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  1. #8276
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    2012 SW Montana Conditions, Stoke and Whatev Thread

    At least Jamie Pierre partnered with BYEP.

    It remains to be seen if I can hang for ten years before Iíve gotta gtfo out of town.

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    Well, vibes to Bode and his wife after what they went through. No parent even wants to contemplate something like that. If moving to Montana acts as some sort of therapy (which is what it sounds like in that video), it's all good. He sure isn't the first to come here seeking peace of mind.

    And maybe he can get Julia Mancuso to visit, she seems like a hoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    From what I have heard there is a move afoot to turn Lone Moose area into some sort of an alpine racing/training center.
    This "movement" is a few sprinkles on the old Blixeth and Dolan PUD for some of the land around Lone Moose and Thunder Wolf lifts. One of the proposed hotels is supposed to have space for an Alpine Training Center according to documents shared with Madison county. It will be interesting to see if the economy tanks before the water issues get resolved.

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    PSA for Gallatin River fisherfolk: spruce moths spotted! At dusk last night I saw clouds of spruce moths around the tops of some spruce trees along the middle fork.

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    ^^^ Good stuff to know, I am headed to a nice creek north of Bozeman tomorrow for some much needed Hopper Therapy.

    It remains to be seen if I can hang for ten years before I’ve gotta gtfo out of town.
    I turn 62 near the end of September, my exit is at right around 67.5 (Full retirement age) although I am still trying to figure out where.

    I "think" I can handle another 5 years.

    I was over in Anaconda last week playing Old Works and we went to dinner in town. Nice friendly people and a very cool vibe. Disco is close.

  6. #8281
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    Just overheard that beacon checker is being installed @ headwaters. They said it might start as optional but likely will be required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    ^^^ Good stuff to know, I am headed to a nice creek north of Bozeman tomorrow for some much needed Hopper Therapy.



    I turn 62 near the end of September, my exit is at right around 67.5 (Full retirement age) although I am still trying to figure out where.

    I "think" I can handle another 5 years.

    I was over in Anaconda last week playing Old Works and we went to dinner in town. Nice friendly people and a very cool vibe. Disco is close.
    My daughters friend has some acreage in P'burg and I'm sure I'd like it over there but the lack of bouldering/climbing and the long, cold winters will probably be the deciding factor for my partner and I. Bozeman is a great place to live and I'm glad my kid gets to grow up here versus growing up in suburban DC but I don't think these are the people I want to spend the rest of my life around. I already bailed from Boulder to come up here so I've got a good idea of what's coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East2West View Post
    Just overheard that beacon checker is being installed @ headwaters. They said it might start as optional but likely will be required.
    IMHO they need to get out front, require it and advertise the shit out of that policy to avoid a screaming guest at the ticket windows. 2019/20 trail maps are probably already approved and at the printer.

    CJ I hear ya, Eastern Oregon also looks enticing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    IMHO they need to get out front, require it and advertise the shit out of that policy to avoid a screaming guest at the ticket windows. 2019/20 trail maps are probably already approved and at the printer.
    Agreed. Otherwise people end their vacation with a public freak out viral video like that guy at BB.

  10. #8285
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    Yeah, I hope it goes full mandatory gear at HW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Yeah, I hope it goes full mandatory gear at HW.
    Why? To limit crowding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Yeah, I hope it goes full mandatory gear at HW.
    The full mandatory gear is a pipe dream, a beacon checker is the absolute minimum that Boyne will do and call it good. There will be no one there to yell at guests who don't have a beacon let alone anyone to make sure all the "mandatory gear" is carried. The Patrol does not have the time for that. At least at the Summit you must check in so it makes for a captive audience.

    And all the "mandatory gear" is is a barrier, it has zero to do with avalanche safety. If the terrain is considered to have have the hazard reduced to the point that the terrain is "safe" to open it will be open. If not it will remain closed whether you have a beacon, shovel & probe and an ABS and a parachute and a Phaser or not.

    Why? To limit crowding?
    On the nose.....

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    In keeping with the fishing reports, caught a couple dozen dinks on Ten Mile Creek a few days ago, and some slightly bigger boys on the Little Blackfoot this morning. Love the small water and solitude.

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  14. #8289
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    PSA Update for Canyon travelers. Friends reported a 30 minute delay at the guard rail replacement today heading towards Bozeman at ~10:00 AM today. Southbound traffic was backed up ~5 miles.

    Plan accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Love the small water and solitude.
    Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisman View Post
    PSA Update for Canyon travelers. Friends reported a 30 minute delay at the guard rail replacement today heading towards Bozeman at ~10:00 AM today. Southbound traffic was backed up ~5 miles.

    Plan accordingly.
    Wow. Damn. Good to know. Guess I am getting up extra early tomorrow.

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    That canyon construction was the final nail in the coffin for my buddy to leave his job up in the dump. I think I have at least 3 friends who have(or are) leaving Bozeman. All been here 20+ years. I love the valley but it's just not sustainable(for me at least). At least I have some friends building up stone ck so I'll have a guest bedroom for bridger when I get sick of disco.

    Ditto on the cricks, heading out in a bit and prob fish that toxic one on my way to gtown.

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    ^^Friend of mine and his girlfriend/partner just left the valley after 15 years. He was designing passive solar homes (has a Master's in Architecture from MSU) but he just couldn't find enough work. He designed some awesome homes in the Paradise Valley, near Livingston and Townsend, but he could never break into the Bozeman market. He always did great work and the contractors who built his homes had no issues whatsoever, he went above and beyond the call of duty, yet they never fed him any design work because (he says) they needed to stay tight with the big design firms in town. Plus there's a limited market for passive solar to begin with, all the rich people seem to want a Yellowstone Club style home or whatever. Anyway the failure of his business and having to leave Bozeman has been a hugely depressing time in his life. Sucks.

    Anyway...just another tale from the streets of America, right?


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    That sucks but isn't too surprising. Lack of work wasnt the problem for me(I'm just a lowly carpenter), it's the cost of living etc. Anyways enough bitching, I fucking love Montana. On to smaller pastures, after I get off this 31,000sq ft house( "in" bozeman).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Wow. Damn. Good to know. Guess I am getting up extra early tomorrow.
    I'm told by an early bird there was no signs of guard rail construction this morning. Could the DOT be switching to night work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    ^^Friend of mine and his girlfriend/partner just left the valley after 15 years. He was designing passive solar homes (has a Master's in Architecture from MSU) but he just couldn't find enough work. He designed some awesome homes in the Paradise Valley, near Livingston and Townsend, but he could never break into the Bozeman market. He always did great work and the contractors who built his homes had no issues whatsoever, he went above and beyond the call of duty, yet they never fed him any design work because (he says) they needed to stay tight with the big design firms in town. Plus there's a limited market for passive solar to begin with, all the rich people seem to want a Yellowstone Club style home or whatever. Anyway the failure of his business and having to leave Bozeman has been a hugely depressing time in his life. Sucks.
    Sucks, but it's all about duping the locati montana rustic. More barnwood and corten!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisman View Post
    I'm told by an early bird there was no signs of guard rail construction this morning. Could the DOT be switching to night work?
    That's because the Secret Service had them stop construction so that Pence's motorcade could come through the Canyon.


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    RE: the VP-Exactly, I just got home and they were working again but seem to have gotten their shit together, the wait was minimal.

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    Hey, do any of you Big Sky insiders know anything about a Frequent Skier/Sky/MT Pass kind of deal for the upcoming season? Nothing on the website, and the 406 pass doesn't have any early/late dates associated with it. Did we get a big FUCK OFF along with everybody else?
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    Well, I have really good days - Ray Wylie Hubbard

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    2012 SW Montana Conditions, Stoke and Whatev Thread

    Not sure if anyone noticed the black helicopters landing on the tops of the ridge along the canyon, that is a special Army communication unit that set up radio repeaters along the tops of the peaks so that Pence's motorcade would have radio comms while transiting through the canyon.


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