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  • #608527
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    fri jan 9

    colder lately w/ some new snow in N. VT. about 10-12″ new over past few days, helping to heal the holiday week damage. looking for more…

    this w/e looks good for poking around the bc. watch for open river beds/drainages that are hiding just below any new snow. things are still lurking. weather should be ideal for touring this sat/sun w/ some sun and colder temps. hoping for some reports from others.

    rock on.

    #608528
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    fri jan 15

    39 BELOW here this am no shit, just temp not windchill. actually took a picture of the thermometer w/ my cell thru the window, will upload soon. unreal.

    VERY cold past few days but sunny, barely 0 for daytime highs lately, obviously 30+ below at night. high pressure should slowly drift east loosening it’s grip w/ snow expected sunday and more moderate temps, but still cold.

    next week looks active and cold. bc is pretty much there w/ a base now and from 10-18″ of dense pow on top. this sunday looks good for a tour for weekenders, should be snowing all day.

    #608529
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    Jan 19th

    This weekend was off the hook! Despite not receiving that much snow, conditions are amazing. Snow fell through the weekend which resulted in about 6-8in in the last week. Forecasts are calling for snow thiw week with up to 10in by tuesday night. Temps will remain cold and snowy much of the week… so if you haven’t made it out in the backcountry yet, this is about as good as it gets! Creeks and streams are now filled up and frozen. Snowpack is still variable but everything is nicely set up. Still have to be carefull at lower elevations but as soon as you reach 2000ft, the snow is great!

    #608530
    jahdrummin
    14 Posts

    Big jay … good to hear… been holding off for a bit more snow to fall…were u up on jay this weekend or elsewhere?

    I would like to get out this coming weekend and think there may be a small group forming around the stowe way from what i briefly read in the threads, but am just really wanting to get out there…

    lemme know
    Erik

    jahdrummin@hotmail.com

    #608531
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @jahdrummin wrote:

    Big jay … good to hear… been holding off for a bit more snow to fall…were u up on jay this weekend or elsewhere?

    I’m always up at Jay or somewhere around… I would like to make the drive down to Stowe… Should try and hook up with a few people here.

    The only bad thing right now up here is that apparently, since Jay re-opened the ridge access to Big Jay, the place is flodded with riders and is getting bumpy in some areas… We might go check it out from the ridge early sat. morning and skin back up for a couple of laps… We’ll see!

    #608532
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    tue jan 20

    we hit ch a couple times this past week and stowe bc today, conditions are superb. things are def filled in above 3200′ w/ some exposed drainages/water below that. stayed high on steeper NW aspects around the hump, skin in was good. set additional skin tracks in upper glades, 10-18″ consolidated fluff.

    colder temps move in again tonight but rebound tomorrow w/ sun. will be back up around the hump. looks to stay cold through early nxt week w/ little moisture to work with. a good time to start sniffing around the bc for the goods.

    also looking for partners anytime midweek and sundays too. pm if interested, happy to guide if desired.

    #608533
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    things are looking good off the beaten path at stowe right now, although some of the lines higher up on mansfield could use another good storm to fill in a little more. going exploring tomorrow, so hopefully i’ll find some good stuff and not spend an hour and a half bushwacking like i did on monday.

    #608534
    Shep
    525 Posts

    We got 5-7″ of fluffy, sticky stuff over the last few days. It will compact down quite a bit, and not add too much to the Mansfield snow stake, but every little bit helps. It’s going to get mind-numbingly cold, I hear, over the next few days…

    Shep

    #608535
    jahdrummin
    14 Posts

    Shep,

    You are dead on with the cold… I left Burly this am with bluebird skies… arrived at Jay under a blanket of dark clouds.
    Damn near got frost bite as the morning went on…extremely windy as well.. Hope all are riding well today!

    Erik

    jahdrummin@hotmail.com

    #608536
    willyo617
    33 Posts

    @clindberg wrote:

    Has anybody been around the slides in the adirondacks? Curious to see if there is enough snow to justify a trip up to some of the slides.

    Thanks

    i would say slides are in — plenty of snow up there – was up there all week not this past week but week before — didn’t actually ride any slides but bagged a few peaks and toured a ton and got some turns in — I have tons of Daks maps/beta etc. — I typed out like a full on conditions report in response to your post the other day but lost it somehow and don’t feel like retyping — don’t hesitate to contact me for more info/beta on the daks…

    -will

    #608537
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    wed jan 28

    started DUMPING early this am, now at 12-14″ as of 8 pm and still snowing steady in N. VT. should persist thru midnight w/ storm totals around 16-20″ by thurs am at elevation. clearing thurs, planning to tour/ride mansfield w/ twostowe on a dawn patrol ascent.

    so here we are… base depths in the bc along upper ridgelines and summits are finally approaching 50″+ and PRIMO. get out and get some while the gettin is good. things might be a bit of a slog tomorrow, but should settle out quickly. this w/e will be epic pretty much everywhere in the bc.

    #608538
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    thur jan 29

    wed storm came in dense w/ some unexpected winds overnight and this am. still, totals of 14-16″ w/ reports of 20″ down in central vt. today was brisk but creamy. didn’t make dawn patrol but skinned up from top of triple over to national woods. quad, gondi and double were all on hold. good turns, worth the climb.

    looks like we’ll get above freezing next week at elevation. get it while its dry.

    #608539
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    @vtbackcountry wrote:

    looks like we’ll get above freezing next week at elevation. get it while its dry.

    No, don’t speak of it…

    Can’t wait to ride this weekend… Should be the best weekends this season… even if the last two were pretty amazing in the backcountry and even at the mountain!

    #608540
    Shep
    525 Posts

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Vermont backcountry season of 2008/2009 is officially ON! The woods are topped off, the core shot repairs at shops have dropped off considerably, and “terrain awareness” is a hot topic in the patrol rooms. 🙂 I’m working quite a bit, so getting out there on my days off is tough, but if you are headed mansfield-way, gimme a holler, and perhaps we can take a tree run inbounds even if I am working that day.

    :headbang:
    Shep

    #608541
    jahdrummin
    14 Posts

    AHHH Shep…

    I wish I would have read this the other day… Internet has been on the fritz… Went up backside of Mansfield for the first time today since I have moved up here. BEAUTIFUL… it is all filled in and filled up! I believe the skin was up the Teardrop Trail… the trailhead via Underhill SP? Sound right? anyway, took a couple of clean runs… and the lot was full fo sho! Overall great snow and with the ammount of cars in the lot, only came across folks as I was on my way back down.. Passed a couple of guys heading up to do some winter camping…. Right on!

    #608542
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    tue feb 3

    the snowpack has consolidated a bit since our last storm late last week which delivered 14-20″ of new, plus an additional 6″ on top of that the next day. we now have a supportable base w/ probably about 8-12″ of fluff on top of a 36-50″ base along upper ridgelines. turns yesterday in the bc were epic.

    looks like we dodged a bullet the past couple days w/ temps at elevation staying just below freezing and preserving the dry goods for more outings this week. looks to stay cold up until this w/e, again playing w/ marginal temps.

    tomorrow, planning to start sticking our necks out a bit and poking around above treeline. will report back, hopefully w/ some pics.

    #608543
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    it was good at the higher elevations if you knew where to look, although everything that can be accessed easily is pretty beat. had a great day until i broke my pinky. looks like i need to pick up some mittens so i can wear a splint when riding for the next couple weeks.

    photo courtesy of jtran over on tgr.

    #608544
    twostowe
    56 Posts

    Agreed.

    VTBackcountry and I found the same yesterday. There is still decent snow inbounds in the overlooked spots…..

    Couple of pics to post later

    #608545
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @grubbers wrote:

    had a great day until i broke my pinky

    nice, looks it…

    so what up w/ breaking fingers lately?? twostowe snapped one earlier this season just strapping in…

    WTF?? 😆 😆

    oh, sorry grubbers. 😕

    back up on the hump tomorrow, monday was super sweet.

    #608546
    twostowe
    56 Posts

    As promised

    VTBackcountry into the crux

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