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    Idea! Any postholers or stove pipers out there?

    Can I ask why? You can get yourself into a ski tour package for a relatively cheap price. Snowshoes can be had for even cheaper. Just a thought...
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    This knuckle dragger owns a pair of mountaineering snowshoes, they're on my pack in this photo
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    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
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    but you free-heelers cut such sweet tracks, there's no need
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    Les grimpées, je m'en fou!

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    Postholes suck. Whenever I come across a trail that has been postholed up I usually cut my day of skiing short so I can go home and whine about it on the mountain biking forum.
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    I can't imagine why anyone would want to post hole around in the winter backcountry, I suppose it's one of the few things that can make slowshoing seem like fun.... I guess a lot of people just don't know any different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkoInTheBoat
    Postholes suck. Whenever I come across a trail that has been postholed up I usually cut my day of skiing short so I can go home and whine about it on the mountain biking forum.
    I like that you took the time to respond.


    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    I can't imagine why anyone would want to post hole around in the winter backcountry, I suppose it's one of the few things that can make slowshoing seem like fun.... I guess a lot of people just don't know any different.
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    IMO snowshoeing is really fun if you take your gps, walk a trail for several miles. ask your gps to draw a straight line to your vehicle then go off trail as the crow flies back to your vehicle. Going over/through whatever is in the way can be a great adventure. Or go snowshoe backpacking,
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    OK, forgive the guy from San Diego for not knowing this but WTF are we talking about here?

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    4-legged postholers?
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    I'm not a back country skier, but let's say I am in this case. What's the correct way to get to the top of the mountain? Skins? Snowshoes? No shoes? Enlighten me because I'm not sure I understand the problem or the solution, seeing as how I have never skied outside of ski area boundaries.
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    OK, from what I just learned on the interweb, postholing is hiking through deep snow in boots..instead of using snow shoes or other means of flotation. This would seem to cause a problem to folks who would like to ski or board the area later due to the large holes left behind.

    I've also learned that snowshoeing on XC Ski tracks is frowned upon and that you should snowshoe to the side of the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMW
    ... postholing is hiking through deep snow in boots..instead of using snow shoes or other means of flotation...
    This I knew.
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    I've also learned that snowshoeing on XC Ski tracks is frowned upon and that you should snowshoe to the side of the trail.
    This I just learned.

    So I assume post holes and snowshoe tracks kill it for those of you using skins?
    A trail that’s too difficult wouldn’t exist because it’d never be used. But, trails can exist that’re too difficult for you.

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    If you post hole up a skin track it will be smoothed out by the next few free heelin' wieners anyway But its more of an etiquette thing. Its also nice when people don't skin up a boot pack, not everyone one on two planks has skins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Enlighten me because I'm not sure I understand the problem...
    The problem in this situation is that the OP has some devivce for accessing the BC that makes it easy. He then frowns upon older devices, such as good old fashioned boots, using his newly made track on public land.

    Thats OK though. The OP feels the same way about how superior newer 6" FS rigs are to low-tech rigid rides... so it makes perfect sense to me.
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    I use snowshoes going up..... Snowboard going down.. It's a blast.... I try to stay out of XC ski tracks as it does screw them up. Some areas you just can't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrover
    I use snowshoes going up..... Snowboard going down.. It's a blast.... I try to stay out of XC ski tracks as it does screw them up. Some areas you just can't!
    Funrover..... I have been thinking about trying the snowshoe up and board down backcountry thing for awhile. Even toyed with the idea of getting a split board.

    Your from the Springs Right? Any suggestions on some cool spots to check out?

    It would be sweet to get my snowboard fix without having to drive 2.5 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    The problem in this situation is that the OP has some devivce for accessing the BC that makes it easy. He then frowns upon older devices, such as good old fashioned boots, using his newly made track on public land.

    Thats OK though. The OP feels the same way about how superior newer 6" FS rigs are to low-tech rigid rides... so it makes perfect sense to me.
    Obviously, since you bring it up here, my opinion on rigid/FS bikes has left you hurt, my apologies.
    If you are into using old fashioned boots to travel through the snow in the BC, enlighten me.
    If you refer back to my original post I neither complained nor b!tched about people using my “newly made track on public land.” I’m fine with it but don’t understand it.
    What I asked was why you would choose this form of getting out when it seems to be a pretty damn inefficient way to travel through deep snow when there are many options out there.
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    Oh, Juggy. I ride a rigid and a FS bike, and I enjoy them both a great deal. I was simply pointing out the hypocrisy.

    I never said I was into hiking BC in boots, it just happens sometimes. By 1100 a resort is packed and played, and the day is not done... so we go hike, and I didn't bring the Split.

    Simply put, no one should expect me to not walk on thier precious (and temporary) little skin track. Its a level of douchebaggery I can't comprehend. Its not like I'm droppin in above you on a 45 degree chute.

    Oh well, we're all someones douchebag at one point or another.


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    Splitboarder here. My snowshoes are gathering dust and I don't care.

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    Where’s the hypocrisy?
    OK, played out snow, fine. That would be an example of W(hy)TF you go stove piping, this is what I originally asked. Beautiful example, thank you.
    Again, I didn’t complain or even mention you walking or snowshoeing on ski tracks, that was pure assumption on the readers part (feel free to keep bringing it up though). What I’m referring to is an out and back hike in deep snow with nothing on you GD feet other than boots and nothing to descend on. I guess I should have made this clear to begin with but I didn’t think it needed to be stated (since in my OP I mention touring skis and figured it’d be pretty GD clear I wasn’t referring to climbing in these then making turns on something else).
    Have you ever seen someone out with hiking boots on sinking up to their crotch in 4 feet+ of snow? Considering this image, does it seems like an odd question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    Funrover..... I have been thinking about trying the snowshoe up and board down backcountry thing for awhile. Even toyed with the idea of getting a split board.

    Your from the Springs Right? Any suggestions on some cool spots to check out?

    It would be sweet to get my snowboard fix without having to drive 2.5 hours.

    I just kinda go where ever. Berthoud is fun...but a drive If we actually get snow the area by the Crags is fun. ETC ETC.. whenever there is a slope and snow really. I also do resort boarding... meaning I don't back country much, I am still learning places

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    I used to stovepipe back in college, but all it ever got me was a wicked case of the munchies...
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    Only the colo NATIVEs get to posthole a skin track.

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