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  1. I've been on cricket for about 8 months now....

    I've been on cricket for about 8 months now. Before that xfinity, sprint, att. Overall, I'm fairly happy with Cricket, but I do find the roaming service in rural areas is lacking. It's also...
  2. Excellent. Did it seem like there was enough snow...

    Excellent. Did it seem like there was enough snow to hold up for a while?
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    Pretty rad how big the E Sierra is, that all...

    Pretty rad how big the E Sierra is, that all these folks can be out there shredding, yet the only time we ever saw another soul on our ski days was back at the road, or from a distance on Esha.
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    Seeing all the good looking skiing in this...

    Seeing all the good looking skiing in this thread, and the impressive numbers on the Eastside snotels, a pilgrimage west was in order.

    Left CO on 4/23 and started heading W. A desert mountain...
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    I picked up a pair of Cobra chat tags this...

    I picked up a pair of Cobra chat tags this season. Basically the whole radio is the size of a typical external mic. No cords to route etc. They've been great in trees, can be less ideal when rock...
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    Hot damn! Adding that one to the list.

    Hot damn! Adding that one to the list.
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    Lets get this thread back on track: 278133 ...

    Lets get this thread back on track: 278133

    South face of Denali. Everybody I know goes to Denali to ski Messner (me included). Conditions and fear tend to shut those plans down reliably. Nobody...
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    St Elias was a legendary descent before the book,...

    St Elias was a legendary descent before the book, and continues to be one after. Longest skiable mountain fall line in the world. I think it fits perfectly in the scope of the book given the...
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    A few rarities in the climbing book. Middle...

    A few rarities in the climbing book. Middle Triple, Hummingbird. And some other solid challenges in AK and Canada I think. Having ski equivalents is very fitting.
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    I almost included the caveat that I haven't in my...

    I almost included the caveat that I haven't in my statement. Too damn popular - almost headed over on Sunday :) I'm sure at some point I'll get around to it.
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    A well traveled friend was asking me the other...

    A well traveled friend was asking me the other day what I thought the best line in the state was. I couldn't really come up with an answer. Certainly none of the lines in the 50 classics book that I...
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    Not many folks with your breadth of Rainier...

    Not many folks with your breadth of Rainier experience - thanks for chiming in. I sure hope I can get a chance to ski Kautz HW, Success and Mowich one of these days to back up my opinion beyond just...
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    Thanks for adding these sierra classics. I'm...

    Thanks for adding these sierra classics. I'm planning a trip somewhere end of the month, and Sierras are a likely destination. I'll be sure to check out a few of these!
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    I am not.

    I am not.
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    277670 2500' of pow down, 1100' of wet slide...

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    2500' of pow down, 1100' of wet slide surfing left to go.
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    The general school of thought that I've always...

    The general school of thought that I've always subscribed to is to use obs to elevate the real-time risk rating beyond the assumed level at the planning stage (and hence modify plan to be more...
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    I think the fact that guides from PA were also...

    I think the fact that guides from PA were also out recreationally touring in the area the day of the slide further underscores the risk of familiarity. It makes me wonder whether, if the front range...
  18. I think it's good to look at the best in class...

    I think it's good to look at the best in class weight : performance boots and see if they do it for you.
    For sure an Alien RS out skis many ~1400-1500g boots from 5 years ago
    Chatter suggests the...
  19. IMO scaffo resistance to bulging is the biggest...

    IMO scaffo resistance to bulging is the biggest indicator of performance in these 1-1.2 kg boots. A stiff carbon cuff on a bulging scaffo skis like crap. I think this is a big part of why the Alien...
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    We had great conditions on SE at 10 AM in RMNP...

    We had great conditions on SE at 10 AM in RMNP yesterday. Overnight freeze was not super deep, so it seemed like a pretty narrow window to me. If we see similar temps set in again soon, that is...
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    The newer Julbo Aerospeed is the best...

    The newer Julbo Aerospeed is the best goggle-replacing sunglass I've used. I really like the aerospace goggle, but have found myself using the aerospeed glasses for all but the stormiest days. I have...
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    thank you!

    thank you!
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    Thanks for the info. Are you able to share a map...

    Thanks for the info. Are you able to share a map shot of where the path is? I've skied Butler plenty over the years, but only really ski jones in Oct-Nov, when most of this stuff isnt in.
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    Ha - add in the more common modern ironing board...

    Ha - add in the more common modern ironing board on the e ridge of P1, and its a wonder how anybody even ends up at the right TH, let alone folks dont get into more trouble with broad statements like...
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    Here is a quick map of the new pk 1 (or peak 0.5)...

    Here is a quick map of the new pk 1 (or peak 0.5) path. Also called the original Ironing Board.
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    A friend said they measured 18, which was...

    A friend said they measured 18, which was perfectly in line with 100 year extent for CO. I was a bit curious though because the path is a bit circuitous. Checked the path out yesterday morning it it...
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    Exactly - But while the process is simple, I will...

    Exactly - But while the process is simple, I will point out that the pool of safe, but good ski pots will be significantly reduced in conditions such as these. I was looking for treed slopes <30 deg...
  28. Poll: AFAIK, the research indicates the beacon...

    AFAIK, the research indicates the beacon interference is primarily a concern if you are searching for a victim (turn it off if you go to search in a situation where low SNR is plausible). Best...
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    Ha, that was just T making a joke.

    Ha, that was just T making a joke.
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    I haven't personally used the SSL2 heel. Folks...

    I haven't personally used the SSL2 heel. Folks who I trust say it is a rock solid heel. Personally, I dont want a heel that I have to rotate to transition. I'd assume based on the design it will wear...
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    I'm a pretty major weight-weenie, but I think the...

    I'm a pretty major weight-weenie, but I think the performance increase from a race heel to an mtn heel is worth the penalty. I switch between men's springs in winter and expert springs in spring. I...
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    shift = freeride bike that gets 95 % of its use...

    shift = freeride bike that gets 95 % of its use on bike paths
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    I wonder if Dav et al reached out to Landry for a...

    I wonder if Dav et al reached out to Landry for a chapter in the book? Ive heard he really doesn't like to talk about skiing or encourage steep skiing. I've only skied a few of the lines in this...
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    I'm sure you'll have some great feedback. Good...

    I'm sure you'll have some great feedback. Good luck! Hopefully you get to ski plenty of other stuff in the locales you visit.
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    I think CMF is super striking. Definitely on my...

    I think CMF is super striking. Definitely on my list of lines that look more classic than Finger. To me, LR is still more aesthetic. Fickle conditions arent necessarily disqualifying for the right...
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    I would not have guessed that was the NE. Looks...

    I would not have guessed that was the NE. Looks great!
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    The Fifty One?

    List books are always controversial, and everybody has an opinion on where the authors missed the mark. In the Alka thread, lots of folks were questioning why certain lines made the cut. Personally,...
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    How light? How wide?

    How light? How wide?
  39. Around CO, i find it's fairly rare that folks are...

    Around CO, i find it's fairly rare that folks are skiing a lot of serious avy terrain at high danger. More commonly, that terrain is pursued when passes reopen, visibility improves, and danger is...
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    Its been feeling well above average in Summit....

    Its been feeling well above average in Summit. Good stability on solar aspects that were likely dry before the early Nov storms, then got enough depth quickly. Still not pushing things too much with...
  41. For quick ski belays and cuts, I find standard...

    For quick ski belays and cuts, I find standard ATC use is pretty good on the 5.5-6mm skinnies. For steeper raps, I’ve found that stuffing both ropes into a single slot gives immensely more control...
  42. You will probably regret going with a pure skimo...

    You will probably regret going with a pure skimo ski for spring versus a ski like this. That said, I'd do $260 for them if you're interested?
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    Summit, you are in Summit county? AFAIK cripple...

    Summit, you are in Summit county? AFAIK cripple creek has quite a bit of experience punching RSs by now. I thought they had done them at both Vail and Cdale stores.
  44. That is for a pair...

    That is for a pair...
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    Glad to hear that bed surface delivered! It...

    Glad to hear that bed surface delivered! It seemed like it had some potential.
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    Skied dragons tail this morning. Below TL, super...

    Skied dragons tail this morning. Below TL, super dense for the most part. Only the the N-ist of slopes were cold. Above TL, exposed east facing (i.e. bananas) was getting wind jacked. The S facing...
  47. I have done some serious skiing on race bindings,...

    I have done some serious skiing on race bindings, but this year have shifted my setup a bit to use MTNs for the more serious descents (although a franken binding could also be a good solution), and...
  48. While a lot of faces in CO have lost some of...

    While a lot of faces in CO have lost some of their fearsome reputations in the last decade or so, this E face of Longs still holds a lot of mystique and instills fear. This TR has inspired me for...
  49. 234368 :(

    234368

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  50. Thanks. Crazy that a tracer 88 is 5 mm off! Glad...

    Thanks. Crazy that a tracer 88 is 5 mm off! Glad I didnt pick up one of the many close-out pairs and end up disappointed. I'd like to try some of the Kastle TX at some point. The 98 could have a...
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