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 1   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: 2.17.19 Toilet Bowl. Rampart ridge. Snoqualimie  on: Today at 11:47:45 AM 
Started by Jake the Brit | Last post by frank
triangle to chute has long been called pie in the sky
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 2   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: TR: 2-3 Feb 2019 - Heather Meadow / Mt Hermon  on: Today at 10:52:28 AM 
Started by dave095790 | Last post by stoked
Weird about the "fort" issue. Wondering about those snow ramps all over the place, too. Are they owned by the builders? Is there a responsibility to remove them after use? Normally, people digging snow pits are encouraged to fill them in so people don't ski into them.

I posted at TR on FB about 6 weeks ago of some skiing shots of Mt. Herman. Someone objected to my skin track. He said Hermans Saddle backcountry skin tracks had devolved over time. The implication was I was a symptom of devolution. Into what? Anarchy? From there, the discussion became an indictment. Yikes!

The picture shows the offence: Count 1: Ski track in the ski zone. Count 2: Photographer standing below the skier.

Are there rules posted somewhere? Someone, somewhere said there are "Seattle Skin Track Rules." Wondering if there are "Mount Herman Skin Track Rules"? Same with the fort issue?
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 3   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 7, 2019, Shasta b/c and Castle Lake  on: Today at 10:06:43 AM 
Started by stoked | Last post by stoked
Locals we met said this was the best backcountry skiing in years in the Shasta area. It was a lot warmer than British Columbia where we hailed from. The snow conditions were very stable. Windblown above 8,000 feet.
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 4   Hot Air / Lift-accessed Skiing Reports: non-backcountry / Re: February 18, 2019 - Willamette Pass  on: Today at 09:47:58 AM 
Started by Zap | Last post by OregonDead
Beautiful.  I've heard about the view but only been when it was puking snow.  Love the terrain down there. 

 5   Hot Air / Random Tracks: posts that don't fit elsewhere / Re: kingpin vs alpine binding  on: Today at 09:11:47 AM 
Started by dave095790 | Last post by Andrew Carey
Tecton FTW

Yeah, I'd make my choice between the Tecton and Shift based on cumulative durability assessment just before purchase, and maybe reviews of function for overall alpine including groomers and bumps vs lift-served sidecountry/backcountry only.

I like my Hagan Core/ATK Raider 12 bindings better than the plethora of other AT bindings I've used for alpine touring/backcountry.  Not only are they lightweight, the heel allows some travel, flexing.  I don't think I would consider using them on the groomed lift-served, especially giving the lightweight skis they are on (100 mm waist but only 5 lbs 6 oz for the pair).  I think the two above would be better given their design an release functions.

 6   Hot Air / Personal Yardsale: gear FS or WTB, deals seen / FS: New Plum Guid Toes  on: Yesterday at 10:42:14 PM 
Started by Kenji | Last post by Kenji
New Plum Guide toe parts for $200 (Seattle, WA) + $10. Got them for my DIY project last year ($278), but for sale now to finance a pair of Lynx.


 7   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 21, 2019, Hermans Saddle  on: Yesterday at 10:15:10 PM 
Started by stoked | Last post by stoked
Sunny and cool today under mostly sunny skies. South side of Mount Herman was relatively untracked.
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 8   Hot Air / Lift-accessed Skiing Reports: non-backcountry / February 18, 2019 - Willamette Pass  on: Yesterday at 09:15:45 PM 
Started by Zap | Last post by Zap
We skied here years ago on powder days. Today was a sunny day so you could see where you were skiing and the great views. They are usually closed on Mondays, but were open because today is a holiday. We purchased a 2-hour pass for $30 each. It was a sunny and cold day with left over powder. The base is at 5,120” with the 4-seat Accelerator lift that gets you to 6,666'. Wonderful view of Diamond Peak and Odell Lake. We made a few runs off Twilight lift with nice tree lined trails. These 2 lifts are south facing. North facing trails are off the Peak 2 lift with a base of 5813' and a summit of 6683' with a  view of Waldo Lake in the distance. The elevation is short, but the runs are north facing and provide nice powder and steep lines. The trail map shows proposed trails in the treed areas “in the future”.  That is where the locals go after the resort lines are skied out. Low-key area with a nice feeling.

Photo 1 - Zap with Diamond Peak in background
Photo 2 - Signpost -- Where's Waldo?
Photo 3 - Here's Waldo, i.e. Waldo Lake in the distance

 9   2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / February 2019 Backcountry Trip Reports / Re: 2.17.19 Toilet Bowl. Rampart ridge. Snoqualimie  on: Yesterday at 07:59:53 PM 
Started by Jake the Brit | Last post by Jake the Brit
With what wit license doth thy constrain mine imparticular ineffectitides to splendily reconcile ones immaterial bretheren? The fiendship of friends?
Language Johnny. Don't you just love it...keys & phone, bitch!
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 10   Hot Air / Planned Trips: partners wanted / Re: Multi-day trips for pinheads  on: Yesterday at 07:56:38 PM 
Started by jhamaker | Last post by vogtski
... road ski around Rainier...

Impressive & ambitious plans.  The section between Longmire and the Westside Road would be tough with Tahoma Suspension bridge lowered for the winter.  The Kautz & Mowich River footlogs are frequently washed out.

Back in the 70's, it was popular among parkies to overnight ski from Narada to Ohanapecosh, with a bivy in the Box Canyon tunnel.  I have found Patrol cabin porches, with a shovel & tarp, made dandy bivys at St Andrews, Golden Lakes, Mowich Lake & White River.

PM if I might help with a shuttle.

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