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  1. Woke up and mobilized to mojave. Cool town! Has...

    Woke up and mobilized to mojave. Cool town! Has that desert vibe thatís simultaneously depressing and invigorating. Found a gas station bathroom through an ominously long and dark hallway to floss,...
  2. Live Journaling an athletically unremarkable road trip through the Southwest

    This doesnít *really* feel worth a trip report but what the hell, itís August and thereís only like a dozen people reading tgr anyway and Iíd probably read this.

    Itís been a pretty disappointing...
  3. Thread: Hiking in Japan

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    I donít know how good this site and its related...

    I donít know how good this site and its related guidebook are but it seems solid:

    https://japanhike.wordpress.com/kita/

    Iíve never hiked in Japan in summer but skied a decent bit in the Kita...
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    Maybe if youíre looking for more speed try a...

    Maybe if youíre looking for more speed try a single fin? Itís definitely a different style and you canít generate speed like you can on a thruster, but if you enjoy making slow long radius turns...
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    Sweet, Iíll check that out as well.

    Sweet, Iíll check that out as well.
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    I'm planning on spending a few days backpacking...

    I'm planning on spending a few days backpacking in your fine state at the end of August and am looking for some opinions. I was considering both the Elk Park to Needleton semi-loop and the Four...
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    I went back to Baltimore for the first time in a...

    I went back to Baltimore for the first time in a decade or so last summer and would say that most of it is awesome and the inner harbor is a shithole tourist nightmare, so the opposite of...
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    Iím not sure I surfed at all between the new year...

    Iím not sure I surfed at all between the new year and June (intense work period, epic ski season) but Iíve surfed seven out of the last nine days. Man, it feels good! Itís been fantastic to...
  9. Thread: Kauai Info

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    Hamura Saimin in Lihue is a hallowed old school...

    Hamura Saimin in Lihue is a hallowed old school saimin place. Feels like walking into a time warp. As old school Hawaiian as it gets.
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    Iím not local but Iím a fan of that place, too....

    Iím not local but Iím a fan of that place, too. Itís never been busy when Iíve been in so more business would be good.

    Verde at the Y in south lake is pretty solid also.
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    A couple friends and I skied the hotlum wintun...

    A couple friends and I skied the hotlum wintun route yesterday. Parking is still a little ways out (the trailhead proper is covered in two to three feet of snow still!) but the skiing is prime.

    We...
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    10 hours and nobody has said how rad this photo...

    10 hours and nobody has said how rad this photo dump is?! Weíre all spoiled by this thread.
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    Very cool; Iím not a climber and it took me a...

    Very cool; Iím not a climber and it took me a while to figure out that one climbs the west ridge vs the east ridge for aesthetic purposes. At first my lizard brain was confused why you would pass by...
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    The Hagan site says that theyíre rebranded atk...

    The Hagan site says that theyíre rebranded atk Crests, which were discussed some earlier in this thread. Itís confusing enough that ATK has a dozen-plus models of bindings; I wish BD and Hagan didnít...
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    Ha, itís a small ski nerd world. Wish I had...

    Ha, itís a small ski nerd world. Wish I had stopped to chat more but was in full get-home mode. That was me if you gave my two friends cans of deschutes. Thanks for the beers since I stupidly took an...
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    Dana couloir and ellery skied fantastic today....

    Dana couloir and ellery skied fantastic today. Dropped Dana at 12:30 or so. Minimal suncups skinning from the park gate and smooth snow in glacier canyon.

    Apparently part of a big cornice in chute...
  17. Thread: Ski Chile 2019

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    Eclipse is the second of July though I think? And...

    Eclipse is the second of July though I think? And the path of totality is pretty far north of where I thought most of the good skiing was.
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    Mammoth 2018/19 - Queen of the Eastern Sierra

    Reading comprehension fail, deleted
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    Yeah, driving to the devastated area parking and...

    Yeah, driving to the devastated area parking and climbing the north side is the standard approach until the road to the south is open, which probably wonít be for a while. The route is about 4 miles...
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    Yesterday was tracked boot-top pow. Pretty fun...

    Yesterday was tracked boot-top pow. Pretty fun though heavy. The kind of conditions wrenegades are made for. The sun never really came out but the times the clouds thinned a little the increase in...
  21. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I really want to see whatís in bjarneís pack for...

    I really want to see whatís in bjarneís pack for a given episode. I bet itís ridiculous.
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    Thereís an ice axe he only gave four stars to....

    Thereís an ice axe he only gave four stars to. Iím not buying that ice axe.
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    Rebuilding the 3+ ski quiver.

    My (fairly limited) impression of Hakuba-area snow is that itís often similar to Tahoe snow. It seems relatively warm there and the snow is denser than the blower that everyone in the us seems to...
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    Glad youíre ok, sounds super scary. Iím certainly...

    Glad youíre ok, sounds super scary. Iím certainly not judging your decision-making; nothing you did sounds particularly foolish. Iím glad you posted, itís a good reminder that shit happens even when...
  25. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Can you say hot Italian Jersey babes?!?

    Can you say hot Italian Jersey babes?!?
  26. Thread: jeopardy

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    Is anybody watching through some sort of stream?...

    Is anybody watching through some sort of stream? I can rarely watch at 7 and had gotten really used to the episodes being posted in the subreddit, but then Sony shut that down a few weeks ago. I...
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    My rx130s are the regular ones, not the lv so...

    My rx130s are the regular ones, not the lv so ymmv. I have pretty wide feet.
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    Yeah, those Telluride lift lines on pow days are...

    Yeah, those Telluride lift lines on pow days are brutal! You have to wait whole minutes at times!
  29. Thread: The Fifty One?

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    I have nothing to contribute except to say this...

    I have nothing to contribute except to say this is my favorite new thread of 2019.
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    I just got a set of pro wraps (mv) for my rx130s...

    I just got a set of pro wraps (mv) for my rx130s at the beginning of this season. I have fairly meaty feet and use a footbed. Donít forget to take out the footbed that comes with the pro wrap for...
  31. Thread: The FIFTY

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    The link isnít working for some reason. But...

    The link isnít working for some reason. But google ďgarmin inreach webinarĒ and youíll find it.
  32. Thread: The FIFTY

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    The FIFTY

    Garmin did an inreach webinar with someone from the inreach product team and someone from GEOS a couple months ago thatís informative. Basically what was posted above by fenris is the cliffís notes...
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    The costs are a lot lower than I wouldíve assumed...

    The costs are a lot lower than I wouldíve assumed given that itís one of the most expensive countries in Western Europe.
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    Ah, looks like Dan only does the one trip per...

    Ah, looks like Dan only does the one trip per season?
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    This is probably much better to do in March than...

    This is probably much better to do in March than any earlier, am I correct?
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    Thanks for taking the time to write up, Iíve had...

    Thanks for taking the time to write up, Iíve had this trip in the back of my mind as something I wanted to do but now itís a much higher priority!
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    Yeah, thatís fantastic. I wish I had been brought...

    Yeah, thatís fantastic. I wish I had been brought up as a skier. Lucky kids!
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    Yeah, Iíd move to the Sierra in a second if my...

    Yeah, Iíd move to the Sierra in a second if my partner wanted to/I thought sheíd be happy there. My only hope is that itís doubtful we can afford to have kids here and that would be way more feasible...
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    Doc and akb, you guys make me hate myself for...

    Doc and akb, you guys make me hate myself for living in SF. It is a serious bitch living at sea level and trying to be in shape for long spring days at high elevations, not to mention finding the...
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    Nice read! Iím definitely never doing that.

    Nice read! Iím definitely never doing that.
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    Sheesh thatís fantastic. What was the snow in...

    Sheesh thatís fantastic.

    What was the snow in the pinner like?
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    Iím a gaijin, yes, but my point had nothing to do...

    Iím a gaijin, yes, but my point had nothing to do with me feeling entitled to an experience that other gaijin donít deserve. Itís that:

    Many of the places that are rad to ski in japan are largely...
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    Three Floyds is super legit. I made that...

    Three Floyds is super legit. I made that pilgrimage.
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    176 94s and 186 108s here! Just picked up the...

    176 94s and 186 108s here! Just picked up the latter; Iíve been loving the 94s for a few seasons.
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    I donít have a solution, but anecdotally I bought...

    I donít have a solution, but anecdotally I bought the 17-18 version last spring and had some issues right away when in wet/heavy snow, especially if I had to walk around in deeper snow.

    I was...
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    Watching Bimboesí run makes me want to continue...

    Watching Bimboesí run makes me want to continue not watching these events live. Incredibly badass but I donít think skiing like that over and over would end well. If he is retiring from the fwt good...
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    COCKFIGHTER is awesome.

    COCKFIGHTER is awesome.
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    Also the strange half smile and blank stare on...

    Also the strange half smile and blank stare on her face reminds me of how people who have been lobotomized are depicted.

    The only reservation I have about making fun of her is that there might be...
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    Oh, Iím entirely in favor of people...

    Oh, Iím entirely in favor of people unintentionally making fools of themselves.
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    Just went to Burma superstar for the first time...

    Just went to Burma superstar for the first time in a couple years the other night. I think itís pretty overrated but I do like it. Iíd never wait longer than 15 minutes though so only go weeknights...
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