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by athabascae
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bonnas in Old Crow
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

Re: Bonnas in Old Crow

Yes it would be a great river trip, particularly in the fall when caribou, salmon and grizzly bears are congregated along rhe Porcupine River. I hope to float it one fall...

In the interim, I'll enjoy skiing up or down the river tonight.
by athabascae
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bonnas in Old Crow
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

Re: Bonnas in Old Crow

It's fly-in only Mike. Here for some committee work with the First Nation. It is pretty far north and remote and would have been much more so in the 1950s and 1960s when this place was consistently producing top caliber XC skiers. Whitehorse - where I live - produces many national team skiers, and i...
by athabascae
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bonnas in Old Crow
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

Re: Bonnas in Old Crow

Those Bonnas are amazing Al. Doesn't matter which way they are pointed - they just FLY.

Doing this from my phone. I'll try to fix the photos when I get home later this week....
by athabascae
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bonnas in Old Crow
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

Bonnas in Old Crow

Here are a couple of photos of my Bonna Conquest skis (e89 class) I took during an early evening ski tonight outside of Old Crow, Yukon - a fly in community in the taiga just above the Arctic Circle. Old Crow has an interesting history with XC skiing through the celebrated efforts of Father Mouchet....
by athabascae
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wolverine
Replies: 23
Views: 11297

Re: Wolverine

Great photo Ben! Following wolverine is ton-o-fun.
by athabascae
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wolverine
Replies: 23
Views: 11297

Re: Wolverine

Sounds like a fisher kill. I'd always heard the same about them attacking the snout. For his Ph.D., Roger Powell (retired biology prof from North Carolina State University) did the most indepth field study of fisher and wrote a book about them, which is a good read if you want to learn more about th...
by athabascae
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wolverine
Replies: 23
Views: 11297

Re: Wolverine

Fishers are super cool to see. Very rare in my part of the world. Better odds of seeing Bigfoot. Ive only seen Fisher in the Great Lakes region too, but I have seen what are probably their tracks in the Northwest.
by athabascae
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wolverine
Replies: 23
Views: 11297

Re: Wolverine

MikeK wrote: Have you ever seen a wolverine before Tom?
I usually see a couple a year. Always a thrill.
by athabascae
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad
Replies: 402
Views: 138346

Re: Fischer E-109 vs. Asnes Ingstad

You betcha. I learned to alpine and tele ski mostly in Quebec and New Hampshire. Lots and of skidding down on ice this time of year is what I remember. The noise! Chatter chatter chatter. A number 5 basted file always in the pack to sharpen up...
by athabascae
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 49
Views: 39618

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

Another great review LilCliffy. Thanks. You use the Hoks in the same context I mostly would - bush work. I have a pair of 125 cm for work but haven't tried them yet, and will get a pair of 145 cm also for work. Which ever we like best we will get to make up a third pair for my work crew. Will just u...