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 1   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / FS Granite Gear Touring sled Pulk  on: Today at 02:15:02 PM 
Started by old school | Last post by old school
Granite gear touring pulk.  (view on Seattle Craigslist) excellent conditon. downsizing due to remodel -  First $100 takes it. 

 2   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / August 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: August 1, 2019, Bagley Lakes, Two-fer  on: Yesterday at 09:34:25 PM 
Started by Atraslin | Last post by MW88888888
Enjoyable read, loved the style.  Touched a couple nerves...Craig Kelly' Burton Air was the board that changed the world and Telemon's ghost lives.

I also vote September as the cruelest month.  At least in July and August you can find soft snow - easily.  September at altitude, well...timing around weather windows is everything for an enjoyable ski.  And hard to come by.   
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 3   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / FS - Dynafit Radical FT 1.0 - 100.00  on: 08/15/19, 08:57 PM 
Started by thatoneguydave | Last post by thatoneguydave
Selling a used pair of Dynafit Radical FT 1.0 w/120mm breaks.  Note one heel piece is missing the slider plate.  Anyone savvy enough could fix this easily, but I've moved on from these and they're sitting on a shelf. 

 4   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 AT boots  on: 08/15/19, 01:40 PM 
Started by charlier | Last post by charlier
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 alpine touring ski boots for sale. Size 26.5, BSL is 302 mm. I used these about 20 times last season. The shells were heat molded once. They have a few minor scuffs and scrapes but are still in excellent condition. Asking $325 OBO

 5   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Re: Voile straps are awesome  on: 08/14/19, 01:05 PM 
Started by davidG | Last post by pipedream
Many of my adventure cycling friends have realized their value in strapping random pieces of gear to your frame to avoid using racks & panniers. So much so that Bikepacking.com picked up on them: https://bikepacking.com/gear/bikepacking-hacks/

 6   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / August 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: August 1, 2019, Bagley Lakes, Two-fer  on: 08/13/19, 04:34 PM 
Started by Atraslin | Last post by Mtraslin
Thanks for sharing. And great running into Telemon.
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 7   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Voile straps are awesome  on: 08/13/19, 11:26 AM 
Started by davidG | Last post by davidG
You already know that, but it occurred to me recently to find other uses.  Kayaked QCI recently and found they cinched up things like the tent and sleeping pad so they didn't expand to fill the stuff bag, therefore allowing better boat packing.  Fleece sweaters etc kept in tighter bundle than the rubber bands I have normally used.  A hatch strap failed, so Voile to the rescue. And just in case we needed a tourniquet..

 8   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / Rottefella Freedom NTN bindings, blue and green  on: 08/13/19, 09:24 AM 
Started by xmatt | Last post by xmatt
Rottefella NTN Freedom bindings, including both blue and green springboxes.  $40.  Pickup in Seattle.

The bindings have 100-150 days on them, roughly evenly split between the two springboxes.  I think I have all the screws but they have some rust on them and you might want new screws.

There is one minor issue with one of the bindings.  A plastic piece on the underside is broken into two pieces.  I do not think this piece plays any structural role.  I think it is purely cosmetic and serves perhaps to block snow from accumulating in certain spots.  See attached photo: the black plastic piece at the toe should continue along those channels under the metal piece and attach to the other black plastic piece at back, but the two pieces are cracked.  When the screws are securing the binding to the ski, this black piece is held in the correct position so any cosmetic and snow blocking functions will still be performed.  But I'm not sure of this (the bindings were mounted to the skis incorrectly by the shop so that water accumulated and eventually the core rotted and they pulled out; when they pulled out the plastic piece broke and I have not used them since).

 9   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / August 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: August 1, 2019, Bagley Lakes, Two-fer  on: 08/13/19, 07:35 AM 
Started by Atraslin | Last post by jtack
Mr. T. Way to get after it!! I’m with you, NEVER sorry I went skiing.  Thanks for taking the time to post.  Have to disagree though I vote September as the cruelest month.
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 10   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / August 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / August 1, 2019, Bagley Lakes, Two-fer  on: 08/13/19, 01:50 AM 
Started by Atraslin | Last post by Atraslin
The plan was to hit Rogers Pass for some turns in July then do some alpine mountain biking in Revelstoke. Simple, no.

We had driven through the pass 3 weeks earlier and spotted our patches.
With hot beach weather it was hard to get motivated. Two days to spare we arrived to full on road construction. The patches to right side of the road were full on bush wacks to river crossings. Mike spotted a patch on the left.

We parked off the highway. One minute later. Massive rock trucks drove by then the ETV/ Safety had none of it and mentioned Grizzlies.
We could see the patch, so close. Baker was calling, I knew it.

Checked into the ranger station. The young lady was super friendly and helpful and gave us beta for September. We B-lined it to the border. Hot weather,tough crossing border guard training. Eight hours to spare. After years of going further, you learn to go closer. I like to hit Artist Point because of the views of Shuksan and Baker. Mike convinced me of a lower line with a steeper pitch.

The last day arrived, I pulled my binoculars out. I see a dot going up and down. Telemon. We were stoked to join him for some laps. 122’ vert. We all did 1000’ plus vert and stoked.

Drove all this way. It’s the last day of the month gotta hit the first day. Done. I don’t recommend waiting till the last day of the month to ski. Too many things could shut you down.

But, we were stoked to pull off the two-fer, daily double, last to first.

I think July might be the hardest month to pull off. Way to many distractions. Mountain Biking, Paddle Boarding, Bouldering, Beach Telemon would have been rock climbing.

The views are second to none in the world. That’s why we always come back. Plus, it’s one more day in my life I got to ski.👌 Earned Turns All Year 154. 155.

Negative Nancies dissing 100’ patch. Skiers to boot. Just a Minor Threat. The End.

Time lapse of the amazing Baker area. Craig Kelly’s home resort. One of the best snow boarders ever.


https://youtu.be/3ALpWvfjqq0
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