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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:58 am 
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Man this weather is getting old and it looks like more rain this weekend. Here's to praying for snow!

Fortunately I was able to get out over the weekend before our snowpack got decimated.

Was up on timberline at Bolton and it was thin, but rideable and still fun.

Sunday I took the split out for a tour up to the Bolton-Trapp trail (I was scoping out some lines on news years and the snow was decent pretty high up), and believe it or not found some rideable woods (much thanks to the folks who cleared the underbrush, rocks and stumps in the Bolton backcountry). We were up around 3000 feet or so.

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Did anybody else make it out?

Here's to hopefully some snow in the near future.


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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:41 pm 
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I made it out Saturday for my maiden voyage on a splitboard. I had never been on a split or used skins. I had a great time too, really wishing for more snow. I went up in the Sterling Valley area in Stowe, close to home. I'm certainly slow on my transition but I had a great time.


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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Unfortunately my season has come to a hault.

Back on 12/17/13 I had to say goodbye to my best friend Utah who was almost 14. May she RIP

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After having a really emotional day on the 17th, the next day 12/18/13 I decided to head out into the mountains with my splitboard to clear my head. All was fine until I slipped an edge on a down tree just under the surface of the snow, which sent me into a nearby birch tree. To make a long story short I broke my femur and had a long torturous rescue which took a little over 3 hours to get me off the mtn and into an ambulance then another hour to the hospital. Just thankful I wasn't alone and we were able to get help to the location where I was injured.

This is what I did to myself

Sucks, but could have been worse and it was a pretty clean break.
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When I got to the ER they drilled this through my lower leg for traction.

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Eventually made it into surgery where they inserted a rod from my hip to my knee held in with pins.

Bottom section just above my knee.
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And the top
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I left the hospital couple days after and its now been 3 weeks. So far recovery is going well, gets a little easier everyday. No cast thankfully, but will be on crutches for couple months at least. Once the bone shows some healing I can get the ok for PT and see where it goes from there.

Had to install a beer holder for my crutches.
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Anyway sucks to say goodbye to this season so soon, not that I am missing much at the moment. I do however hope things start looking up so at least all you can get some good turns in soon. Unfortunately this weekend isn't looking super great. I had big plans for the Eastern Sierra this year too that I am bummed about, but they are hurting more than the East Coast right now for snow, so those plans will have to wait until next season.

While I heal i'll be praying for snow for you guys......


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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:37 pm 
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So very sorry for the loss of your friend. I have been through it myself so I understand how you feel. Glad to hear that your recovery is progressing well. I wish you all the best. Your right about not missing much. I shit canned a trip to VT this week because of reports from friends that were up there. Most was supposed to be resort riding but it would have been my first outing of the year. Good luck with rehab. Btw it does look like you have room for another cup holder on the other crutch.


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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Good grief H A. Was wondering if you had headed west. Tough hand you've been dealt but you can't keep a vermont splitter down and out. :thatrocks: Be well. Your gnarly pics will be missed ....for now. Heel well and get a paten going on those crutches.


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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:41 pm 
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highanxiety - sorry to hear about Utah and your injuries. Heal up quick. I had a similar rod in the lower half of my leg many years ago. The best rehab I found was swimming. I was able to get in the pool as soon as the incisions healed. Couldn't kick, but squeeze a leg float and swim with your arms. I was told I might never snowboard again and would have a limp for the rest of my life. Thankfully, not how it played out. But, I give all the credit to the surgeon and to the swimming. Being in the pool will allow you to stay fit, keep your head clear, and the water takes all the pressure off your injuries. You should be able to start swimming well before you can start an actual rehab program. Definitely ask the dr first though. Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:42 pm 
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Hey there Rightsider. I was starting to think you grew a beard and ventured out into the Chic Chocs for good.
So here we go: Winter part II. Yea, it's been pretty brutal trying to figure out what to do with the low tide and the glacier here in Vermont. But lets get these last four weeks behind us, there's still a lot of time to ride. In the long range weather outlook, it appears that the trough dipping into the warm gulf air should be less distinct than prior weeks. The stake is currently reporting 22 inches. Maybe we can nickel and dime a foot this week:

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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Ha, I wish! Work and family life have taken priority over the terrible conditions. Didn't get any of the early season snow due to a crazy work schedule. Definitely looks like the weather pattern is changing. Nickel and diming the snow stake is the best scenario we can have. Keep it coming! Jonesing to put some time in the woods.

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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:35 am 
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The NWS point forecast for Mansfield has changed over to rain- surprise, surprise!! Wake me up when the mtb trails are dry...


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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:30 pm 
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Well we Nickle and dimed that foot this past week. Cold snap should set things up for the next one although it's gonna be windy. Greens went off last night with some great Champlain pow.


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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:20 pm 
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Yup! This morning was definitely the best riding I've had this year. Much needed. Mellowed out my twitch a little!

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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
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I got out for a little reckon yesterday. Last week's squalls produced the best the further you headed north with Mansfield up through Jay getting the biggest totals. In Bolton Valley yesterday, conditions were a bit lean for me, especially under 2500'. With two systems setting up nicely for this weekend, I'm feeling pretty good about things to come.

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 Post subject: Re: Northern Vermont '13-'14
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Got out again yesterday. Finally after weeks of inverted temps, it's apparent that elevation is holding the goods. Went higher than the day before and found the snow was exceptionally deeper. Still watching this weekend.

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