Guess the Anti Snow Blogging Location

Post by blogger | August 17, 2011      

I’ve always wondered what the most non-snow location could ever be for Wild Snow. The moon, perhaps? But tough to get there. A tropical island? Now that would be preferred. Meanwhile, somehow I ended up in another place that’s about non-snow as you can get. Look familiar to anyone?

No backcountry skiing here.

No backcountry skiing here, but perhaps we can use this rig for a stealth mission?

If you get mad at something, here is a solution.

If you get mad at something, here is a solution. Could be problematic, however.

Yep, USS Pampanito at San Francisco

Yep, USS Pampanito at San Francisco

Recommended, if you're in San Fran any time.

Recommended, if you're in San Fran any time.

Weighs 1,525 Tons (displacement while surfaced).



15 Responses to “Guess the Anti Snow Blogging Location”

  1. Scott Newman August 17th, 2011 8:21 am

    What submarine would this be?

  2. Lou August 17th, 2011 8:29 am

    Scott knows what, but name and where?

  3. Chuck August 17th, 2011 8:54 am

    Is it the Scorpion in CA, or is it one more active and USA made?

  4. Scott August 17th, 2011 8:59 am

    USS Pampanito, San Francisco.

  5. Lou August 17th, 2011 9:16 am

    Yep, Pampanito. After all the movies and books about sub warfare, I’d still never been in one. Truly interesting, and scary. Can’t imagine serving on one. We lost almost 50 during the war, with all hands… but according to the exhibit they were considered our most effective weapon.

  6. Mark W August 17th, 2011 9:25 am

    I once toured a WWII sub at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Amazingly tight quarters. And imagine that those guys went something like a month at a time between laundry sessions. The diesel gunk and such was so bad that nearly white clothes would end up almost black after such a long time. It is amazing what those ships can do, but I couldn’t handle it.

  7. Scott Nelson August 17th, 2011 10:59 am

    Yeah, sorry I had an inside edge having been there…… but, imagine being in one of those things with german boats above dropping depth charges all around you. Being sort of claustrophobic I’d have lost it..

  8. Mark W August 17th, 2011 11:57 am

    Anyone taller than 5’5″ would feel tall in a sub.

  9. Zeaphod Beeblebrox August 17th, 2011 2:04 pm

    Anyone interested in what submarine service was like in WW2, check out the movie “Das Boot”. It about a u-boat crew, but life was similar in all services. The depth charging episode is particularly harrowing.

  10. Lou August 17th, 2011 2:59 pm

    Seen it. Twice. Incredible. American remake version is out there, forgot the name. Das Boot is better.

  11. hunter August 18th, 2011 12:42 am

    Gee Lou,

    You came all the way out to the city by the Bay and didn’t bring any Colorado sunshine along?!? What kind of guest are you? We’ve been suffering under the coldest and greyest summer in living memory (much to my the detriment of my Colorado blood). Maybe next time we should swap homes for a week! 😉

  12. Lou August 18th, 2011 6:25 am

    Hunter, we never would have known it. First three days we were here were perfect! Then yesterday, foggy, but we did the indoors thing (de Young museum) so no big. Good visit and break before winter, back in office soon to ramp up WildSnow for the winter. a little inspiration from Picasso to keep doing everything as long as possible is always a good thing, got it thanks to de Young.

  13. Rippin Skiers August 18th, 2011 9:29 pm

    I was definitely thinking submarine at first…then i thought that guys desk was in an awfully “big” room for a sub and thought Naval ship. It’s pretty clear that the man at the desk is stoked for ski season and is diligently checking for the latest snow industry updates.

  14. Jeff August 19th, 2011 11:30 am

    It isn’t a submarine. It is Lou’s custom built secret bunker 500 feet below ground that he retreats to to escape the wrath of the anti-OHV crowd whenever he posts an artical about jeeping in Moab.

  15. Lou August 19th, 2011 11:43 am

    Indeed, whatever works!

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