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Jay S

Mountain climber
Silver Gate, Mt
Dec 8, 2018 - 06:26am PT
Happy Cowboy

Social climber
Boz MT
Dec 8, 2018 - 06:37am PT
Trad, I believe you’d enjoy Scepter, perhaps both ale and climb. Early this am I thought of you when on Craigslist(Bozeman) I saw a listing for a 5” lifted Astro van awd. You’d love the pics and I again am guilty of cross pollination.

For XC Hyalite now has its trail network rolled, 30 miles of it. The trails are multi-use and best for classic. Yesterday was cold, -6 then 16 on return. Warmer today.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Dec 10, 2018 - 08:59am PT
Day 22 so far this winter-Snow is a bit thin but I'm working through it with my old River Pigs. I took one vicious digger when I stopped dead on a rock. i don't bounce as well as I used to.
Still, it's pretty fun to chase something.
Happy Cowboy

Social climber
Boz MT
Dec 11, 2018 - 06:20am PT
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Dec 11, 2018 - 06:46am PT
A bunch of years ago I went telemark skiing at a downhill resort in the Hemsedahl Valley in Norway. We were there to climb ice (fabulous ice, by the way) but took a day off to ski when it snowed a foot over night. My climbing partner and I were the only folks on the mountain that were telemarking, which I found most amusing since we were skiing where the technique had been invented. It was just a fabulous day powder skiing in the trees with our Norwegian hosts. We did a fair amount of gratuitous cross country skiing while there. The locals had laid down groomed trails between villages, which were 10 to 20 km apart and everybody skied between towns. It was just basic transportation. I loved seeing the grandmothers with their little sleds skiing home with the groceries.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Dec 11, 2018 - 06:52am PT
I smoked my first pine-tar soaked doobie with Jack Rabbit Johansen way back in the 60's...Gave me a gud kick and glide
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 21, 2019 - 02:09pm PT
I never knew that there was a wax colder than green but last year in the midst of our polar vortex I found one on amazon. By the time it arrived the temps had warmed up to extra blue. Today was a solid -7f and windy so I gave it a try. I have hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails right out my front door.
Todd Eastman

Social climber
Putney, VT
Jan 21, 2019 - 03:48pm PT
XC Skiing... not a bad way to spend time outdoors!!!
TwistedCrank

climber
Released into general population, Idaho
Jan 21, 2019 - 05:10pm PT
Just bought some waxless edged skis for some local kick n glide.

I don’t miss the Swix Black at all.
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Jan 21, 2019 - 05:42pm PT
XC is pretty bitchen in both classic and skate and compliments DH skiing pretty well. Ski DH one day and XC the next; I've been lucky this year and have had that option, going on something like day 11 of that sequence. No XC skiing yet for me in the BC yet this year with spooky conditions and whatnot, I'm a scardy cat like that!

Glad y'all are digging the cold wax conditions!
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Jan 21, 2019 - 06:52pm PT
This thread needs a photo! A real skating with power and grace-showing what-its-about kind of shot.

The late Mark Nadell captured this from a Bear Valley race of a few years back.

When you get fit for this incredible sport, there is no better feeling than flying over snow powered by yourself, up hill and down.

Peace,

Peter

PS. Hey Todd Eastman - brother in Nordic Enthusiasm! 9 feet on the ground here at Royal Gorge! How's is it back East? Coming to Boulder Mountain Tour? Best.
Todd Eastman

Social climber
Putney, VT
Jan 21, 2019 - 07:26pm PT
Peter, I'll be going to Winthrop for the marathon next weekend with ski time before and after. I'll pass my regards onto the Methow crew for you.

East has been good so far this winter. A bit chilly right now but the fresh snow has made New England look perfect!

Have fun at the BMT!
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Jan 21, 2019 - 07:27pm PT
250 km in the last two weeks. More snow coming tonight and the Birkie trail could use it
the goat

climber
Mazama, WA
Jan 22, 2019 - 08:58am PT
It's going to be a great weekend in the Methow for the Ski to the Sun relay. Skied yesterday on cold, fast snow. The grooming was, as usual, perfect.


ionlyski

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Jan 22, 2019 - 09:59am PT
Wow! I can't make the Methow next weekend but if anybody wants a well organized race with an authentic nordic community, meet me at Cabin Creek Feb 9th for the Stampede race, a 15K freestyle. Always great races there. The Ozzbaldy 50K in mid march is great also.

Arne
Todd Eastman

Social climber
Putney, VT
Jan 22, 2019 - 10:48am PT
Great to hear from the Nordies out there in Tacoland...

... have fun in your various events and daily skiing!
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Jan 22, 2019 - 11:53am PT
This year's Tour de Ski was awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoGzCikEqaQ
the goat

climber
Mazama, WA
Jan 22, 2019 - 12:06pm PT
The final stage hill climb was amazing, Klaebo proved he's the real deal at 22! But my favs that day were Sjur Roethe and Simeon Krueger, damn they were impressive, Oestberg too.
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Jan 22, 2019 - 12:45pm PT
Go Jessie Diggins! It was so hard to watch when she missed the wax in the 10k Classic in Oberstdorf. Oestberg won that race on 'zeros' AKA waxless skiis.
the goat

climber
Mazama, WA
Jan 30, 2019 - 09:30pm PT
Last weekend was about as good as it gets for the inaugural Ski to the Sun Marathon and Relay. However, its been pretty damn good all week and most of the winter. So much for "The Boy" bringing us a dry crappy winter.
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