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  1. #5351
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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    Thanks ya'll on the test run of sunski.com/fire. I saw a few orders come thru from this thread - did it make sense or was there any trouble? PM me how it went. (none of us at Sunski are in the service so we can't actually go through the process ourselves!!)

    If you know anybody in fire drop them the link: sunski.com/fire
    Just dropping in to say Fuck YEAH, emcee. Good work on this one. Awesome to support the FFs. Big ups.

    Also, hell YEAH to dookey - my 8yo daughters liked Northstar wayyyy more than expected. Thanks dookey!

    Gee whiz, it's almost like a community of like-minded people around here.

    Lots of Jon gLove flowing, that's for sure.

    And damn sure is nice to have clear blue skies again.



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    sproing!

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    Emcee, I shared your link with some North Tahoe FD guys I know, I told them to spread the word also.
    Good on ya for hooking them up.

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    Anybody in the market for some semi-skinny skis?

    FS
    Brand new Blizzard Bushwhacker (still in shrink wrap)
    180 cm
    88 mm underfoot
    17 m radius

    Nice lightweight resort ski or midweight touring ski

    It is the Brahma, but without metal.

    $400 OBO

    Cash preferred.

    Pick-up in Truckee
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    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Lest you think the Caldor Fire is done...



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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Lest you think the Caldor Fire is done...

    Christmas Valley peeps, on your toes!
    Fire is 4 miles upwind Nice looking plume on the GOES 17. I haven't followed closely enough to have any clue what's going on, but it looks like the hot spot near Caples Lake blew up last night and is moving or has moved between Little Round Top and S@T. Wind is gusting 20-30 in your direction for the next day. SLT peeps, maybe something to watch as well.

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    ride bikes, climb, ski, travel, cook, work to fund former, repeat.

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    Some video from Carson Spur around 5:45 pm, also a heli rising from a mobile retardant station in hope valley

    https://youtu.be/DEQvOeKYHT4

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    The article is a little unclear. 60,000 plants total or 60,000 in each GH? Is it tribal land or federal land (or is that the same thing)?

    Similar bust on Navajo land recently. Https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56835897

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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Lest you think the Caldor Fire is done...
    Noticeable increase in fire activity yesterday.

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    Taken from behind Kirkwood lake at 1:00 p.m.

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    Looking North from Division R late in the day. This area is in between Hwys 88 & 50.

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    Looking South towards Kirkwood. Best chance of putting this fire out.an early arrival of winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climberevan View Post
    Meanwhile, in Gardnerville:]
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    The black on the peak in the distance is the fire scar from the Numbers fire last July. The grow had just been plowed and was a proposed safety zone if the fire blew out and pushed North.

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    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
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    ((. That's worth living for.
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    Holy crap.
    RIP Tiff.
    This story is horrible.

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    That's so fucked up. I'm confused about the demoted police officer's role in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    That's so fucked up. I'm confused about the demoted police officer's role in this.
    It's implied that her assailant enjoyed some kind of impunity due to the relationship with the officer. She thought the relationship either emboldened him or intimidated her, or both. Guys don't do this sort of attack without some practice and/or expectation they can get away with it.
    Even sometimes when I'm snowboarding I'm like "Hey I'm snowboarding! Because I suck dick, I'm snowboarding!" --Dan Savage

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    I mostly was a bit confused as it almost made it sound like he was there at the time too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    I mostly was a bit confused as it almost made it sound like he was there at the time too.
    It confused me as well even after re-reading it a few times. But I made the same inference as lepistoir. She was understandably quite distressed while writing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastern Sierra Skier View Post
    Best chance of putting this fire out….an early arrival of winter.
    Thanks for your work, ESS.

    From USFS Plumas NF, posted by SBTS and related to Dixie but applies here to Caldor and Tamarack.

    Fire fighters are actively patrolling areas and when they encounter the public, they must escort those individuals out of the active fire area which hampers their ability to complete fire mop up activities and patrols for new flare ups.

    Fires can burn at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit and even though areas appear to be “out” the fire may burn underground through stumps and root systems for months. Areas that burn become unpredictable with unseen hazards and changed conditions for months and in some cases years after wildfire and even more so in areas of high burn intensity.

    The land and resources are highly vulnerable after wildfire. Allowing time for the forest to stabilize and recover is needed for public safety and for the forest ecology to become more resilient.

    The US Forest Service is working on initial assessments and suppression repair plans to begin re-establishing trails and roads that were affected by dozer lines. Before volunteers can begin assisting with repairs, hazard tree felling and suppression repair must be completed. Work in areas that are outside of the fire perimeter may begin sooner to repair contingency dozer lines that impacted trails. The area really needs more moisture before tread work can commence.

    There are many trees that are now unstable that pose an imminent hazard until those trees may be safely felled. This will take time and some trails may be closed for a longer duration than the immediate fire response.

    Soils are affected by fire and can become vitrified. Soils can become hydrophobic and repel rainfall and moisture for 1 to 2 years. Soil can “fluff up” or have a hard crust at the surface and in some areas trail and trail benches have become indistinguishable from the surrounding landscape.

    Due to the void of vegetation and strong root systems and combined with hydrophobic soils; erosion and runoff can be expected to increase.

    In areas where dozer lines were established, all trail control points have been erased. These areas will be very challenging to reestablish trails due to the lack of vegetation, logs, trees, boulders and other control points that would normally define the trail. Moving forward we will need to work together to preserve soils, re-establish sustainable trail alignments and allow for revegetation to occur, particularly in areas that have extensive dozer lines. Trail establishment will include restoring the dozer line to define the trail by strategically placing logs, rocks and other native material to define the trail and promote drainage. Assistance will be needed to block fall line dozer lines to prevent continued erosion from recreation access.
    RIP Tiff. Hope you find the peace you were seeking. fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    Thanks ya'll on the test run of sunski.com/fire. I saw a few orders come thru from this thread - did it make sense or was there any trouble? PM me how it went. (none of us at Sunski are in the service so we can't actually go through the process ourselves!!)

    If you know anybody in fire drop them the link: sunski.com/fire
    Shared with a firefighter friend who is working the fire in Sequoias. TY!


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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Thanks for your work, ESS.
    Hey,
    Your welcome bro. Caldor continues to chunk away inside its containment lines. North East winds predicted today combined with low RH should allow for active interior burning again today.

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    Kirkwood lake yesterday.

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    Dont see these much anymore. Found this one in a random campground and it actually had a dial tone.

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    Carson Spur looking North late on the day.

    Think POW.

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    Looks like a firing operation today with the wind change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...pow! View Post
    Yo Dookey!!
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Toad View Post
    Thanks dookey for the NS hookup. It was nice to ride dirt and breathe clean air again, not having to think about the climate catastrophe were in.

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    Glad you had a good time, man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    Dookey hand delivered mine, and I got out there today as well. Thanks Dookey!

    First time riding park in about 20 years. Still tons of fun.

    Also, gotta say, 29er trail bikes with up to date geometry are amazingly capable.
    No problem.
    Glad you got to spin the wheels.
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    Mellow day on the Caldor so far. Staged at K-Wood awaiting the next wind event which is predicted in a couple days. Checking out the terrain here thinking that I need to ski herfe more often.

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