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Happy Cowboy

Social climber
Boz MT
Dec 6, 2018 - 03:34pm PT
crazy about Scott, Todd. I know your name, we might've met. I thought Kyle was headed back east, guess he got the job he was hoping for. I know he misses it. Ask Scott @ the cold dry sh#t, he says he's back out in March. Best Donnie Black
clarkolator

climber
Dec 6, 2018 - 04:57pm PT
Credit: clarkolator's wife Meg
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 6, 2018 - 05:54pm PT
I always thought that cross country skiing was not something that people liked to do. I always thought it was a necessary means to an end - like getting to a peak.

Just kidding.

I mean to say, "...like getting to a hot spring."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2018 - 05:57pm PT
In Norway it was a means towards blowing up Nazis.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Dec 6, 2018 - 07:05pm PT
Credit: Kalimon

Credit: Kalimon

Credit: Kalimon
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 6, 2018 - 07:40pm PT
Older stuff
I used to love skating on groomed tracks

Brown's pass, Collegiate Range, Colorado
Brown's pass, Collegiate Range, Colorado
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Skiing down the Great Gorge, Alaska
Skiing down the Great Gorge, Alaska
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

A little cross-country ski trip from Mono Lake to Little Yosemite over...
A little cross-country ski trip from Mono Lake to Little Yosemite over New Years 1984
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 6, 2018 - 08:24pm PT
Crossing a different kind of country

Long ago and far away
Long ago and far away
Credit: Ghost
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 6, 2018 - 10:02pm PT
Good exercise...go to the right places and you might see a Wolverine.
Happy Cowboy

Social climber
Boz MT
Dec 7, 2018 - 07:34am PT
XC's do open the door to exercise in great country.

entering the West fork Ruth, Rooster Comb, Huntington in notch, Scott ...
entering the West fork Ruth, Rooster Comb, Huntington in notch, Scott on Yellow Epoke's, 11,300 and Traleika Point LtoR
Credit: Happy Cowboy
Like Ghost and SLR I've enjoyed them in mountainous locations. On the Ruth we had them xtra at our upper west fork climbing camp for fun nearby excursions.



Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Dec 7, 2018 - 01:44pm PT
Lessee, we have a continuing backcountry thread on "nobody cares if you tele" a debate thread on the merits of wax, the Maysho contribution on backcountry skating and this thread on basic, x-country skiing.

As a proponent of all things free'heel I am somewhat flummoxed to see a light degree of snark on this thread.

Perhaps a new thread about using skis as means to obtain other glories can be a new topic. Please think before possibly degenerating this topic which I believe merits it's own OT discussion and information.

And for SLR, please know that your former VE 25 has already been used several times since it came to Nita and my way via the kindness and generosity of Johntp. And that it shall be set up on snow sometime this winter but only for the gentile if perhaps, cold wilderness.

That is all. Best thread ever started by Bluey.
Happy Cowboy

Social climber
Boz MT
Dec 8, 2018 - 05:34am PT
Sorry to offend tt^^^ thanks for mentioning the other threads.
What does define XC skiing? Should this thread be limited to Nordic resorts? Groom only...
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 8, 2018 - 06:03am PT
maybe too much pale ale???

I feel that Nordic skiing is one of the best training tools for ice climbing. I absolutely love it. I think I could get in pretty decent shape if I could di it all summer....
Jay S

Mountain climber
Silver Gate, Mt
Dec 8, 2018 - 06:26am PT
PCT in northern CA
PCT in northern CA
Credit: Jay S
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.
another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Dec 10, 2018 - 01:56pm PT
John H. Caldwell is 90 years old.

Like many people, I used his book heavily to learn waxing and technique. He's the definition of Vermont-granola "preppy," but... whatever. I guess that subspecies is nearly extinct at no very great loss.

I got my first ski set in 1971 ('72 ?) from his protege Bob Gray, at his Putney shop, for $50.

Boots had leather soles. Skis had no edges at all. Was fine, although boots wore out after a few seasons.

Happy Cowboy

Social climber
Boz MT
Dec 11, 2018 - 06:20am PT
Credit: Happy Cowboy
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
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