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    The wrist rocket sounds like a good idea if the...

    The wrist rocket sounds like a good idea if the snowballs don't work on my pigeons, at least until I bust a window next to where they're roosting. Tennis balls work but I only get one shot per...
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    I've wondered the same thing about Low Beaver. ...

    I've wondered the same thing about Low Beaver. Although sometimes High Beaver and beyond are closed not for avalanche risk but because the hike is too icy. I've seen patrol back there chopping a...
  3. This will get you straightened out....

    This will get you straightened out.
    https://www.amazon.com/Between-You-Me-Confessions-Comma/dp/0393352145/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=comma+queen+book&qid=1579405753&s=apparel&sr=1-1-catcorr
  4. ALERT: if you sled or ski Negro Canyon or Sunrise...

    ALERT: if you sled or ski Negro Canyon or Sunrise Bowl--CHP was writing parking tickets today for anyone parked along Donner Lake Rd from the bridge to the I80 ramp. Area is marked no parking. The...
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    I've noticed that the last couple of years Alpine...

    I've noticed that the last couple of years Alpine has been getting open faster than Squaw. I was surprised yesterday that everything was open at 9 except for a little bombing in the direction of...
  6. I was skiing at Squaw on a storm day when they...

    I was skiing at Squaw on a storm day when they were having trouble getting KT controlled. The finally decided not to open it because it had taken too long since they bombed their first routes...
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    Always blaming the corporation is a heuristic...

    Always blaming the corporation is a heuristic trap.

    Ski companies do have an incentive to minimize the risks of skiing; that's why it's impossible to get good statistics on skiing injuries. In...
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    First year they opened the wall the entry was a...

    First year they opened the wall the entry was a six inch wide traverse across a 15 foot high vertical cornice face. (Before that lift opened it was described as being for intermediate skiers and...
  9. Thanks for the post. My kids and I all bought...

    Thanks for the post.
    My kids and I all bought Erika Pankow Scholarship Foundation Big Sky T shirts when we were there. Sad story. (Aren't they all.)

    There was an article in Powder years ago...
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    The pressure comes from us. Haven't you ever...

    The pressure comes from us. Haven't you ever stood in a huge line at Summit or KT after 9 in a powder morning and listened to people complaining that they have to wait. And listen to reaction in the...
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    You don't have to break any specific rules to be...

    You don't have to break any specific rules to be guilty of doing something dangerous. Anyway, when you ski into the person ahead you, you have most definitely broken a rule.
    Since you like...
  12. They're still bombing at Sugar Bowl this morning....

    They're still bombing at Sugar Bowl this morning.

    A couple of years ago after a huge storm I counted 35 bomb holes on a little slope at Squaw a couple hundred yards wide and maybe 500 vertical...
  13. I try, but he won't let me. My other son will do...

    I try, but he won't let me. My other son will do bro hugs but not this one. He only hugs his girlfriend and his dog.
  14. My son and I were skiing Flute at WB. One side...

    My son and I were skiing Flute at WB. One side of Sluie's had slid. My son decided to ski the other side; I went elsewhere. Perhaps my decision was based on the fact that the run is named after a...
  15. To Bunion and anyone else who might be...

    To Bunion and anyone else who might be knowledgeable--is there nationwide discussion and research on in bounds avalanche control, do resorts talk to each other about it, or is practice primarily...
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    I hope people think of this slide the next time...

    I hope people think of this slide the next time they're thinking of calling out patrol for not having everything open.

    In the Tahoe thread Westcoaster describes a PC slide with no burial at...
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    You should ask your significant other to explain...

    You should ask your significant other to explain it to you. Then plan to sleep on the couch.
  18. No one knows, because as a rule these don't get...

    No one knows, because as a rule these don't get reported to the avalanche centers so no one's keeping statistics, AFAIK
    I've been hearing about fatal post control slides in the North Tahoe area...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_P...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Party_of_America_v._Village_of_Skokie
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    I'm quite amused that you guys seem actually...

    I'm quite amused that you guys seem actually offended that I didn't recognize her, although I do know who she is and how good she is.



    I wonder if you appreciate the irony in your FIFY--You...
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    The screensaver that came with my laptop is a...

    The screensaver that came with my laptop is a rotating series of landscape photos. The picture today is of Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The caption--"one of the features of this...
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    thanks. It did seem like too many tracks for just...

    thanks. It did seem like too many tracks for just patrol
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    You're easily amused. Now take it to the next...

    You're easily amused. Now take it to the next level and start reading about parasitology. There are a lot of things more disgusting than pinworms.
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    I saw lots of slides--I assume control slides--on...

    I saw lots of slides--I assume control slides--on the slopes above Alpine Meadows Rd, the bowls north of Summit, and on South Face of Sherwood (both gullies slid top to bottom). Still hard ice...
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    I'nm a big Bette Davis fan--young BS, as in...

    I'nm a big Bette Davis fan--young BS, as in Jezebel, not Baby Jane.

    Sorry, I have no interest in ski celebrities and I had no idea that Land Rover is a USST sponsor. Isn't it a British company? I...
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    Was that Shiffrin? I don't have her poster on my...

    Was that Shiffrin? I don't have her poster on my bedroom ceiling.
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    Burned a fist sized hole in my carpet with a tiny...

    Burned a fist sized hole in my carpet with a tiny ember because the rug my wife put in front of the stove turned out to be an ordinary rug, not a fire resistant hearth rug. The area rug burned...
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    I think we're getting off the rails here. If...

    I think we're getting off the rails here.


    If there are empty t bars there shouldn't be a line (if people know how to ride them, which they don't).
  29. Maybe some of the local ski shops still have a...

    Maybe some of the local ski shops still have a copy but I haven't looked lately. Otherwise you would likely have to pay a pretty penny to buy from a reseller.
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    Heuristic trap Saw a great Range Rover ad...

    Heuristic trap

    Saw a great Range Rover ad tonight. Woman heading to the slopes--gets to a roadblock at a spin out, so she takes off down a snow covered one lane road. Next we see her on top of a...
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    Obviously I know shit about freestyle and happy...

    Obviously I know shit about freestyle and happy to keep it that way. I stand by my remarks about the 737 Max though.
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    Benny's train of thought is 10 inches > strap on...

    Benny's train of thought is 10 inches > strap on . That should tell you something.
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    Cattrack to Sunspot and D8, they were heading...

    Cattrack to Sunspot and D8, they were heading down Sunspot, firm wind buff.


    If someone comes down completely out of control straight at you that might work. The other scenario is someone turns...
  34. Easiest place to regulate hot and cold is your...

    Easiest place to regulate hot and cold is your head.
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    I'm afraid I don't.

    I'm afraid I don't.
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    The Sierra Sun used to publish selected police...

    The Sierra Sun used to publish selected police calls--my favorite was police being called by a neighbor because a house had been vandalized; on investigation it was determined to be bad housekeeping....
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    I was just making a dumb joke. But yes, a kid...

    I was just making a dumb joke. But yes, a kid getting hit in a backpack is no worse off than one hit skiing on his own.
    The best argument I can make against skiing inbounds with a kid on your...
  38. But sending in a ringer is the only way I can win...

    But sending in a ringer is the only way I can win a ski off. (I like couloirs too, but probably not as steep or as narrow as you.)
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    15 year old boy loses his mother to illness and...

    15 year old boy loses his mother to illness and father to suicide, moves in with his grandparents in a senior community. HOA orders the grandparents to make other arrangements for the boy because the...
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    How can none of tonight's three recognize Adam...

    How can none of tonight's three recognize Adam Schiff? Does not bode well for this country, no matter which side you're on.
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    The architect friend who designed our recent...

    The architect friend who designed our recent bathroom addition is a genius. Getting a heating duct from the crawl space of the existing house to the bathroom which had a slab foundation he ran it...
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    There are some odd made up names for cars, but...

    There are some odd made up names for cars, but the names they come up with for the meds they advertise on TV boggle my mind, and annoy me. They probably have rooms full of people trying to come up...
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    not any worse than pineapple

    not any worse than pineapple
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    I know that you know that nothing is going to...

    I know that you know that nothing is going to save someone buried that deep.
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    I think it's safe to say that asshole drivers...

    I think it's safe to say that asshole drivers mostly drive cars with letters and numbers instead of names.
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    I have to admire someone who sees the good in...

    I have to admire someone who sees the good in everyone.
    I wonder if it was the same person who left 4 or 5 candy wrappers on the floor at the same spot.
  47. And they make you look fat.

    And they make you look fat.
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    Saddle groomer is my least favorite place at...

    Saddle groomer is my least favorite place at Squaw. Either it's icy and filled with people who don't know how to slow down or stop, or there's a storm and zero viz and you're cruising along off...
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    electronics go in my person item bag, along with...

    electronics go in my person item bag, along with my pills. (If I'm flying with an oversized carryon I skip the personal item and put pills in the carryon. Then if the attendant wants me to gate...
  50. In France to ski I hope. Let me know when you're...

    In France to ski I hope. Let me know when you're back. I'll let my kid do the ski-off--him on his ultralight BC setup, you on whatever ski you want.
    (Reminds me of a ski-off that never happened. ...
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