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 1   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / FS : Suunto Core Altimeter Watch  on: Yesterday at 12:41:51 PM 
Started by lumenation | Last post by lumenation
In great shape, have spare batteries. $50.

 2   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / FS - Garmont Radium  on: Yesterday at 12:37:55 PM 
Started by lumenation | Last post by lumenation
Used fairly heavily over 5 seasons, but are still in decent shape - bottom buckle and screw on left boot are missing, and bottom screw on right boot is missing, but still have the buckle.  Size 28. $50

 3   2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / July 2018 Backcountry Trip Report / Re: July 15, 2018, Artist Point  on: Yesterday at 10:44:32 AM 
Started by silaswild | Last post by Donnelly_M
As of yesterday, I figure there is one to two more days of continuous snow on the main run. Distance from continuous snow to the parking consisted of a walk of about 250 meters.
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 4   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Re: Timberline buys Summit Ski Area  on: Yesterday at 09:31:04 AM 
Started by Zap | Last post by OregonDead
Jeff restated his goal to put in a lift or gondola just a couple days ago.  Who knows if we will ever see it though.

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/gondola-could-link-timberline-and-government-camp/283-574525771

Short term will be a shuttle lot and some more summer development.  MTB park is already underway uphill so this makes sense.  Lots of people are already taking the Mt. Hood Express with bikes and riding down so I'm sure TLine wants more of that action.  They already own the Brewpub the gas station and hotel/condos so they are very invested in Govy year round.

 5   2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / July 2018 Backcountry Trip Report / Re: July 15, 2018, Artist Point  on: Yesterday at 07:23:04 AM 
Started by silaswild | Last post by gregL
Older dude is right, can't wait til Friday . . .
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 6   2018 Backcountry Trip Reports / July 2018 Backcountry Trip Report / Re: July 15, 2018, Artist Point  on: 07/17/18, 08:18 PM 
Started by silaswild | Last post by JKordel
Hi Silas. Thanks for sharing the day with my son Stig. He called me Sunday evening and was stoked to have bumped into and shared the day lapping Baker with this older dude that knew me named Silas. Sounds like you all had a blast. Thanks!
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 7   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Re: Timberline buys Summit Ski Area  on: 07/17/18, 05:30 PM 
Started by Zap | Last post by Robie
Me thinks its mostly about developing Gov Camp. Gondola would be the key to any plan .Hasn't there been approval for MT bike trail lately ? Ive never been there in the summer but I hear its really busy with hikers and Tourists. For myself i'm not that interested but i'm living with a big supporter and should not be a spoiler. As long as I get my free legacy pass I'm ok.

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 8   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Re: Timberline buys Summit Ski Area  on: 07/17/18, 03:27 PM 
Started by Zap | Last post by DG
The idea of a gondola has been discussed for a while, so I think it could definitely happen. It sounds like the permitting and planning would likely take several years, but there actually was a bus rigged up as a pseudo-gondola that ran people up along that route during the 1950's (great video here: https://youtu.be/XtJBHKlrBCE). I would think the forest service would be pretty amenable to it since it could help reduce overall driving/parking issues.

 9   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Re: Timberline buys Summit Ski Area  on: 07/17/18, 01:30 PM 
Started by Zap | Last post by river59
Gondi, eh? That's an interesting idea. With the location of Summit (s facing, low elevation) being what it is, it doesn't seem like a spot that TL would want to spend $ on improvements.

I wonder how that would work? Maybe a land swap deal ala Meadow's Cooper Spur land for Govy land?

 10   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Re: Timberline buys Summit Ski Area  on: 07/17/18, 10:18 AM 
Started by Zap | Last post by DG
That's an interesting move - being south-facing and at low elevation, Summit seems to have really struggled the last few years. I like skiing the alpine trail down from Timberline, but terrain at Summit itself is limited and pretty flat, it's sometimes hard to even keep gliding down their run without "poling the boat". I wonder if it has more to do with parking capacity or a right-of-way for the eventual construction of a gondola from Government Camp?

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