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    Hey, who tries for Monroe, Washington and...

    Hey, who tries for Monroe, Washington and Jefferson solo as winter out-and-back? Crazy in the best condx!
  2. Thread: Tucks Rescue

    by ChrisB
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    Hey kids, don't assume your hike will be just...

    Hey kids, don't assume your hike will be just like the experience someone described on AllTrails.

    Why, it might have snowed or rained since that dude's bare-boot stroll.
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    I too read the NYT article and thought it was...

    I too read the NYT article and thought it was farfetched. After reading the autopsy reports of the victims in a book about the incident I see no way a small avalanche could inflict that type of...
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    I think the issue here is illegal hiking at...

    I think the issue here is illegal hiking at prohibited places and then subsequent rescue.

    The combination of Hawaii's heavy tourist influx and extremely dangerous topography create a unique...
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    I'm afraid she'll be the butt of many unfortunate...

    I'm afraid she'll be the butt of many unfortunate jokes. All in all a bum rap to deal with for the rest of her life.

    Yet looking in the outhouse every time before you go is somewhat assburgers,...
  6. Thread: new snowshoes ?

    by ChrisB
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    This article explains the situation nicely: ...

    This article explains the situation nicely: Global supply chain disruptions....
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    Build it and they will come... Here's an...

    Build it and they will come...

    Here's an Update on the Jericho Gateway ATV park under development.

    Good story about the guy behind it and his local NH roots. And the planning board is on...
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    The business and economics of garbage is truly...

    The business and economics of garbage is truly amazing and mystifying.

    As alluded to in the article, much of the urban North East now ships its trash 1,500 miles by train to poor, rural locales in...
  9. *** Fun Fact *** The city of Portland Maine...

    *** Fun Fact ***

    The city of Portland Maine supports and maintains sledding hills. They dump and groom snow when necessary on several popular runs.

    They also install terrain features on one...
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    All rain here on the coast.

    All rain here on the coast.
  11. When I tried a sled I found it tiring and not...

    When I tried a sled I found it tiring and not that beneficial.

    Walk 100 yards to a steep pitch, sit down, slide as far as you can, get up, repeat, repeat, repeat. Meh.

    I've also descended...
  12. Two more avi fatalities in Colorado on ...

    Two more avi fatalities in Colorado on Valentine's Day.

    Stay alert!!
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    An interesting comment Capt. My decision not...

    An interesting comment Capt.

    My decision not to winter solo is because I really don't want to make a scene.

    I do not want to be the reason state and local SAR folks are dragged out of warm...
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    Going solo in winter is something I am no longer...

    Going solo in winter is something I am no longer willing to do Sanbu. The stakes are just too high (for me) if something goes wrong.

    Summer is another story: I am happy to spend a night or two...
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    Thanks for the replies folks. I appreciate it. I...

    Thanks for the replies folks. I appreciate it. I did search the site for meniscus and see that Stan, Sierra, Bob Kitteridge and others have at one time or another grappled with this common problem....
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    Meniscus Repair - Ever Have One?

    Hey gang, I'm queued up for a repair to a small tear in my meniscus in a few weeks. It will be arthroscopic under general anesthesia.

    Have any of you had this fix? If so, what was your recovery...
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    That's a nice looking pack and seems oriented...

    That's a nice looking pack and seems oriented toward climbing.

    Here is a Dueter that is slightly larger and more hiking oriented.

    Unfortunately neither really accommodates snowshoes well.
  18. This amazing and detailed report concludes: ...

    This amazing and detailed report concludes:

    Skiing technical lines, in a thin snowpack above a notorious terrain trap, with no partners, even on a Low danger day, raises the stakes tremendously.
    ...
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    I burn mine in the cat hole. Problem is...

    I burn mine in the cat hole.

    Problem is digging adequately deep holes in New England mountain soil is difficult!.
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    Right on!! Has there been a LIDAR Bare Earth...

    Right on!!

    Has there been a LIDAR Bare Earth altitude assigned to Tecumseh and adjacent cols?
  21. And CMP has taken major lumps over its strange /...

    And CMP has taken major lumps over its strange / erratic billing practices which I believe resulted in a State investigation.

    Not your friendly local monopoly utility!
  22. And more BC skiers in Utah. Four Dead in...

    And more BC skiers in Utah.

    Four Dead in Avalanche and four More Injured
  23. In researching the Ammo drainage ski route I came...

    In researching the Ammo drainage ski route I came across the Synott Guide service. They offer guided BC ski trips into the area and to other high risk drainages.

    I wonder how places like...
  24. A question for you back country skiers: Do you...

    A question for you back country skiers:

    Do you folks regularly dig pits or perform other avi tests in the field when you ski?

    Do most east coast BC skiers take avi courses?

    I’m just curious....
  25. Right. We will never know how he sized up the...

    Right. We will never know how he sized up the danger of his line. If he ascended the Ammo trail as most do I would guess he never dug pits and did shear tests, etc. on the slope to be skied.

    The...
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