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    amen, my friend,, here's hoping huh?. I can...

    amen, my friend,, here's hoping huh?.
    I can go anytime midweek but my "usual suspects" have a hard time going then.

    I need S Twin and Jeff (and the Bonds)

    I am waiting for the right days...
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    Jewell to Jefferson, Your thoughts?

    Except for the extended time above timberline is there some reason so few take

    the Jewell Trail (3.7 miles) to Gulfside (jct at (5400) then north up the Loop to Jefferson?(another 1.8 with...
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    What a great vid. Thank you. It should be a...

    What a great vid.
    Thank you.

    It should be a benchmark and guide for all new winter hikers/climbers.
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    Congrats on a great achievement . You should be...

    Congrats on a great achievement . You should be proud.

    Your untimate reward will not be the completing of the list, but the huge cadre of memories you can recall at will forever.

    Enjoy the...
  5. Man these are amazing images.. Thank you. I...

    Man these are amazing images..
    Thank you.
    I was on Whiteface Tuesday and it was truly Bluebird also.

    What was your camera? It's splendid
    Climb onward
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    Hey Kev, I always carry a spare battery for my...

    Hey Kev,
    I always carry a spare battery for my cell phone.
    No responsible montaineer would climb or hike without one.

    Ive always felt those who have cells and dont carry them are simply selfish...
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    Great testimonial and thanks for the in the field...

    Great testimonial and thanks for the in the field report.
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    Climbing passes for sale?

    What a bowl....errr ahhh crock this access pass seems.

    To this Old Indian, it's more sad than anything else.

    As a former ski area Marketing Director and GM at Loon Mt. Recreation Corp. I can...
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    Yes great idea ...with the cable ties, the...

    Yes great idea ...with the cable ties, the stainless wire and duct (or is it duck? Quack quack) tape I feel ready to go.

    I am adding O rings to my essential kit .

    Climb onward
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    Kahootla Microspikes

    Tom,
    yes that top of the line multitool weighs a lot :)but it goes with me everywhere I climb.

    May I ask where theKahootla spikes broke?
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    Clotting agents

    Yes, They do work well. They were develeloped for our troops in the field to stop bleeding from severe wounds .

    I also carry Liquid Bandage which helps with really small cuts (like my cuticles...
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    Kahootla's warranty and field repair

    Just did a maiden voyage up Whiteface yesterday on our Kahootlas and what a difference in exertion and knee action between them and Denalis or Crampons.
    Thought I'd call them (Kahootla in...
  13. WIlley et al

    Great report.
    Is there a MICRO spike (Kahoolta's) repair kit?
    I used them yesterday on Whitface and LOVE them.

    But if they break and I lose a spike or 2 what then.
    I alway carry stailess wire...
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    Mesonet

    Thanks Michael ,
    Good info to have and yes at the rigt elevations.
    CS
  15. Whiteface via Blueberry Ledge/Rollins /Dicey's Mill

    Loon and I and my new replaced knee.

    Trails: Blueberry Ledge to Rollins to Dicey's Mill

    Peaks: Whiteface leaving 5 left on the winter 4000kers. Zero wind on this epically Bluebird day!

    Snow...
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    Kahootla microspikes

    What are your experineces with them?.... please share .

    I'm hearing some great things about these Kahootla microspikes.
    Light, easier on the knees than crampons, fit nicely, super in variable...
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    Bindings for Koflach Expe

    Hello
    Do you know if there is an alpine binding compatible with the Koflach Expe (circa 2005).

    Or rephrased: Is there a binding that will fit the boot and allow alpine sking?

    The sole is...
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    It's all Irrelevant

    My trick is to click on the summt of West Bond.

    No matter how cold, and windy it is there, no matter how much snow is forecast ................

    I know I will never be able to get there in...
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    TKR and pain management/driving

    That was a really helpful reply.

    I appreciate the time you took to answer.

    I'm rooting for you and really hope someday we can compare "zippers"
    under our shell pants on some far away summit ....
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    Thanks Big Earl. Great pics and report . Did you...

    Thanks Big Earl. Great pics and report . Did you sleep well that night?
    I also enjoyed your Whiteface images of the ledges not many climbers take many pics there.
    Good job
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    Total Knee Replacement

    Ahh yes.
    It's a bit intimidating to hear Cold Feet' and Train Wreck's laments knowing I go in for TKR in May.

    I am trying to get "Razor Thin" to see if that may help and I may not have to go...
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    I had already viewed your great images Thanks...

    I had already viewed your great images Thanks again
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    thanks

    Hey,
    That was a great report ......well done and congrats on the trifecta.
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    Poll: Liquid Bandage and Cold Cuts

    My friends

    For decades I've suffered along with most of my climbing friends from "cold cuts" on our fingers (cuticles).

    They are nasty little slices next to the fingernail .And ..... they...
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    RM Dana Design Pack

    Hmm
    Maybe they need the money to buy a new Spectra or lightweight Kevlar pack
    or a fab Wild Things eVent shell.

    Those knees that carried that heavy bag must be pretty weight sensitive by now....
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