Posted by mt surf at 5:46 PM
Imagine Raz, fishing this stretch of the Lamar. It'd have probably been a warm summer afternoon, with thunderstorms threatening, just north over Druid Peak. He'd have been focused intently on the water, and presenting his hopper, just right. The cut-bank below the cottonwood trees, the 20" cutthroat he imagined flashing from the deepest hole.
THen, out of the corner of his eye, he catches a large brown figure at close proximity. A bison? No! A giant grizzly bear! So apparently Raz, drops his rod and takes off running! Forget the fly rod. (Hawaiian Brian came back and found it for him). So the story goes, of Raz's Run.
Posted by mt surf at 10:27 PM
Testing the new Mammut 6mm rappel cord.
It's thin, and light!, with af very stiff 'hand' initially- and seems quite durable and water resistant.
Super psyched to have it in the cord quiver.
My favorite new rope investment is this Twilight Dry 70 meter though! (rated as a double and half rope). At 7.5mm wide and 38 g/m, it just feels 'right' for ski mountaineering applications.
Someone recently asked me if I'd recommend the 40m 6mm rap cord for glacial travel, and I'd definitely say no. The Twilight Dry (perhaps cut to a 40m length :) would be the way to go in my opinion.
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