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Mount Desert Island, ME 12/31/12 - 1/1/13

jerseyrob

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Our local weather forecaster was calling for 3-6 inches of new snow to fall Saturday night into Sunday. I fell asleep around midnight with about 4 inches already on the ground. Just before jumping into bed I checked the radar and there was a massive storm sitting right on top of us, circulating moisture out of the Atlantic. I remember thinking to myself that it seemed pretty odd we were only going to squeeze 6 inches out of it. I figured it must be warming up and turning to rain, as most storms do on the island. When I awoke around 7:30am, Sunday morning, we had 18-20 inches of light powder on our picnic table and it was still snowing HARD!!! I, anxiously, checked the mountain forecast for western Maine, thinking I was missing a powder day, and realized they had only received around 4 inches. The winds were blowing hard and the plow guy was stuck in our driveway so I decided to spend the day shoveling out and hanging with the wife, besides, the weather for Monday looked bluebird!! We planned to check out some local spots we had done a little "selective" cutting on last fall. The weather forecaster was correct this time and the next morning was, in fact, bluebird. After a six minute drive from my front door, we started out in waist deep drifts............I put together a short edit of a few of the moments from the last couple of days I'd rather not forget. If anyone is thinking of a winter visit to Acadia National Park, don't forget your skis! This island is filled with possibilities when there's enough snow!!

 

snowmonster

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Holy sh!t!!! You did it. Congratulations, man! I've always wanted to ski Mt. Desert Island ever since I saw the tour in the Goodman book. Haven't seen a TR from there until I saw yours. Thanks! Great grab!:beer: Man, I'm jealous.
 

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Very cool - I did a bunch of hikes in Acadia last summer and thought there would be some fun places to ski.
 

Nick

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So this is Cadillac mountain? Until this thread I never even heard of desert island :lol:

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uphillklimber

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Many, many years back, I was able to cross country around Eagle lake. Tried again every now and then, never enough snow. Very cool for you!
 
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