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Franz
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Franz » Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:00 am

Now, that's a knife.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by fisheater » Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:50 pm

Everything is big in Alaska!





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:20 am

That was early in my canoe tripping career and I must not have been taking an axe or saw yet or I would have used them to cut off those antlers. The big knife was mostly for hacking poles if needed or batoning wood for the fire. I now take an axe and saw and leave that knife home.

There was only one other time when I actually needed that knife. I came upon some kids having a party by the river who needed a knife to cut their watermelon. They were pretty impressed when I pulled that one out.





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:31 pm

Yesterday on soft snow in AK. My wife and I A-framed in with short classic NNN. 4000ft vertical, 11miles.

This kid I know took his S-Lab skate skis and an ice axe on this steep and deep line.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Krummholz » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:20 pm

Thoughts on trimming for turns. This is a section of burn scar from a fire last October. Bottom of slope runs about 10 deg., top is 20 deg. I see a couple of possible lines from to top left to bottom right, .2 mi, 300’ vert. Most of trees left standing are dead 1-4” Aspen, and 4+” Lodgepole. Now that I can see that every tree standing is dead I was thinking of going up and doing a little trimming to open up a run. The land is National Recreation Area. I’m not sure if the Feds would take the time to hike up and chase me off. Thinking of Winter and S-98s already.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:23 am

Skiing in august. tough day... 6 mile approach 4500ft vertical. lots of boulders to get here...only to find breakable crust. but can't complain, it was sunny most of the day.

Lower Spire, Alaska. 12 months of skiing complete.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:55 am

Congrats Joe, are you gonna keep it going for another year?





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:34 am

lowangle al wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:55 am
Congrats Joe, are you gonna keep it going for another year?
Thanks! probably won't be able to do it. I'm going to spend most of september travelling. Going to Taos, NM and San Francisco this month. It will be hard to squeeze in a day of skiing in september.

However, weather permitting, that 2nd wk in Oct usually has great snow in the same spot...will try for Oct 10th when I get back from vacation.





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Montana St Alum » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:27 pm

jyw5 wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:23 am
Skiing in august. tough day... 6 mile approach 4500ft vertical. lots of boulders to get here...only to find breakable crust. but can't complain, it was sunny most of the day.

Lower Spire, Alaska. 12 months of skiing complete.
Nice accomplishment!





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by JimiLW » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:48 am

First time posting!!!!
I’m Jimi, love the forum. I got into telemarking this year after my family and I moved to Dinner Plain in Victoria, Australia just outside Mt. Hotham. I’ve gotten into both XCD and NTN Telemarking.
We’re solidly into spring skiing here but with ongoing lockdowns in Melbourne not all the lifts are running.
My 4yo daughter’s been taken out a bunch of times by snowboarders in her first year skiing so she’s developed a fear of lifts and snowboarders. So, if we don’t go XC, I get to be “Daddy-Poma” and tow her up the hill all day with skins and a roof strap around my waist!!! Turns seriously earned!

Thanks for all your stories and photos, this place is the best!
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