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  1. Denver to Nelson (Ymir hut) and back again.

    Starting this as an ongoing trip report for the next 2 ish weeks.

    Tomorrow morning I start the drive from Denver to Nelson. I am supposed to be traveling with a non-mag buddy (though he...
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    Damn...that blows. I presume you messaged moment?...

    Damn...that blows. I presume you messaged moment? Seems like the sorta thing they'd love to hookup if possible.
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    Especially in CB / Aspen zone. Front Range still...

    Especially in CB / Aspen zone. Front Range still has some lingering problems due to our shallower pack mostly.

    That said...some very enticing lines skied off Hagar today had me drooling.
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    50 minutes to a very specific spot on the...

    50 minutes to a very specific spot on the mountain, with a couple of warm up runs to get there.
  5. Would much rather wear this than my current vest....

    Would much rather wear this than my current vest. But we've gotta have red. Sweet piece of equipement. Was admiring a (non-patrol) version of this vest worn by an ex-patroller who couldn't give up...
  6. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Very good winemaker and very good location-- but...

    Very good winemaker and very good location-- but its St. Joseph not Gigondas. St Joseph is a northern rhone appelation, Gigondas is a few hours south. I don't know that wine but I would bet it's...
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    I'll send you speed radicals. You send me...

    I'll send you speed radicals. You send me alpinists. Fixed.
  8. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    My friend is an asshole...(I'm the first comment,...

    My friend is an asshole...(I'm the first comment, he's the reply)

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  9. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Damn. Also, Carlton Kirby with the call?! WTF...

    Damn.

    Also, Carlton Kirby with the call?! WTF is this...the Tour de France?
  10. Order added to google form...even if I can't go.

    Order added to google form...even if I can't go.
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    I have a set of Saucony Mad River TRs...

    I have a set of Saucony Mad River TRs (https://www.saucony.com/en/mad-river-tr-2/44621M.html) that I put hex screws in. They literally tell you the size and the placement of screws. Works well (sucks...
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    Doubtful. But I'm certainly going to try and...

    Doubtful.

    But I'm certainly going to try and sign up for one of the scab jobs as someone with OEC, senior OET, and avy training. And then not show up of course.
  13. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    You can drink most Rhone wines at release and...

    You can drink most Rhone wines at release and have them be quite enjoyable. Unless you're drinking Chateauneuf du Pape or some Gigondas, there are very few that aren't ready right away. The worst...
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    Tragically this thread title confused me as this...

    Tragically this thread title confused me as this weekend two people and their dog passed away in an avalanche on North Star in CO:...
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    Because those patrollers came in on their day off...

    Because those patrollers came in on their day off to make some overtime $. When have you ever seen 9 open the first week of Jan -- especially with as slow as start and reactive a snowpack as we have...
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    Damn -- sorry for your loss dude. I wonder if...

    Damn -- sorry for your loss dude.

    I wonder if any of the local van outfitting companies would write up an estimate for you on actual market value for a rig like that. The folks at Oasis...
  17. Laser AX.

    Laser AX.
  18. I could use those black pants for patrol if they...

    I could use those black pants for patrol if they aren't insulated. If you're willing to ship for some beer $.
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    Thanks for the stokeful report. Really getting me...

    Thanks for the stokeful report. Really getting me jazzed for my first trip to BC/Southern Kootenays here in a couple weeks. Tgapp and myself will collab on a write up :).
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    My wife surprised me with vanity plates earlier...

    My wife surprised me with vanity plates earlier this season.

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    You should be able to see in the next day or so...

    You should be able to see in the next day or so here: https://forecasts.avalanche.state.co.us/explorer/

    Results may surprise ya.
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    Facts yo. Mine came a bit railed in the tail too....

    Facts yo. Mine came a bit railed in the tail too. A lite grind + detune transformed the skis.
  23. I've used them with friends BCAs plenty of times....

    I've used them with friends BCAs plenty of times. Good deal on solid radios.
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    I independently got to the same testing-positive...

    I independently got to the same testing-positive conclusion.

    Scheduled a test for tomorrow -- 16 days prior to entry. If I pop a positive -- hoping I can recover by the planned trip. If it's...
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    You got a driveway for minivans :)?

    You got a driveway for minivans :)?
  26. Now we even let JONGs post in G/S? Gonna pull...

    Now we even let JONGs post in G/S?

    Gonna pull the bindings off and put in inserts just to waste several hours of time? Again ?
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    It's been a few years...but I really need to use...

    It's been a few years...but I really need to use my bonus days down there this year. I haven't been since they did all the glading. I'm thinking just a quick storm chase in Feb...
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    I dropped 1-2mpg with roofbox on my 2013 FWD...

    I dropped 1-2mpg with roofbox on my 2013 FWD Sienna. Lift and tires stole another 1-2. Now low-mid 20s, previously mid-high 20s
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    All of those are very close to their 7- and...

    All of those are very close to their 7- and 10-day SWE records.
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    Good rant and context. Hadn't thought about how...

    Good rant and context. Hadn't thought about how preventable this was yet.
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    40mph winds with 70 Gusts early this AM but...

    40mph winds with 70 Gusts early this AM but calmed throughout the day. Now down to 20 and calming.
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    Damn fine post. Thanks for taking the time.

    Damn fine post. Thanks for taking the time.
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    Glad to hear you're safe. Let us know if you need...

    Glad to hear you're safe. Let us know if you need any skis to borrow.
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    Jesus. Thinking of everyone up there.

    Jesus. Thinking of everyone up there.
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    I'm asking this from a place of trying to...

    I'm asking this from a place of trying to understand -- why does it matter if you got paid for it if the pay is a secondary consideration and it's really about "the lifestyle"? Is what you mean "been...
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    Got out for first time on WC 108 tours. I'm...

    Got out for first time on WC 108 tours. I'm surprised at the multiple people who feel they need a good bit of speed to come alive. But then maybe I'm just larger at 185 pre-gear (184s).

    They were...
  37. Final report is up:...

    Final report is up: https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=799
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    This is become very no-true-scotsman where unless...

    This is become very no-true-scotsman where unless you're a veteran 30+ year patroller at a class A destination who has experience in and out of unions your opinion is shat on. No interest in...
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    Meanwhile...tfw two posts before: Maybe...

    Meanwhile...tfw two posts before:



    Maybe not in your fun way of writing...but to most of us that means "i has done retired"
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    According to the patrollers I patrol with who are...

    According to the patrollers I patrol with who are 20-30 years younger than someone like you who is retired -- no it fuckin' ain't possible anymore to have a family and retire on. Not without a pretty...
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    So you support the idea of collective bargaining,...

    So you support the idea of collective bargaining, just not the institutions and tools of organized labor that have gotten results for centuries.

    Got it.
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    Looking at the current model runs...by sunday...

    Looking at the current model runs...by sunday it'll be just as stupid again.
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    All of this. A bunch of skiing medics won't be...

    All of this. A bunch of skiing medics won't be able to pull toboggans down much of stevens, let alone run an AC program. I can't imagine FS would allow continued operations. All places have to submit...
  44. So if you were going to order a sample pack from...

    So if you were going to order a sample pack from a roaster somewhere (CONUS) where would it be? Or is there a tgapp mail order service where send $$$ to?

    I'm upping my coffee game in an effort to...
  45. Thread: The FIFTY

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    It's up now.

    It's up now.
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    Cool to see FRS and Lovelands new avy dog...

    Cool to see FRS and Lovelands new avy dog together on the news this am

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CYEeHgAI4tB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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    Hey now, Lovelands management never changes....

    Hey now, Lovelands management never changes. That's part of the charm.

    Meanwhile, Pip dropped ropes on everything under Chets except OTR/Rainbow this weekend.
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    CO based. I think these are a touch easier to...

    CO based.

    I think these are a touch easier to ski than the E104 and the Masterblaster (based on friend-demos of both) mostly due to the lighter weight. The grip similar to the E104, better than...
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    Got another full day on my DW 104s. Very very...

    Got another full day on my DW 104s. Very very happy with them. Skied 20"+ of heavy snow and soft chop as well as most things could in it's waist width. Prefers to not just crush through stuff (184s)...
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    I would recommend skiing Loveland tomorrow...

    I would recommend skiing Loveland tomorrow morning. Lots of rope was put out today on the steeps. Still bring your rock skis.
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