Tales from the Hinterland: 2017/2018 edition

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My apologies, I am still under the weather and have been negligent in snow chair reporting. Today:



Also today, before adding wind chill:



I stayed inside and cleaned out the woodstove.
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Great big fun today, the whole gang of desperadoes assembled at one of our favorite hills in the North Hinterlands.  The temperature even warmed up to a balmy -15c.

Churrrles and Fat Dave showed up the night before to get a jump start on the rest of us, but we caught them napping ..

We tried to set a new skin track from our trad route.. But a few downed trees and it turned into a grumble-fuck.

Churrrles kindly set the skin track!

Me, the only time I was able to stay upright due to a nasty sinus bug that made my head spin....(more than usual!)

Churrrles, making everything easy

Fat Dave given'er
Alex, rejoicing in the abundance of snow (he lives in the city where snow is a rarity)
mangia!
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^^ Good that the crew got out before the short but lethal thaw.

What a difference 48 hours makes, the image below is from a few minutes ago. The temp was a few degrees above freezing when I got up, by noon the mercury had dropped about 12 degrees. We are currently under a "flash freeze warning," so at least the base will set up for Winter 2.0 and a return to the deep freeze.




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What's going on with the chair?
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tjf1967 wrote
What's going on with the chair?
Not much. An inch or two since the last photo. Both TD and I have the plague, so not skiing lately. It has been a slow winter in the Hinterlands.

We do appreciate your concern, however.

I did get the tractor stuck the other night, which was entertaining. Had to pull out the 1988 Kubota with the 2003 Tacoma. Blue Toes had all four wheels spinning on the truck, even in low range. Good times.

Other than that, my outdoor activity has been this:

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Sick Bird Rider wrote
tjf1967 wrote
What's going on with the chair?
Not much. An inch or two since the last photo. Both TD and I have the plague, so not skiing lately.
I've gotten better. No longer a newt.
Going XC track set figure 11's tomorrow.   I'll try and get some kewl pics and post an embellished  TR to make up for the aridity of this thread..
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Greetings from Ice Planet Hoth. Here are someone else's chairs, they are stuck till spring:



Kicking myself for giving away my ice skates. It is very rare that conditions are this perfect for lake skating:



There is significant snow in today's forecast, though, so we live in hope.
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SBR....looking at those chairs, does anyone have a contest or pool as to when the ice is officially gone?  I've heard of gaming where a chair is tied to a dock and the day/hour that it's submerged the ice is deemed to be gone.  Just wondering if there's something similar your way.
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D.B. Cooper wrote
SBR....looking at those chairs, does anyone have a contest or pool as to when the ice is officially gone?  I've heard of gaming where a chair is tied to a dock and the day/hour that it's submerged the ice is deemed to be gone.  Just wondering if there's something similar your way.
Yes, those contests are pretty common around here. They are typically a local thing among the lake residents, so not well publicized. Usually someone puts out a Christmas tree or something benign. Back in the day some places would put an old car out on the ice but the enviromeddlers have put a stop to that.
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Sick Bird Rider wrote
D.B. Cooper wrote
SBR....looking at those chairs, does anyone have a contest or pool as to when the ice is officially gone?  I've heard of gaming where a chair is tied to a dock and the day/hour that it's submerged the ice is deemed to be gone.  Just wondering if there's something similar your way.
Yes, those contests are pretty common around here. They are typically a local thing among the lake residents, so not well publicized. Usually someone puts out a Christmas tree or something benign. Back in the day some places would put an old car out on the ice but the enviromeddlers have put a stop to that.
The Tanana River Tripod is the one I'm most familiar with
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nenana_Ice_Classic
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