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    My Suunto Core has never measured elevation...

    My Suunto Core has never measured elevation gain/loss accurately. Suunto replaced it two and the replacement does the same thing. It over estimates elevation gain by a factor of 3. Suunto will do...
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    HI Vinski, My wife and I have been skiing the...

    HI Vinski,

    My wife and I have been skiing the south side of Teton Pass for the past four winters but lately we have been gazing south to the endless terrain between us and you. Trouble is, much of...
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    Photos please.
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    Wife and I have lugged our trailer VT to Driggs...

    Wife and I have lugged our trailer VT to Driggs ID for the past three years and it's getting old. Not sure what we will do after 2019. Which is to say, if you are currently up for it , do it. A...
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    It's early yet. Ann will get it together for the...

    It's early yet. Ann will get it together for the October event. Good to talk about it here as volunteer numbers were down last year. I will post the schedule here when it comes out.
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    Increasing AVI accuracy in Grand Tetons

    Pay to play (safely)

    https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/grandtarghee
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    Too many ticks and nettles out there at this time...

    Too many ticks and nettles out there at this time of year. I go hunting during hunting season.
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    BTW, I found a piece of equipment on Berthoud....

    BTW, I found a piece of equipment on Berthoud. Identify what it is and where you lost it and we'll figure out how to get it back to you from Vermont
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    Yep, I have a lot to learn about corn formation. ...

    Yep, I have a lot to learn about corn formation. Heading back to Berthoud tomorrow before heading East on Thursday. (been out west since January)
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    Skied the meadows at Berthoud yesterday on what I...

    Skied the meadows at Berthoud yesterday on what I would characterize as decent early corn. Following Timackie's suggestion I found that there hadn't been a hard freeze the night before. Rotten snow...
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    So we're camped out at Chief Hosa Campground...

    So we're camped out at Chief Hosa Campground outside of Golden which gives us access to either Loveland or Berthoud. Having visited both we are leaning toward Berthoud as it got slightly more snow...
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    Very helplful JPC, thanks.

    Very helplful JPC, thanks.
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    Ok, 35* then, although I would consider a short...

    Ok, 35* then, although I would consider a short 40* low consequence line on good corn snow.
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    Very helpful fg. I'll stop thinking about low...

    Very helpful fg. I'll stop thinking about low elevation passes which simplifies matters somewhat. We are looking for somewhat easy road access to moderate terrain (25 - 40 degrees). If the...
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    At the end of March we could climb 3500 feet per...

    At the end of March we could climb 3500 feet per day. Doubt we can do that much now at 12000 feet but I suspect we will still have options. We're in our 60's.
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    Compared to whom?

    Compared to whom?
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    Two related questions come to mind. 1. Will...

    Two related questions come to mind.

    1. Will any of the BLM RV sites in the area be open then? Or could we park our 17' travel trailer in a closed ski area parking lot (doubt it)?
    2. Wonder how...
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    Will do-thanks.

    Will do-thanks.
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    Family politics requires a "plan", so ...

    Family politics requires a "plan", so suggestions for potential destinations would be helpful. Will revise as necessary in May as you guys suggest.
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    Colorado Corn in May?

    Have a hall pass to get some spring corn turns in Colorado during the first two weeks of May before heading back East. I suspect the high passes such as Loveland are not corning up yet and am...
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    We'e in our 60's and the energy expended 3.5 mile...

    We'e in our 60's and the energy expended 3.5 mile round trip just to get to ski lines is better spent climbing and skiing. Also, we START sking before anyone else and can get first tracks on any...
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    The tent is from this organization. ...

    The tent is from this organization. https://www.snowtrekkertents.com/ It is made from 70z/yard cotton rather than the 10 oz materials commonly used for hunting tents you might by at Cabela's for...
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    229551 Just spent 5 days camping in the upper...

    229551

    Just spent 5 days camping in the upper section of West Mail Cabin Creek. The base camp allowed us to access many remote (INL, Debbies 88) lines we couldn't access as a day trip. Very...
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    We looked at the heated goggle yesterday. $300. ...

    We looked at the heated goggle yesterday. $300. Never considered warranty option but that doesn't help us in the near term unfortunately. Pat says she is considering contacts again after 20 years...
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    Smith Fan goggle repair help needed

    Anyone on the east side of Teton Pass have the skills to re-solder a loose wire on my wife's goggles? We are camping in Tetonia and don't have the tools in the trailer.
    Thanks in advance,
    Yardsale
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    Skiing here has been stellar for the past three...

    Skiing here has been stellar for the past three years, at least from my eastern perspective. We are spending the winter camping in Tetonia and skiing the sh$t out of Teton Pass.
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    Thinking of him while sitting in our camper in...

    Thinking of him while sitting in our camper in Tetonia.
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    Thanks, we'll wait a month.

    Thanks, we'll wait a month.
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    What is the pack weight up to now? 30 lbs or so?...

    What is the pack weight up to now? 30 lbs or so? I carry 1/2 z rest pad. Former wilderness medicine doc and ski partner of mine (until I lost him to Grandfatherhood) said that hypothermia is...
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    Anyone know if there is enough base in Talbot...

    Anyone know if there is enough base in Talbot Canyon just west of Taylor to ski at this point?
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    Had a notion to park at the state line parking...

    Had a notion to park at the state line parking lot and skin up towards Oliver to ski something called the Document Shredder which looked safe. Intimidated by the deep snow that two of us would have...
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    As an intermediate skier currently skiing bc...

    As an intermediate skier currently skiing bc probably 90% of the time, I am working at overcoming my bias against on piste skiing to become more proficient and , at age 66, plan for the day that bc...
  33. Hiked up Mt. Philo today. State is cutting a new...

    Hiked up Mt. Philo today. State is cutting a new WNW line from the road to upgrade power (I think) to the pump at the well behind the ranger's station. Cut stays mostly in the fall line and should...
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    Yes, Colorado, and Thanks. Winter's coming...,...

    Yes, Colorado, and Thanks.

    Winter's coming...,
    YS
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    Way early planning, but could we stay a few...

    Way early planning, but could we stay a few nights at Cameron Pass with our 17' TT next May?
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    Curious about the reliability of the slide out in...

    Curious about the reliability of the slide out in winter. We have stayed away from the Lance 1685 trailer for that reason and continue to dry camp in our Escape 17B. Look forward to your experience.
  37. Thanks Rob. My partners have apparently lost...

    Thanks Rob. My partners have apparently lost their big boy pants and are electing to do laps on Stowe. I'll live, given that Pat and I spent a month ripping the bc around Teton Pass this winter in...
  38. It's a tad heavy but you will rock with that ski.

    It's a tad heavy but you will rock with that ski.
  39. Sounds a little too exciting for me. Will try to...

    Sounds a little too exciting for me. Will try to convince my partners to head to the east side. Thanks for the beta.
  40. JS, did you notice the condition of the...

    JS, did you notice the condition of the snowbridge between the AR proper and the ART down low. Anyone have beta on the ravine itself this weekend?
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    Skisos, You get 20 mpg while towing? That's...

    Skisos,
    You get 20 mpg while towing? That's amazing. We get 14+ towing the same trailer with our Rav4.
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    Sounds like Escape has made significant...

    Sounds like Escape has made significant improvements. If we keep it, I am going to try to have a gate valve installed just below the black tank such that the run of 3" pipe outside the heated space...
  43. Anyone have an opinion about the potential for...

    Anyone have an opinion about the potential for spring corn on the west aspects of Washington this year?
    Thanks,
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    What about Gore Pass on Rt. 134 just south of...

    What about Gore Pass on Rt. 134 just south of Steamboat for some spring corn? I know it isn't south of i 70 but I just discovered I have a free Steamboat ticket. It is 9500' so I could handle the...
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    Any passes in Colorado south of I 70 lower than...

    Any passes in Colorado south of I 70 lower than 10,000 feet that might feature spring conditions next week? Sampling Abajos tomorrow.
    Thanks in advance for any beta.
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    Sticky: Colorado Pass skiing

    I have a few days next week to bc ski and am wondering if there are any passes south of I 70 lower than Red Mt. Pass. (and Loveland) that might offer some corn options? Sampling the Abajo's...
  47. Don't think so. There is Century Park in Ogden or...

    Don't think so. There is Century Park in Ogden or Chris's RV in Huntsville. No services but they will let you park next to the resturant for something like $20/night.
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    We also chose the Escape for the general quality...

    We also chose the Escape for the general quality and high level customer service and our satisfied with it except for the following issues. Dometic fridges are poorly designed and the propane...
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    We resolved to trade our Chinook Class B+ RV...

    We resolved to trade our Chinook Class B+ RV after a single hair raising descent from Little Cottonwood Canyon in favor of an Escape 17 trailer with a RAV4 as a tug. Now we leave our "house" in the...
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    GGT, are you using the water systems with that...

    GGT, are you using the water systems with that rig or dry camping?
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