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    Getting out as much as I can..which is never enough. :) Mags's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    Telemark is Norwegian for "Wait up"
    ..which is why I used touring gear and go faster than both.

    This link says it best:
    http://home.comcast.net/~pinnah/DirtbagPinner/bc-skis.html#OLD%20SCHOOL

    Esp this part:" I think these skis are ideally suited for experienced backcountry travelers who are interested in pushing deep into the winter woods with a reasonably equipped day pack or overnight pack. In my opinion, these skis are camping skis first and foremost so I think they're best matched with skiers who have a camping or long distance hiking mindset."

    Think it may apply to me.


    (All in good fun.Yes..even as a skiier, I go the dirtbag route... . )
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    Mags, Chris, Fiddlehead....

    I've met all 3 of you over the last decade and you are the kind of hikers that inspire me.
    But PLEASE, take your ski technique debate to another thread. This is an important discussion about walking.
    That being said, thanks for your input.

    Did I just sound serious? Please ignore me.
    What? Me worry??

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    They're OK RedNeckRye. AT least they're not squabbling. As soon as someone asks a pertinent question about the route, all three will undoubtedly provide some great feedback - as per usual.

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    Getting out as much as I can..which is never enough. :) Mags's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedneckRye View Post
    Mags, Chris, Fiddlehead....

    Chris and I are just busting each others chops. The day he takes me seriously is well, a first.


    Not much longer..and I'll be at Springer.

    ps. I put backcountry skiing into the same category as snowshoeing: A way of "hiking" in winter in the snow filled mountains. Resort skiing on the other hand... ;_
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    Mags and I are going hiking in Utah at the end of March, so there will be plenty of time to get into the finer points of French and Norwegian culture and their application to the Sierra High Route.

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    OK... back to our regularly scheduled program about the HSR.

    In the guidebook, Steve Roper constantly mentions class 2 and class 3 terrain.
    Then he will talk about "difficult" class 2, which seems (if you are to believe his words) almost impassible. Then a paragraph or two later he will describe a section as an "easy" class 3 and gloss over any difficulty. Huh, what?

    That brief complaint aside, I cant wait to get out there.
    What? Me worry??

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