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Postby woodsxc » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:08 pm

Alpinist wrote:It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (again). We got about 6" of snow here in Northern Illinois yesterday, and that's mild compared to some of the other Midwestern states.


Dude, this is the best snow I've seen in IL in years.

It's a bleedin shame there aren't any mountains here for it to fall onto...
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Postby moonspots » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:27 pm

Alpinist wrote:It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (again). We got about 6" of snow here in Northern Illinois yesterday, and that's mild compared to some of the other Midwestern states.


Uh, yeah... I just finished moving about 700 tons of it out of the way so I could get out to the street. :P

2' as of last night's news, and powdery enough that snowshoes didn't do much better than the ol' hiking boots. You ever fall down with big snowshoes on in deep snow and then try to pick yourself up? No WAY could I get purchase with my hands so as to get back on my feet. Wish I had a video of that one, would make good youtube fodder...

But it's a pretty snow..... :lol:
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Postby Alpinist » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:42 pm

woodsxc wrote:
Alpinist wrote:It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (again). We got about 6" of snow here in Northern Illinois yesterday, and that's mild compared to some of the other Midwestern states.


Dude, this is the best snow I've seen in IL in years.

It's a bleedin shame there aren't any mountains here for it to fall onto...

They are forecasting another 8-10 inches of snow tomorrow in No. Illinois. It's suppose to be dry snow from Canada, like last time. This weekend could be a a great time to ski Devil's Head. It will be a rare chance to ski dry powder up there as compared with the icey snow that we typically get east of the Mississippi.
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Postby grabbs146 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:29 pm

Just got done clearing the snow from my drive way and sidewalk. It's a sugar type of snow and very light. going to test out a new pair of skies today.
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Postby Alpinist » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:48 am

You guys didn't think winter was over yet here in the Midwest, did you? The next storm is on it's way. The forecast here in Chicago calls for 6-10" Monday-Tuesday!
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Postby woodsxc » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:55 pm

Alpinist wrote:You guys didn't think winter was over yet here in the Midwest, did you? The next storm is on it's way. The forecast here in Chicago calls for 6-10" Monday-Tuesday!


Just in time for my two longest commutes of the month. :evil:
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Postby Alpinist » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:06 pm

I'm heading to the BWCA on Friday. Snow is forecast up there as well. Looks like I'll be breaking trail... Let the games begin! :)
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Postby woodsxc » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:13 pm

Alpinist wrote:I'm heading to the BWCA on Friday. Snow is forecast up there as well. Looks like I'll be breaking trail... Let the games begin! :)


Lucky man. I'm at home, wishing I had money to replace the balding tires on my car.
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Postby Yeti » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:17 pm

I just sold a set of snow tires, never thought of posting them here.

I'll be poking around Columbus Ohio this weekend. Something is bound to be in, I just have no belayers so I'll spend the time scouting new areas.
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Postby grabbs146 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:16 pm

driving to canada today.......Yeah it's gona suck.....but, the ice should be good.
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Postby xDoogiex » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:41 am

Yeti wrote:I just sold a set of snow tires, never thought of posting them here.

I'll be poking around Columbus Ohio this weekend. Something is bound to be in, I just have no belayers so I'll spend the time scouting new areas.


how is it down there? i haven't been to columbus in forever and that was just to see bands
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Postby Alpinist » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:42 pm

First day of Spring and we got 3" of snow yesterday. Can I get a WTF...??
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Postby woodsxc » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:44 pm

Alpinist wrote:First day of Spring and we got 3" of snow yesterday. Can I get a WTF...??


WTF, mate!?

I went for an 8 mile run yesterday. Good times.
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Postby dwhike » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:41 am

Alpinist wrote:First day of Spring and we got 3" of snow yesterday. Can I get a WTF...??


WTF!! This winter's been so bass ackwards, it was 45-degrees up here in Northern Michigan while I watched you guys down in Illinois getting flaked on. At least it won't last long...
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Postby aedwards » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:58 pm

I was rock climbing outside in a t-shirt.

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