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Off Season Activity Stoke (Hippy Bullshit) 2012
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distantfellow



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Off Season Activity Stoke (Hippy Bullshit) 2012 Reply with quote

Fuck it, I'm done skiing for the season. Let's see some non ski stoke and keep the Buzz buzzing all summer. Share photos and trip reports of whatever weird shit gets you through it: knitting, collecting Polish pottery, baking gluton-free muffins, extreme gardening, whatever.

Here's some angling stoke from the last couple days. Fishing dry-flys on the small stream that runs through Glen Haven. Caught seven of the little Brown sons of bitches today, the biggest about 12 inches with heady colors. I'm dabbling in this hippy bullshit called "Tenkara", which is the traditional Japanese form of fly-fishing. There's no reel and you typically use a very simple non discreet fly-pattern called Kebari. The idea behind Tenkara is simplicity, presentation over "match the hatch" Western elitism... Fuck that noise.










Wink


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Matt Wood



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unprocessed fish sticks. MMMMM
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Nachoconqueso



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gal in the first picture has great lips. Just my type. Know what I mean?
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pilotmurph



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Kebari" must be Japanese for "E/C Caddis."
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distantfellow



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You caught me Laughing Not good enough with the Kebari quite yet. Dabbling... I'm just dabbling in this hippy bullshit, getting a feel for it and seeing if the Birkenstocks fit right and the Patchouli Oil feels good on my skin . Wink
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distantfellow



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where the fuck is everyone's Off Season Stoke? Are you people still skiing or what? Evil or Very Mad
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pilotmurph



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mel



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

distantfellow wrote:
Where the fuck is everyone's Off Season Stoke? Are you people still skiing or what? Evil or Very Mad


still skiing Very Happy

(Doing my best Rando Steve turn on top of the Dead Dog yesterday)

It was real good, but probably going to call it for the season though after that.
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distantfellow



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful specimen Pilot. Mel, immediately re-post that goddamn awesome ski stoke in a more appropriate thread. Laughing
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mel



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, my bad. Here's some extreme gardening stoke from last season instead.
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the_dude



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pilotmurph wrote:
"Kebari" must be Japanese for "E/C Caddis."
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good guess. i was gonna guess comparadun.
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distantfellow



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's more like it.

I've been chill'n mostly. Just hanging at the coffee-shop, reading some of the classics, dead heading around the garden, etc... but I did manage to get up a classic Lumpy Ridge route called Pear Buttress with a friend last weekend. Here is some climbing stoke.



On the approach. The Book and Pear Buttress visible in the foreground.



Marissa following splitter hand cracks on the first pitch (linked the first 2 pitches with a 60m rope)



Looking down midway up the incredible pitch three hand-crack. This is THE BEST pitch of 5.8 I've ever climbed! Splitter!!!



Miss Marissa on the last pitch. We managed to climb the route (listed as 5/6 pitches in the guide) in three long 60m pitches. It was the biggest day out climbing I've had since the bone-marrow transplant and felt great. I love Lumpy Ridge!
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d-rock



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stoke everyone...fishing, climbing, gardening AND skiing! Looks like a great day on Dead Dog! Here is some "off season" stoke from me...

Smoke column from 5/16 Can you spot the "bird" in the sky?


Burnout coming together


Night operations around structures


Shooting the Veri Pistol across the Poudre


Big thanks to all the interagencies, crews, engines and firefighters.....no structures lost, no major injuries.
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pilotmurph



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No thank you, d-rock! I'll buy you a beer next time you're at the Trailhead.
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telejet9



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all owe you a beer D-rock! Glad to hear you are safe. The AZ fire sounded really nasty.
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