Cold pics for a hot day (Mt. Washington powder day!) 4-24-09

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    Camera Cold pics for a hot day (Mt. Washington powder day!) 4-24-09

    Mt. Washington picked up 14 inches of nice dense powder Wednesday into Thursday. Knowing that it was going to be quite warm out Friday we got a stupidly early start of 6:30 Friday morning to harvest the pow. Sadly we were unable to ski the summit snowfields because of ridiculous winds (we were barely able to stand) but we were able to harvest some sweet powder along of the cog + take in some amazing views. Skiing powder one day then dying because of 85 degrees temps the next is quite the interesting experience.

    A solid foot of nice dense powder on the tracks making skinning quite nice:




    There seems to be a bit of confusion as to what season it is:


    Skinning over some massive drifts:


    The 120mph winds the night before did some interesting things up high:


    Peering over the edge:


    Trying (and sadly failing) to trigger an avi in the Great Gulf:


    Gpetrics slaying the Cog pow:

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    Nice! I hear things have been interesting up on the rock pile with that storm and subsequent heat!

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    Very cool pics, Austin! Nice TR!
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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    and the winner of the best pics of the season award is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBEast View Post
    Nice! I hear things have been interesting up on the rock pile with that storm and subsequent heat!
    Yep, and that is why we hit it before the heat moved in. I wouldn't have been caught dead on Washington yesterday.

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    Awesome pictures!!!..how long does the skin up the cog railroad take you guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrilledSteezeSandwich View Post
    Awesome pictures!!!..how long does the skin up the cog railroad take you guys?
    My best is 1:40 base to summit. In perfect conditions I could most likely do it in an hour and a half. At a comfortable pace probably 2-2.5 hours.

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    epic. here i am sweating like a pig and its 87 outside. the wasps are out and have started building a nest outside my bedroom
    when hell freezes over, i'll ski there too

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    ..nice

    Great pics Austin, looks like you picked the day to go....
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    Nice pics Austin. Way to get after it!
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