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    There are times that I am glad I am old and...

    There are times that I am glad I am old and "been there, done that". I was just talking with a friend who I did all my shenanigans with back in the 70s and 80s. We agreed we will probably never go...
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    You haven't asked me:( You know it doesn't take...

    You haven't asked me:( You know it doesn't take much to talk me into such things these days), and my wife seems to always be trying to get rid of me:confused:

    ...and I don't even own a starter...
  3. Have you ever tried to park in Yellowstone?...

    Have you ever tried to park in Yellowstone? sometimes this is the only place available;)

    Just an FYI, all the roads in YNP are a mess. Even the open roads have a tone of construction, so expect...
  4. Thread: The FIFTY

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    As they say, "summiting is optional, getting home...

    As they say, "summiting is optional, getting home is mandatory."

    I didn't think anything of as far as a fail, only what happens when smart decision making prevails over ego. I have turned back on...
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    I'm good with this, but the wife might object....

    I'm good with this, but the wife might object. How many skis does it hold?

    A bit of overhang is not an issue since it is on a high roof van. Too much overhang and it could be a 5.11 overhang move...
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    This may have to be my final solution, but was...

    This may have to be my final solution, but was hoping to keep things neat and tidy with the confines of the roof rack.
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    That Sporttrack Horizon Alpine might t do the...

    That Sporttrack Horizon Alpine might t do the trick. The mounting hardware is not a big deal since once it is on it will stay there. Any idea of the opening can be switch to the drivers side? I will...
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    I went with the Dometic cfx3 55im. worked like a...

    I went with the Dometic cfx3 55im. worked like a charm on a 5,000 mile road trip. Lots of room, and very little power draw. The im (ice maker) didn't make ice, but I think I just need to reset it...
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    Narrow roof box options?

    I now have a Ford Transit from VanDOit, and need a long narrow roof box to fit on either side of the air conditioner. There is about 21 inches on either side but need to take into account the opening...
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    The worst thing about TT is that they are...

    The worst thing about TT is that they are trailers and a pain to tow. We had on, and while it was great with the kids I was glad to be rid of it. We went to a Sportsmobile, and now a Ford Transit so...
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    Too bad sizes are very limited, and not in my...

    Too bad sizes are very limited, and not in my size.

    Is a group buy going to happen this year? My pro tours in my Lange XT are just about down and starting to hurt my right foot. Some work might...
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    I had the pleasure of visiting Bobcatsig's...

    I had the pleasure of visiting Bobcatsig's gearages I passed up the Or/Wa coast. Dude has a serious Austro/Italian obsession...NTTIAWWT:biggrin:

    Had to mop up the drool, but the bike in his living...
  13. Sticky: I too just found this, and am.sorry to hear of...

    I too just found this, and am.sorry to hear of such a loss. I only met and skied with Josh at some Mammoth minis, but oh what memories.

    It is good to see so many familiar posters laying tribute. I...
  14. Thread: Lange girl 2022

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    Best ski poster ever!

    Best ski poster ever!
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    Feel old by skiing with younger people. Also...

    Feel old by skiing with younger people.

    Also gives you an excuse for why you were last back to the chair.
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    427540 One of the best camp sites I have ever...

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    One of the best camp sites I have ever had, and I have been camping 60 years. It is somewhere in Banff NP I believe.

    As for the vanlife haters, haters are gonna hate. I started camping...
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    BBear is certainly worthy, and if she could make...

    BBear is certainly worthy, and if she could make good use of it I would give her my vote.
  18. Thread: Wildlife

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    Yeah, out backyard has a dozen or more all day...

    Yeah, out backyard has a dozen or more all day long...hummingbirds, not moths.
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    No doubt there were tax benefits, but as noted he...

    No doubt there were tax benefits, but as noted he gave up far more in cash than the tax consequences. More importantly, he has always walked the walk environmentally, so I see this as just continuing...
  20. Thread: Wildlife

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    I had a friend who had a white lipped cobra that...

    I had a friend who had a white lipped cobra that looked exactly like this.

    I never trusted indigo snakes after seeing her.
  21. I have a variety of materials and weights, and to...

    I have a variety of materials and weights, and to be honest I don't have a preference, nor find much difference. I guess I am just wierd that way.
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    I was never a big baseball fan, but growing up in...

    I was never a big baseball fan, but growing up in the LA area in the sixties one couldn't help but to listen to Vin on a regular basis. I could never imagine anybody else calling Dodger baseball, and...
  23. I haven't Ben in this thread in ages, but but I...

    I haven't Ben in this thread in ages, but but I want to give props to Free The Powder. First off, their gloves and mitts are baller. Going on four years and they are (were) as good as new, except I...
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    Just an FYI, no current or past codes work, but...

    Just an FYI, no current or past codes work, but the sale is still on and the same discount plus there is free shipping.;yourock:

    Still the best gloves, (or equal to the best) on the market. My...
  25. Thread: Wildlife

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    I never heard them called that, but probably a...

    I never heard them called that, but probably a Wyoming term:tongue:

    Apparently the correct term is coati as coatimundi is a Brazilian term for a lone coati.
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    I am thinking the same. Dometic and others make...

    I am thinking the same. Dometic and others make duel models, but they get so big and bulky, and I don't need a freezer most of the time, so am considering a small unit to just set to freeze.

    BTW...
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    I had my first real run related injury. I haven't...

    I had my first real run related injury. I haven't been running a lot lately, so did several flat beach runs of about three miles...no problem. Did a bunch of trail hikes with a little running thrown...
  28. Thread: Plant milkweed

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    No wonder they are going extinct...if only they...

    No wonder they are going extinct...if only they would eat ragweed.


    We have been planting, and letting it re-seed for years, ever since the kids got involved in a 4H project tagging monarchs. It...
  29. Thread: Wildlife

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    Coatimundis are the Central American version of...

    Coatimundis are the Central American version of raccoons, but still cool to see in the "wild"of Tikal National Park

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    The van I am getting has dual ATM batteries as...

    The van I am getting has dual ATM batteries as 400w solar panels separate but linked to the Van battery, so running it should not be an issue. I will k
    likely add a generator in the near future as...
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    I like the minimalist design of a true flip flop....

    I like the minimalist design of a true flip flop. They have been my primary foot wear since college in the 70s, and pretty much my only summer footwear since I was a little kid...life in southern...
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    Dometic makes a lithium battery (I believe its...

    Dometic makes a lithium battery (I believe its called a PBJ40). a supposed to run for 40 hours, but not cheap. It has a built in regulator and can be charged by direct solar or from the car DC...
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    It is challanging to find out where the different...

    It is challanging to find out where the different brands are made. On items like this, I avoid Chinese builds, they just don't have the QC. National Luna appears to be made in South Africa, Dometic...
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    Great information, thanks. Lots of new options I...

    Great information, thanks. Lots of new options I had not seen on my quest. The IceCo (VL Pro line) is intriguing, but not too much less then the comparable Dometic, but still a reasonable savings....
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    ...and it's only 412 page, which would be fine if...

    ...and it's only 412 page, which would be fine if search function was better (or I was better at searching.) I couldn't find any relevant information information, which may or may not be buried in...
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    Portable refrigerators for camping, vanlife

    Picking up a Ford Transit AWD next month and want to use an electric frig. Mostly looking at Dometic units, but curious about others experiences or preferences. Who is using what?

    I tried a...
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    Let us know if they come out with some regular...

    Let us know if they come out with some regular flip flops. My Chacos are just about done, which means they still have a year or two left in them.
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    Anybody know anything about the AAC's change from...

    Anybody know anything about the AAC's change from Global Rescue to Redpoint for rescue and travel insurance?

    I am a bit confused now with the new company as to whether they change coverage...
  39. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Not much of an image, but it was fun to be out...

    Not much of an image, but it was fun to be out moving on rock.

    At Crystal Crag near Mammoth last month. Three of us on the climb, so short pitched it and I led two of the four pitches. I am...
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    Beauty Love the east side with and without...

    Beauty

    Love the east side with and without snow

    Great TR, thanks for posting
  41. Thread: Wildlife

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    An ornate hawk eagle snacking on a juvenile...

    An ornate hawk eagle snacking on a juvenile keel-billed toucan, of which the near by parents were none too happy about.

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    They have some odd looking turkeys in
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  42. Thread: Webb Telescope

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    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so." ...

    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so."

    Still amazing to see that far back in time.
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    Kevin, that has to be the best/worst airport...

    Kevin, that has to be the best/worst airport story ever...well played sir.

    I have connected through Schipol a few times, but always do it as a 23 hour layover. My bags get checked through and I...
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    I would choose Mammoth if for no other reason...

    I would choose Mammoth if for no other reason then to avoid Tahoe traffic. The drive out of LA can easily.be timed to miss it, and once out of LA there is no traffic issues at all. Bay area/Tahoe?...
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    Sweet little juant north:yourock:

    Sweet little juant north:yourock:
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    July is a good month, I just turned 64. All I...

    July is a good month, I just turned 64.

    All I got for my birthday was COVID

    "I'm not dead yet"
    "I'm feeling better"
    "I think I'll go for a walk now"
    "Whack"
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    Wow, so sad, but sounds like an amazing life....

    Wow, so sad, but sounds like an amazing life. More then most.people.will.do in several lifetimes, so congratulations on a life well lived, but too short.

    He had to have one of the best avatars in...
  48. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    My first climbing shoes were PA's before EB's...

    My first climbing shoes were PA's before EB's were around. The step up to EB's was life changing. Sticky rubber is several notches above that.
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    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so.' D....

    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so.' D. Adams
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    Not likely anything on Mammoth proper, at least...

    Not likely anything on Mammoth proper, at least they allow you on, but should be plenty of hike to options if you are willing to get some altitude. There might be something left in Ellerly Bowl near...
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