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    ^^Great pic man.

    ^^Great pic man.
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    FIFY Truth

    FIFY



    Truth
  3. I saw people do that yesterday when strangers...

    I saw people do that yesterday when strangers grouped up with them--just let them load and waited for the next chair. But then you run the risk of more people jumping in with you (yeah, some people...
  4. Lifties at Big Sky have been actively enforcing...

    Lifties at Big Sky have been actively enforcing the mask rule. In fact I got told to put mine up yesterday when I sailed into the line and forgot. I think that's usually the case, people forget. Mask...
  5. Nope, bubbles can still be pulled down if you...

    Nope, bubbles can still be pulled down if you want them.
  6. It's awkward this year for sure. I experienced...

    It's awkward this year for sure. I experienced the same thing as Whiteroom Guardian yesterday, i.e. gapes pulling up and loading with me for no reason. I did voluntarily ride with several people...
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    I think a Central MT thread would make sense....

    I think a Central MT thread would make sense. Great Divide, Showdown, Teton Pass, might as well throw Disco and Maverick in there, and of course don't forget Bearpaw Ski Bowl. And all the associated...
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    The best part of the RFID system from a skier's...

    The best part of the RFID system from a skier's perspective is you get your reloadable card and you never have to wait for your season pass to be mailed again, never need to stand in line at a ticket...
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    I actually read this same tip from Ingrid...

    I actually read this same tip from Ingrid Backstrom a long time ago and I have done it ever since. Never wear your ski socks on the drive. You don't realize how clammy your feet get in that short...
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    Anacortes and Fidalgo Island might be an option...

    Anacortes and Fidalgo Island might be an option to consider. Mt. Erie on Fidalgo actually has some decent rock climbing. And being close to the water makes sense since you're going to have to drive a...
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    Right on man, welcome back to MT. I might go lap...

    Right on man, welcome back to MT. I might go lap that bootpack Wednesday for the hell of it. Let's see, it's going to snow a few inches tonight and tomorrow, then more will blow in there Tuesday...
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    Forecast is grim af, isn't it? Sure hope it flows...

    Forecast is grim af, isn't it? Sure hope it flows like mad once the La Nina faucet kicks on.

    If you're super bored, I think I saw patrol putting a bootpack up Cron's on Saturday. Website shows it...
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    If you booked your hotel through Boyne/Big Sky...

    If you booked your hotel through Boyne/Big Sky central reservations, they say you are guaranteed ski access. In any case you should probably contact Mountain Services and confirm. I'm not sure how...
  14. Thread: NFL 2020/2021

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    Hell ya. Crucial win, keeps 'em in the hunt.

    Hell ya. Crucial win, keeps 'em in the hunt.
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    Agree. But focusing on that 20% is going to...

    Agree. But focusing on that 20% is going to stress me out and ruin my ski day, and I decided after only a few days of lift-served that I was not going to do that. If I thought a lift line was a truly...
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    Good point, and that's how I am looking at mask...

    Good point, and that's how I am looking at mask compliance this ski season. I saw about 80% compliance at Big Sky this weekend, which I thought was pretty damn good, and rather than focus on the...
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    I assume you're talking about the peak directly...

    I assume you're talking about the peak directly above the ski area--not sure it has a name but it does look inviting. Talk was that they were going to run a lift to the top, but I think the...
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    Open them for editing, rotate them around even if...

    Open them for editing, rotate them around even if they look upright, then crop a hair off one edge and save. Usually works to get rid of whatever embedded info is making the pic post sideways or...
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    Nah, it's not bad. We stayed at the Stage Stop...

    Nah, it's not bad. We stayed at the Stage Stop Inn and it's actually a pretty decent hotel for a ski trip. Nice pool. And in the summer we've camped free at the city park, it's nice.

    Go north of...
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    Yes, and I believe it was bought by former...

    Yes, and I believe it was bought by former employees from the New Zealand owner who turned out to be a nut case. Choteau is a weird place no matter how you slice it. Buddy of mine has owned a...
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    ^^Sweet man, that place is really cool. I gotta...

    ^^Sweet man, that place is really cool. I gotta get back there this year. Eight cars in the lot isn't going to keep the lifts spinning, though, so that worries me. The problem with that place has...
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    Is that the old 4wd lot or where? Sent from my...

    Is that the old 4wd lot or where?

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    Yeah, I'm sure I will pair up when I am solo if...

    Yeah, I'm sure I will pair up when I am solo if we can sit at opposite ends. Saw a lot of singles loading Swifty, even when the line was long. That's cool with me. People have that option this year....
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    Ha. You will definitely smoke some rocks. Mr. K...

    Ha. You will definitely smoke some rocks. Mr. K was the worst for that. The Bowl was funky snow but not awfully rocky. The amount of people wiping out in the chop was comical though. Looked like a...
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    Well we had fun. Glad they got the Bowl open. Not...

    Well we had fun. Glad they got the Bowl open. Not gonna stress about masks or lines, fuck it, I did not feel unsafe. Beautiful day. Here's one just for the halibut.
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    Yeah, Backcountry has been excellent. I really...

    Yeah, Backcountry has been excellent. I really like those in-depth articles about iconic bc ranges. And Biff, of course. [emoji3]

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    All I can say is mine are mounted on the line and...

    All I can say is mine are mounted on the line and I like it there. I have four days on them so far this season and I really like this ski. Edges as well as the M5's but has a little more oomph in the...
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    ^^That's cool with me because when I stay down...

    ^^That's cool with me because when I stay down there I'm usually ready to start skiing long before they open the lifts. Fingers crossed this all works out.
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    Speaking of spilled drinks... Nobody in my house...

    Speaking of spilled drinks... Nobody in my house really knows how to wipe up a spilled drink. They always halfass it and leave a sticky spot on the floor. My mom taught me at an early age how to wipe...
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    Been watching a good series of documentaries on...

    Been watching a good series of documentaries on the Minneapolis hardcore scene in the early '80s. If you're from there you'll like these.
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    Got screens? How are flies getting in?

    Got screens? How are flies getting in?
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    I think the old "gotta close the windows" mindset...

    I think the old "gotta close the windows" mindset is misguided if it's followed too stringently--a lot of people (including me) were raised that way and they can't let it go. There's something to be...
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    Yeah that's a good one. The sequel is actually a...

    Yeah that's a good one. The sequel is actually a prequal and it's also excellent--about a very interesting time in Montana history that's often overlooked. The third book in the trilogy is set in...
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    The got this on there.

    The got this on there.
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    What are the odds of the Bowl opening this...

    What are the odds of the Bowl opening this weekend? :)
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    I feel really bad for laughing at that.

    I feel really bad for laughing at that.
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    I got a double black pass this year, not a gold,...

    I got a double black pass this year, not a gold, but my plan is to show up at the lot entrance at 10:59 a.m. to secure one of the empty spots when they open it to the public. :D
  38. Consistency would be great, but regardless of...

    Consistency would be great, but regardless of what groups are testing positive or how many tests are being done, if it is all trending upward, it is only leading one place. And by the time you have...
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    Oh yeah. I still got True Democracy on vinyl and...

    Oh yeah. I still got True Democracy on vinyl and listen to it once in a while. The Steel Pulse station on Pandora is always a favorite, lots of good tunes pop up. Like Black Uhuru, another great...
  40. I thought the most accurate (and non-lagging)...

    I thought the most accurate (and non-lagging) indicator of disease trend was the percentage of tests that are positive. That and testing of fecal matter at the sewage plant. That'll tell you exactly...
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    ^^That last pic is kind of cool. The mountain in...

    ^^That last pic is kind of cool. The mountain in the background, the reflection in the glass, and the graphic on the bus all juxtaposed...okay maybe I shouldn't have dropped acid this afternoon.
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    Just got the email--our high schools are closing...

    Just got the email--our high schools are closing for at least two weeks due to staffing issues. The good news is it's not due to virus transmission at school, just too many staff in quarantine due to...
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    That sucks man. Depression is an ugly beast,...

    That sucks man. Depression is an ugly beast, especially when it strikes the young. Vibes.
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    Asolo AFS 101 mountaineering boots. Circa 1990....

    Asolo AFS 101 mountaineering boots. Circa 1990. Did a few dozen ice climbs and tromped up a couple volcanoes but they were always too small for me so I replaced them years ago. I think they are size...
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    One of my all time favorite bands. Still love...

    One of my all time favorite bands. Still love listening to Steel Pulse after all these years.

    2jJF0eBoPi8
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    Read a couple good ones by Ann Patchett lately:...

    Read a couple good ones by Ann Patchett lately: State of Wonder and The Dutch House. She's a great writer.

    The Dutch House I listened to as an audiobook. It's read by Tom Hanks and he does an...
  47. Thread: NFL 2020/2021

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    Well you don't need to worry about Foles anymore....

    Well you don't need to worry about Foles anymore.

    Kirk Cousins now 1-9 on MNF.
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    Just finished The Americans last night (I know...

    Just finished The Americans last night (I know I'm late to the party). I can't say I totally bought into the plausibility of the double and triple and quadruple lives they were sometimes leading, but...
  49. Thread: Neighbors...

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    My neighbor started flying a Confederate flag...

    My neighbor started flying a Confederate flag about a week after he moved in a couple years ago. I thought uh oh, douchebag alert, but he has turned out to be a decent neighbor.
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    Killed a whitetail buck last night at about 25...

    Killed a whitetail buck last night at about 25 yards with the shotgun/slug. I'd passed on a couple smaller bucks last week and hadn't seen a deer since, so when this guy showed up I thought I'd...
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