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The "Earn Your Turns" Thread Spring 2020

Smellytele

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+1 on this.

I had been holding out hope that Mt. Abram would be able to allow access at least another week or two (which, at the current rate, is about how long I'd expect the snow to be reasonable and not silly skiing). Now I'm trying to figure out how the heck I'm going to keep myself and my dog from going crazy between now and hiking season—most trails are either still snowed in, or in a mud-season situation that makes usage a bad stewardship decision (plus those trails are getting a significant amount of traffic now with very few options available), and road-walking is both higher-risk than skiing and involves interacting with a lot more people and dogs.

I've come to the unfortunate conclusion that the number of people who don't understand that skiing (particularly when earning turns, but also can be applied to any number of any other inherently risky outdoor activities) can, for those of us who have chosen to live near reasonable venues and have the experience to evaluate and mitigate risks, be done in a manner involving reasonably low risks is significant; unfortunately, the number of people who don't understand "live near" and "in a manner involving reasonably low risks" is even more significant and resulting in very few options to get outside in a reasonable manner.

That last paragraph is a long run on sentence


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uphillklimber

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Just itching to get out and do something, beat back cabin fever, etc.... Yesterday, I took a nice ride to the beach, promptly turned around and drove back, as lots were roped off, but it was a nice ride, just the same. Social distancing is easy in a car, and even at the gas pumps, with a car or gas pump between you and the next person.

I was going to look at Abrams today for possible mid week snow shoe treks, but KBroderick reported it closed yesterday. They did have a sign welcoming uphill travel, but I am certain that some idiots over the weekend began congregating. In these times, go where you are going, do your thing, alone and spread out, go back home. Duh....

Oh well, options are narrowing but I can find some.
 

STREETSKIER

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The "Earn Your Turns" Thread Spring 2020

We had what appears to be the last snowfall
It’s now 60 and raining hard
I have been hiking a lot during the pandemic
It’s my back yard
Mostly Lincoln peak a few mt Ellen’s and Sunday I ventured to the forbidden zone
I was rewarded with fresh spring dense snow
The runs early before the warm up were stellar some of the best Ive had up there’re .the

sun came out and cooked it but I had a great morning on my old ski hill lots of memories best time to experience it is closed and empty

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flakeydog

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Slalom Hill.

At least someone is having fun. Problem is the masses cannot be trusted. Looks like “don’t ask don’t tell” season at this point. If no one saw you, were you there?
 

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I think he'll be ok, clearly you don't ski or ride Bush so you don't know who he is.
 
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