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What recent outdoor activity did you do? 41903

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1470 on: July 29, 2018, 10:22:07 AM »
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1471 on: July 29, 2018, 03:23:56 PM »
 :dd:  Simply gorgeous scenery.

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1472 on: July 29, 2018, 03:40:45 PM »

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1473 on: July 30, 2018, 11:31:11 PM »
Thanks guys.   :cheers:
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1474 on: July 30, 2018, 11:35:49 PM »
Sweet pic z, what altitude are you at ?
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1475 on: July 31, 2018, 12:47:25 AM »
Approx 2000m. Hoping to be back up that way later this week if the weather allows it.
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1476 on: July 31, 2018, 01:29:58 AM »
Approx 2000m. Hoping to be back up that way later this week if the weather allows it.


I sure miss the mountains  :like: :tu:



Here's a couple of pics of me back in my ski bumming day's early 1990's Colorado





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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1477 on: July 31, 2018, 01:33:00 AM »
The little guy saw something and came up with the idea! He says to me, “hey dad, I know something that will make your light look better!” So I asked what? He explains it out and says to put the lantern over the regular light, he wasn’t sure how to make it work so we worked on the workbench and here’s what we came up with..
JR

Here’s a before/after

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1478 on: July 31, 2018, 01:43:24 AM »
Approx 2000m. Hoping to be back up that way later this week if the weather allows it.


I sure miss the mountains  :like: :tu:



Here's a couple of pics of me back in my ski bumming day's early 1990's Colorado







Awesome pics.   :like:   :like:

The ski thing is fairly new to me, really only picked it up because the youngest wanted to ski.
Have been looking at the tele peeps though and thinking that it looks like fun.
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1479 on: July 31, 2018, 01:57:48 AM »
Telemark skiing is the way to IMO especially if you want to go backcountry away from the crowds. That's what we would do, ski on the mountain on powder days until it got tracked up and then head off the ski area and hike into the backcountry. We could get fresh tracks for days after a storm.

Here's a few more old pics, some of me skiing with my old dog Jasper.
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« Reply #1481 on: July 31, 2018, 02:22:38 AM »
Best pics ever!   :cheers:

Yeah I don't do crowds and love me some back country. Freshies for the win #nomatesonapowderday.   :angel:
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1482 on: July 31, 2018, 02:57:36 AM »
Thanks, lots of great memories of those days.
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1483 on: July 31, 2018, 03:01:26 PM »
@Steve C.  All great pics.   :like:

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1484 on: July 31, 2018, 05:02:31 PM »
Thank Aloha !

I worked for 8 years as a snowmaker on the mountain in Steamboat Springs to get my ski pass for the season. We would work from about a month before the mountain opened and were usually done by Christmas. I would then work in restaurants at night so I could ski during the day.


After three years they made me the foreman of the 2nd shift, here a pic of my crew. That me in the middle in red.

Second pic is of me at the top of a pile of man made snow we made for a terrain park

Third is me hauling in a frozen water hose to thaw out in the shop.


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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1485 on: July 31, 2018, 10:30:30 PM »
Great pics Steve.  :tu:

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1486 on: August 01, 2018, 01:14:21 AM »
Thanks, a little trip down memory lane   :D
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1487 on: August 01, 2018, 06:32:51 PM »
These are really cool pics.  Looks like a great job with super benefits.  I knew a woman who worked for our local mountains for the same benefits.  She would ski/snowboard all season long.  Then in summer she'd come toward to ocean and work restaurants at night so she could surf all season long.  She was a true adventure junkie. 

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1488 on: August 01, 2018, 06:41:09 PM »
These are really cool pics.  Looks like a great job with super benefits.  I knew a woman who worked for our local mountains for the same benefits.  She would ski/snowboard all season long.  Then in summer she'd come toward to ocean and work restaurants at night so she could surf all season long.  She was a true adventure junkie.

Thanks,
It was a fun albeit a dangerous and physically demanding one. It was perfect for getting in shape for skiing though.  :tu:
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1489 on: August 07, 2018, 02:31:47 PM »
I work outdoors most of the time. Today: tree pruning.
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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1490 on: August 08, 2018, 02:22:20 PM »
Did some agility training with my two dogs - I like doing it but my dogs absolutely love it :)

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1491 on: August 08, 2018, 03:29:33 PM »
Did some agility training with my two dogs - I like doing it but my dogs absolutely love it :)

Are you still competing?  I love watching dogs run those agility courses.  They look like theyre having a blast.   I swear theyre smiling the whole time. 

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1492 on: August 16, 2018, 12:01:24 PM »
Took my "new" skin-on-frame kayak out for it's maiden paddle this morning, mostly to see if it is watertight.  Happily it is. :D  Best guess is that this is late 50's or 60's, but I'll happily be told differently.  Sadly it's not a Folbot, but I learned to paddle in one of them and this is more stable.  No, Molly did not join me in the boat despite this being a two seater.


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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1493 on: August 16, 2018, 12:21:06 PM »
 :like:

Gareth, any chance of a pic of the inside of your kayak so i can see how it's constructed ?

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1494 on: August 16, 2018, 12:36:05 PM »
:like:

Gareth, any chance of a pic of the inside of your kayak so i can see how it's constructed ?

Here you go. :)

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1495 on: August 16, 2018, 12:37:20 PM »
and a few more courtesy of my good wife.





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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1496 on: August 16, 2018, 12:40:16 PM »
 :like: thank you :tu:

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1497 on: August 16, 2018, 03:02:11 PM »
Looks like a nice boat.  Molly sure did look like she wanted to go. 

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1498 on: August 16, 2018, 03:40:54 PM »
Looks like a nice boat.  Molly sure did look like she wanted to go.
She's a bit unconvinced by water in general and waves are a firm no-no.  She didn't flip her nut when I was out but did bark to let me know she was there.

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Re: What recent outdoor activity did you do?
« Reply #1499 on: August 16, 2018, 03:49:08 PM »
ive been training one of my lads to go paddling with me, I had the loan of a sit-on-top, he's getting used to it. he did take a leap from my boat to my daughters  :D. she had no spraydeck on so he was able to sit in the cockpit with her thats ok just messing by the beach but on a journey isn't suitable.

It is never too late to be what you might have been - George Eliot

 

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