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  1. Splitboarding is not a crime 348181 348182...

    Splitboarding is not a crime
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  2. Ah, now I understand your position. You have no...

    Ah, now I understand your position. You have no idea what you are missing. Ignorance is bliss.

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  3. You realize you are calling out every single...

    You realize you are calling out every single backcountry skier in Western Washington? I don't care how badass anyone thinks they are we all cut our chops at Bullion Basin, Source/Snow Lake, Skyline...
  4. I got threatened to be put on some kind of list...

    I got threatened to be put on some kind of list for ducking a rope to take a piss even though my friend was waiting for me on the other side of the rope line. There are cool patrol and there are...
  5. If a statute is not ambiguous, you generally...

    If a statute is not ambiguous, you generally interpret the statute using the plain meaning of the words. But if a statute is ambiguous, you can look at other evidence such as legislative history. In...
  6. I live in Pierce County, along with about a...

    I live in Pierce County, along with about a million other people. I try to avoid I-90 because that's Seattle. That leaves me with Crystal and Paradise as touring options within 2 hours of my house....
  7. It's 1/10 of weekends with powder.

    It's 1/10 of weekends with powder.
  8. Thanks. Always learn something from TGR. ...

    Thanks. Always learn something from TGR.

    Discrete is used a handful of times in the 14th century, then drops out of common use until the 16th century. Discreet, meanwhile, takes off, drawing on...
  9. Should the state plow 410 to the boulevard and do...

    Should the state plow 410 to the boulevard and do summer maintenance on the boulevard for Crystal for free? Crystal getting the state to pay for road maintenance to their for profit use of public...
  10. Here is Crystal Mountain's permit area, granted...

    Here is Crystal Mountain's permit area, granted to Crystal by the Forest Service in 1960. It is essentially the entire valley, including all the modern day backcountry areas and access to areas...
  11. Oh, don't worry. I am sure there will be about...

    Oh, don't worry. I am sure there will be about 800 people being "discreet" and ignoring the uphill travel ban this weekend. Hard to be discrete in an area with 4.2 million people and another mil...
  12. Alterras lawyers play no role in whether someone...

    Alterras lawyers play no role in whether someone gets criminally prosecuted, other than Crystal initially reporting the case to the sheriff. Crystal is in unincorporated Pierce County, which means...
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    COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool:...

    COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool: This map shows the risk level of attending events of different sizes at within-country resolution:
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  14. You are correct, the House Bill report is not the...

    You are correct, the House Bill report is not the law, it is just the legislative history. Just pointing out that if Crystal actually attempted to have someone prosecuted under that law who was...
  15. This law is inapplicable to snowboarders and...

    This law is inapplicable to snowboarders and splitboarders as they are not "skiing:"

    RCW 79A.45.070
    Skiing in an area or trail closed to the public—Penalty.
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor...
  16. Sucks that more people = less access. And what...

    Sucks that more people = less access. And what happened to this idea that uphill policy was a "collaboration" between users. Sounds like uphill travelers get shafted for the next four days so that...
  17. As some one who practices regularly in Pierce...

    As some one who practices regularly in Pierce County District Court (where such charge would be filed) they don't have time for prosecuting that shit. Have you been to Spanaway?

    Anyway, not...
  18. Their twitter says everything within ski area...

    Their twitter says everything within ski area boundary is prohibited.

    Beginning 11/13: Uphill travel is prohibited within the ski area boundary. Extensive avalanche mitigation work, equipment...
  19. So is Crystal planning on bombing and setting the...

    So is Crystal planning on bombing and setting the cat road to Silver Basin this weekend? Otherwise, why won't they let the public up that area this weekend? They normally let people hike Silver Basin...
  20. Thread: Wildlife

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    Orcas cruised by Tacoma today 347600

    Orcas cruised by Tacoma today
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    Why was Melbourne, Australia (reluctantly) able...

    Why was Melbourne, Australia (reluctantly) able to handle a hard lock down? US is different than Asia, but we're basically the same as Australia. We both live in huge houses, spread out from one...
  22. Where in CO?

    Where in CO?
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    Oterholm addressed this in his August NYTimes...

    Oterholm addressed this in his August NYTimes op-ed:

    "According to the Economic Policy Institute, 39 percent of workers in the United States are in essential categories. The problem with the...
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    Live music and COVID

    How Ticketmaster Plans to Check Your Vaccine Status for Concerts

    Ticketmaster has been working on a framework for post-pandemic fan safety that uses smart phones to verify fans' vaccination status...
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    From April 30 by Dr. Osterholm, now on Biden's...

    From April 30 by Dr. Osterholm, now on Biden's corona virus task force. Scenario 2 is the worst scenario to be in, scenario 3 is what would be ideal:
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    Osterholm has been telling us we need...
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    That idea has seemed to die out world wide.

    That idea has seemed to die out world wide.
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    The student body is likely the most pro-life of...

    The student body is likely the most pro-life of any university and yet does not give two fucks about those who are born with conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID illness. Hypocrisy.
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    Wales. Now I just feel like a pussy.

    Wales. Now I just feel like a pussy.
  29. Like all ski areas on National Forest, Stevens...

    Like all ski areas on National Forest, Stevens doesn't have exclusive use of the terrain. But they do have wide discretion to restrict the where/when on uphill travel for "safety" reasons. I don't...
  30. From the original article, "Sovick and Bass . . ....

    From the original article, "Sovick and Bass . . . sent drafts to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Forest Service officials."

    If anyone wants a copy of the super top secret run names and...
  31. The first ski film I purchased was Skiing Extreme...

    The first ski film I purchased was Skiing Extreme IV- Extreme Force by Eric Perlman. Scott Schmidt at his peak. John Tremann with the world record 145 foot cliff drop at Donner Summit. And a young US...
  32. Stephen Bass grew up snowboarding in the Blue...

    Stephen Bass grew up snowboarding in the Blue Ridge Mountains and his favorite holiday is Gaper Day. Bass is a splitboarder, telemark skier, and a reluctant alpine skier. Bass studied Atmospheric...
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  34. Not my area of expertise but there is a court...

    Not my area of expertise but there is a court hearing coming up:

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    Here is Powdercats' attorney (from Golden):

    https://jpfirm.law/attorneys-staff/anthony-r-clapp/
  35. 95% of fees collected for Vail Pass Winter...

    95% of fees collected for Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area remain at the site insteadof returning to the Federal Treasury. Day Use Pass - $6 per person, per day. Season Pass - $40 per person.

    In...
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    Keep talking trash about folks from Oakland, it...

    Keep talking trash about folks from Oakland, it just adds fuel to the fire
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    Find me a prosecutor anywhere in the US who...

    Find me a prosecutor anywhere in the US who refuses to prosecute drug crimes when they are on the books? Prosecutors don't write the laws, they enforce them. Should prosecuting attorneys be prevented...
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    She went to high school in Montreal. Everyone can...

    She went to high school in Montreal. Everyone can find something they like or relate to her. Black, Indian, Jamaican, California, Oakland, Howard U, Hastings law school, daughter of immigrants,...
  39. If backcountry skiing guidebooks got things too...

    If backcountry skiing guidebooks got things too crowded you should tick off a few routes in this book:

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  40. Oh, come on, everyone drops their inside hand....

    Oh, come on, everyone drops their inside hand. Just look at my avatar. Elitist!
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  41. The real asshole is Powdercats' attorney who...

    The real asshole is Powdercats' attorney who filled a frivolous intimidation suit against the guide. No wonder why everyone hates lawyers. I hope it gets quickly dismissed and they have to pay CR 11...
  42. Does it bother your soul if someone cuts in line,...

    Does it bother your soul if someone cuts in line, or do you zen out and let them do what they want. I fall in the later category. Doesn't mean I cut in line or don't try to teach my kids how to be...
  43. Everyone does this. It's hard to believe someone...

    Everyone does this. It's hard to believe someone claiming they have never bought a guidebook. I haven't bought a paper map for an area in the US in 20 years. Most of the places I find are due to...
  44. The guidebook authors are following the Golden...

    The guidebook authors are following the Golden Rule. They want more people in the backcountry. They want to expose a wider audience to the sport. Not saying you have to support their cause, but they...
  45. Is "style" and "predecessors" universally...

    Is "style" and "predecessors" universally defined?

    My motto, follow laws, don't worry about what someone else is doing unless they are breaking those laws. If you don't like those laws, use the...
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    Veterans and Gold Star Families will be granted...

    Veterans and Gold Star Families will be granted free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior starting on Veterans Day this year...
  47. So who should we allow to live or die? Fred...

    So who should we allow to live or die?

    Fred Becky, mountain savage with more first ascents in WA, BC, and AK than just about anyone. Live? (well, he's already dead, so that one is easy).

    John...
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    Serioursly. People freak out over China's wet...

    Serioursly. People freak out over China's wet markets yet we may have to go through another pandemic because Denmark likes to supply the world with mink fur coats. Denmark, population 5.5 million, is...
  49. Amazing nobody took out Fred Becky when they had...

    Amazing nobody took out Fred Becky when they had the chance

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  50. My comment about guide book authors making money...

    My comment about guide book authors making money and using it to promote their guiding business is based on Matt Schonwald, who wrote the Washington Beacon guidebooks and is founder of BC Adventure...
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