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  1. In the mid 90s I bought a can of carpet freshener with shuksan on it. WTF. A couple of years later i moved to Arizona and low and behold in the wal mart was a cheapo large framed photo of Der shukhorn... I immediately bought it. It was the nicest thing in my apartment at the time.
  2. for sale SOLD Climbing/Skiing Tacoma camper

    Wow Where is that first shot??
  3. Holy moly. Thank you for sharing this. I am impressed at your perseverance! We saw your car left overnight at hannegan picnic area and wondered "I wonder where the heck they are camping?" Little did we know, you guys were on a "memorable" trip.
  4. Awesome photos! Way to go pick that plum fellas!
  5. Another trip full of great memories, even if it didn't go according to plan. Or maybe because it didn't go according to plan? Forever indebted to you for taking the shitbull by the horns. Awesome photos and write up!
  6. The only thing worse than going on a trip with Jason... Is not going on a trip with Jason. I wish I could've played hooky. Fantastic photos and great write up.
  7. Rad. You have upped your photography game and we are happy beneficiaries. Some really amazing shots here. Congrats on another sweet trip.
  8. I lost my watch today on the Heliotrope trail approaching Coleman/Deming route. Its a Casio ProTrek. I may have set it down near the top of the trail on the moraine at ~5600' when I put on sunscreen? If you found it or know someone who did, I'll make up for it in beer/wine/whiskey/cofffee/etc. Thanks!
  9. I'll get over the ski pole, emotionally. But not yet. These characteristic megafauna can only be dealt with on an emotional level. Kind of like those horrible, evil feral horses. I think there is still lingering controversy about whether the sahale bear photo was a griz. But if they do occasionally range into the cascades already, I think that would be a strong argument against reintroduction. Let's focus instead on habitat improvement, habitat conservation, and habitat connectivity. Then let's deal with the hundreds (thousands?) of miles of unfunded road maintenance on federal land in the Washington cascades that threatens T&E fish. Then let's try to improve the wildlife/landowner conflict surrounding the Nooksack herd. Then let's figure out and finally ban the chemicals that are killing off all of our amphibians and honey bees. Lots of things on the to do list first.
  10. Let's spend money on correcting a hairbrained introduction of non native goats into the Olympics before we spend a bunch of money reintroducing griz to North Cascades. I think it's a nice notion but there are many, many things that should take priority.
  11. Evil $%#*!% Vermin

    Nope, no different. Marmots that steal bags, ravens that steal windshield wipers, snaffles that steal sleep and anything they can carry, raccoons and bears that raid trash, and goats that steal souls. Assholes are the same no matter which state they live. I'd know; I've lived in several.
  12. Soon we will have a Devo quorum. Resistance is futile.
  13. Awesome photos Jason!!! A thoroughly enjoyable weekend with fantastic company. Thanks to you both. I can't recommend the route though. With 21st Century smog, the views were not as expansive as advertised. The trail is too switchbacked. And the goats. They are assholes. Also, if anyone found a single trekking pole on the South Brother, please shoot the goat. Thanks.
  14. Awesome work fellas! I bet your ski bases are in better shape than mine for it!
  15. For sale $675 La Sportiva Hi5 Size 188 skis, includes the following: -Dynafit TLT Speed Radical Bindings -Black Diamond Glidelite Mohair/Nylon Mix STS 100mm skins -Your choice of either standard Dynafit leashes or the B&D leashes shown in photos This ski/binding combo comes in at an amazingly light 5 lbs each. The bindings are currently mounted for a 322mm boot sole (fits my Scarpa Maestrale size 28.5). This is a very good superlight powder touring setup. They have a big tip rocker profile but the stability and backcountry utility of a flat tail. There are a few cc.com'ers that can attest to how much better I skied in powder and crud on these than other boards with less tip rocker - they are very forgiving in those conditions! I purchased in December from Marmot Mountain Works in Bellevue. I have skied them in-bounds two days and in the backcountry 3 or 4 days. I love them in powder, but the rest of my quiver can meet my needs and I need to thin the herd at the moment. In Mount Vernon. PM if interested. See Coldthistle review here and Wildsnow review here
  16. Jason, thanks for another fantastic trip and stunning photos. Daniel, it was good to meet you Sunday morning. Congrats on the success of your day and your improving health! Chad's mind is sufficiently blown. He's now been here five days with two sunny summits plus a sunny fresh-snow day inbounds. It’s always like this here! I'm not going to sugarcoat it. That is one Very. Handsome. Man.
  17. You think your ski hill sucks?

    One of the towers on Chair 5 at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho *FELL OVER* last week. No joke. The lift had been shut down after maintenance noticed a crack. No one was injured. They hauled the wreckage away yesterday.
  18. You think your ski hill sucks?

    I will hereby resurrect this thread every time I hear about a major ski lift failure. No major injuries but a major close call. Seems absurd. Damaged pin caused Mt. Baker chair to fall off ski lift Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/11/21/2281064/damaged-pin-caused-mt-baker-chair.html#ixzz1ePUtHqWe
  19. The memory card showed in the mail. Thanks again Blake that was awesome of you. Nice to have the long lost shots. Cheers.
  20. I found a single key on a keychain, yesterday on the upper West Ridge of North Twin.
  21. Holy crap. I lost a camera up there YEARS ago. I even went back the following week and searched again. And yup that's me. Sending PM. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  22. Plastic Double Boot Stretching

    I had a pair of plastic ski boots (Garmont Mega Rides) stretched for width. Had it done at Fairhaven B&S in Bellingham. I would say that if you hear off a competent boot fitter, it is DEFINITELY worth it. Was for me.
  23. Mt. Bachelor Closed to Uphill Traffic!!

    Nate, I doubt jlag is skiing up there by himself. I think the scenario that a skier could become for one reason or another immobilized and for one reason or another his buddy also had became immobilized and later they were buried by avy operations is a slippery slope, so to speak. There are inherent risks in all things skiing and we try to mitigate to some degree. What most people here are saying (I believe) is that they don't want Bachy to take away their right to access this public land using (a measure of) "safety" as justification. Sounds to me like you are asking jlag to sensitively and diplomatically be quiet and ski somewhere else.
  24. Wow... can't believe how much that place changed in just two weeks! Here are a few photos I took just two weeks earlier, on Jul 16.
  25. Clarence... I finally picked up some Baker Superlights, the price was right. I put dynafits on them, what an amazingly light setup that still skied very nicely! I'm very pleased with the bindings so far, still getting the trick of them down. Need to rig up some good leashes - almost had a ski get away from me. The megarides are hurting my feet but I got them tweaked and eventually my feet will break in. Thanks for your help/advice.
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