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    Camera Cardigan Firescrew Loop

    We started at 1:30 on the Holt Clark trail and looped around onto Manning finishing in the dark at 6:30. (All the time stamps are on Day Light Savings.) It was almost as cold as winter and every bit as windy.


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    PB033845 by Bob Misu, on Flickr

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    Nice pics. I take it you're pretty familiar with the trails to do a night hike?
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    Well ... sort of. I underestimated our exit time by over an hour. I had figured we be out sometime during the twilight. It was pitch black by the time we were done because there was no moon. I brought headlamps thinking we'd need them toward the last mile or so. We hiked three miles in the dark - maybe two in complete darkness. The lamps really saved our butts.
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    Fantastic! Nice trip. If you want to ski that this year let me know. I've skied a portion of that. Would love to do the full thing with someone who knows the route well.

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    I skied the Duke trail last year but didn't get up to the snowfields. Too icey on the upper cone that day. I've drooled over the Alexandria trail for too long. I'll let you when I'm going. Most likely be spur of the moment kind of thing.


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    Skied most of the Alexandria a couple years ago. Ran into some rain before the top, so we came down a little earlier than planned. But the trail is classic and have been dying to do it again.

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    You're on!


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    The idea of skiing the Alexandria trail is on my "to do" list. I don't have any rando equpiemnt nor do I tele, but I'm willing snow shoe up with my dowhill gear on my back. So here are the questions that perhaps you can help me with:

    Is the shlep up longer or the same as up to Tuckermans Ravine? Just someting for a reference since I've the done latter.
    What trail would you recommend I snowshoe up? I'm sure that Alexandria ski trail is only for down traffic only during full ski season.
    Are the any extensive flat sections of Alexandria where my alpine set up would be a significant setback?
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    Lets see... In order: Shorter. Holt-Clark trail. No.


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