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Date registered: 23Jun2011

Latest posts

  1. Review: Black Diamond’s Seeker — 10Jul2011
  2. The Sierra High Route – Panoramic magic — 10Jul2011
  3. Kiteboarding 101: Not sailing – FLYING! — 22Jun2011
  4. Summer arrives in Tahoe — 15Jun2011
  5. It’s Junuary (again)! — 8Jun2011

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  1. Tips ‘n’ Tails for Climbing Skins — 7 comments
  2. Review: Day 2 on TTS beta binding — 7 comments
  3. OR W11: And then there were three (NTN) — 6 comments
  4. Face Off: BD’s O1 vs Voile’s Switchback-X2 — 6 comments
  5. Review: Verdict on Telemark Tech System — 6 comments

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Jul 10 2011

Review: Black Diamond’s Seeker

For Black Diamond, the Seeker is the most touring friendly telemark boot in their line. It is not, an unfriendly touring boot, but it is more of a small big boot, than a big small boot. By that I mean that, it is optimized more for turning than for the earning. So while it certainly …

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Jul 10 2011

The Sierra High Route – Panoramic magic

Part of the reason it took me so long to get around to doing the Sierra High Route was a simple misunderstanding of what the trip was about. Mostly I did it because I knew it was a classic for a reason, but frankly, I couldn’t wrap my head around what it was. Indeed, to …

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Jun 22 2011

Kiteboarding 101: Not sailing – FLYING!

If windsurfing is like sailing, then kiteboarding is like flying. Who can say they’ve never shared the dreams of Iccarus? To be sure, it isn’t really flying, but after finally taking lessons from Bruce Sheldon I found out in short order, the similarity is more true than not. As a die-hard skier, windsurfing became my …

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Jun 15 2011

Summer arrives in Tahoe

Well it figures. As soon as I made a big deal about it still being winter in June, summer arrived. It’s been sunny and warm for over a week now. There’s still lots of snow at Donner Pass and around Lake Tahoe, even on south facing slopes, but even Donner Ski Ranch is finally giving …

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Jun 08 2011

It’s Junuary (again)!

There are a lot of amazing things about the winter of Ten-11 and we’re still getting over it. Like the obvious — it’s still here and it’s June already. I want to call it the month of Jane since we already had June in January so we can’t have the same month twice in the …

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Jun 02 2011

Quack: Making sunglasses with Duct Tape

You probably thought I meant, repairing sunglasses with duct tape when you read the headline, but you assumed something not stated. I really meant making a pair of sunglasses with duct tape. How do you make sunglasses with duct tape? First, you need to get to the root of the purpose of sunglasses, especially on …

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Jun 02 2011

Review: Ortovox Patroller

Overview The discontinued Patroller combines the best elements of Ortovox’ steady but slow progress in beacons prior to their development of the S1. You get superb range due to analog detection, with digital processing to help with alignment with the flux line when you get close. In case you were wondering, yes, it’s really an …

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May 29 2011

TR: End of May Powder

It was the end of May, Memorial Day weekend, and yet another blast of snow had coated the neighborhood. A solid six inches fell early Saturday evening. Up on Donner Pass that translated to at least 8 inches of light, and if we hit it early enough, dry snow. There wasn’t any reason to do …

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May 26 2011

Winter reigns through May

It’s still winter here in Truckee. A fresh two inches dropped on the front lawn yesterday afternoon and there’s certainly more up on the mountainsides. My biker buddies are bummed. I’m not worried about winter not leaving the building. I’m worried that Ol’ Man Winter won’t feel welcome when we want him to come back …

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May 19 2011

TR: Tahoe showers bring May powder!

Winter is in its last throes here in the Tahoe area, but it keeps on throwing down fresh coats of powder. It simply will not yield to summer without a fight. Non-skiing locals want to serve old man winter with an eviction notice. Yesterday was indicative. Brendan Madigan from Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, a …

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