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by Oldbie
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A vid for you twisted minimalist typos
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: A vid for you twisted minimalist typos

I thought this one was cool --
by Oldbie
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Michigan Dune Schooning Jan 2018 Check In
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Michigan Dune Schooning Jan 2018 Check In

Have any of you MI guys skiied the dune climb in Sleeping Bear?
by Oldbie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails
Replies: 27
Views: 2312

Re: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails

Hoks are amazing XC and downhill skis- if the snow is deep and soft- I find them virtually useless on dense, consolidated snow. Another technique to consider is using a single wooden pole- "tiak"/"lurk"- a single wooden pole can be used as both an outrigger and to create a tripo...
by Oldbie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 2593

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Love it. Pocket wilderness. It's amazing how winter transforms well-trodden places into sources of solitude.
by Oldbie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The UP Conditions Report Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 6004

Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

oh man, i wish i could get away that weekend...it's worth the almost 8 hour drive. that place is beautiful. and the biscuits and gravy at syl's in onthenoggin was great on saturday. endless coffee too, like a good diner should. just fyi! Syl's cafe is the spot. I've gotta make good on taking my boy...
by Oldbie
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The UP Conditions Report Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 6004

Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

I thought Hopslam would've dried up by now. I might try to get up this year to ski the ski area and then overnight in the woods. It's been a long time...
by Oldbie
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The UP Conditions Report Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 6004

Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Oh, my bad. It was Lake of the Clouds (did a trip out to Mirror Lake once, but that was in the summer). Camped not too far from one of the cabins over there and then schlepped back on the road up to the escarpment overlook.
by Oldbie
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The UP Conditions Report Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 6004

Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

One of my fondest memories is twisting down a NARROW AF hiking trail down to Mirror Lake on a seemingly endless right turn in hip deep powder, just dipping in and the coefficient of friction equalizing perfectly (through little to no action or skiing skill on my part). Just...woooooooooosh....while ...
by Oldbie
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XCD, Telemark, xc on piste, Madshus, Eon,whatever
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: XCD, Telemark, xc on piste, Madshus, Eon,whatever

Kinda doing the same thing; got my boys snowboards for Christmas and took them to the tiny tow-rope serviced downhill slope near our house for lessons. I saw some guys there training for the Birkie, and it occurred to me that I could bring my Nordic setup there. The next trip, I dug my well-worn Kar...

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