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    It's boomin out there 424143424145

    It's boomin out there

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    That's incredible, a mountain literally moving is...

    That's incredible, a mountain literally moving is something to behold
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    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md0846.html...

    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md0846.html

    "Latest GOES imagery and RAP analyses show isentropic upglide, aided by frontogenetical lift within the 850-700 mb layer, occurring over a deep...
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    AZ and NM getting the out of state smoke train...

    AZ and NM getting the out of state smoke train going early414518
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    Heal up poser, that sounds like the triple crown...

    Heal up poser, that sounds like the triple crown of lower leg injuries. Rehab rehab rehab and hope your mental game stays strong, that was the toughest part for me.

    Hiking up Ranger/Greenman...
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    Joel, is that you?

    Joel, is that you?
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    It is not often I nearly spit out my drink while...

    It is not often I nearly spit out my drink while vicariously scrolling through reports of those who got to ski today while I was at work...but this did it
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    Your wife is to be saluted! Good reminder on...

    Your wife is to be saluted! Good reminder on timing there, thanks. I'll report my findings back once I take a crack at the late shift in January.
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    Did you go solo? Trying to figure out if I can...

    Did you go solo? Trying to figure out if I can cruise up there weekend afternoons and not have to pay for parking. Hoping they're short staffed enough where whoever is policing that in the AM has...
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    Some reports saying electrical transformer box or...

    Some reports saying electrical transformer box or something of the sort...though a careless camper is always a likely offender. Sounds like winds finally dying down tonight.
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    Thanks a ton for the wishes! I think I'm mostly...

    Thanks a ton for the wishes! I think I'm mostly there...hurdles probably half on the mental side for this season but I intend to lace em up.

    In weather news, seems like colors on the Peak to Peak...
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    Sounds like the program is a pilot so I assume if...

    Sounds like the program is a pilot so I assume if it's a success they'll replicate (of course not a safe assumption). And yea not as much $ but would think maybe the state would chip in. You won't be...
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    Wondering if Wolf Creek would be candidate for...

    Wondering if Wolf Creek would be candidate for the same thing?
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    Mt Thomas/Red Table are super cool and lots of...

    Mt Thomas/Red Table are super cool and lots of pretty forest around there. Terrain is rugged, no idea what they're going to do to be able to control this to the south before it runs towards Ruedi.
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    Close to a foot in central boulder, super wet and...

    Close to a foot in central boulder, super wet and heavy and coming down pretty strong now. As good snow fort material as you'll get. Trees are not taking this well...whatever weak limbs survived the...
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    Hope she is healed up! My situation is still up...

    Hope she is healed up! My situation is still up in the air nearly a year later so haven't got to fighting the bill myself yet. Apparently the flight company goes to battle with insurance for as long...
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    Can confirm. Pagosa to Centennial on your own...

    Can confirm. Pagosa to Centennial on your own private medical jet is 90K. Your insurance will argue that the flight was 'not medically necessary' and out of network. Though the drugs were plentiful,...
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    Fantastic stuff!

    Fantastic stuff!
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    There was a little bit of moisture on the east...

    There was a little bit of moisture on the east end/lower elevation of CalWood this morning, don't think it was as impactful as the much needed reduction in winds. That said today above 7K feet or so...
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    Jesus. Appears the winds while not completely...

    Jesus. Appears the winds while not completely calm will at least slow down a bit...hopefully thats meaningful. Have to imagine there are serious resource shortages right now with all the activity in...
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    343817 Insane how quickly the outflow was...

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    Insane how quickly the outflow was moving, hope folks in Jamestown and surrounding areas made it out and the damage is somewhat minimal...but it's hard to imagine. They just got done...
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    CP taking a hard right today, they just put areas...

    CP taking a hard right today, they just put areas well south of Big Thompson Canyon under voluntary evac. Could make a run towards Estes too. Hell at this rate it'll be halfway to Lyons next week....
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    Good stuff I'll try to get in touch closer to the...

    Good stuff I'll try to get in touch closer to the date assuming things stay on track. I won't be completely healed by then but hoping to mark the year and go from there. Those guys are a big part why...
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    Tentative plan is to head to WC a year to the day...

    Tentative plan is to head to WC a year to the day I broke my back, finish the run I was carted down, and call it a season. Is there a pass for that? Hopefully I get a chance to thank the patrollers...
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    Cameron Peak sure making a run today. 339118...

    Cameron Peak sure making a run today.

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    This gif is crazy
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    It hasn't already been routed on to...

    It hasn't already been routed on to Eagle-Thomasville Road? Somebody tell the google.
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    This piece didn't have me feeling better about...

    This piece didn't have me feeling better about the Grizzly Creek burn
    https://coloradosun.com/2020/08/19/grizzly-creek-fire-threatening-colorado-river-western-water/

    Glenwood Canyon is going to...
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    I've always wanted to head out that way to see...

    I've always wanted to head out that way to see the tarantula migration in September. Or maybe that's more La Junta. Nice country until the 105 degree days in the summer with the winds forcing the...
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    Unbelievable! Thanks a ton, and particularly...

    Unbelievable! Thanks a ton, and particularly since I'm not a well established member of this community. Your kindness knows no bounds. I really appreciate it and I hope to return the favor and thank...
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    Yes, bearded dude, that sounds familiar now. He...

    Yes, bearded dude, that sounds familiar now. He was spectacular, please thank him for me, and if you can drop off some libations I would owe you dearly. Happy to pay but if not hopefully will be able...
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    Exactly. Skiers right. Should've just done a...

    Exactly. Skiers right. Should've just done a speed check and sailed off and/or prepped for a proper righteous launch. Thanks a ton, that really means a lot. I want to say some names but I was way too...
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    Sad but true, on the groomers off Raven on my...

    Sad but true, on the groomers off Raven on my warmup run first thing. It may have been near the Bunny Hop/Snow Shoe junction. This was Saturday the 29th. The cord was beautiful, opened the throttle...
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    Cheers...appreciate the appreciation. ...

    Cheers...appreciate the appreciation.



    Thanks for that info...until now, my appreciation of patrol was mainly all the amazing work done to open terrain, avy control, manage closures, donks who...
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    Thanks a ton. And then my IV anecdote makes...

    Thanks a ton. And then my IV anecdote makes perfect sense, as that wasn't a "stick" from an amateur.
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    Thanks all for the input and vibes. I think I'll...

    Thanks all for the input and vibes. I think I'll go with a letter to management, then a separate note to ski patrol with some cash in there for slush fund use. And great point about knowing the...
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    Any thoughts on how to best thank a ski patrol...

    Any thoughts on how to best thank a ski patrol for providing help? A donation to CAIC in their name, or directly for some equipment they might need?

    I flew off a groomer roll at high speed last...
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    I'm sure some righteous truckers started blocking...

    I'm sure some righteous truckers started blocking multiple lanes just to prevent everyone from merging where they were supposed to (at the merge). And then it was a ghost merge. Brutal
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    People pay for bottled water because somebody...

    People pay for bottled water because somebody zapped it and put it in a bottle. You pay for the packaging, not the contents. This is the skiing equivalent of bottled spring water. You can drink right...
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    They got 20 grand in a day on the kickstarter, so...

    They got 20 grand in a day on the kickstarter, so at least early interest is enthusiastic. I think the "low/mid market" of the self-powered skier fits perfectly into their model. If they're getting a...
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    And if there's weather, probably pack diapers for...

    And if there's weather, probably pack diapers for that stretch south of Ouray
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    Brutal. Figured I'd check in to see how CDOT was...

    Brutal. Figured I'd check in to see how CDOT was messaging and cotrip.org is down...when in doubt, go dark
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    I'd like to see the other end of that to ensure...

    I'd like to see the other end of that to ensure that's not a representation of A-Lagoon, A-Bay's sister ski area.
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    I almost qualified that I'm not hating on the...

    I almost qualified that I'm not hating on the kids, just dingus behavior like this. You summarized it nicely.
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    People who do side hits on busy family learning...

    People who do side hits on busy family learning trails/crowded traverses like they're in the park are my least favorite people on the mountain. Regardless of who was in the wrong, I'm sure he's...
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    Got a nice weekend vibe this AM with the rock...

    Got a nice weekend vibe this AM with the rock work closure near Idaho Springs...thought that was just last month but it's still going on.
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    This. Does the same with winter stuff....

    This. Does the same with winter stuff. Overdocumenting your daily activities is one thing, then spamming everyone with them is another. Though, ignoring him and letting him continue to waste spare...
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    This is what 10mile looked like when I went...

    This is what 10mile looked like when I went through and judging by how easily my blizzaks were sliding I'd say the slowdown saved some more carnage...but I imagine the residual delay sucked.

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    Westbound after Frisco was a hockey rink this AM...

    Westbound after Frisco was a hockey rink this AM around 830, multiple trucks ditched on the shoulder. The dull vs. shiny texture of the ice certainly fooled people. Also witnessed two dudes pushing...
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    The red plates are extremely convenient...so much...

    The red plates are extremely convenient...so much so I've (mostly) stopped getting mad at tourists as I immediately know to put them in my rear view as quickly as possible.
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    Sounds like driver wasn't hip to the trip, as it...

    Sounds like driver wasn't hip to the trip, as it were. And yeah leaving both directions during peak times won't help much, other than not having to pilot the suck yourself. I hope every single person...
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