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    Good to know! Right now, we're still very much in...

    Good to know! Right now, we're still very much in the planning stage, and the Little Death Hallow/Wolverine Loop looks very enticing.

    Jorion: Did you overnight it and, if so, what was your...
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    Thanks, dude. Some kind of 3-day trip around (not...

    Thanks, dude. Some kind of 3-day trip around (not little) Death Hallow and Escalante River looks cool and a bit adventurous. Hurricane Wash/Red Well to Coyote Gutch also looks good.
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    I'm starting to plan another family trip to...

    I'm starting to plan another family trip to southern Utah this fall. I'm thinking of focusing more on the general Escalante, Torrey, North Wash areas (maybe a little Zion). Any recommendations for:...
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    Coverage generally: Things are melting so fast...

    Coverage generally: Things are melting so fast that it seems like beta is only good if it's within a few days. Except on northern, protected aspects, I wouldn't expect consistent coverage below 9k'...
  5. Some sun in the Rose area. The skiing was . . ....

    Some sun in the Rose area. The skiing was . . . mostly fun. 4-8" of light snow on top of a firm and crunchy crust, meaning most turns were on edge. It was unsurprisingly better in the treed north...
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    Last Friday and Saturday with the kid. I’ll let...

    Last Friday and Saturday with the kid. I’ll let the photos tell the story.

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    Well done, mr. hankey, Powdork, and Boulderbreak!...

    Well done, mr. hankey, Powdork, and Boulderbreak!

    Powdork, looks like the party submitted a wet slide observation to ESAC.

    Heading down there tomorrow night with a young one. Looks there'll be...
  9. Yep. Northstar can certainly be a fun place to...

    Yep. Northstar can certainly be a fun place to ski. My complaint is that it seems like the worst resort in Tahoe for convenient skiing--popping in for just an hour or two of quick laps. With parking,...
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    The second to last photo is the best one I have...

    The second to last photo is the best one I have looking north or northwest from Sill. But there was a rock buttress in the saddle between the two couloirs that blocked much of the view to the north. ...
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    Only one of the three descriptors in this...

    Only one of the three descriptors in this sentence is accurate. :D
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    Big Pine Report: Skiable, kind of. I...

    Big Pine Report: Skiable, kind of.

    I efficiently dry hiked the first 4.5 miles up the North Fork until somewhere between Second and Third Lake.
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    Dude! Amazing photos! I've been wanting to ski...

    Dude! Amazing photos! I've been wanting to ski the End and these photos do nothing to dissuade me.

    Great TR winston. As I recall, it was pretty damn chilly around the time you were overnighting at...
  14. Thanks, 213! It's long been a source of...

    Thanks, 213! It's long been a source of frustration that people on this forum fail to answer my navel-gazing questions by providing peer-reviewed research articles that they've personally authored....
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    Yesterday, I skied Bloody with whatsupdoc and a...

    Yesterday, I skied Bloody with whatsupdoc and a tele friend. We took advantage of what was left of mr. hankey’s bootpack. (Thanks!)
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  16. I bet he's in Glenbrook or that general area. But...

    I bet he's in Glenbrook or that general area. But I'll keep an eye out for Shannon Tweed at the Incline Raley's.;)
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    Great stuff, mr. hankey! Nice score of powder on...

    Great stuff, mr. hankey! Nice score of powder on Bloody!

    weatherman- Esha looks tasty.

    endosandes—Good to know that June Pie Pizza is your joint. I’ve patronized it a couple times and look...
  18. Nice. I keep hoping this baby (the ultimate...

    Nice. I keep hoping this baby (the ultimate quiver addition) goes on sale on SAC:...
  19. Nice, Mokomahonah. That was whatsupdoc and I you...

    Nice, Mokomahonah. That was whatsupdoc and I you met on top of Halls and then Tallac. And we learned that the summer trail is probably the preferred route--Lily to Gilmore was a slog. We did R as...
  20. Has 2021 been exceptionally windy? I don't have...

    Has 2021 been exceptionally windy? I don't have any empirical data, but it seems like every time I go out or every time we get snow, it's followed by strong northern and eastern winds. I don't...
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    Great stuff, jorion and whatsupdoc!

    Great stuff, jorion and whatsupdoc!
  22. FYI: The Village Ski Loft in Incline is...

    FYI:

    The Village Ski Loft in Incline is selling ski gear for 30% off, which is better than any online retailer. I just picked up some Alpinist 12s.

    Tahoe Sports Ltd in SLT is also selling Zero...
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    I've been skiing the Maestrale RSs since their...

    I've been skiing the Maestrale RSs since their inception in 2013 in both iterations and they fit me perfectly out of the box. Last month, I picked up some replacement liners for the Maestrales into...
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    From the Aspendell gate, I measured it as 22...

    From the Aspendell gate, I measured it as 22 miles on Caltopo, but it came to 24 miles via my GPS watch, which may or may not be accurate. I think it's probably 20 from the North Lake turnoff parking...
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    In retrospect, skiing Muriel would have been a...

    In retrospect, skiing Muriel would have been a bad idea. I had a mental time table, and presumably I would have been off that table and thus forsaken Alpine Col and skied back down Piute Pass....
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    enlosandes: If we're doing a new Eastern Sierra...

    enlosandes: If we're doing a new Eastern Sierra thread, can you provide links to the older Eastern Sierra/Eastside threads at the top, which I think date back to at least 2013? Sometimes it's nice to...
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    Suffering from Tahoe-based ennui and having...

    Suffering from Tahoe-based ennui and having cancelled my original plans (Great Basin NP) for lack of snow, I did a dorky tour in the Bishop Creek area on Sunday.

    I’m sad to report that the High...
  28. Thanks, dude. That's really kind of you. I'm glad...

    Thanks, dude. That's really kind of you. I'm glad to hear you're still getting after it on a mountain bike.
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    Great photos, Jeb!

    Great photos, Jeb!
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    Congratulations, Dan! I'm vicariously excited for...

    Congratulations, Dan! I'm vicariously excited for you.





    My old guy watching himself wrassle his golden retriever buddy.

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    I've owned a variety of dogs in my lifetime, and...

    I've owned a variety of dogs in my lifetime, and boxers for the last 18 years. My two boxers were amazing dogs in every way, and, while I'm aware that it sounds like hyperbole, I really couldn't...
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    I may lack the mechanical genius of your average...

    I may lack the mechanical genius of your average TGR Tech Talk denizen :wink:, but I've tried adjusting the bindings. I'd have to remount the bindings on my powder skis. I can just barely pull this...
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    Anybody running custom cork insoles in their F1...

    Anybody running custom cork insoles in their F1 LTs? I assume it isn't a terrible idea.

    FWIW, I'm happy so far with my F1 LTs. But my biggest complaint is that they are significantly shorter (more...
  34. Thanks, Wobby!

    Thanks, Wobby!
  35. Many, many thanks. I've closely scrutinized your...

    Many, many thanks. I've closely scrutinized your TR, other TRs (including the Doraises'), NOAA, Snotels, and Caltopo. (If the people here haven't seen Boissal's excellent Great Basin Ski TR, check it...
  36. Nice, meter-man. [ETA: And Mr. Hankey!] Wobby...

    Nice, meter-man. [ETA: And Mr. Hankey!]

    Wobby or others: Any info on conditions in Great Basin National Park/Wheeler Peak? Is that persistent layer still . . . persistent?

    A few from last...
  37. I assume the Rubies and other Great Basin...

    I assume the Rubies and other Great Basin Mountain Ranges are mostly similar to the Wasatch in terms of snowpack stability. TGR Basin skier Wobby has reported some persistent layer issues in the...
  38. I don't suppose anybody here has any recent-ish...

    I don't suppose anybody here has any recent-ish beta on Wheeler Peak/GBNP?
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    That's about right, from what I've heard. The...

    That's about right, from what I've heard. The snow has to come in wet enough to bond to the granite and then freeze. You almost want rime-y conditions, which means there's often funky conditions and...
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    That's so rad. I've always understood that that...

    That's so rad. I've always understood that that the conditions for the descent line up about once a decade. Interesting that they rapped down the Death Slabs. I always assumed that one would ski/hike...
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    I understand the reluctance to spend much on a...

    I understand the reluctance to spend much on a Honda. I'd say that Hondas are most helpful when you need your snowblower to really throw the snow some height and distance, which might not be as much...
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    Many thanks to all that responded to my "bulk...

    Many thanks to all that responded to my "bulk wax" question on Page 2. Much appreciated!
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    BUMP Any ideas on where a person can buy bulk...

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    Any ideas on where a person can buy bulk wax?

    Four or five years ago, I bought two big bars of blue wax (colder) and red wax (warmer) for cheap ($20-$30 total). When it comes to wax, this...
  44. FWIW, the Rose area is skiing like 8" of dense...

    FWIW, the Rose area is skiing like 8" of dense snow rather than 5' of bottomless. I'm not complaining though. I'd rather have a long-lasting snowpack than a few days of bottomless turns.
  45. Thread: Why go skinny?

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    Tangent: I just picked up a the F1 LTs this week...

    Tangent: I just picked up a the F1 LTs this week and began using them for early-morning resort laps, for which they are great. I think I'd be fine skiing variable conditions in them. But here's my...
  46. Thread: Why go skinny?

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    I've never been in a steep, firm couloir and...

    I've never been in a steep, firm couloir and regretted being on 105mm-110mm skis. I have been in steep couloirs with variable, textured snow and occasionally (and only slightly) regretted being on my...
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    Any thoughts on the Backland 95s?

    Any thoughts on the Backland 95s?
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    FWIW, I'm 6' and 180 lbs. and have skied the...

    FWIW, I'm 6' and 180 lbs. and have skied the longest version of any ski I've owned since my 203cm Salomon Force 9 mogul skis in high school. (I was also the only other person to ski skier666's 240cm...
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    Good to hear that the newer ZeroGs might be more...

    Good to hear that the newer ZeroGs might be more fun. I think mine are first gen--had them since 2016. What I'd actually like would be the ZeroG 95s with (a) an extra pound of damping wood/metal, (b)...
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    Thanks for all the recommendations so far. I'm...

    Thanks for all the recommendations so far. I'm tracking.

    As for the ZeroGs, I agree that they should be good on firm snow. But I think they're inferior to my Backland 107s. This, however, could be...
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