a while...
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    Big Sky was built as a libertarian utopia, who...

    Big Sky was built as a libertarian utopia, who could've seen any of these issues coming?!
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    The septic issue in Big Sky has been a simmering...

    The septic issue in Big Sky has been a simmering issue since I moved here in the early 2000s. I'd be happy to see proper sewage treatment in Gallatin Canyon no matter who's paying for it. Developers...
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    376854 Pot, meet kettle...

    376854

    Pot, meet kettle...
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    Where do you draw the line between...

    Where do you draw the line between personal/commercial? It's ridiculous to think some guy is shooting a "commercial" on Rainier when he is arguably just shooting and sharing a home video of his kid...
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    I'm no lawyer type but I think the 'commercial'...

    I'm no lawyer type but I think the 'commercial' aspect is more if alka was bundling these videos and selling them as DVDs or something. Isn't that what Davenport was doing with the 14ers project and...
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    All this tourist chatter and no mention of Bear...

    All this tourist chatter and no mention of Bear Creek Downs? Good steak, cheap drinks, and betting on pig races. I highly recommend it.
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    This is the internet, you expect me to read the article before commenting?!
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    375252 Looking a little breezy on the Ridge...

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    Looking a little breezy on the Ridge...
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    I also don't really understand the point of this...

    I also don't really understand the point of this legislation, there are already criminal penalties if you get drunk and kill someone while riding or civil penalties if a ski area is grossly negligent...
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    C'mon guys it's not summer yet, let's save the...

    C'mon guys it's not summer yet, let's save the bickering for warmer days. Go look for treasures on melted out bushwhacky approaches, plenty of snow above 8000' though.

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    I'm of the opinion that professional ski...

    I'm of the opinion that professional ski patrolling is a high risk/high skill profession and should be paid accordingly. I don't think they should be making big bucks, but they should at least have...
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    Things are going to be pretty cooked at BB...

    Things are going to be pretty cooked at BB tomorrow afternoon. Plenty of snow, but I don't think it's gonna freeze until Saturday night. Never been to the Belt hut but have heard good things, some...
  47. No, that's why I'm wondering why everyone seems...

    No, that's why I'm wondering why everyone seems entitled to see the accident report. We might learn something useful from a report, but heli-skiing is so far removed from your average skier that I...
  48. On a more serious note from my last post. Why is...

    On a more serious note from my last post. Why is everyone so eager to see a report for this incident? Morbid curiosity? Rubber necking? You are all AK heli-guides and want to learn from this guide's...
  49. Haha! Good slogans. I was thinking something...

    Haha! Good slogans. I was thinking something like "The ride of your life" but yours are better.
  50. Isn't it common for heli ops to not talk about...

    Isn't it common for heli ops to not talk about avalanche accidents? I'd imagine making a big deal of it with public reports and investigations isn't good for business.
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