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  1. Thread: 2009 Season

    by MichaelJ
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    The whole year's one big season to me, but I do...

    The whole year's one big season to me, but I do admit the hiking will pick up now that ski season is over. I've already been up in the Whites taking photos of waterfalls, and hope to do a bunch of...
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    Loops are tough - I tend to do more traverses or...

    Loops are tough - I tend to do more traverses or base camp in-and-outs.

    One of the best loops ever, though, is the Bigelows up in Maine. You can go up the AT and spend the night either at Horns...
  3. Powder Mountain article in the NY Times today

    http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/03/20/travel/escapes/20powder.html?hp

    The article focuses on the non-chairlift skiing available there - the trio of snowcat, heli, and bus. It reads like a trip...
  4. It's official - from the New York ME's office:

    It's official - from the New York ME's office:
  5. I've read speculation that the fall may have been...

    I've read speculation that the fall may have been a symptom of such a problem, not the cause. Only the autopsy will tell for sure. Regardless of the real cause, regardless of famous star vs. ordinary...
  6. Very, very nice!

    Very, very nice!
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    Note that the Atlas Valley Lean-To (not a cabin)...

    Note that the Atlas Valley Lean-To (not a cabin) while a short walk up the Long Trail is officially not for overnight use, so if you try to use it, it's at your own risk for getting rousted out by a...
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    I'm living in denial, and keep saying to myself...

    I'm living in denial, and keep saying to myself "This is the month Sugarloaf gets the most snowfall."
  9. What, no NE Cannonball, too? :D I always enjoy...

    What, no NE Cannonball, too? :D

    I always enjoy climbing Cannon, the open views are so nice from the tower.
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    Thanks! We saw a little more than a dozen other...

    Thanks! We saw a little more than a dozen other people, but at least 6 never even made it to the Ridge: the first three got there too early before the winds started to let up, and the other three...
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    Franconia Ridge Traverse - Feb 28, 2009

    Date(s) Hiked: Feb 28, 2009

    Trails(s) Hiked: Old Bridle Path, Greenleaf Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Liberty Springs Trail, Franconia Notch Bike Path

    Total Distance: 11.8 miles, 4350' vertical...
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    I fixed it for you. For future reference, go back...

    I fixed it for you. For future reference, go back to the first message in the post, edit it, click "go advanced" and then pick the camera icon there.

    I've gotta find someone to guide me over on...
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    Good stuff for backpacking. Light as a feather....

    Good stuff for backpacking. Light as a feather. Easy to boil up as soup or just seasoned noodles. Throw in some hard cheese, or maybe one of those foil packs of tuna, and it's a fine meal.

    Just...
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    One thing about Tucks is that it doesn't happen...

    One thing about Tucks is that it doesn't happen that way - since you hike up what you're going to ski down, you can pretty much stop, gear up, and ski down from whatever point starts to exceed your...
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    Attitash and Sugarloaf both still do.

    Attitash and Sugarloaf both still do.
  16. "I saw that coming"

    "I saw that coming"
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    Hmm…

    Hmm…
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    The Brookside Triple never seems to be open when...

    The Brookside Triple never seems to be open when I'm there... :(
  19. Thread: Cannon 2/23

    by MichaelJ
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    So, on the Notch side of the mountain we only did...

    So, on the Notch side of the mountain we only did Upper Cannon and with the way that trail twists and turns, it came to pass that the right side of the trail was windblown scratch while the left side...
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    I should add that one sweet moment for me was...

    I should add that one sweet moment for me was sitting up at the Terrace Bar, looking out over the top of Broken Arrow and across to the Lake, playing the grand piano ... in my ski boots. :)
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    The newly-expanded Bullwinkles is beautiful. They...

    The newly-expanded Bullwinkles is beautiful. They now do Saturday night dinner (travel by snow-cat) and I'll bet weddings and other receptions will be happening in the summer. I still bet that...
  22. Thread: Cannon 2/23

    by MichaelJ
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    Cannon 2/23

    Date(s) Skied: Feb 23, 2009

    Resort or Ski Area: Cannon Mountain

    Conditions: Powder, drifted powder, piled powder, blowing snow, fog up high

    Trip Report:

    Cannon on Monday with over a...
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    On the best list: Bretton Woods, and believe it...

    On the best list: Bretton Woods, and believe it or not, Wachusett (just imagine the crowds gone)
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    Thanks! It was very sad coming home to a warm,...

    Thanks!

    It was very sad coming home to a warm, rainy New England. I definitely have a new outlook on trees and ungroomed terrain; hopefully this sequence of snowfall from Thursday through this...
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    Heavenly and Squaw Valley - Feb 8-10, 2009

    Date(s) Skied: Feb 8-10, 2009

    Resort or Ski Area: Heavenly and Squaw Valley

    Conditions: Packed powder, fresh powder dump

    Trip Report:
    This was only my third time skiing out west, and what...
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