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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:39 AM
    Devious6

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    Good morning, everyone!! Happy 3 Day Weekend!!

    Lynn and I went out for dinner last night for Valentine's Day. Nice to get out on our own.

    Sitting at 3deg F right now. If the winds stay down we'll be heading out in a few hours to crew a hot air balloon flight. Gonna be a cold one...but it's the first chase in the new Tacoma!
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:40 AM
    johneman

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    Good morning folks. Hope everyone had a nice Valentine day. Deb and I went out as well for dinner and found a nice little Italian restaurant that is much cheaper than several other Italian places on the Island. Food was good and a glass of wine was free for Valentines day.:D.
    Hope it warms up for the balloon flight Mark. It wil be a cold one soaring over NE PA. Instead of champagne after the flight will you have coffee and hot chocolate?
    Do nothing day here because it's raining and supposed to all day.:(.
    Have a good one all.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    Not for me, but then since I stopped working Fridays ALL of them are 3 day weekends. :p
    We went out Thursday night, assuming it wouldn't be a mob scene. It was. I guess a lot of folks had the same idea?
    Cold weather is good ballooning weather. Have fun! Don't over-rev in your excitement to track it down. ;)

    We're doing a family dinner over at the retirement place my folks live in. It was originally supposed to happen before Christmans, but someone got sick, then a week later someone else got sick, then another two weeks went by and yet another person got a bug, so we said the heck with it and turned it into a Valentine's bash. Getting ready to head out now.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2020 at 7:17 AM
    Devious6

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    It was a great flight - about 2 deg when we inflated. We got almost all of the other crew members into the basket to give them some flight time - Lynn and I chased in the Tacoma (we had an almost 1.5 hour flight last month so we wanted others to get up). It was our pilot's 120th consecutive month flying - unheard of here in the northeast with the weather patterns. A dedicated crew helps. :)
     
  5. Feb 15, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    Afternoon All

    I was going through some photos and came across this one for @hikerduane.
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    This is our back country site at the base of Andrew's Glacier in Colorado. It was a great backpacking trip with the wife. But as we age the backpacking trips are becoming less frequent and day hikes more frequent.

    Mark @Devious6 the hot air balloon trip and chase sounds like fun. We are tentatively planning a trip to Albuquerque NM next fall for their balloon festival, which is one of the largest in the southwest.

    Enjoy the day

    Cheers 4BYTOY
     
  6. Feb 15, 2020 at 10:36 AM
    hikerduane

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    I have family in three cities in CO, but I still need to bp in the Rockies, have done a couple nights in Maroon Bells, pretty geology. Have bagged a night in many western states except Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Added Idaho and Washington last July.
    Duane
     
  7. Feb 15, 2020 at 10:38 AM
    Devious6

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    The team we crew for is planning on going there in 2021 and we plan on heading out to crew for them since I'll be retired.

    Flying in a balloon is awesome - quiet and peaceful. A few pictures from this morning.

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    Crew 1st Day 3.jpg
    Crew 1st Day 1.jpg
     
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  8. Feb 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    @hikerduane Maroon Bells is in my opinion a beautiful area. If I remember correctly the backcountry campsites have been closed from time to time in the last few years due to bears.

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    Maroon Bells in the Fall (not my photo).

    Cheers 4BYTOY
     
  9. Feb 15, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    I had snow to go thru on my trip when I went, too much to plow thru for a loop, watched folks from a lake plowing thru near waist high snow.
    Duane
     
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  10. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    Snowshoes?
     
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  11. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    Its the 'STEALERSHIP'......Price scale starts at clips....wait till you really need something.............
     
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  12. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    Wasn't expecting that much snow, thought most of it would have settled or melted down during the previous few days. Wouldn't have gone if I had known there was that much, done a different route or area.
    Duane
     
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  13. Feb 15, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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    Evening all :wave:

    Another great couple days on the mountain and off grid.
    We chained up this time because of reported drifts on the trail. Got in and out again with no issues (i.e. no digging or winching). Still very impressed with the capabilities ATRAC and the locker give this truck, despite the rather small 245/75/16 Bizzaks I'm currently running for Winter.
    It was also beautiful weather, although a little windy. Came out with tractor and trailer to get more hay for the cows. Worked on a snowmachine some. Fed the critters...and most importantly, relaxed.
    Hope all are well. :hattip:
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    Spectacular. Colder than.....but awesome never the less. I was whining walking the dog at 38°F and a strong wind came up. Brrrrr.....

    So, Palmer.......you have started winter light already? Nice! :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Feb 15, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    We're getting useable daylight from about 0830L to 1730L currently ... and getting steadily better.
     
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  17. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:24 AM
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    Good Morning folks:hattip:. Coffee time.
     
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    :hattip: Good Morning Ken
     
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  19. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:45 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Good morning Rob. Sounds like you had another good break. beautiful countrry, but what is all that white stuff:D. Take care and have a good day Sir.
     
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  20. Feb 16, 2020 at 2:16 AM
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    Good morning, everyone!! Been floating around the forum and realized I hadn't checked in. Time for another cup of coffee!!

    I always ove the beauty of the country in your pictures, Rob.....but that cold and snow...…….
     
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