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  1. 100 days

    torn acl on 12/16/07. i made it to 87 in '07. redux starting 07/08.
  2. Eric, Thanks for the reply, I'm going to intensify my research!
  3. Hi All, I took a skiing spill after hitting a hidden stump before the big dump last week and just got the MRI info back on Friday. Doc tells me I need a new ACL and is asking which one I want patellar tendon autograph or allograph. Any opinions from those that have had the surgery - from what little I've read on the web it seems the allograph is the way to go with the only draw back being a slight chance of post op infection. (the surgeon is recommending this as well) And, I'm relatively new to Portland and went to Doc. Crawford at OHSU. Anybody get cut by this guy and have an opinion? Thanks for any info.
  4. 100 days

    as of july 6 - you had to hike up 100 yards then just skin through the resort. no one says anything to you. just stay our of the wendells area and your good to go.
  5. 100 days

    timeberline early. skin to crater rock and makr oh..... 200 turns before you hit the parking lot. nice workout!
  6. [TR] Mt Rainier - Emmons Glacier 7/10/2007

    always stay on the westside in portland... much safer.
  7. 100 days

    This guy has a few days in. Ski's alot and I got to 65 over the past two months. getting tired of the southside crowds. but the snow is still good. (early)
  8. last saturday & sunday were corn extravaganzas on the white river glacier. just watch out for the ski camp kids at the resort. they all have helmets.
  9. 100 days

    I've got 45 - but I didn't start the year until Feb 1 - so I'm going for 100 between Jan 1 & Dec 31, '07.
  10. [TR] Mt. Hood - Wy'East Face 3/21/2007

    so you’re been cutting through the resort to get to wy’east? (saw a couple tracks above superbowl on sunday - if they were yours – nice… I was the the track to the east). I was up there wednesday last week and a snowcat was working above cascade so I dropped into lower heather. my question is… if I’m on the resort “mt hood meadows” and it’s closed – am I trespassing or do they look the other way? side note. sunday I stopped and took a look at ski bowl and there were a few tracks coming off the top – same question - when the resorts close is it fair game to poach a few?
  11. [TR] Mt. Hood - Wy'East Face 3/21/2007

    hi, relatively new to portland/hood. does anyone know the penalty or restrictions for skinning up the heather access road to poach some of the goods? just wondering because I’ve been doing this during the week – now that the resort is closed monday- friday. there is a weird warning consisting of an athletic tape sign with a sharpie inscription at the lowest “heather closed sign” just above the parking lot that warns of a “$500 fine for any uphill travel” can I trespass into heather or not? thanks for any info.
  12. Best guitar player on the planet.

    tim reynolds
  13. Koflach Verticals

    They stuck out of the top of the Koflacks about 4” causing me some concern with rubbing on both calf and shin (unconfirmed on the following). I took them for a lap under the Palmer lift and they just felt sloppy… something about not being able to cinch the inner boot with a lace, I’d be concerned front pointing on WI. Anyway, might work for others – sideways.com was great about returning them and refunded my money completely. At that price it may be worth the effort to see if they work for others.
  14. Koflach Verticals

    IMHO the morrows are too tall for plastic boots. I ordered a pair to replace the liners in my 15-year-old koflack vario’s and returned them.
  15. Alpine Touring Rookie needs gear advise

    Me too… (new to ski mountaineering – but not mountaineering) I’d love to get a few of your opinions on the following gear: Garmont Endorphin G-Fit 3 vs. Garmont Adrenalin G-Fit 3 or are both of these to much boot? What other manufactures and boots should I consider? Fritschi Freeride Plus vs. Fritschi Diamir Explore or NAXO nx21 Binding? Looking for opinions on Ski’s as well. Background info: I’m an advanced Alpine skier (20 years) 5’8” 150 lbs, alpine ski’s are Volkl AC3 –167’s. Looking to use the gear primarily for ski mountaineering – volcanoes in winter and early spring, boot needs to be great for climbing out of the binding/ski rig. Would love a set-up that works at the resort as well. I get out at least twice a week. Fed’s owe me a bunch this year on my taxes and want to take advantage of the gear sales that are just starting. My goal is to buy really good gear that will last me, especially the boots. Input appreciated!
  16. Another accident on Hood

    switched over to 1190 am radio on the commute home tonight (I-5 was a parking lot going south) – a couple of talk show dudes had the legislator who is sponsoring the MLU law on their show. he specifically stated that the only reason he is sponsoring the bill is because of the december fiasco and here’s the interesting part… as currently proposed, the “law” would have no penalty – in other words it would be just a recommendation. now there’s your tax monies going to a good cause – I’m sure it doesn’t cost anything to pass legislation. get the pen and paper out and let’s keep this thing from being passed.
  17. Another accident on Hood

    i'm pretty sure i read in oregon high that a dog holds the record for most assents on hood.
  18. MLU poll on KATU

  19. Plastic Boot Decision

    thanks for the advice phil & bearman. for $39 it's worth a try. i also talked to the mountain shop here in pdx and they have intuitions in stock if it doesn't work out.
  20. Plastic Boot Decision

    thanks phil! any idea on sizing these. i've got an 8.5 foot, thinking about going down to 8 for the liners. i called but they have not called me back. wondering if you have an opinion?
  21. Plastic Boot Decision

    thanks much! anybody know of a PDX dist?
  22. Plastic Boot Decision

    question, (sorry if this has been covered) I have a 17 year old pair of koflack vario extrem’s. any chance of fitting the intuition liners in these antiques?
  23. Caption requested

    do you want the pole or the ax?
  24. PDX insanity