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cbalke I guess I'm ready for summer. Still wishing I could spend more time in a soft skin track. 10h
  •   desolation_hiker Nice!! 10h
  •   cbalke @cjvarela yeah we did. I was surprised how tracked out it was above the lake and to the lookers left of the Crescent when we were there. I can only imagine after a few more days. 9h
  •   cbalke @just_the_coon way better than I expected! And to think at 3 am I was so tired that I was hoping that Ryan overslept. 9h
  •   cbalke @desolation_hiker it 'twas a good day 9h
  •   h0ngry Noice! 9h
  •   h0ngry Looks soft as hell 9h
  •   cbalke @h0ngry this is from last week but yeah this area and a few others were really soft. I'm going to miss the month of winter we had. You guys scored Sierra though.. 9h
  •   brian_hoad Never got any of that this season, unacceptable. Pretty bummed. Guess we will have to try again next next year. @cbalke @christianpaul 39min

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cbalke Alright last couloir shot, I promise.. With such a rough snow year I can't help but think about boarding after yesterday. #lookingdownthebarrelofagunsonofagun @burton_norcal @celtek @localknits @stancesocks 6d

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cbalke I've always liked this rocky ridge but yesterday it's shadows really stood out to me. 7d

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cbalke Had a blast drawing some lines yesterday. The protected snow was better than expected. 7d

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cbalke Rad day in the mountains with friends today. One of the best ways to spend a day. @just_the_coon @genrexoffroad @ryanwillnevergetig @Stickoisafraidofsocialmedia 1w

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cbalke A GoPro screen grab from out last trip to Tahoe. Everyone decided to jump in the lake multiple times while it was raining/snowing. Yes, out friend does have a trampstamp. He tells everyone that he got it before the term trampstamps was created... 3w

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cbalke I could get used to this whole spring/summer thing. I can't believe how warm it was in the coast. I need to come back to this cove! 4w
  •   desolation_hiker Awesome man! Depending how the clouds play, either it will be Yosemite again or Big Sur this weekend. lol! 4w
  •   cbalke Your Yosemite shots were awesome! You can't go wrong either place. The weather has been great. Quite a few whales off the coast right now as well. 4w
  •   desolation_hiker So true!! lol!! So much to see, so little time. 4w
  •   aka__jk Looks incredible @cbalke, hopefully you're on your way somewhere good! Santa Barbara? 4w
  •   mezworks Going this weekend! Hoping to get some rays 4w
  •   cbalke @aka__jk went back home. Home's good though 4w
  •   cbalke @mezworks where you heading? You should be in luck weather wise. 4w

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cbalke We skinned up Jake's Peak on the West shore of Tahoe on Saturday. We ended up scoring some great snow and great views up top. Perfect timing before the warmer temps came in on Sunday. 1mon

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cbalke Thanks for the #wetpow laps @jenario ! We had a blast. Still can't believe that I lost my iPhone in the powder and we were able to find it on the next lap. @skihomewood #ilikeyournose 1mon
  •   oneleb Super score! Glad you got a couple days. We rode 6 days of pow in a row.... Most ever. 1mon
  •   bettyzkid Such a great picture 1mon
  •   oneleb Looks like you'll get some more Thursday and we will get missed too south AGAIN 1mon
  •   cbalke Damn 6 days! We need some cold systems... Keepin the faith alive. 1mon
  •   cbalke @oneleb 1mon
  •   cbalke @bettyzkid Thank you! 1mon
  •   antik5 Nice dude!!! 1mon
  •   cbalke @antik5 yeah man, Tahoe finally got some snow love. It felt good! 1mon

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cbalke On out way to Benson hut today but made the difficult decision to turn around half way due to no visibility and really wet conditions. @christianpaul @cwjohnston80 @brian_hoad 1mon
  •   cbalke @gohuckyourself for sure, the after party made up for it. Rad crew for sure. 1mon
  •   gohuckyourself stoked you hooked up with @christianpaul @cbalke I hope to ride with you guys one of these days...I wanted to tell you that the Kwicker BC and Compass boot was pretty rad and I'm going to continue to use it 1mon
  •   cbalke @gohuckyourself we need to make a trip up there. @christianpaul I need to finalize a big trip for my 35th with a bunch of buds for late next year. Maybe baldface, tailgate AK, Japan, or something 1mon
  •   christianpaul I vote jap! 1mon
  •   jena_trin I have to finish school and get a job before you start planning trips like that...someone has to pay for that. #RNhereIcome Love you babe! 1mon
  •   cbalke @thattimdude this was us on Sunday. No visibility, constant wind with some good gusts. We had similar route finding issues as we made it down the back slope of the ridge as appose to following the ridge to Anderson Peak and Benson Hut. 4 out of 7 of us had skin adhesion issues and we were all sopping wet from the rain/snow mix. It was terrible, but fun afterwards. It stinks we only rode groomers down Lincoln with 50# packs on. 1mon
  •   cbalke @gohuckyourself rad that you liked the kwicker! Did you like ride and tour mode better than softies and tesla a? 1mon

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cbalke So pumped for this next trip (what are pow days?)!! Thanks @stancesocks & @christianpaul for keeping my feet warm. #theuncommonthread #stancesocks #splitboard #localknits #tesla 2mon

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cbalke I wanna get a pet jellyfish for the house. 2mon
  •   yes_alani If I can't have a dog you can't have a jellyfish 2mon
  •   jesi_g Me too 2mon
  •   cbalke @desolation_hiker I had never been to this aquarium before. Not too big but it was pretty cool seeing the jellies and a couple octopus. 2mon
  •   cbalke @foodiejulie they are so cool! 2mon
  •   cbalke @cjvarela thanks man! How was the bonzai? 2mon
  •   cbalke @yes_alani haha.. You have several stuffed animals. Plus these don't shed and if a tentacle does falls off it stays in the tank. Wouldn't you rather pick up stinging tentacles than dog poop? 2mon
  •   cbalke @cuhja haha.. And hahaha... Which garage is that in? 2mon
  •   cbalke @jesi_g figure out how we can do it and I'll have my brother build us some tanks. 2mon

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cbalke Ever since my daughter was stung by a bee last summer she has made sure to stay clear of them. She was not thrilled when she found them in the backyard today. I snapped some shots today so I can teach her about them and hopefully convince her that they won't hurt her. 2mon

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cbalke I can't believe I had never seen this snowboard flick. Such an awesome vibe that just makes you want to go camp and snowboard. Pretty sweet seeing lots of familiar spots from the Sierra as well. Great job guys! @mezworks @liteprogear @timpeare 2mon
  •   cbalke @timpeare I can see that. Things really picked up after Deeper and Jones started working in that after My Own Two Feet was released. I have to say on top of how much fun everyone seemed to be having I loved the fact that it was all filmed in the Sierra. 2mon
  •   earnyourturn @cbalke I've been meaning to watch that for ages. Where did you find it? 2mon
  •   cbalke @earnyourturn The only place I found it was through sportsflicks.com 2mon
  •   just_the_coon Haha yeah its like Deeper but earlier on and not quite as deep. Tom Burt spines anyone? 2mon
  •   cbalke @just_the_coon I'll let you know how the TB spines look when I pass them on Sun. 2mon
  •   kdanielspublishing @cbalke one if my favorite snowboard flicks. Opened my eyes as much as the first snowboard film I ver saw. Props for posting it. 1mon
  •   cbalke @kdanielspublishing def one of my top flicks. I had heard about it for a while and I'm glad I finally tracked it down. Good to see you getting out in the Eastern Sierra with this rough year we are having. 1mon

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cbalke Gorgeous day today! Never expected a warm day at the beach in February though. 2mon
  •   syeed72 Beautiful capture!! 2mon
  •   cbalke @syeed72 Thanks Bud! 2mon
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  •   bettyzkid Great photo 2mon
  •   cbalke @aka__jk . Where in the world is Jk today? 2mon
  •   aka__jk Haha... Portland today. Just booked Alaska & trying to figure out a trip to Whistler in the next two weeks. 2mon
  •   cbalke Awesome man! I love how mobile you are. @aka__jk 2mon
  •   aka__jk Ha, thanks @cbalke... Sounds more glamorous than it is, lots of late nights, solo time & more work than I let on to, but it works. 2mon

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cbalke Took the little ones on a hike today. It's good to see the hills finally turning green but all the creeks and streams were still bone dry. #oldmanwinterwakeup #prayforsnow 2mon
  •   melissann81 Love where we live!! 2mon
  •   cbalke @melissann81 there are some things I don't like but, I have to say our location and our landscapes are amazing! 2mon
  •   sweetannemarie What an amazing view!! 2mon
  •   cbalke @sweetannemarie lots of great views in this area when things are green. I like how we can go from our neighborhood to this in 10 min. 2mon

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cbalke The last storm started as rain creating Icicles in all the trees once the temps dropped. It looked really cool but I couldn't help but think how bad it would be to have one land on you while riding or touring. 2mon

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cbalke Finally! Great first day splitboarding in the Sierra this season. Thanks for the laughs Ryan. Don't worry I won't tell anyone about how you put your bindings and skins on today facing the wrong direction. #wheresmyclimbingwires Haha 2mon
  •   cbalke @lake_girl_530 so excited! I hope next weekends storm hits us hard. 2mon
  •   lake_girl_530 Ditto THAT! 2mon
  •   thattimdude @cbalke that looks great! Where's you go? 2mon
  •   cbalke @thattimdude Iron Mountain. I had never considered splitboarding here but we stopped by to check conditions for snowmobiling and ended up making some laps. If you've never been it's a ski resort that closed down in the 90's. It's before Kirkwood on 88. Now it's a snowpark and is mainly used by sledders. Its a trip seeing all the lifts and chairs hanging there #urbandecay 2mon
  •   thattimdude @cbalke I saw some photos a few years back. It's definitely on my to-do list. We hit Jakes on the west shore yesterday and found it surprisingly good 2mon
  •   cbalke @thattimdude Jake's is awesome! Glad to hear it had enough coverage. I would like to hit some west side stuff soon. 2mon
  •   knowlesjustin Outstanding 2mon
  •   cbalke @knowlesjustin Nice to finally see snow in the Sierra. Can't wait for my next big trip in a few weeks. I need to make up for list time... 2mon

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cbalke Sun setting over the CA Delta with Mt Diablo on the horizon. Always wanted to shoot this dilapidated boat. Most of the clouds had moved out so the sunset was not as colorful as I had hoped. 3mon

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cbalke Ran into this black bear the other day at Emerald Bay. I think he is just as seasonally confused as Mother Nature is. #heislookingforthehoneypotwhileiamlookingforthemoneyshot 3mon
  •   shayshale Bears are out year round. Their "hibernating" isn't exactly going to sleep for 9 months. They come out about once a month at different times to get food. Sometimes you see them more in the winter because they get more daring to find food. On top of that there are less people so they feel more comfortable going to different places. yeh I kind of love those big il teddies. No fear when it comes to bears. 3mon
  •   timpeare Funny coincidence, woke up this morning and saw a bear walking through the yard. 3mon
  •   just_the_coon Hopefully the rattlers arent seasonally confused too 3mon
  •   cbalke @timpeare haha.. I sent him your way. 3mon
  •   cbalke @just_the_coon seriously, they are gonna get you on the trail. 3mon
  •   cbalke @shayshale that's what I've heard especially since it does not get that cold here in Tahoe. I've heard that temperature changes and or people can wake them up during their hibernation. 3mon
  •   knowlesjustin Outstanding 3mon
  •   cbalke @knowlesjustin Thanks Justin!! It was a bit Ina surprise but cool none the less 3mon

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