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1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« on: 04/01/10, 03:33 PM »

My 1st day as a Social Security recipient, so I got some nice powder turns in today.


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Andy Carey, Nisqually Park, 3500 feet below Paradise
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #1 on: 04/01/10, 05:37 PM »

Congrats on your new found income! I hope you are retired as well so you can get out and enjoy your big check every month. How was the stability???
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #2 on: 04/01/10, 07:00 PM »

Nice work,  was down there also.  Made it to about 8500' on the snowfield in blowing  semi-whiteout.  Gave up on accent due to no visibility. Ripped skins, clicked in and just then weather broke of course.  I got my April fools.  Oh well, another day.  Great snow.
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #3 on: 04/01/10, 07:09 PM »

Congrats on your new found income! I hope you are retired as well so you can get out and enjoy your big check every month. How was the stability???

Yup, retired, small check :-(.  Stability was very good where we were on North-West facing slopes.  The ceiling was low when we started out so we didn't go very high, would have kept off the steeper N-E (lee) slopes anyhow.  Yesterday, mild E slopes were really firmly packed powder with a light melt-freeze crust.  Took a while to break trail up yesterday :-)
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #4 on: 04/01/10, 09:24 PM »

Andy,

Congratulations on surviving long enough to receive your first Social Security check.  You have joined a "special group".  Welcome !  Cool

Zap & Jill
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #5 on: 04/01/10, 09:39 PM »

Andy,

Congratulations on surviving long enough to receive your first Social Security check.  You have joined a "special group".  Welcome !  Cool

Zap & Jill

Thanks, but I didn't make it on tele gear--switched to old man's AT gear (Dynafit) last year!

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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #6 on: 04/01/10, 09:58 PM »

Are you sure the Social Security reference isn't just an April Fool, since it was 4/1/10 for your post? If not, you won't need a big check to enjoy pow/snow like that each and every day of your retirement! Maybe you could consider joining SilasWild's group of "middle age" people. CONGRATS...
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #7 on: 04/01/10, 11:03 PM »

When I was 18 all of my friends had figured out that Social Security was a giant Ponzi scheme that would have to collapse before we got to collect on it, so we resolved to only work under the table and spend as much time as possible drinking beer and smoking weed. Now that I've been working aboveboard for many years and I'm close to collecting it myself it looks as if the system may remain solvent long enough, but I still have some uncertainty, as I realize that my eligibility date is the last day of the Mayan calendar. Accordingly. I've decided to hedge my bets by spending as much time as possible skiing powder and kayaking.
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #8 on: 04/02/10, 01:22 PM »

What, no more multi-tasking?   Huh
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #9 on: 04/02/10, 02:08 PM »

What, no more multi-tasking?   Huh

Still tele on light Fischer bc skis with 3-pin bindings and while on XC ski patrol; even have upgraded my Volkl Snowwolfs to Voile switchback bindings for the occasional longer tour on rolling terrain.  But his year, out of roughly 55 days of bc skiing, 50 have been on AT.
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #10 on: 04/02/10, 02:18 PM »

Many Happy Powder Re-Turns, acarey. I have just a little over one year to catch up with you. N
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #11 on: 04/10/10, 11:56 AM »

But his year, out of roughly 55 days of bc skiing, 50 have been on AT.

With age comes wisdom.  Wink 

Congratulations Andy.  Since the government probably spent your SS deposits long ago, I would like to imagine that any monies that I put in are going directly to you.... for ski gear.  Spend my dollars on ski gear please.  Grin
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Re: 1 April 2010, Mt. Rainier, Paradise Powder
« Reply #12 on: 04/10/10, 05:15 PM »

With age comes wisdom.  Wink 

Congratulations Andy.  Since the government probably spent your SS deposits long ago, I would like to imagine that any monies that I put in are going directly to you.... for ski gear.  Spend my dollars on ski gear please.  Grin

My wife, Regine, says "don't worry, he buys new ski gear every year!"
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