Mohawk Trail Slides (near Berkshire East) 1/4/12

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    Camera Mohawk Trail Slides (near Berkshire East) 1/4/12

    A trip report from a set of slides near Berkshire East. Irene didn't just leave her mark in the Daks.

    http://nebackcountry.blogspot.com/20...il-slides.html


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    Nice! Good to hear about locations in western Mass.

    I don't do much backcountry but I am saving the main slide between the cliffs at the summit of Mt. Tom for later in the spring.
    2019/2020 season

    Berkshire East [12/20, 1/7, 1/10, 1/22, 1/24]
    Bretton Woods [1/3, 1/30]
    Cannon [2/19]
    Gunstock [1/2]
    Mad River Glen [1/29, 2/11]
    Magic [3/1, 3/8]
    Mount Snow [11/14, 11/21, 12/2]
    Pico [2/23]
    Smugglers Notch [2/12]
    Wachusett [12/16]

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    Outstanding! Great find.....

    bdfreetuna - I used to live in Easthampton and would look at that slide on Mt. Tom weekly. Takes just the right conditions to ski. I haven't skied it but did head up there one fall and its basically made up of large loose scree and really would take a solid base to cover all that and then it certainly is steep enough to slide so the solid base layer you need to cover the rocks also makes for a perfect sliding surface. Just my two cents but doable given the right conditions.

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    Hey, BEast, yeah I actually scoped it out as well as a few of the other gullies up there a couple months ago before the snow. Seems like the main slide is the only one that doesn't have massive rocks or an insane drop-in.

    Probably going to wait 'till spring when hopefully there will be a decent base and the snow will be soft but also more stuck to the surface.

    It's too tempting not to attempt
    2019/2020 season

    Berkshire East [12/20, 1/7, 1/10, 1/22, 1/24]
    Bretton Woods [1/3, 1/30]
    Cannon [2/19]
    Gunstock [1/2]
    Mad River Glen [1/29, 2/11]
    Magic [3/1, 3/8]
    Mount Snow [11/14, 11/21, 12/2]
    Pico [2/23]
    Smugglers Notch [2/12]
    Wachusett [12/16]

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