Monthly Archives: August 2009

New USB "Thumb Key" Form Factor

Holy Jeebus. This little doohickey is a 4 Gig USB key. $16.95 at crucial.com. I guess you can’t really call them “thumb keys” any more. More like thumbnail keys. I better go put it on a lanyard before I lose … Continue reading

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Cycle To The Sun

Lynx + IdentiLynx : Don’t Leave Home Without It.

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Termas Geometrico

The view from the restaurant High above Pucon, Chile The final ski day of the trip was one of those occasional, strange days when your plans go to hell but what eventually happens exceeds your original plans anyway. The day … Continue reading

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Rare Alpine Skunk Tracked on Villarrica Volcano

Pucon, Southern ChileToday, the mission was to try to summit this steaming 10,000-foot beast and ski down from the top. Finding a spot in the parking lot wasn’t a problem. Seldom is, at Chilean ski resorts.My equipment. Note the US … Continue reading

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Catching Up on a Few Days of Mixed Fortunes

Skunked at Corralco Up until the point we arrived in Corralco to ski the vaunted Volcano Lonquimay, we were blessed with more than a week of skiing in which every single day brought either perfect weather, perfect powder skiing, or … Continue reading

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Powder 8s on the Volcano

Powder-8s Without a Partner: Is It Considered Masturbation? The plan today was to go snowcat-skiing high atop the Termas volcano. Word came early in the morning that all 6 of Nevado De Chillan’s snowcats were broken (translation from Chilean Spanish … Continue reading

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Termas de Chillan, Chile

Conditions in Chile were perfect for tracking the Rare Alpine Skunk. It had been dumping for two days prior to our arrival in Nevados de Chillan. Nevados de Chillan is reminiscent of Alta, but substantially larger. Mostly above treeline, very … Continue reading

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