(NOTE: written prior to reading Scott's 1121 post)
You are an important part of this site, but man, let it go. I enjoy reading your posts about skiing, the weather (especially in the valley), about the Carolina beach scene and fishing (learned about not freezing blues from you), etc. But sometimes you are passionate to a fault and seem to forget what DCSki is all about (or what I think it is about).
IMHO, the thread about "WV Environmentalist", at first, seemed to hold some potential interest to those of us that look at Canaan Valley for our WINTER ski/snowboard fix, then moved in the direction of mountain biking, and eventually personal attacks.
I look forward to being able to ski with you some day, you and any and all DCSkiers. We are a friendly, info exchanging group, and I would hate to think that somehow, should all of us manage to meet up to ski/ride together, that past postings and feelings negate a fun day.
I met and skied with about six DCSkiers at Timberline last Snowy Luau and it was great fun for all, especially for folks like me that usually have no ski partner to share the slopes. I have skied with skibummsp over a weekend, and just recently at Alta, I met up with skier219, and had a great time. In all cases we were DCSki "friends" before we ever met face to face, and knew much about each other from our postings, etc. Putting a face on a fellow DCSkier and enjoying their company both on the screen and in person is a major asset this site provides.
So, to all I say, relax, enjoy our unique sport, stay friendly, and let's all hope to meet and spend slope time together.
Enjoy the snow!