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JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 28, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Since Telemark Tips (RIP)is gone ,is there any other comparable site with area & regional trips & updates ?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:11am PT
WTF? When did it take the chop?

Actually, it doesn't surprise me. . . there were some really mean-spirited guys on there. . . I wonder if that had anything to do with it?

That place was the first and only time "The Good Old Boy's Club" got in the way of my participation. Some of them were just plain mean and it wasn't worth the frustration for me to stick around.

Hmmmmm. . .

And that's sayin' something, considering I've been playin' well with boys since birth!
FrankZappa

Trad climber
Hankster's crew
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:19am PT
TGR

Nice bunch of folks over there. Very helpful to skiers learning the ropes.
ryanb

climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:27am PT
There has been some attempt to bring it back to life here:

http://www.backcountrytalk.earnyourturns.com/vb/forum.php
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:39am PT
WTF? When did it take the chop?

That's too bad. I never participated in the forums. I always thought it was a good source for info.
In the mean time, check out Lou Dawson's site, wildsnow.com
Cragar

Trad climber
MSLA - MT
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Yeah, they were kinda your typical L-Aliens sowing the seeds of IchMoi in Mammoth(like that hasn't been going on for eons!!). Their 'tudes took it down. I quit going there a couple years ago.

Thanks for the links.

Got my first snow flakes of the year on my face on my morning commute this AM..!! loving it
ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Yes, TGR, aka Teton Gravity Research. Warning, it can be just as insufferable as TTips was.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:42am PT
.... while we're on topic, might as well share this:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/avalanche-beacon-phone-apps-risk-lives-experts-say-1.2252142
Chim-Chim

climber
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Heel waggin forest fairies.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:56am PT
I kinda like "Fern Feeler."
Chim-Chim

climber
Oct 28, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Randanee... French for can't tele.:0
OlympicMtnBoy

climber
Seattle
Oct 28, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
http://www.turns-all-year.com/ has been around since 2001 and is still going pretty strong, but it is somewhat Northwest centered. There is a Front Range and a Mt. Lassen report in October, so sometimes people post up from elsewhere too. It's a little different vibe than TGR anyways, a little "mellower". ;-)
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Oct 28, 2013 - 12:34pm PT


FrankZappa

Oct 28, 2013 - 08:19am PT
TGR

Nice bunch of folks over there. Very helpful to skiers learning the ropes.


Talk about a set up, TGR can range from very informative to very brutal.
The one thing you can count on is they do not suffer fools gladly.
Don't feel bad if someone calls you a Jong, it's all part of the culture over there.

TTips meltdown thread here,
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/265039-TTips-Done?highlight=Ttips&avad=20253_e538a0d1

eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
I have a friend who does the TurnsAllYear thing. . . I LOVE IT!

Come to think of it. . . I used to ski year 'round but there wasn't a website to post it up on.


:-)
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Oct 28, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Talk about a set up, TGR can range from very informative to very brutal.

I certainly agree. Ttips was a kumbaya fest compared with TGR. The latter fits in the young boy's club (same as old boy's club, with even less maturity :-)
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 28, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
There's plenty of knowledgeable and experienced backcountry skiers right here on ST so post up questions, certainly more mountain related than the latest political BS that seems to dominant at times.

Mountaineering is about moving over mountainous terrain in all seasons which includes dirt, gravel, sand, rock, ice and SNOW!!!!!!!!!
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Oct 28, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
TGR is an awesome resource if you're looking for backcountry beta. If you don't have a thick skin, just lurk. Or go in with you're arms swinging. If you've got talent on either side of a camera you'll be fine. Otherwise, bring naked pics of any girl and say it's your sister.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 28, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Randonee... French for can't tele

Snowboard - German for can't ski
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Oct 28, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Snowboard - German for can't ski

Uh oh...let's not start this again.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 28, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Not to change the subject. . . but. . .

Palo Alto = Native American for NO PARKING!

:-)
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