Gunstock 3/21/2020

AlpineZone

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Bostonian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acton, Massachusetts, United States
    Posts
    1,224

    Camera Gunstock 3/21/2020

    Date: 3/21/2020

    Resort: Gunstock, Gilford NH

    Conditions: Corn and Ice - Bluebird day

    Report:
    So today I hiked up to the summit of Gunstock, to take one final run of the season. I wanted to make sure that I got out and earn my turns today. While I was not well prepared (no crampons or skins), I did luck out with the conditions turning into nice corn. Long story short, made it to the summit, took one final run down trigger and called it a season (for now at least). One final view from the top:




    Skiing for 2019-2020 - 16

    Big Snow: 2/15/2020
    Crotched: 3/14/2019
    Gunstock: ​12/1/2019, 12/7/2019, 12/21/2019, 1/1/2020, 1/19/2020, 2/14/2020, 2/23/2020, 3/7/2020, 3/21/2020
    Mount Snow: 11/16/2019, 11/30/2019, 12/25/2019
    Nashoba: 3/4/20120
    Tenney: ​1/25/2020


    Seasons Past:
    2018-2019
    - 20 Visits; 2017-2018 - 12 Visits; 2016-2017 - 23 Visits; 2015-2016 - 17 Visits; 2014-2015 - 20 Visits;
    2013-2014 - 19 Visits;
    2012-2013 - 13 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2010-2011 - 19 Visits;
    2009-2010
    - 16 Visits; 2008-2009 - 15 Visits

  2. #2
    Edd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Newmarket, NH
    Posts
    5,335
    Way to get at it! Picked a good day.


    Sent from my iPad using AlpineZone

  3. #3
    How do you sleep at night? Looks like we're in for some snow, Monday, Monday night, 3-5". Might be worth a trip to our local defunct hill, Innsbruck USA. There would be no base unfortunately. Better yet would be to hike and ski Greek Peak, but I doubt they'd be OK with that. Maybe Mars Hill would be safe, it's away from the main resort. Here's to the totals going up. Looks like the Daks and southern NE should be getting more snow.

    Sent from my Moto E (4) Plus using AlpineZone mobile app
    Leave no turn unstoned!

  4. #4
    Bostonian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acton, Massachusetts, United States
    Posts
    1,224
    Gunstock is completely cool with it with uphill travel. They are even posting it on their website.

    However, one concern I have is with the lack of social distancing people were doing there. I'm glad I got to take one last run, but I will wait until this all passes before I go out skiing again.

    Skiing for 2019-2020 - 16

    Big Snow: 2/15/2020
    Crotched: 3/14/2019
    Gunstock: ​12/1/2019, 12/7/2019, 12/21/2019, 1/1/2020, 1/19/2020, 2/14/2020, 2/23/2020, 3/7/2020, 3/21/2020
    Mount Snow: 11/16/2019, 11/30/2019, 12/25/2019
    Nashoba: 3/4/20120
    Tenney: ​1/25/2020


    Seasons Past:
    2018-2019
    - 20 Visits; 2017-2018 - 12 Visits; 2016-2017 - 23 Visits; 2015-2016 - 17 Visits; 2014-2015 - 20 Visits;
    2013-2014 - 19 Visits;
    2012-2013 - 13 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2010-2011 - 19 Visits;
    2009-2010
    - 16 Visits; 2008-2009 - 15 Visits

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonian View Post
    one concern I have is with the lack of social distancing people were doing there.
    This is the problem, or one of them. How do you say this activity is ok for this group, but not for that group?

    Locals ok? How do you define local?

    IMO if you feel you can't survive without going against the govt guidelines, don't post about it on social media. That creates desire in others to do it.

  6. #6
    Smellytele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Right where I want to be
    Posts
    7,497
    I have skinned a few times since this began and have not come within 30’ of anyone. So “social distancing “ has not been a concern.


    Sent from my iPhone using AlpineZone
    2010/11 - 30days 2011/12 - 29days 2012/13 - 40 days 2013/14 - 39 days 2014/15 - 42 days
    2015/2016 -27 days 2016/17 - 51 days 2017/18 - 57 days 2018/19 - 75 days

  7. #7
    Very easy to stay away from others when earning your turns, watch out for wind though. If I go, I'm going to stay 100 feet or more from others. I got a whiff of second hand cigarette smoke the other day when I was about 50 feet away from a young girl that was smoking, I was directly down wind of her. This 6 foot rule needs to be looked at in terms of wind. Can the virus be carried further by wind?

  8. #8
    Bostonian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acton, Massachusetts, United States
    Posts
    1,224
    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    This is the problem, or one of them. How do you say this activity is ok for this group, but not for that group?

    Locals ok? How do you define local?

    IMO if you feel you can't survive without going against the govt guidelines, don't post about it on social media. That creates desire in others to do it.
    I don't know if there really is a fair way to determine who gets to go or whether locals should outweigh non local folks. In the case of Gunstock, they had it opened to anyone who was willing to ascend the mountain. They have on their website three uphill routes to choose from. However, while I was practicing social distancing, I did see others who were not. And yes, while I posted my photos on social media, I think it is really important for people to adhere to that guidance.


    Quote Originally Posted by granite View Post
    Very easy to stay away from others when earning your turns, watch out for wind though. If I go, I'm going to stay 100 feet or more from others. I got a whiff of second hand cigarette smoke the other day when I was about 50 feet away from a young girl that was smoking, I was directly down wind of her. This 6 foot rule needs to be looked at in terms of wind. Can the virus be carried further by wind?
    Good question, I have no idea whether this virus can be carried further in the wind. At this point, I think with the way the numbers are continuing to climb, a shelter in place order is needed...

    Skiing for 2019-2020 - 16

    Big Snow: 2/15/2020
    Crotched: 3/14/2019
    Gunstock: ​12/1/2019, 12/7/2019, 12/21/2019, 1/1/2020, 1/19/2020, 2/14/2020, 2/23/2020, 3/7/2020, 3/21/2020
    Mount Snow: 11/16/2019, 11/30/2019, 12/25/2019
    Nashoba: 3/4/20120
    Tenney: ​1/25/2020


    Seasons Past:
    2018-2019
    - 20 Visits; 2017-2018 - 12 Visits; 2016-2017 - 23 Visits; 2015-2016 - 17 Visits; 2014-2015 - 20 Visits;
    2013-2014 - 19 Visits;
    2012-2013 - 13 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2010-2011 - 19 Visits;
    2009-2010
    - 16 Visits; 2008-2009 - 15 Visits

  9. #9
    Newpylong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upper Valley, NH
    Posts
    3,230
    Another pertinent question is should interstate travel be occuring right now for this?

  10. #10
    Bostonian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acton, Massachusetts, United States
    Posts
    1,224
    Quote Originally Posted by Newpylong View Post
    Another pertinent question is should interstate travel be occuring right now for this?
    Had I not had to drop off my son's skis, I would have stayed in Mass... At this point though, Massachusetts is pretty locked down. I think things are gonna get worse here.

    Skiing for 2019-2020 - 16

    Big Snow: 2/15/2020
    Crotched: 3/14/2019
    Gunstock: ​12/1/2019, 12/7/2019, 12/21/2019, 1/1/2020, 1/19/2020, 2/14/2020, 2/23/2020, 3/7/2020, 3/21/2020
    Mount Snow: 11/16/2019, 11/30/2019, 12/25/2019
    Nashoba: 3/4/20120
    Tenney: ​1/25/2020


    Seasons Past:
    2018-2019
    - 20 Visits; 2017-2018 - 12 Visits; 2016-2017 - 23 Visits; 2015-2016 - 17 Visits; 2014-2015 - 20 Visits;
    2013-2014 - 19 Visits;
    2012-2013 - 13 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2011-2012 - 16 Visits; 2010-2011 - 19 Visits;
    2009-2010
    - 16 Visits; 2008-2009 - 15 Visits

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:05 PM.