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dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 28, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
Not exactly climbing, but something a little different for a rainy afternoon.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoimVpRHnQA&feature=youtu.be]
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:18pm PT
YAY, DIT!

TFPU!

oxoxoxox

Kath
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:19pm PT


There's the direct link. . .
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:20pm PT
LET'S GO, RileyRad!

:-)
John M

climber
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
Last year was the year. I missed it. ack

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1726851&msg=1727274#msg1727274

Some pics on this thread.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1711988&tn=0&mr=0
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
Well, that was cool until it 'froze' up. Man, a Zamboni doesn't make ice
that nice! Loved the soundtrack, too. That musta been Lamarck Col he went over?
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
no life jacket? i guess the hypo would get you before the throw rope,
no throw rope?

i guess the rangers would be there to arrest you before the throw rope, jus syin, your gonna die! wtf, over?

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
That clear ice was amazing, TFPU
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
oh ya, throw ropes, self-evacuation picks around the neck, dry clothes on shore- a few of these have been used over the years... works pretty well.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 28, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#276006
I made skates that used footfang bails to attach to my ice boots.
Worked great.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:10pm PT
Skated a section of Merced River behind Camp 6 one year. There's more available than people think.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
Pretty damn cool
Joe Metz

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:07am PT
Absolutely beautiful! I loved the music, too.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:15am PT
I seriously want to do this in the next couple of winters, ski, hike & skate the JMT. That's about how long it'll take me to accumulate some new lighter weight gear.

Has anyone ever hiked any distance in NNNBC boots? Mine fit me really well. I think I'll check it out this weekend.

Thanks Dit, LOVE the video. Was wondering if you guys had gone swimming. Figured there would be a change of clothes on hand.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:37am PT
Has anyone ever hiked any distance in NNNBC boots?

Sista. . . I can just picture you, RIGHT NOW, doing this. . . I think those boots would be cool - but carry a SERIOUS foot repair kit and know how to use it.

I guess you're considering those boots since they'd fit those cool Nordic blades?

AND. . . consider a drag bag set up for crossing the lakes. . . that dad in Dit's vid is a really STRONG skater. . . so don't take his casual wearing of a pack too seriously. . . a drag bag set up would be far more NORMAL!

:-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:38am PT
I could see a winter ascent of Mt. Lyell in these conditions. On skates and skis...

Why not?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:56am PT
Hoss. . .

You might want to think about what extended hiking could do to the soles of those boots. . . if you trash those grooves and the bale, you'd be hosed!

?

Overboots?

?

K
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:20am PT
Malemute. . . those blades are KILLER!

TFPU!
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 10:40am PT
Dis someone say ski/skate Lyell? Here's the approach. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26EeBKVnWLE&list=UU_J_X6GkU8veOnKw9vtQwMw&index=2&feature=plcp
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:42am PT
DIT. . . I'm'a hafta teach you how to link this shee!

:-)



Plus. . . me gettin' you a pro-deal on those skates was the BEST FRIKKEN THING I EVER DID!

GoDitGO!
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 11:31am PT
eKat, please do!! And yes thank you for that so long ago; those skates have seen a lot of bc over the years.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:36am PT
I'm wondering, how did they film the skater? Another skater, but where's the bobbing--the subject stays right in the middle of the frame and there's no motion on the camera!

Fantastico!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:47am PT
k-Man. . . that's DIT. . . pro, all the way! And. . . I may add, even though he's been a photog for decades, he's pretty new to this video thing. . . methinks he catches on pretty frikken fast!

:-)

AND. . . DIT. . . when you want to link a vid, click that VIDEO tab at the top on a new post . . . then paste your URL (not an embedded one) into that slot - then go up and select everything from the = sign left - INCLUDING the = and delete it. . . then you're good to go!

I know . . . you have to click 'em both to make them work. . . but something tells me, the ones that are actually PHOTOS of the video get clicked more often.

I could be full of it, too! (Although I never have been, before!)

HA!
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
thanks eKat.
blades from a used sporting good store bolted to an aluminum plate
photo not found
Missing photo ID#276074
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Malemute. . . that's BRILLIANT!

TFPU!

Do you still use them?

P.S. Gettin' 'em lined up right must have been the crux, eh?
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
man....
watching Steve White skating at speed across that perfectly clear ice gives me the WILLIES...
Spectacularly beautiful but I'll be danged if I'd ever try it.
Ice ain't supposed to be both solid and that crystal clear.
Wonder if they saw any fish?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
Dig those skates, Malemute. That's fricken badass.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Wonder if they saw any fish?

We all (including DIT) used to hoof it up to Lake Mary before Tamarack had enough snow to open and we'd skate that PERFECT lake. . . a mile by a half mile. . . crystal clear ice. . . somebody in the pack would go way wide and lure a school of trout and skate toward us with the school following along. . . you wanna talk TRIPPY? Ice skating at 9,100 feet, with the Sierra Crest looming above you. . . silently floating over a school of trout.

DOOD!

I just got the willies thinkin' about it!
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
This is beautiful. Just watching it for a few minutes transported me to a different place.

I see this in my future too.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
Haven't used the boot skates since I left Calgary.
Alignment wasn't critical as we were skating on a frozen creek, which was not flat, so we were not going very fast. But it sure beat walking, especially carrying a pack with a shitload of ice gear. We took hockey sticks to help our balance.
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
FISH? Check out starting at 5:22 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ZLEqJ_Aak&list=UU_J_X6GkU8veOnKw9vtQwMw&index=3&feature=plcp]

Kath, I'm a failure.....
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
dit
you are having WAYY too much fun!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:11pm PT


WHERE'S MY FRIKKEN CHALK BAG. . . I actually screamed "JESUS" at one point!

:-)

P.S. And. . . Dit. . .you've got the BEST LAUGH IN THE WORLD. . . made me miss you more than ever!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
A N D . . . that's some kind of rare and precious stuff, right there. . . puts my heart on wing!

Some of these I've already seen but they are NEW, again!

TFPU!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
I too wondered what might be the outcome of a swim. Brrrrrrrrrrrr.......

Malemute you are such a Canadian. :-)

Thanks Kath & Dit for the banter. Great thread when some other real choss litters the front pg.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Kath, I'm a failure.....

LOSER!

You can't link an embedded video. . . so. . . go to YouTube

select the TITLE of your video

Copy and paste it into YouTube's search engine

Search for it

click into your video

select that new URL

copy it

Then come to TheTaco

open a new post

click the VIDEO tab at the top of the blank post

paste the UN-EMBEDDED URL in the slot

put your insertion point just to the right of the EQUAL SIGN

Select everything INCLUDING THE EQUAL SIGN to the left

hit delete

Hit SUBMIT

You'll see that your insertion point is inside that link. . . DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE TO THAT LINK UNTIL YOU GET YOUR INSERTION POINT OUTTA THERE. . . then you're good to go for adding a comment or something.

You can do it. . . I have faith in you!

ox

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Thanks, Tami. . . there's nothing better in the whole wide world than sharing your BITCHENEST FRIENDS with everybody!

:-)

This Dit dad ROCKS!

Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
select the TITLE of your video
Copy and paste it into YouTube's search engine
Search for it
click into your video
or you can click the little youtube icon at lower right of the embedded youtube (it pops up "watch on youtube" when mouse is on it)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
NO. . . if you do that, you can actually read the word EMBEDDED in the URL. . . that's what trips you up when you try to embed it here. . .you have to get an un-embedded URL to make it work.

There are probably a number of other ways to get the right result, but this is the only one I was able to figure out on my own. . . and it took a while. . . cause I ain't too good at this stuff.

:-)

By the way. . . taking a hockey stick along for stability is really cool. . . so is taking ski skating poles - that is, if you want to go really, really fast!

HA!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
I'm wondering if Dan McConnel still has the footage he shot up at Lake Mary - where EverSteadyFreddy was pullin' me behind his ice bike?

That ran on the Dave Channel for years.

It was a blast. . . but it was FULL BLOWN LIFE THREATENING PERIL, to say the least!
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
I get this url
http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=26EeBKVnWLE&feature=player_embedded
then I cut out the 26EeBKVnWLE and paste it in the supertopo dialog
easy peasy
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:55pm PT
Malemute has it. Dit your videos rule! Do you use premiere or are you Mac guy?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
HA. . . rad. . . thanks, dads!

See. . . there's always more than one way to skin a cat!

:-)

eKatSkinned
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
I use a mac but lack MAC (Mega Attitude toward other Computers).

Cool set up Malemute. Still have my 'ol Koflacks, I'll have to look into that rig.

Hey Kath, speaking of malemutes........
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
I guess the real question is how do you eliminate the camera shake when follow camming someone. It's hard to do sliding on snow so skating must be near impossible!!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
Hey Kath, speaking of malemutes........

CHUCK!

:-(
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:30pm PT
how do you eliminate the camera shake

when you upload a video to YouTube, you have an option of incorporating an anti-shake feature.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:59pm PT



10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002

Nov 29, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
how do you eliminate the camera shake

when you upload a video to YouTube, you have an option of incorporating an anti-shake feature.

Interesting... I didn't see that option... Have to look next time.
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
Personally I wouldn't recommend the Youtube Anti-shake, it does weird things to the video. Shooting as wide as you can will help reduce the shake.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:37pm PT
Yeah Malemute, those skates. What a great idea !
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
Man! Those vids are amazing. I'd be scared shirtless skating that clear ice; the consequences of a break through would be pretty harsh.

TFPU!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
Kath; If I could time it right, I could ski a lot, if not most of the trail, and still have ice to skate across the lakes; but yeah, I was thinking some kind of cover for the toe bail.
Probably better idea to do it about now and slog through some snow like they did.
I better get on skates this winter, it's been since I was 18! Eons ago.

So by drag bag, you mean a rig to tow my pack across the ice behind me? Sounds like a good idea.

I'm getting all kinds of crazy ideas now!

I sure like the look of those NNNBC skate blades. I got a killer new set of skis, and the boots fit me really well. AHHHHHhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
hossjulia

With rare exception, if there is enough snow to ski along the JMT, there is too much snow to skate. Most lakes along the JMT will be frozen by late November, bigger ones maybe early December. Snow that falls after then pretty much puts an end to skating.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
I tried ice skating the JMT...My skates kept going eeyi , eeyi , eeyii jada jada eeeeyi.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:23pm PT
Word, JWerd!

HiFrikkenLarious!
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
I rarely submit comments, but that is one incredible video. Well done! Thanks for posting.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:49am PT
A rare seasonal window filmed beautifully.
John M

climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:54am PT

With rare exception, if there is enough snow to ski along the JMT, there is too much snow to skate. Most lakes along the JMT will be frozen by late November, bigger ones maybe early December. Snow that falls after then pretty much puts an end to skating.

Thats why I was so ticked off about missing last winter. So many lakes easily accessible and with no snow on them.

How thick was that clear ice? Do you know?
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2012 - 11:03am PT
Thats why I was so ticked off about missing last winter. So many lakes easily accessible and with no snow on them.

How thick was that clear ice? Do you know?

The clear ice was just under 2 inches thick.

Regarding last year, it was indeed an anomaly and we got to skate many, many lakes. It was the first season I remember where the ice actually got too old- by the end of January it was well over a foot thick some places more, buckled, cracked and less than ideal.

Also interesting is there really weren't that many lakes that didn't get snowed on early, just a handful in the High Sierra weren't frozen when the November storm came through. The following dry period allowed for that snow to be assimilated and smoothed by the sun and wind (The Zambonie Effect!). While still skatable, they were a rougher white ice, certainly not like smooth ice of Garnet,Tenaya or Lundy.
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:28am PT
Very cool.
thanks
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:38am PT
yeah, Dit. . . TFPU, for sure. . . you really do belong here. . . this place isn't all about ROCK CLIMBING. . . we LOVE new, happy, fun, BITCHEN PEOPLE. . . your vids are fantastic!

OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:41am PT
Hell Yes!

Good post!

Thank you! Stick around.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 2, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
Fun thread! I came home for my Dads 90th birthday hoping the ponds he had built when we were really young would be frozen so I could skate some. Not to be... He built two ponds for my brothers and me to learn to skate before we were allowed on the larger lakes and the boys off to learn hockey. Three generations have learned to skate on those ponds and numerous neighbor kids. For the great grand kids and newest crop of neighbors he has added heat in the little pagoda and LIGHTS for evening skating......DAD.....we had to tuff it out!

I only skate infrequently since moving to Ca but this thread has got me motivated again!

Pond my Dad built when were weeeeeee little to learn to ice skate.
Pond my Dad built when were weeeeeee little to learn to ice skate.
Credit: SCseagoat

Unfrozen 😟learn to skate pond behind my "grew up in home" in w...
Unfrozen 😟learn to skate pond behind my "grew up in home" in western Pa
Credit: SCseagoat


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