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    Red Mountain's remote weather plot reporting 2 m...

    Red Mountain's remote weather plot reporting 2 m finally - as deep as it got all season.
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    Just came back from a successful test drive after...

    Just came back from a successful test drive after my biggest project yet - both headgaskets in my '06 Forester with the engine in car. It is quieter, less smelly, and seems to have a little more...
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    If using the device as an ascender, it is useful...

    If using the device as an ascender, it is useful to be able to open the cam easily.
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    I bought my last boots in part because they...

    I bought my last boots in part because they weighed more than another option - figured they had more beef and might last longer...
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    I guess this guy...

    I guess this guy has. A quick Google suggests there are over 4-500 resorts in USA.
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    If you can't find any friends, Weir Boondocking...

    If you can't find any friends, Weir Boondocking is in your neck of the woods and I'd say a pretty good investment for a day.
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    Just checking back in to say a big THANK YOU to...

    Just checking back in to say a big THANK YOU to sierra_cement for cluing me in to the Dalbello option. It's been a bit of a painful journey to get enough width in the front of the boots, but the heel...
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    Petzl's got a page about that....

    Petzl's got a page about that.
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    XXX-er has it, Red ended up in the doughnut hole...

    XXX-er has it, Red ended up in the doughnut hole too many times this winter, it wasn't an elevation issue. Just a little to the north the Kootenay snowpack is above average. Hoping this weekend...
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    WW is not actually higher elevation, it just has...

    WW is not actually higher elevation, it just has a higher base area - thus less vert. However it is true that they do have more snow than Red this year. :( People should definitely go to WW.
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    Chatting with the salesperson at the bike/ski...

    Chatting with the salesperson at the bike/ski shop yesterday - they are getting bike stuff they ordered in 2020, and they are also getting some new stock in ski boots for this season just as they are...
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    Yeah, I just did couple pairs and the for/aft...

    Yeah, I just did couple pairs and the for/aft distance seemed a little short after the fact. I had to shave a hair of the lifter plate to get it to tuck into the heel plate. Luckily seems to work OK...
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    Just did 2 new mounts last week. I finally clued...

    Just did 2 new mounts last week. I finally clued in and used the "click in the touring toe while the glue is curing" trick. Both ended up super easy to engage. Alignment is very key for this part of...
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    290/295

    290/295
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    Lots of sub 1 hr walks in the resort side-country...

    Lots of sub 1 hr walks in the resort side-country here. No problem walking that far without walk mode. I've gone through enough boots that developed super sloppy walk modes or simply broken ones,...
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    I do know that boots can be punched - just trying...

    I do know that boots can be punched - just trying to start with a fit as close as possible to start. Might not be an option though. I've found most boot fitters a little reluctant to punch as much as...
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    That ticks a lot of boxes for me, except that...

    That ticks a lot of boxes for me, except that it's narrow. I shall have to see if I can find some of those to try on - thanks sierra_cement.
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    What boot am I? Replacing Salomon XPRO 120

    My XPRO 120s are finally giving up the ghost. At least these ones lasted longer than one season...

    What I liked about them:
    -ability to swap in a tech/pin WTR sole to use with CAST bindings
    -the...
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    I have seen enough issues with BCA beacons that I...

    I have seen enough issues with BCA beacons that I would never buy one, and I would never recommend any else does either. My work now supplies BCA, and when my current issued Mammut gets retired, I...
  20. How about a deep cycle battery and a few led...

    How about a deep cycle battery and a few led fixtures? A simple float charger will keep the battery topped off until the power goes out.
  21. Pretty fricking easy. Plus or minus 1 foot is so...

    Pretty fricking easy. Plus or minus 1 foot is so easy a patroller could do it.



    FKNA.
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    Uhh, no they don't. The metal tip on the Voile is...

    Uhh, no they don't. The metal tip on the Voile is the perfect size to clear snow and ice from your tech toe sockets.
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    I got stuck on the wrong side of the washouts in...

    I got stuck on the wrong side of the washouts in November. Ended up coming down to WA over the I-90 and back up. I would recommenced that route. Even though Hwy 3 in BC is open again, it's not back...
  24. Thread: The FIFTY

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    We have been playing with skinny lines in our Mtn...

    We have been playing with skinny lines in our Mtn Rescue training as access and light rapid response type stuff. We found that the Beal Jammy seems to grip better than most on the Sterling TRC (5.5...
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    A lot of my training in the last few years...

    A lot of my training in the last few years (patrol/SAR/etc) has really pivoted to focus on how big a deal hypothermia is. Basically all trauma patients are hypothermic. Trauma patients coming in from...
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    Still no base for skiing around here. :mad: ...

    Still no base for skiing around here. :mad:

    Baked these lovely loaves instead - loaded with toasted sesame. A bit light since you leave the cover on to keep the seeds from getting burnt, but they...
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    I got stuck on the coast. Almost made it through...

    I got stuck on the coast. Almost made it through the 99 but it slid before I got over the Duffey. :O Glad I didn't leave an hour earlier, sad I didn't leave 3 hours earlier...

    Ended up going...
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    Not enough snow locally to ski yet - maybe...

    Not enough snow locally to ski yet - maybe further afield? WX station at top of the ski hill reporting 12 cm.
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    FS - FREE K2 Pinnacle 130 soles & buckles

    You pay shipping from BC via Canada Post

    If you haven't broken the walk mode on your Pinnacles, but you have managed to wear out the soles... then I've got a deal for you.

    Came off a pair of...
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    2021/22 BC Southern Interior

    FOMO is strong today - seeing new posts in the Skintrack Stoke thread, headlines that some CO resorts are opening, etc. Good things come to those who wait they say, but it's hard sometimes. :D
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    You can if you use the email address associated...

    You can if you use the email address associated with the device. Just can't text them.
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    One of the key differences with the Zoleo is that...

    One of the key differences with the Zoleo is that you get a fixed incoming number. The other ones rotate through a pool of numbers. If you initiate contact from the inReach, then someone can text you...
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    I think you have it figured now, but what i have...

    I think you have it figured now, but what i have done is add a toe plate to the second set of skis, and use inserts for the heels.

    Somewhere in this thread is the reference for screw lengths that...
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    I think you have it figured now, but what i have...

    I think you have it figured now, but what i have done is add a toe plate to the second set of skis, and use inserts for the heels. Somewhere in this thread is the reference for screw length that you...
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    I've seen a bunch of shit over the years. The two...

    I've seen a bunch of shit over the years. The two incidents that have affected me the most (in a negative CISM/PTSD kind of way) are ones that I was either not there or I was on the sidelines holding...
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    Yup. Except they don't make them any more. :(...

    Yup. Except they don't make them any more. :( Definitely fit the best value consideration as they were reasonably priced, and lasted a long time.
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    How is this not called the "Sled Head Thread"...

    How is this not called the "Sled Head Thread" ??!!

    Nice to see it popping to the top again - must mean winter's on it's way. :D
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    It's nothing new - old school climbing festival...

    It's nothing new - old school climbing festival activity.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maFBRSJY98U
  39. Thread: Wildfire 2021

    by snoboy
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    ^ Crazy! Finally some water form the sky here...

    ^ Crazy!

    Finally some water form the sky here today! SO nice. The AQI is down to double digits for the first time in I don't know how long. It feels kind of normal for now, other than being a...
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    Does this mean we will all just know what to get...

    Does this mean we will all just know what to get our friends and family for Christmas now?
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    First winter in years that I haven't had to deal...

    First winter in years that I haven't had to deal with serious cracked lip. :D
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    Long cool rise develops more flavour, or so they...

    Long cool rise develops more flavour, or so they say. Put them both in, rise overnight and then bake them off in the morning. If your time is a cheap as you say it is these days this scheme should...
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    Final rise in the fridge aka retard? That should...

    Final rise in the fridge aka retard? That should allow the second loaf to hold better. I do my usual two loaves overnight, and bake them about an hour apart. Don't notice any difference between 1st...
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    Salomon X-Pro 120 with WTR sole blocks. No walk...

    Salomon X-Pro 120 with WTR sole blocks. No walk mode. Sadly doesn't seem to be an option any more. Will probably get a pair of Solly's reno'ed by the CAST crew next time around if I can't find a non...
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    One of today's loaves turned out to be the most...

    One of today's loaves turned out to be the most aesthetic yet:

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    Just a little tip: Occasionally my brake...

    Just a little tip:

    Occasionally my brake retainer clip comes undone while walking - annoying, but usually my fault for not clearing snow out of it. It's actually quite easy to pull up the brake...
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    Or shipping next week at least. Thanks for the...

    Or shipping next week at least. Thanks for the heads up - rack ordered.
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    Read back through the thread, you'll see that a...

    Read back through the thread, you'll see that a few of us do run CAST shoulder bolts & plate up front with Binding Freedom (or QK if you must) inserts for heels. Works great. I have three pairs of...
  49. Not to speak for kootenayskier - but you guess...

    Not to speak for kootenayskier - but you guess wrong.

    I also work for a tourism based employer, and I would support enforcing limits on travel. What he says above is our biggest worry in my town....
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    You know what else is super appreciated that...

    You know what else is super appreciated that people have alluded to above? Checking back in and sharing what your diagnosis was. We send so many people off to never hear from them again, and wonder...
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