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    I think this is worthy of further discussion, but...

    I think this is worthy of further discussion, but I'll respect your preference to not say more.
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    Good film. One takeaway--there is no upside to...

    Good film. One takeaway--there is no upside to being an avalanche forecaster. You overcall it and nothing happens and everyone's pissed at you. You undercall it and people die. You get it right and...
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    So what's this collection 428889428890428891

    So what's this collection
    428889428890428891
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    It's full of Swiss.

    It's full of Swiss.
  5. I think they call that low marking?

    I think they call that low marking?
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    Agree with getting a crew together. I was in a...

    Agree with getting a crew together. I was in a group of 4--one boarder, who was competent but had trouble with the long flat glacier runouts to the pickup spot and one older ski instructor from the...
  7. Thread: Wildfire 2022

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    Mosquito Fire Soil Burn severity map released. ...

    Mosquito Fire Soil Burn severity map released.
    https://www.sierrasun.com/news/mosquito-fire-soil-burn-severity-map-released/
    I haven't read the article yet.
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    Plus you have to drop trou if you want a third...

    Plus you have to drop trou if you want a third shot.
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    Never by a house next to Dry Creek. (There is at...

    Never by a house next to Dry Creek. (There is at least one in Sacramento that floods regularly and I'm sure there are others around the country.)
  10. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I would advise people to hang on to swag with the...

    I would advise people to hang on to swag with the YEWWW on it. Some exec will realize it's a bad idea, fire whoever thought of it, and send cease and desist orders to anyone who displays it or...
  11. Is it OK to wear a Sq. . .W Valley Ski Patrol T...

    Is it OK to wear a Sq. . .W Valley Ski Patrol T shirt.
  12. Thread: Water.....

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    Hey, Mormon prayer worked for the locusts. Why...

    Hey, Mormon prayer worked for the locusts. Why not for rain?
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    Loretta, like Dolly, made a very good living...

    Loretta, like Dolly, made a very good living having her brains and determination grossly underestimated.
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    Points North out of Cordova was the cheapest...

    Points North out of Cordova was the cheapest operation we looked at with the following caveats--lodging and other base facilities are pretty basic, no lift or cat option, and all their terrain is...
  15. Anyone with kids in Truckee schools?...

    Anyone with kids in Truckee schools?
    https://portal.laserfiche.com/k4088/forms/survey/nameoursnowplows
    If I were eligible I would name then Better, Late, Than, and Never.
  16. Thread: Water.....

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    Then y'all should be praying to me.

    Then y'all should be praying to me.
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    The TRG is particularly slow this morning. Server...

    The TRG is particularly slow this morning. Server voltage must be low. Tell Benny to pedal faster if he wants to get unbanned.
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    Good to know. I'm a big fan of Gillian, Rawlings...

    Good to know. I'm a big fan of Gillian, Rawlings not so much.
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    There are tib fractures and then there are tib...

    There are tib fractures and then there are tib fractures. The bad ones I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. The upper ones often take out the arteries and nerves to the lower leg and foot. The lower...
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    After buying wood from Hughes Hardwoods for 30...

    After buying wood from Hughes Hardwoods for 30 years and being disappointed by the scarcity of boards and the odd thickness of the wood in the vertical racks near the desk, today I found out that...
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    Why doesn't the governor do what we do around...

    Why doesn't the governor do what we do around here when we need snow and hold a big car wash? To be fair the last time they did that it didn't snow, but at least people had clean cars.
  22. Thread: Wildfire 2022

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    With all the different boundaries in that map I...

    With all the different boundaries in that map I gave up trying to figure out which state was which.
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    Let me guess--"out of an abundance of caution".

    Let me guess--"out of an abundance of caution".
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    Another endorsement for this plan. Great hiking...

    Another endorsement for this plan. Great hiking in the Wengen--Murren--Gimmelwald area. Or from Lauterbrunnen or Grindlewald take the train to Kleine Scheidegg and then the train to the...
  25. Lot of liability without a safety bar. Be...

    Lot of liability without a safety bar. Be careful.
  26. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Sorry, I don't remember specifically about what...

    Sorry, I don't remember specifically about what restrictions I was given. I was hurt in February, was hiking, kayaking and biking by the summer, then had heart surgery in October and was skiing...
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    Got my covid and flu shots yesterday--woke up...

    Got my covid and flu shots yesterday--woke up this morning aching all over. But that's how I feel every morning. I'm trying to convince myself I'm achy enough to go back to bed but it's not...
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    According to the aforementioned HVAC engineer...

    According to the aforementioned HVAC engineer and climate crisis zealot the ideal back up heat is wood.
    Heat pumps are big in Norway....
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    "I think it would be a good idea."

    "I think it would be a good idea."
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    What's Gillian Welch doing in the video?

    What's Gillian Welch doing in the video?
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    RIP Loretta Lynn

    Here's the Washington Post obit--unpaywalled
    https://wapo.st/3RPi9i9
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    WTF is this? "Yewww"? 428617 BTW--I'm selling...

    WTF is this? "Yewww"?
    428617

    BTW--I'm selling my IKON swag. Let's say $5 for the decal, $4 for the sticker, and $10 each for the cork coasters. PM me if you're interested. Or maybe I should...
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    I'm reminded of Gandhi's response when he was...

    I'm reminded of Gandhi's response when he was asked his opinion of Western civilization.
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    According to the heating engineer I talked to...

    According to the heating engineer I talked to earlier generations of heat pumps didn't heat well in cold climates. Newer generations do. They are being used successfully in Truckee. While gas may...
  35. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Best of luck with your recovery. I'm skiing again...

    Best of luck with your recovery. I'm skiing again after a T3 fracture with fusion, multiple other spine and rib fractures.
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    When I lived in Tucson--early 80's, the Pima...

    When I lived in Tucson--early 80's, the Pima County air museum was pretty cool. You could have a WWII plane, like a B17, explained to you by guys who flew in them in combat. Alas, not any more.
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    BTW the Desert Museum is more of a zoo than a...

    BTW the Desert Museum is more of a zoo than a museum.
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/forests-wildfires-...

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/forests-wildfires-1.4444998

    "Bigger, hotter wildfires are ravaging forests and burning them to the ground more frequently as the climate gets hotter and drier. Now...
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    Up your way sure. But the desert and the...

    Up your way sure. But the desert and the chaparral are moving north and uphill in California. Donner ridge burned in 1959 I believe. South facing slope that's still bare and eroded. I see the same...
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    428333 A naked cell tower would fit in better...

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    A naked cell tower would fit in better than the fake tree. Looks like one of those fake xmas trees never intended to look real. (Ignore the black line--that's just me trying to figure out...
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    Saguaro National Park. Hike in the canyons in...

    Saguaro National Park.
    Hike in the canyons in the Catalina mountains--Sabino canyon is a favorite.
    Hike in the Tucson mountains.
    Tucson Desert Museum.
    Mission San Xavier del Bac
    For an...
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    A lot of places where forest has burned will...

    A lot of places where forest has burned will never grow trees again, due to climate change.
  43. sounds like the voice of bitter experience.

    sounds like the voice of bitter experience.
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    [QUOTE} Fracking ? Drilling wells ( using...

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    Fracking ? Drilling wells ( using fossil fuel ) and injecting C02? Uggggg
    Plant trees if you want to sequester CO2 , some things don't need to be all that complicated .

    I live in a...
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    People say a lot of meaningless stuff in...

    People say a lot of meaningless stuff in greeting--"How are you" comes to mind. I mean no one expects you to explain the meeting of life when they run into to you on the street, but asking someone...
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    Thanks for clarifying. Yeah, like everything...

    Thanks for clarifying. Yeah, like everything else about fixing the climate crisis it's going to require subsidies. We pay now or we pay later.
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    I think it was red after she was shot. (Was she...

    I think it was red after she was shot. (Was she shot? I don't actually remember how she died.)



    So the same dumb mistake has been made more than once. Anyway, he didn't die in Sharp's Rifles...
  48. There has been a lot of multifamily housing built...

    There has been a lot of multifamily housing built around Truckee in the last few years compared to years past. It certainly has been visible. OTOH a lot of luxury housing in places like Martis Camp...
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    The fact that we don't burn fossil fuels doesn't...

    The fact that we don't burn fossil fuels doesn't mean we can't use them to make stuff, provided we can make that stuff without generating CO2. I'm totally ignorant of the chemistry involved and...
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    I started watching Mission Impossible. Kristin...

    I started watching Mission Impossible. Kristin Scott Thomas shows up so I think maybe this movie is worth watching. Then she got killed near the beginning, so I stopped watching. You do not hire...
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